I’ll admit it, change isn’t my favorite life experience, neither is technology, BUT after closer examination of my Facebook feeds I started taking notes on my most successful friends. The common denominator; they used the internet…and they used it well. So i decided I should stop resisting change, get off my soapbox on how its ruining human connection and start connecting the virtual way. Hence the proverbial birth of my YouTube Channel.
Technically I’ve had a channel for years, and hell it’s even had some of my work on it but did I update it? Did I share it? No, I let it sit like all the books that are sitting and rotting in some basement because of Ki…nope, off the soapbox Malia! My point is I wasn’t using it like the tool it is. I was letting my judgements of the vlogging world stop me from opening up doors for myself. Being an avid selfie-er (hey at least I admit it) I did what I’ve done so many times before and I turned my camera on myself and I started talking….and editing….and posting…and loving every freakin’moment of it.
WHO KNEW YOUTUBE COULD BE SO FUN?!
Now, I won’t take all the credit here, one of my best friends *cough* Jenn Page *cough* did what best friends do and gave me a wake up call and said what the whole world says and what I knew but needed to be reminded, YOU HAVE TO HELP YOURSELF. No one is ever going to believe in you more than yourself, work harder for you than you, and most importantly, know you like you. So I thought, yea, why not me? Why couldn’t I vlog? Why shouldn’t i use the biggest internet media portal to share who I am with the world? No one is going to come find me, I need to bring myself to them. So I am.
I’m not expecting to be an internet sensation, I probably won’t be doing beauty tutorials (or I might) but I will be sharing my journey as and actor and makeup artist in this town and what that journeys really truly looks like. The hustle of daily LA life, the amazing perks to following your dreams and the hardships that also come with it. I’ll act, I’ll cry, I’ll rant and I’ll even have baby webisodes like Macabre Mondays where I talk about all the dark and twisty things that make me smile and make others shudder in fear from.
I’ve made the conscious decision to share myself with the world in the most real and raw way I know how to hopefully inspire others to do the same. To say, “hey, following your dreams is hard, but not following them is even harder.”I had to let go of my judgements and fear of change and accept that the world and even the entertainment industry is now operating in this completely digital world and if I didn’t get with the program, and quickly, I would find myself out of any luck of ever being IN a program…or credit roll…or marquee….or DVR list…or, well, you get my point.
Find out what’s standing in your way from actually doing something to make YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE. I had to learn how to use this crazy science box guys…..and I’ll tell ya, it’s been PRETTY difficult.
Please share any comments / questions below annnnnnnnnd because I have no shame please check out my YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/maliamiglino and don’t forget to subscribe!