I've been vlogging my daily life for 70 days, and I love it.
It's hard, don't get me wrong. Filming my boring life is a challenge, but so rewarding.
How could being obnoxious enough to post my day to day be rewarding? My life is generally unimportant to the masses, how could I be self-absorbed enough to publicize it every day?
Here's how it's rewarding: My fear is disappearing before my eyes.
I've posted about being afraid of failure before, and I can feel it losing its power over me. Along with fear of failure is the fear of what other's think, and that has crippled me for a long time. In fact, I started vlogging in 2010 (I need to find them) and I couldn't bear how uncomfortable it made me so I gave up. No one really tells you how strange it is to talk to a camera, there's no way to not look like an idiot.
But now, I don't care.
People are going to judge you. You'll never be able to avoid it. Your own friends and family will judge you at times. Be respectful, but don't live to cater your life around other's opinions, because you will ultimately fail. Even if you live perfectly according to people's opinions, they will still judge you, so you might as well do what you want to do anyway.
By the way, this blog post isn't pointed at anyone and I'm not writing based on some recent situation. I've just been held captive by how people think of me for so long, that I've given up on it now.
Who cares? Live your life. Fear of man is a weight too heavy to carry for an entire lifetime.
Vlogging makes me uncomfortable, and that daily discomfort helps me conquer my fear. Try it out!
I'm excited for the next 296 days and what's to come!