This is something I wanted to share with you all.
A lot of you are Blogger bold and proud, and don't really venture into the YouTube vlogging community. But with her considerable growing popularity, I'd say that most people are aware of the girl featured in this video: Zoella.
However... she's not just Zoella. She's also, first and fore-mostly, Zoe Sugg. She's just a girl. She's 24years old, she's creative and artistic, she lives in Brighton... and she has 5 million YouTube subscribers. That is amazing. 5 million people - individual people! - have subscribed to her channel, where she posts make-up and hair tutorials, funny challenges with her other YouTube friends, vlogs in a Day-In-The-Life style. Some people who aren't too familiar with the YT community will think 'Why does she have that many people watching her, if all she's showing us is how to do your make-up?' but she does sooo much more than that. People look up to her, people are inspired by her: she's the 'Little Big Sister of the Internet'.
With all of this success and fame, - there's no other word to describe it really! - must come with what feels like 5 million people's worth of pressure. Could you imagine that? Because I really can't understand to the fullest how that must feel. The pressure to always create happy, pleasant and professional content. The pressure to always look perfect, and say the 'right things'. The pressure and expectations to upload your videos specifically on this day, and hope that most of the viewers will like it. And if they don't? Well, we'll all know about it in the comments.
I really do encourage you to watch the video embedded above. Even if you're not a particular follower of Zoella, or the YT community. You can see first hand the pressure that the media can have on someone - and that life just isn't perfect. Not one person in this world is perfect, and that is including Zoe Sugg. Or Tanya Burr. Or Alfie Deyes: whoever you watch, not one of them is perfect. It's just a fact of life. Out of the kindness of her heart, Zoe shares these nice moments with us. It was good - not to see her crying! - to see that sometimes she is sad, sometimes she might be angry: she is only human. Like all the other YouTubers that so many of us idolise.
We're all only human... so let's cut each other a little slack, okay? :)