The Hippy Christian Mum Does YouTube

Throughout the month of December you can find me over on YouTube as The Hippy Christian Mum. I have taken up the challenge to post a vlog a day (a video log) in the run up to Christmas. So that’s a video every day including Christmas!

I have never really vlogged before but posted a little video of me ‘unboxing’ the Smiggle goody bag I received at their event and got a bit carried away and bought a video editing suite program! So I thought I’d better put it to some use and I saw the #Vlogmas tag floating about and thought I’d give it a bash.

It’s actually been really fun. I have been filming nearly every day and already am 100% better at editing the film than I was even 3 days ago when I began. I pre-recorded a couple of vids to give myself a head start and so far have not been lost for content. I have also been chatting with and following along other blogger/vlogger’s vlogmas vids and it has been great to see all the different styles of videos. I even got my friend on board at MyahzineTV and she is joining in too.

Vlogmas

We are currently on day 3 of vlogmas 2016 and so far I have posted a shopping haul video, where I just show a few things I bought at the shops which doesn’t sound very exciting until you watch one and surprise yourself just how nosy you are (well, if you’re anything like me that is)! Day 2 was a 3 min mash up of us putting up our Christmas tree set to music, made quickly on an app on my phone. On the first day I was talking to camera explaining vlogmas and what vids to expect from me.

It’s surprisingly fun and Beg absolutely loves it, elbowing me out of shot whenever she possibly can. In fact I keep promising her I will set her up with her own channel as she’s always recording vlogs from the back of the car. She is born for the stage I think. I reckon even Rich is secretly enjoying it. He is always right behind me 100% in whatever I do though. The best thing about it though is that it is giving me a great excuse to capture Beb’s first Christmas on camera. It’s really getting me in the Christmas spirit as well, I’m feeling very festive already and it’s only the beginning of December.

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Coming up there will be a Christmas car-pool karaoke James Corden sty-lee (I can’t wait for that one, Beg will find it hilarious). Some follow my day type recording as we do advent at church (these are called day-in-the-life I’m learning the lingo!). And hopefully more Christmassy family days out.

There is a Media qualification hidden somewhere in my murky past and while that doesn’t make me any good it does reveal a penchant for this kind of thing.  Apparantly YouTube is the place to be at the moment but I am still in love with blogging and whilst I am having fun messing about filming and editing I think I might stick to the written word after Vlogmas2016.

So if  you’ve ever wondered what my voice sounds like (Welshy) or how my face moves (currently crowd-funding for botox) it’s a limited time offer so click below and have a watch!

Let me know if you are doing #Vlogmas2016 in the comments below and I will come and check out your channel.

7 Comments

  1. 4th December 2016 / 9:26 pm

    Amazing you’ve stared to vlog, it terrifies me! I’m going to head over and check them out. Great to challenge yourself for the month and who knows it may become a permanent feature with your posts

    • 4th December 2016 / 9:52 pm

      I’m not so sure it will, I think I enjoy writing more than vlogging but it is fun while it lasts! Thanks for checking out my YouTube channel 🙂

  2. 7th December 2016 / 6:45 am

    Oh, what a small world! I just linked up to Best and Worst and the post before mine was yours! I have been enjoying seeing you over on YouTube for Vlogmas! That’s great you are enjoying it so much. I started YouTubing at Christmas time last year, and have been uploading at least three videos a week ever since. It’s addictive!

    • 7th December 2016 / 6:48 am

      Hiya! Oh how funny, we’re obviously meant to be online buddies! I am enjoying watching your vlogmas too. I’m enjoying summer through your channel! Lol. Thanks for stopping to comment. Catch you on YouTube!:)

  3. 7th December 2016 / 5:38 pm

    I’ve only vlogged one for my gender reveal for my current baby. I did enjoy it but vlogmas sounds really hardcore! Go you and so glad you are loving it all!! Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x

  4. 7th December 2016 / 8:39 pm

    Well done you for taking on the challenge, it’s amazing how quick we learn new tricks!

    #BestandWorst

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