Random Thoughts in my head about Blogging and Vlogging
I created a video yesterday and in there I shared about the reasons why I deleted all the Hula videos and all other videos I uploaded that referenced Alakai’s Hula videos. in my YouTube Channel.
I also shared about a new series I am starting on that YouTube Channel called Cultivating Gratitude.
Then I realized that the video was quite long. I thought of just deleting the video after I uploaded it. But then again I thought: “What the heck, just leave it there”.
After watching that video I also decided not to focus on monetizing my Channel anymore. Not that I won’t I just won’t focus on it, won’t talk about it on any video I will create, and will just create videos that would be helpful and valuable to my viewers. The income will come when the viewers are happy and satisfied.
As I was thinking about vlogging, my blogger part of me asked – “why vlog when you don’t even update your blog as often as you should?”
The answer is because that’s what people want nowadays. Videos and/or Podcast. Because this is part of my job as an Interactive Media Strategist with Wailea Realty, I also want to learn, and learning is best achieved by doing.
Don’t get me wrong, I am still excited about blogging. It is my first love. Blogging is my cathartic jam, and I will continue to blog.
I have several blog posts already in line. I can’t wait to share them with you.
And I also have several videos in line for Visit Live Love Maui. It is part of the Cocktail Series collaboration I did with the Old Lahaina Rum and Christina Haywood R(B) who has a beautiful condo listing at Keala o Wailea.
The first video in a delicious cocktail for Thanksgiving is scheduled to be published this week. I’m excited about it!
The busy Holiday season is just around the corner. I can feel it. I have to remind myself to be mindful. My friend Kamsin is doing a Mindful Christmas Advent. I decided to join. You can too.
Enough rambling for now. Here is the video I was talking about. I added the Time Stamp so you can just skip what you don’t like and check out the part you like. It is quite a long video 🙂
1:31 Starting Over … explained why I deleted all the Hula Videos on this channel 6:30 Talked about Gratitude Series 7:50 Five Minute Journal 8:30 Five Things That I am grateful for 12:43 Just the ocean view (no Liza 🙂 ) 13:53 Liza is back 🙂
And just before I hit publish on this post, I got notification of a comment on this video. It touched me deeply. What a loving encouragement!
Liza, I watch your videos from beginning to end. You are an inspiration to those who are uncomfortable being on video! I rarely even do selfies! 😉 Also I’m sure removing all those videos was extremely tough to do because they are part of Maui Blog’s history, but it’s good to know they are still available on your Facebook page. Merry Christmas! Enjoy the holidays with your family!