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Newbie to YouTube

18/06/2013 10:02 BST | Updated 17/08/2013 10:12 BST

I, like so many students before me, am well practised in the art of procrastinating. It has reached the point where I will literally lie in bed and stare in to space to avoid doing work. It is on this note that I apologise for not having posted a blog update sooner. However, unlike so many other students, my summer is not filled with exciting travelling plans of life changing experience and finding out who I really am while at the same drinking in gargantuan proportions.

I am faced with three months of having little planned and so this seemed like the perfect time to really get into this project. If you need a reminder, this is my list of twenty things to do while 20, which I have added to and the full list is now here:

1. Try coffee

2. Go on a road trip

3. Glastonbury

4. Stay up all night and watch the sun rise

5. Hot air balloon ride

6. Volunteer work

7. Read more 'classic' books

8. Start writing a book that I intend to finish

9. Go out for breakfast

10. Travel somewhere I've never been to before (within Europe)

11. Make a roast dinner. Including a joint of meat, roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, carrots, parsnips, and peas.

12. Learn how to play a song on the ukulele

13. Upload videos to YouTube

14. Try sushi

15. Learn to knit

16. Begin regular exercise

17. Say yes to everything for a day

18. An all day movie marathon

19. Go to the theatre

20. Is a surprise that I will let you know once completed

Now I have done a couple of these things on here but I am planning on changing this over the next few months, and getting a lot done.

I can now tick of uploading videos to YouTube, which is actually another reason why I've taken a while to upload a blog. I was waiting until I make something more of my channel and develop more of the ideas I've had but I've become impatient with myself wanting to share it with you. So here you are: a link to my channel

And if you really can't be bothered to click on a link, I'll share my most recent video with you.

I started off making videos of just myself talking to a camera but didn't really feel like I was gaining much from it. As well as this, after applying for an ungodly amount of work experience and being rejected or hearing nothing back at all, I thought I would give myself the experience and start making my channel more journalistic. The only frustrating thing is I know how to use better software but I don't have access to it, but I am trying to improve my filming and editing technique with each new video I make.

I've wanted to try my hand at uploading videos since I first started using the site five years ago, but I was always terrified to. In honesty, it's still intimidating having them up there. But after being taught how to film and edit as part of a broadcast journalism module at my university, it reminded me of how much enjoyment I get from film. It gave me the basic knowledge and confidence I needed to give video making a go.

Speaking of film, up next is the all-day movie marathon. I have no idea why I've always wanted to do this, again I think it's one of these things I thought was really cool when I was younger. My brother has agreed to watch The Hobbit, and all three extended Lord of the Rings with me. I am not ashamed to admit that I am excited, and already planning the snacks. So look out for that update in the next few days. If you've ever attempted it, let me know in the comments.