Vlogmas is a virtual event where YouTubers post a video every day of December up till Christmas Eve. Having watched my favourite Vloggers do this last year I was excited to join in and share our family’s LOVE of the holiday season.I was well prepared with a schedule of video’s to film and had daydreams of capturing all those special moments to look back on in years to come. In reality, Vlogmas has been the Grinch of Christmas that has totally stolen the fun.My hubby and Harry are fed up with feeling like they are contestants on Big Brother with a camera pointed at the 24/7 and it’s left me feeling like a Stepford Wife who needs to be camera ready with full makeup and wearing appropriately themed outfit day & night. I recently took the kids to see Santa wearing one of my best going out dresses with 10-inch heels all because the dress was silver & white and the heels made me look taller on camera. My poor blog which I have spent months nurturing and growing is now suffering from malnutrition due to not having enough hours in the day to write blogs on top of filming, editing and uploading videos. I work 4 long days a week travelling across the country , I am a wife to a very ignored husband and most of all I have 2 very active under 5’s who don’t understand why they have to stand in a shop and be filmed next to a bag of food shopping ( dropping food off for the Food Bank & Harry point-blank refused to be filmed ) . I had taken this week off my day job to get more video’s filmed and to do some Christmas shopping as presently the bottom of the tree was going to look pretty bare on Christmas Day but as sod’s law goes both kids have been struck down with a stomach bug and my house has been on lock down. No one wants to see a video titled the ‘ Diarrhea Diaries’ ( too far ?? ) There are moments in life when we all have to give ourselves a reality check and today reality is knocking hard at my head.It’s time to put down the camera.
I will give Vlogmas it’s due, it’s not all been a total disaster. Of the 20 hours of filming it’s taken so far, I have documented some truly momentous moments. Our trip to Santa though totally overdressed did capture Charley’s first real meeting with jolly St Nic and the magical look on Harry’s face could not have been truly appreciated on a photo. All that being said Vlogmas can now Vlog off and my camera can stay on charge until the New Year when I may dip my toes back into the world of YouTube. I will now be returning to my 1st love of blogging and making you laugh. So in the words of Shakespeare, ‘It’s better to have Vlogged and given up than never Vlogged at all ‘ ( I’m sure he would have said that if he was here today )
Has anything spoilt your Christmas this year and do you wish you had never done it? Comment below.