Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Ideas for Videos and Blog Posts

Hey there love. Long time no see!

Since I have been so busy with schoolwork, life, work, family, socializing, and housework, making videos has [unfortunately] gotten pushed to the back burner. For those who don't know, I'm taking two 8-week summer courses online, and the amount of work that has to get done is massive; to that add the things I previously mentioned and you get jam packed days with hardly any time to get everything done. I have 4 more weeks left of these 2 online courses before I begin my official summer break from school.

So about video making. I have TONS of video ideas and inspirations for my main channel; here are some of my ideas (if you have any, please leave them in a comment or tweet me and I will add them):

School related:
-Study Tips: How I Study
-Avoiding Procrastination [Part 2]
-How to Stay Motivated
-Planning in a Small Agenda
-How I Outline from a Textbook

Organization related:
-Makeup Organization
-Jewelry Organization (mainly consists of all my mom's stuff, but I'm considering this "Jewelry Organization" as a blog post with pictures rather than a video)
-Dresser Drawer Organization
-Cleaning and Maintaining Your Bedroom Organized (This will be both a video AND blog post ^_^)

Finance related:
-How I Save Money on Skincare/Makeup
-Creating a Budget
-Prioritizing your Budget (I might make this a blog post)

Just For Fun:
-Scentsy review (which I've been using for 6 months so it's a very honest review (; )
-Hello Kitty Live Wallpaper Review for Android (Which I've been using for about 5 months now)
-Various Tags

For my blog I'm thinking of expanding my horizons and going outside my comfort zone. If you don't already know, I am allergic to practically every single makeup and skincare brand out there. But from time to time, I find products that are amazing quality and there's no allergic reactions. I discover these through monthly subscriptions like Birchbox and Lookbag, and Sephora, ULTA, or Urban Decay online purchases which always give me samples for free to try out. I never buy anything unless I have tried it and I know I will not have a hive-like allergic reaction. So I would LOVE to share a review of those [few] products that I discover. The reason I want to make blogs about beauty related things rather than videos is because I do not feel comfortable making "beauty" related videos...it's just not my thing, I prefer organization, budgeting, and school related videos (; They've been requested A LOT on videos, but I will not do them as videos, I will do them as blog posts ^_^ Here are the blog post ideas I have (again, feel free to add more):

Health related:
-My favorite juice recipes
-My favorite homemade foods/recipes

Beauty related:
-BirchBox: Reviews of the products I get each month, and whether or not they worked for me
-Lookbag: Reviews of the products I get each month, and whether or not they worked for me
-My Haircare Routine (highly requested on my channel and I don't know why hahaha!)
-Products I've repurchased (There's A LOT)
-Favorite nail polishes
-Reviews of products I've sampled through online purchases (Sephora, Ulta, etc)

Organization related:
-Tip of the day [or] Tip of the week: I will include links and pictures of fun and affordable ways to organize everyday spaces like the kitchen, bathroom, etc
-Links that will correlate to organization videos
-Anything you request (;

Book related:
-I'm thinking of making my book reviews as blog posts rather than videos, and have my book channel to show you books I'm planning on reading, as well as books I've read in the past and have loved [or hated]. I find that I express myself a lot better on writing then I do orally, and book lovers will definitely benefit from that.

Life related:
-Relationship Advice: I get asked about relationships a lot and I think blog posts will be of more help then videos.
-Prioritizing schoolwork while managing a home: I do live in my parents house but I do everything in the house, this means cooking, cleaning, organizing, maintenance, laundry, party preparations (really rare, about twice a year), anything handy that has to get fixed, and week-to-week groceries. So I think it's be amazing to help those of you who have to manage a home (which isn't easy) while also going to school, working, having a social life, and finding family time which is so very important...at least to me (;

The reason there is more on my blog ideas than on video ideas is because of this: My life is changing, for the best of course, but it's changing and I do not have the time I used to have to make videos. I am NOT going to stop making video...EVER! But it is easier for me to type everything I want to tell you than it is to film it, edit it, then upload it and reply to everyone. And yes I have to reply to everyone, not because it's mandatory but because as a video maker, I have given myself the responsibility to reply to everyone who asks a question or needs help. If you have taken the time to watch and comment my video, I will give back that same time with a response and more videos. I find it's the right thing to do(:

I'm not very good in front of the camera, and since I'm such a perfectionist and want to give the perfect video that will help you, I'll easily spend one to one and a half hours refilming until I know that the video has everything it needs to assist you. At this time I just don't have that hour or so to spend on a video, I'd rather spend that hour cooking a healthy meal for my family, on schoolwork, or with my boyfriend, etc. So I want to start making 1 video a week, I don't know when this will start, but I want to set the goal of uploading 1 video every week(:

I think that's it ^_^ Any other question you have feel free to ask, I love you all and miss you so much! <3



  1. Hello, (first of all I'm french speaking so sorry for my english^_^) I just wanna say that your videos are very high quality-despite the fact that you don't even use sophisticated camera! I think people really enjoy all your videos because you have eloquence, charisma, smart and are such an inspiration, and great personality of course. I'm pretty sure you change the life of millions of young (and older) people all around the world(because not every viewer decide to create a youtube account for subscribing channel...but still do watch your videos anyway^_^... yeah...) Finally, all your video's ideas are very interesting! So thank you very much for your effort to make everyone happy by making video or writing a blogspot:).
    -Thy (pronounced Tea)

  2. It would be so great to watch 1 video of you a week. Inlove your school and "organize me" videos, they motivate me so much.
    And I think your video ideas are great. I'd love to know how you study for realy big tests where you have like 3-4 months of learning.. Do you make a plan for the things to learn? How do you handle this? Maybe you could make a video to big exams, or a blog post. It would be great!
    Greetings from Germany ;)

  3. Love your school related videos! I would love to see all of your planned videos, but right now I need some help with planning in a small agenda... ;) I can't find a place for everything I want to write down! Hope to see more videos from you soon :)

  4. I can't wait for all of these things :) I love your school ang organizing videos :) Could you make a video: How you study foreign language ?
    Greetings from Poland!!! :)

  5. Hey, you are famous all over the world =) I also watch your videos and read your posts with great pleasure. Greetings from Russia.

  6. An idea of doing one video a week sounds great, just don't stop making them!!!! I watch all of your organizational videos and absolutely love em. Greetings from Spain

  7. Hey Aily! I love your YouTube channel and I have a suggestion that can either be a video or a blog (It's up to you). Can you show us various ways of organizing cables/charger that are either on a desk or night stand, because it is used daily? Thank you so much for your videos!