Today we are inaugurating a new section on the blog called San Diego Bloggers on Youtube, where we will feature bloggers that have ventured into the youtube world, or that became bloggers to complement their youtube channel. Today we want to introduce to you Laura, a charismatic vlogger that teaches her viewers how to style a pixie cut, how to do easy and fun nail designs, and how to style her favorite fashion trends.
Hi, my name is Laura and I'm a 23 year-old blogger and YouTuber born and raised in the area of San Diego/Tijuana. I've always been interested in the world of beauty and fashion. But it wasn't until I went to Paris to study abroad that I really developed a passion for it.
The name of both my blog and YouTube channel is Laura Neuzeth (pronounced new-seth). I wanted my blog and YouTube channel to be a reflection of myself and what I like, so naturally I decided to use my first and middle name. I mostly blog and make videos about beauty and fashion. I do occasionally like to film a nail tutorial, cooking video, or tag just to add some variety into my channel.
1. How long have you been vlogging?
I have been making YouTube videos on and off since 2009. However, it wasn't until February of this year that I decided to take YouTube more seriously. Now I upload on Laura Neuzeth at least twice a week and I also recently started a Spanish version of my channel called Laura Neuzeth MX.
2. Who/what inspired you to make videos?
I started watching people like itsjudytime, xsparkage, and allthatglitters21 back when they were starting out in 2008. I really admired how regular girls with a camera could have such an impact on other's people lives by just posting videos online. Most recently people like essiebutton and abb3rz07 have inspired me to start making videos. They are two girls that break the mold of a beauty guru in my opinion. Both of them are opinionated, have a unique style, and are very down to earth. It made me realize that you don't need to have a glamorous façade in order to be a beauty or fashion blogger.
3. What was your first video about?
My first video ever was a contest entry and I recreated an 80's inspired look that I saw on Nylon Magazine. That video was so incredibly awkward. First of all I felt so uncomfortable filming that my voice would tremble so much that it sounded like I was going to start crying at any moment. The look itself looked very sloppy because I was still in the process of learning how to blend eyeshadows. Despite that video being overly cringeworthy, I haven't taken it down because I like to remind myself how much I've grown over the past 5 years.
4. What do you think is the difference between blogging and vlogging? Which do you like the best?
I think the main difference is that you get to see someone's personality shine more through vlogging. Sometimes with beauty and fashion blogs it's hard to get a feel of what the blogger is really like because most of the times they're posing to show off an outfit of the day or a tutorial they just did. I also feel like people connect to vloggers in a more personal level. I've had people tell me that when they watch my videos it feels like they're just chatting with a friend. I really like both creative outlets but if I had to choose one it'd be vlogging. I've really developed a love for editing videos within the last few months.
5. How do you deal with negative comments?
I just ignore them. It does me no good to pay attention to the negative comments. You will always have negative people trying to bring you down as long as you're working hard to achieve something great in life. I take away the power from negative comments by simply ignoring them. I'd rather use my energy to create a great video or blog post instead of focusing on the random negativity.
6. Lastly, what advise can you give to fellow bloggers that want to begin making videos?
The biggest word of advice is that there's no such thing as overnight success on YouTube. You have to be incredibly patient when starting a channel. Just like blogging, YouTube is oversaturated with beauty and fashion vloggers so it takes some time for people to find your channel. Do it because you enjoy it and you think it will be a nice supplement to your blog. Don't do it because you want to become the next YouTube sensation. The last piece of advice is to upload on a consistent basis. You want to give your subscribers something to look forward to so posting at least twice a week is ideal. You really don't want to upload once every two weeks (or even less once a month) because people will just unsubscribe and move on to the next vlogger.