Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Oh hey... I'm on a magazine website?!?

So awhile back I entered J-14 magazines "Be A YouTube Star!" contest. I didn't think much of it. I had entered contests before, looking for ways to get myself out there, but failed at winning. And this one wasn't too hard anyway. Just post a video of yourself doing something you think you were talented at. I had been doing that for over a year at this point. So I entered and then kind of forgot about it.

A month later, I checked my email and got a HUGE surprise. A message from a J-14 editor saying I had won! I was excited, and amazed, and surprised. And it happened at a moment when I wouldn't have expected. I was with my friend and my other friend's mom in the car, driving home after waking up early to get Road Dogs tickets. I was glad I got to experience that moment with them :)

So they uploaded my video as soon as they could to YouTube. But that didn't turn out to be such a big deal. It didn't get many views and I didn't even see it in my subscription box :/ But then, 3 weeks later, they put the video on their website, just as promised. I basically flipped out when I saw it. It was so cool seeing my face on the same page as the Jonas Brothers, and Demi Lovato, and all these other people I admire so much. It was so surreal. And the comments were so nice (mostly, haha. But I've dealt with haters before.)

In the end, it turned out to be great. I really feel like I'm going somewhere with my music career, even if just in small steps. Who knows, maybe one day I'll be IN J-14 magazine, and not just on the site :D

Check Out My Post On The Website!

Monday, September 13, 2010

3 Weeks.

3 weeks ago I posted two videos on YouTube. I didn't think much of it. I've been posting YouTube videos for over a year.
They were simple, as always. Just me and my guitar, playing a new favorite song. In this case, Introducing Me from Camp Rock 2.
I did something special with one of the videos though. I sang it as fast as I could, in attempt to beat Nick Jonas. I succeeded. But I wasn't really trying to compete. I was just having fun doing something I love.
Suddenly I'm getting 10 emails a day. Comments. Friend Invites. Subscribers. (Oh my! :P) Why is this video getting so popular?!
Soon my normal version of this cover is getting popular. I'm confused. What did I do that was any different from my other videos.
But I'm very thankful for it all. Every comment, even the annoying ones, mean a lot. The fact that someone felt I was worthy enough to hate on is a compliment, even if not intended.
3 weeks ago I had 77 subscribers, 250 friends I added myself, and not a single video with a view count of over 2,000. And only one with over 1,000.
Today I have 107 subscribers, 309 friends, a video with almost 3,000 views, and a video with almost 6,000 views.
3 weeks ago I was wondering if YouTube was the right way to get myself out there.
Today I know it is. And I'm proud to say I'm finally starting too.

Thank You <3