Vlogging Is The Future of Creative Content

Vlogging May Be The Future Of Creative Content And I'm Here For It

Vlogging is more than just a YouTube trend.

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First and foremost

"Vlogs," for those who don't know, are video blogs where people record their lives and everything they do online. Most of the vloggers we associate with YouTube vlog for a living.

Vlogs are successfully dominating most social platforms at the moment, and that really isn't a bad thing. As a consistent watcher and lover of vlogs, I'm personally motivated to make them as well.

Famous vloggers and their livelihood

People who've gotten famous from their simple vlogs, usually under 10 minutes, are making millions right now. It's crazy to see where they came from and where they are now. Some names you might recognize include The Ace Family, David Dobrik, and Emma Chamberlain. These people grew to earn their places in YouTube's "vlogger hall of fame," as I like to call it.

The most interesting and my personal favorite is Emma Chamberlain. Her story is a little different and kind of crazy. As a normal high school student, her vlogs relayed creative content you don't see normally and her unique/random personality shined through her videos. They were relatable, authentic, and genuinely funny. It was easy for me to become a subscriber, regular watcher, and ultimate fan. However, her journey quickly changed after her newfound fame. Her views and subscribers increased from the thousands to the hundreds of thousands, and then to the millions.

But as her followers and views changed, so did she. She became immersed in the world of YouTube, money (can't really avoid it), and the whole lifestyle. She graduated high school early to pursue making videos, and her daily vlogs became interrupted with sponsorships and exclusive events. Her Instagram changed from her artsy photography to your average bikini and fashion posts.

It was a weird change to see, and I miss the old Emma. But she's onto better things now and I have to respect that.

Ultimately, the job that one upholds by putting their life out there for everyone to see is scary. It made me aware of the change that she might not have even noticed.

What's so special about it?

Vlogging isn't for everyone. But for some, it's like watching a TV series. You're constantly waiting for the next vlog that entails the daily activities of your idol's life, usually filled with small life tips, tours of their beautiful houses, some mediocre comedy, and the basic singing in the car clips.

Vlogs all have aspects that everyone can like. But what's truly special about vlogs is that it feels like you're right there with them, experiencing what they are experiencing.

The camera is usually shot from a POV angle or in some way where people are looking straight at the camera and talking to you. It's weird, but it makes us feel included. From David Dobrik's extremely wild parties with his crazy friends or The Ace Family's trip to a park with their daughter, or James Charles doing makeup at home, it's all immersive for the viewer.

Vloggers are very different from other celebrities. Most celebrities want to shield and hide their personal lives from the eyes of their fans. Think about Drake and his "secret son," or Cardi B placing an emoji over her daughter's face in every video she posts. Or when Kylie Jenner posted her first picture of her daughter Stormi and took it down shortly after because of all the creepy comments and hate. These celebrities have no interest in vlogging.

But then there's a whole other group of YouTube celebrities who are famous for putting the personal, emotional, physical, and professional parts of their life online. Not only do they do that for a living, but in most cases, they have to defend themselves from people who constantly hate and judge them in the comment sections. Just as there is drama in the music and acting world, there's EXTREME drama in the Youtube community. It's cringe-y to watch people cry and get distressed over hate online.

So yes, vlogging and vloggers are special and different but they also come with a lot of problems that some aren't prepared for.

Would I vlog?

The answer to this is yes. I'm interested in vlogging. On multiple occasions, I've envied those who can talk about things going on in their lives for anyone to see. Not in a cocky or empathetic way, but just as a way to express themselves fully and to relate with people digitally.

That may sound kind of weird, but I think it would be a great outlet for me. As someone who's always struggled with expressing herself directly, I've turned to writing. Once it was all private and just for me to release, and now it's public on this platform for the tiny amount of people who take the time to read these articles.

I'm not expecting to suddenly gain millions of people from starting a YouTube channel which will, in turn, earn me a form of income. That's not my goal. I just want to be able to have a public platform in which I can produce videos I love creating, that other people can relate to and love watching as well.

Instagram isn't really my thing. I'm too much of a perfectionist to edit every flaw in my pictures and overthink my captions. Doing that takes away from the whole authenticity I want to relay in the first place. But with videos, my personality can shine more easily like Emma Chamberlain in her early vlogging days.

I even tried creating my first vlogging/cooking video on YouTube the other day. It was for a film class, but it was something I always wanted to do.

