Friday, August 29, 2014

Net Neutrality

Hi guys!
I know that I rarely write posts on news topics, but this is a topic that affects a lot of us youtubers out there and is something that needs to be shared and addressed. 

Currently, the FCC is considering a new law that would make some videos faster and others slower based on what companies are willing to pay for views. This is problematic for many reasons, but the biggest one is that it doesn't put everyone on a level playing field. Some videos will be faster and others will be slower and that's not fair to both the content creators as well as the viewers. 

If you have made even one video on youtube, you should care about this because it has the opportunity to cut your revenue, lower your subscriber base, and stifle your creativity. 

So what can you do about this? There's a petition online (that I'll link here) that is going to be presented to the FCC and try to get them to keep and maintain Net Neutrality. So all of us are on an even playing field. 

If you want to learn more about this, you can read a little bit about it on the petition website, or this tumblr has a good little bit about it!

I hope that you seriously consider signing the petition because it's important for youtubers and really, everyone! 


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Music Favorites of the Moment!

Hi guys!
So I wanted to do another music favorites of the moment type post! I recently posted another song favorites post, but that was written a couple months ago before my shoulder surgery and I thought I'd do a more up to date one!

Wasted - Tiesto ft Matthew Koma
Ahhhh! Love this song! The first time I heard this song, I thought that it was really weird, but now I'm totally obsessed! If you don't like it the first time you hear it, just give it another try and I'm sure you'll fall in love with it!

Stolen Dance - Milky Chance
Another song that I thought was weird when I listened to it the first time, but later fell in love with. l don't know exactly why I love this song so much because it is completely different from everything else I listen to, but I do!

Find You - Chrissy Costanza and Alex Goot
I'm pretty sure this is the first time I've mentioned a cover of a song in a favorites post, but this is just as good as the original if not better. I've been totally obsessed with both Alex and Chrissy lately and I love this version of the song!

Au Revoir - One Republic
I'm a huge One Republic fan and if I could, I would put the entire Native album in this post, but Au Revoir has been one of my favorites of the moment, but I've also been loving Feel Again, I Lived, If I Lose Myself, and Preacher from the Native Album. 

So I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know in the comments what your favorite songs are of the moment because I want to know if there are great songs I'm missing out on! Also, don't forget to follow me on bloglovin! A huge giveaway is coming up once I reach 200 bloglovin followers!

Monday, August 25, 2014

I'm Not a Secret Blogger Anymore!

Hi guys!
So as the title says, I'm not a secret blogger anymore! I told my parents about my blog(s) the other day and honestly I regret it. 

You can be at such a high when you're blogging. Because you have some secret connection with the world that you and only you know about and that's all broken once you start mixing internet with reality. Honestly the first thing that my parents said when I told them about my blog is...
"is this something you want to do for the rest of your life?"
"how can you make it bigger"

"how can you monetize it better" etc. 

I understand that it comes from a good place, but when it comes down to it, that's the one thing that I hate most. I loved knowing that this was a side of me that I could completely control. I had full creative control over what I wrote and how my blog looked. Full executive control over how my blogs were monetized and managed and now I feel like that's lost. I understand that they want to help and I appreciate that, but this is something that I've done by myself for so long and I feel as if I've made it this far, to over 150 followers on bloglovin and 500 on twitter, I can make it farther alone. 

All of my needs about secrecy and intimacy are selfish and I completely and fully comprehend that, but when it comes down to it, I'd rather be selfish and put out things that I love and am proud of than give up my control and feel weak for not being able to accomplish this on my own. 

Hopefully I'll grow out of feeling like this, or my family will read this and understand where I'm trying to come from, but for all you secret bloggers out there, remember where you are now. That feeling of intimacy and secrecy is the best thing in the world, and honestly, it's all I crave right now.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Inspirational Quotes of the Week #14

Hey guys!
So just like I promised, I'm trying to write these posts more often and I have some great quotes for y'all this week! Let's get started!

I love this quote! I think that this is true for everyone no matter what age or grade you are. This is something that is so powerful for me and I am going to make an effort to try and remember it every day and apply it in my life!

Following your dreams is something that I've been really big on lately. I made a couple posts about this on my other blog because it's important for everyone to do what they love! 

Another general quote that is applicable to everyone! I hope all of you apply this into your everyday life and always choose joy and happiness over sadness or anger!

So those are my inspirational quotes of the week! I hope you enjoyed this, and don't forget to follow me on bloglovin because I'm doing a giveaway on my other blog once I reach 200!

Throughout the Years - Third Grade

Hi guys!
I feel like it's been forever since I've uploaded my last throughout the years video, although it really hasn't been that long! It would've been up earlier, but I posted my wisdom teeth vlog instead, so it's up now! 

I hope you enjoyed this throughout the years video! I will be uploading the other 8 once a week, like I was supposed to do, but I'll also be posting daily vlogs and more videos now that I got my laptop back!!! Let me know what your life was like in third grade, and please give this video a thumbs up and subscribe because it really helps me out!
P.S. Follow my blogs on bloglovin because I'm going to do a giveaway once I reach 200 followers!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wisdom Teeth Vlog #1

Hey everyone!
This is the long awaited wisdom teeth vlog! I had to wait to do this video because the footage was on my camera, and I didn't have a laptop to work on until today! So here it is!

I'm going to be doing another vlog on my wisdom teeth experience and what to expect when you're going to have your teeth extracted, so if you have any specific questions you'd like me to address, leave them in a comment! Also, subscribe to my youtube channel!

My 5 favorite Starbucks drinks!

Hey guys!
I am a huge Starbucks fan as most of you know! I go there at least once a week and I've been a gold card member since 2012! So I've tried my fair share of the Starbucks menu and I thought I'd share my top 5 drinks!

1) blackberry mojito tea lemonade
Love this! Chrissy Costanza got me hooked on this and I have to say that it's amazing! It's pretty much a green tea lemonade with blackberry syrup and it's sooooo good! It's also really gorgeous and Instagram worthy if that makes a difference! :P

2) peach green tea lemonade
Similar to the first one, but peach instead of blackberry! So it's a green tea lemonade with peach in it! The peach can be a little strong and sweet, so you might want to adjust the amount of syrup included in it. I prefer the blackberry mojito, but this is a strong second!

3) vanilla frap with a shot of espresso
One of my mom's friends recommended this and it's really awesome! It's not too coffee flavored, and it tastes just like an affogato! 

4) java chip frap
I love the texture the java chips give to it and I love that intense mocha, chocolatey flavor! If you always get a mocha frap, try get this next time and see if you like it because it's pretty much the same thing with chocolate chips in it!

5) iced caramel macchiato
I haven't been getting this as much lately, but if I need the caffeine or want something coffee like that isn't actually like a cup of coffee, I'll get this! I've been usually getting lighter drinks like the iced teas and I've been skipping over this, but it's still definitely in my top 5! 

... And my 1 food favorite is...
Pumpkin bread!
It's seriously the best food item they serve and it's so delicious! Especially in the fall when you're drinking warmer drinks! It's seriously perfect!

So I hope you liked this post! Let me know what your Starbucks drink and food favorites are in the comments and follow me on bloglovin!