It’s Oneika the Traveller — in video form on Youtube.
Maybe it’s because I don’t own a television set, but I watch a lot a Youtube. Especially lately since I have a some free time on my hands. My taste in programming is admittedly girly: I’m subbed to a barrage of hair, fashion, and makeup channels that inspire me just enough to make me want to better myself (I say just enough because despite my best intentions I never actually attempt anything new with my personal style — I’m far too lazy/boring for such a thing). My favourite Youtubers are the fashion blogger Patricia Bright (formerly BritPopPrincess) and hair vlogger/comedienne Chescaleigh, creator of the viral video “Sh*t White Girls Say to Black Girls (I actually met her in person over when I was in NYC over the holidays). I just discovered MadWhiteJamaican‘s channel (omg his sketch parodying the recent VW commercial had me rolling!) and am a huge fan of Shirley B. Eniang‘s beauty vlogging.
At any rate, lately I’ve been thinking about making some more videos. I have a bunch of random footage from some of my trips from last year that I’ve recently unearthed: documentation of my sojourns in Dubai, Peru, Paris, and Spain. I spent all day Friday reviewing the videos I made and laughing myself silly at the funny and bizarre aspects of my travels that I’ve managed to capture on film. This past weekend I spliced together some of the footage from when I barely survived dune bashing in Dubai and uploaded the resulting mini-movie on Youtube.
Here’s the video for your viewing pleasure:
Admittedly, I have mixed feelings about joining the ranks of Youtubers, though I’ve had a (seriously neglected) Youtube channel for nearly two years now. For some (perhaps silly?) reason I feel like bloggers and vloggers are two separate entities: that my readers who enjoy reading about my travel adventures wouldn’t necessarily be interested in watching them in video form. Does that make even sense? Am I way off the mark here? I would love to know what you think.
Are you guys fans of Youtube? Who are your favourite Youtubers? And if I made more videos, would you watch?