When I presented it in class, my professor told me that he was much more interested in me and my personality throughout the video than the cooking. He said, "There's something unique and random to you alone." And that struck me. because what he said was something my mom has told me numerous times before.

I want to take that next step. As I've said before, 2019 is the time for me to put myself out there. And that was the encouragement I needed.

Let's see where this goes!

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10 Rappers Whose Lyrics Will Take Your Instagram Captions To The Next Level

Make your life easy by choosing a caption that's already been written for you.

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Finding the perfect caption for you Instagram post is something everyone struggles with. On the contrary, the best rappers in the industry right now seem to have no problem with it. Whether it be Cardi B or Kanye West, you can always count on fire captions. Taken from the rappers themselves, here are the best rap lyrics for Instagram captions.

1. Travis Scott

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  • "It's summertime, why they tryna throw shade?"
  • "Rollin' rollin' rollin' got me stargazin'"
  • "I got 'em stage diving out the nosebleeds"
  • "Anything can happen at the night show"
  • "This right here is astronomical"
  • "Valet park when I pull up in the ride"
  • "Pick up the phone, baby, I know you're home, baby"
  • "Oh my, what a wonderful time"
  • "She said 'where we goin?' I said 'the moon'"
  • "I been up sleepless late nights"
  • 2. Migos

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    • "Walk it like I talk it"
    • "In the kitchen wrist moving like a stir fry"
    • "Put my mind on it, put my grind on it"
    • "We live like sopranos"
    • "Diamonds on my wrist stay drippin"
    • "Addin' up checks, no minus"
    • "I can buy that car, I know that you can't"
    • "No human being, I'm immortal"
    • "Walk in the buildin', they start applaudin'"
    • "Versace, Versace, Versace, Versace"

    3. Cardi B

    Cardi B be careful

    • "I like texts from my exes when they want a second chance"
    • "I went from dollar bills, now poppin' rubber bands"
    • "Why would I hop in some beef? When I could just hop in the Porsche"
    • "You know where I'm at, you know where I be"
    • "These expensive, these is red bottoms"
    • "I don't dance now, I make money moves"
    • "It's not a threat it's a warning, be careful with me"
    • "Poured out my whole heart to a piece of sh*t"
    • "Karma for you is gon' be who you end up with"

    4. Drake

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    • "This a Rollie, not a stopwatch, sh*t don't ever stop"
    • "I only love my bed and my mama I'm sorry"
    • "I get it how I live it, I live it how I get it"
    • "No new friends"
    • "Drinking every night because we drink to my accomplishments"
    • "This sh*t got me in my feelings"
    • "With your phone out, gotta hit them angles"
    • "My ex asked me, 'Where you movin'?' I said, 'On to better things'"
    • "My team good, we don't really need a mascot"
    • "Got new money, got new problems, got new enemies"

    5. Nicki Minaj

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    • "Imma keep it moving, be classy and graceful"
    • "In my kingdom, with my Timbs on"
    • "Uh, yo, watch your man, then you should watch your mouth"
    • "At least you took an L off your bucket list"
    • "Defend my honor, protect my pride"
    • "But to live doesn't mean you're alive"
    • "She just mad 'cause he never bought her ice like me"
    • "I fly with the stars in the skies"
    • "They paintin' me out to be the bad guy"
    • "All these b*tches is my sons"

    6. Mac Miller

    Mac Miller

    • "My regrets look just like a text I shouldn't send"
    • "Driving with my eyes close, missing all the signs"
    • "I'm a monster with the heart of a lion, divide and conquer"
    • "I got a bone to pick like roses"
    • "I'll do anything for a way out of my head"
    • "Your love is not too kind to me"
    • "Yeah, I got a bad attitude"
    • "No matter where life takes me, find me with a smile"
    • "Imma give you what you came for"
    • "I don't know 'bout you, but me, I'm important, I'm so gorgeous"

    7. A$AP Rocky 

    A$AP Rocky

    • "Same shit, different day"
    • "I got three phones: business, conversation, and relation"
    • "What the face say to the fist?"
    • "I look for ways to say 'I love you', but I ain't into makin' love songs"
    • "Paranoia got me losing all my z's"
    • "Make no mistakes, it's all a leap of faith for love"
    • "She ain't a stranger to the city life"
    • "Can't forget that I'm golden, can't forget where I'm going"
    • "Riding by the rules, I'll abide by it soon"
    • "Ain't a killer so don't kill the vibe"

