Friday, December 22, 2017

The Big 50k


Holy crap, 50,000 subscribers!


I remember jumping for joy the day that I hit 100 views on my first YouTube video.

I was never afraid to create and put myself out there because I spent the larger part of every day getting picked apart by students and teachers in school. Sure, maybe I was making a fool of myself, but people would criticise me regardless. I had nothing to lose.
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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Taking Control Of My Life

Photo by Tim Chung @iamtimchung
I was never really good at anything in school. Granted, listening in class never took priority over trying to keep myself together while bullies threw bits of paper at me, stole my pens and kicked me under tables. School was pretty shit for me, and maybe that just added to the fact that I wasn't really interested in any of it. Not going to university was never an option from me, as it was just a given expectation in my family (though I did want to go anyway), but my lack of interest always worried my family.
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Monday, September 18, 2017

YouTube, Blogging & Life

Let me catch you up.


I finished university, and got a graduate job. The day after I graduated with 1st Class Honours, I was made redundant. The next few months were filled with job hunting and moving house without any income, and living off savings and the gracious help of my family. Bit stressful.
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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Living in London


I don't just live in London.


I always knew that I'd want to experience London someday, but I never thought that I would move here. I never considered the fact that I might end up here and that I might love it. In fact, I fought against it for a good few years before I settled and allowed myself to be happy here.

I moved to London in bad circumstances. It wasn't the plan I'd set out for myself, my plan's failure wasn't due to my own mistakes and I felt like it was my only option. It would've been fine if I could have blamed myself- but I couldn't.
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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Are Multi Channel Networks Worth It?

Photo by Jon D Barker
After 6 months of being signed to an MCN, my YouTube channel has finally been released. I didn't make the decision to sign with a network lightly, and it look a lot of discussion, negotiation and empty promises to talk me into giving it a second chance.

For those of you that aren't up-to-date, years ago I lost all legal rights to my YouTube channel after signing with a dodgy (very well known) MCN, which ultimately led me to quitting YouTube for a couple of years.
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Friday, February 24, 2017

Why Blogging?

You wouldn't think I'd want a blog.


My schedule is becoming more and more manic every day. With all the things I have to do, blogging should be the last thing on my mind... and yet, it isn't.
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All My Tattoos

I think tattoos and body art is super interesting. I love talking to people about my and their tattoos and our different experiences.

The most popular question is "did it hurt?" and to be completely honest with you, my answer doesn't matter. None of my tattoos hurt, but that's just due to my own pain threshold and how I personally felt it. It's different for everyone!

I won't go into loads of detail about each one of my tattoos, or we'd be here for ages. Let's make this short and sweet!

Butterfly. 13th of April 2009.



Dream Catcher & Compass. 3rd of May 2012.



* I am in the process of removing this tattoo at the moment. Watch this video to find out why!

Camera Lens. 8th of March 2013.



Happiness Key. 6th December 2013.



Saudade. 9th July 2015.



Carpe Veritas. 3rd March 2016.



When getting a tattoo, please remember that it may not look like one, but it's an open wound. Do not mess with it, and leave it to heal. Make sure you follow your tattoo artist's instructions for aftercare and that you do not scratch or pull the dead skin when it begins to peel. It will come off naturally when you wash it. Get in touch with your artist if you have any questions or concerns.

If you want to know more about my tattoos, I made a video about the stories behind them!



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