Hello there! Fancy seeing you here 👀 The title of this post has changed so many times 😵. At first I thought I wanted to continue on from my favourite YouTubers post that I wrote back in 2017 (to think I believed that I was creating a long term series back then 😵🙈😂), my preference has changed so much since then and it would be interesting to compare but then I realized that I don’t really enjoy watching many specific YouTubers any more, I’ll search for various videos instead so this post is going to showcase that!
I spend very little time on YouTube as I’m more into written content like blog posts so I’m no guru (I’ll only be on it 5-10 mins tops and not even every day 🙈 People be wondering why I’m even writing this post 😂). It has its time in my life so I wanted to acknowledge that. Back when I really wished to use the app it’d take all of my credit so I couldn’t and now that I can use it I’m not as interested as I thought I’d be (life’s weird like that, we want something until we can actually have it or at least I do!).
The fact that I don’t frequent YouTube a lot means that when I am on there, I know what I want to watch so let me share it with you, starting with……
Recipes & food animation 🤤
I’m not even intentionally on the lookout for things to make, I just want to watch someone throwing something delicious together! It’s highly therapeutic ✨ Especially when you don’t see the person you just see a bowl, ingredients and hands making the magic happen 🙌😂. Occasionally I’ll get an idea of what to make which is an added extra! I’m also hypnotized by compilations of cartoon food 😍 (mostly Studio Ghibli), it’s the definition of aesthetically pleasing and I’ll even go as far as saying I think it looks better than real food half the time!! 🤤🍲
This goes for a lot of things like music and TV shows I grew up with and I’ll often rediscover past loves + get lost in them all over again. Does anyone else remember PopGirl? 😭 I wish they’d never stopped it. Loads of full episodes of the shows it had are actually on YouTube so do not fear! 😌 YouTube’s great for stuff like that (lil trips down memory lane 😂).
For a long time I’d be recommended snippets of Bob Ross tutorials but I never felt inclined to check them out until one time I did and I have never been more hypnotized in my life! I get what people mean when they say ASMR, I mean you can hear the flipping brush strokes 😍. I’ll also check out crafts (promising myself I’ll give them a go but to no avail!) and people painting a wall in their room wondering if I could muster up the strength to be let lose at mine with a bucket of paint and not end up regretting my life choices because I actually like things the way they are and don’t know why I’m tempted to mess it all up…..and breathe 😅 therapy is hard 😂
Lo-fi music & other calming sounds
I like to watch those study type videos but I ain’t studying 😂. I listen to them when I’m not planning on doing anything else in that moment in time and they soothe my mind. I keep telling myself to put them on in the background when I’m writing or reading but I don’t know if that would work for me, I enjoy a comfortable silence too much. Especially when it’s intercepted by sounds of birds tweeting and a breeze ruffling through the trees (which probably isn’t silence at all now that I think about it 🤔😂). My favourite is this one but I’ve only just touched upon the tip of the iceberg with them as there are always different versions to be found! 🎶✨
A while back I created a compilation of raindrop sounds through a playlist on YouTube in hope of it helping to send me off to sleep but for the most part at night as it played I was just aware that my phone was on and that the battery would be dead by morning 😂. HERE’S my favourite one of rain hitting upon the roof of a car! 🌧️
Getting lost in hypes that proper fans probably wouldn’t call hypes 😌
My definition of a hype is something that will be a passing phase for me (everything but my blog tends to be one 😂). I’ll want to see what the fuss is about with things like K-pop & Hamilton for example and I’ll fall down a rabbit hole and to some extent understand before the excitement of finding something fizzles out and I’ve moved onto something new. It happens so damn much and I wish I could just stick to being obsessed with something not only momentarily but I guess it means I’m multifaceted if anything 🤷😂. I’ve only heard a couple Hamilton songs but they’re really good! I originally saw them perform as guests on a TV show and that led me to want to hear more on YouTube. I can tell what all the fuss is about because I didn’t even know the lyrics but I still wanted to sing 🙈😂.
I think I distance myself a bit because I don’t know if I’ll see the musical so I’d hate to become invested and only end up breaking my heart through not watching that 💔. I think K-pop is something I should have discovered earlier if I was going to become a huge fan because I mostly listen to what I grew up with (but in saying that, a few old songs on my mp3 are K-pop and I never even knew it so maybe they’ve been weaving their way into my life and I’m just chatting away about nothing 😂). Tbh I’m avoiding going further into the subject because I found a song I really liked the other day but it’s not on my history now so I’m annoyed with myself for not taking note of what it was called 🙄.
Learning something new
This section keeps deleting itself from the post but we’ll see how it goes 🤞. I’m all for fun facts and I love learning new things (whether or not I can stick to one topic is a whole other story though 😂). For most of my time spent on YouTube I’ll hop on to watch tutorials on how to do things as I fall out of one hobby into another 🎨🎲
Different walks of life/Adventure/Travel
One channel I do enjoy is that of The Radford family! They come across as such lovely people and it’s interesting seeing what life would be like as a large family. Stuff like Jane McDonald’s cruise shows or Ben Fogle’s Life in the Wilderness (which I like to watch whenever I can catch it on TV) are brilliant! They’re great in catching an insight into how people live off the beaten track. With each episode of a show like that I come away feeling like I’ve learned something new or want to try whatever I’ve seen out ✨.
I’m currently compiling a travel ideas folder so videos will give me tips and an insight into what places are like and are a great sounding board to have. Sometimes I’ll even watch videos of people going to my favourite places so that I can listen to their perspective on it or just wish I’m back there again (I’m basically using them to rediscover memories 💫😂).
Random stuff falls under this! Ideas for things to do or make (maybe I should have put that under Art? 😶😂). Funny stuff like clips from my favourite shows and also gaming videos: I’ll watch runthroughs of someone playing a game I’m thinking of getting but not for long because I don’t want to ruin the future experience for myself 😂. They can often be very funny, especially when they feature zombies! 👹… probably not a Zombie emoji but we’re working with what we’ve got here 😌😂.
Thank you for reading! 😉 What do you enjoy watching on YouTube? Let me know in the comments below and I hope you have a brilliant day! 💕