Monday, 7 September 2015
Warning: this is going to be quite the emotional post. I've not eaten any halloumi or feta today but it hasn't stopped me from being a delirious cheeseball.
Google Analytics just informed me that I've hit a lifetime total of 930,310 views. Whilst this is a minuscule number to other content creators, that's 930,300 more than I thought would appear (let's leave 10 views for Mumma Shu). Holy mother of mangos. Thank you.
The 2 year old pigeon charmer above would never have expected it. Whilst I still can't quite understand why anyone would want to watch little ol' me waffle on, thank you for joining me on this online venture over the past 4 years!
I've always seen my channel as an online diary, a digital scrapbook that I've kept growing up. The difference is, there's now over 10,000 of you hopping on each stepping stone with me! That definitely has me grimacing at my attempts of humour and embarrassing dances during videos.
From celebrating my 18th and 21st birthday, university, my first graduate job to your support on my orthorexia video, I truly feel lucky, grateful and thankful to have such a wonderful group of online friends around me and I've relied on you more than you'd even realise. Your kindness has helped on the times I've struggled to pick myself up. Your comments/emails/tweets of encouragement puts a smile on my face, especially when you tag me in anything food/Harry Potter/pun related that's reminded you of me as you're going about your daily life! It makes my day :)
While I try to keep my channel as a positive space, I don't intend for it to be a highlight reel. There will still be days I'll stumble and fall - we're only human and I'm still learning. But it does remind me to celebrate the happiness in every moment and being able to share these videos with you all makes it even more special - it's as if we're all gathering around an open fire with a hot cuppa tea flicking through our own storybooks of adventure. I wouldn't change a single thing. Here's to 4 more years!
Thank you for being a part of my internet home :)