The End of the Vlogstar Challenge (2018).

I apologize for not blogging about this sooner!

If you read my Vlogging blog post then I'm sure you are well informed of what the #VlogstarChallenge competition that I took part in. I plan to do a video version of this but for now, a long blog post will do.

To keep a long story short, I made it as a finalist on the 2017/2018 Vlogstar Challenge - a vlogging workshop and competition for 16-25 year olds. The Vlogstar Challenge is available to youth organisations and schools in London and Essex. From 1,200 entries to a selection of 150 semi-finalists - little old me made it as one of the final 15 vloggers. I am so incredibly proud of how far I got within this competition. I won't lie to you guys, I didn't take it seriously in the beginning oops.

I laugh about this now because this competition has enabled me to do so many things that I didn't think was possible. I say this all the time but it really did. I've met and connected with so many amazing people. It's crazy how some things work. The competition itself didn't feel like a competition and that's what I loved about it the most. It was just an opportunity for me to start growing my YouTube channel, meet other creators and if I was to win that would have been a bonus also.

The Vlogstar Challenge gave me the push I needed to make my voice heard online. I know I just vlog my life, but it's not easy to just pick up a camera (well my iPhone in this case) and share my life with the world. It is scary, but knowing that I have the support of my friends and family make it easier to do so. I just want to take the time to say thank you, once again. The support has been crazy and I can't wait to see how far I go on YouTube. I've been told in previous years to start a YouTube channel but I never wanted to due to the fact that I knew I wouldn't get anywhere far. Some days I still feel the same, but I have to try. I've already started and I'm not looking to stop anytime soon. This competition was the fire that I needed to kick-start my channel. Everyone knows I love to blog, but vlogging is the next step I needed to take and I'm so glad that I was able to do so. Thanks, Media Trust for believing in me.

I haven't even spoken about the final. It feels like it was AGES ago? Honestly going to BAFTA in London was such a crazy experience. I barely vlogged on the day as I just wanted to enjoy the moment. Meeting up with everyone was a bigger highlight than anything. My lil squad of vloggers are people I'm wanting to keep in my life for the long run. We're all so different, but we all share the same passion for creating content for the world to see. So proud of my boys Ryan and David for winning awards on the night. Well and truly deserved in my opinion. When waiting for Kat (the presenter) to announce the winner I really thought my name would be called and when it wasn't, I was still so happy. Sometimes you don't realise that you're already a winner without someone having to call your name.

Anyways, It's still mad to think that I made it this far. I'm just so happy with my "YouTube life". Enough rambling, a video about this is probably better cause I just can't seem to find the right words - which is weird for me. Looking forward to continuing this incredible journey with you all, let's geddit. Oh yeah and thank you for 100 subscribers. Reached that number one week ago today 🙏🏾.

" Let today be a new beginning and be the best that you can be."

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