    8. Kanye West

    Kanye West

    • "Yeah u so mother thick"
    • "Ball so hard, let's get faded"
    • "That sh*t cray"
    • "I'm tripping off the power"
    • "All of my kindness, is taken for weakness"
    • "I'm lookin' for the one have you seen her?"
    • "Don't let me get in my zone"
    • "Let's get lost tonight"
    • "Sun don't shine in the shade, bird can't fly in a cage"
    • "Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud"
    • "No you're not perfect but you're not your mistakes"

    9. A$AP Ferg

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    • "Gucci down to the socks"
    • "My jewelry glistening why I'm always chilly"
    • "I'm a one night savage"
    • "Put in work, put 'em in the dirt"
    • "Fergy be mobbin' all day"
    • "Ferg is the name"
    • "I'm on a new level"
    • "Don't pray for me pray for the weak"
    • "I was only 8 years old, watching Nick at Nite"
    • "I was fly like a bird"

    10. Lil Wayne 

    Lil Wayne

    • "Real G's move in silence like lasagna"
    • "I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to y'all"
    • "Okay you're a goon, but what's a goon to a goblin?"
    • "I got some weight on my shoulders, to me it's like feathers"
    • "I am more animal than the zoo allow"
    • "Money talks, bullsh*t walks"
    • "Every night's a long night, every day's a holiday"
    • "I'm a cool cat, but I'm on life nine"
    • "Haters can't see me, nose bleed seats"


    No matter what the occasion, it's always good to have creative Instagram captions on hand. Nobody knows how to make clever captions than rappers themselves. Whether you need creative caption for throwing shade at someone, or you have used only emojis for your past 5 Instagram pictures, rap lyrics make the perfect caption.

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    Changing This 1 Thing On Your Social Media Will Make It 100% Better

    Better social media starts with you.

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    On social media, it is expected that people only show the good parts. Opinions are not only voiced, but people are pressured into choosing sides on the matter. Whether through comments or simply in the minds of those scrolling through the feed, comparison is not lacking. Certain accounts, presets, lifestyles, etc. are idolized just because they have a lot of likes. People can become absorbed, obsessed, with the idea of being perfect for social media.

    But all this does is make people lonely. And you don't have to be alone to be lonely.

    Followed by thousands and in pictures with dozens means nothing when you don't feel accepted. Bullies are malicious, out for blood, and not afraid to hurt all of your feelings. Because of that, people can become calloused and egotistical. "Only what makes me better than *enter person's name*." Then, before we know it, everyone is degrading each other. "Words may never hurt me" … ha, as if. Words hurt and all we do is use degrading words anymore. But you see, social media is elusive.

    It's deceptive and misleading.

    No one's life is perfect. No one has it all together. But things have to be aesthetic. They have to be beautiful and pleasing to the eye. That means the color of your dress, the shade of blonde your hair is, the wrinkles under your eyes, the brightness of your teeth, even the way you pose in a "can-did" photo.

    I've found it hard-pressed to see a photo not edited.

    Reading captions, I wonder how long it took that person to come up with it. When I see someone laughing in a pic, I wonder if it was genuine. But I also see presets and want to join the fad. I see outfits and wish I could afford it. I see accounts and aspire to have that life.

    You see, social media is addictive. You can literally find scientific evidence that proves how social media affects the pleasure-center of brain, releasing enough dopamine and endorphins it can be equivalent to being addicted to drugs. The instant gratification and rewarding feeling we get when using social media lead us wanting more. But the more we use, no pun intended, the more detrimental it can be on our health. Personalities, habits, characteristics, mood-swings, stress-levels, anxiety… it all changes when we use social media on a regular basis. On top of that, social media has become a weapon for low self-esteem. How are we supposed to be honorable, mature, modest, humble, selfless children of God when social media screams we should be something completely different?

    The first step would be to limit your use.

    But that will be hard, trust me. But, instead of hitting the Instagram or Snapchat icon, open a devotional app or "use your phone to actually call someone instead of text," as my dad always says. Find another way to use that time. But of course, when you do use social media, wouldn't you want it to be more uplifting?

    Don't you want a place where you don't feel judged, don't feel the need to be a certain way? Somewhere you can post pics, unedited, of you in your Christmas pj's if you want and not feel like the laughing-stalk? It starts with you. All it takes it a little bit of courage. Instead of commenting "hot mama," maybe comment something about that person's character. Uplift their personality, not their appearance. Instead of editing your teeth and wrinkles, just upload it. Post something without editing. Encourage others by the way you live and the way you communicate with others. Be the light. Help me change the way social media is used. Let's make it something good.

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