An Announcement!

*Deep breath out* Finally, after months of thoughts and preparation and planning and executing ... I am finally ready to share my big news. A couple posts back I managed to sneak in a little mention that I was working on something that was taking all my time away from blogging and that I would also connect with my blogging. And that my friends is that.... I've started a YouTube channel! Now, before you start poppin' bottles let me also tell you that it's not exactly 100% ready yet and here's the story on why.


My camera is a massive pain in the ass for what I need it to do. Amazing for photos, not set out for video. I have spent hours trying to have footage, only for me to get so angry and just walk away from it all. This has been going on for weeks. This weekend though, I just dealt with it and managed to get a video filmed. Let me also just throw in there that the first set of lights that I bought was a nightmare also. Some arrived broken and then I accidentally broke one also. So that was a step backwards. And then the nonsense with my camera, this is why it has taken me so long to really get this thing started. So much frustration. But like I said, I finally managed to film something this weekend and because my camera is not compatible for what I need for filming, it took me 4 hours. FOUR HOURS to film a makeup look. Four. So you can imagine that by the time I was finally done, I was so over it. There was no way I was about to sit down and spend 8 hours editing it. I did however sit down yesterday to try to edit it, and boom, another issue. My iMovie and iTunes aren't hooking up with each other and so now I've got to get through that issue too.  So the moral of that story is that I don't have my first video ready yet. *cries* But I do have it coming! 



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Although my first video isn't ready and uploaded yet, I just could not hold this in anymore. I NEEDED TO SHARE IT WITH YOU! I am so incredibly excited. And maybe you're wondering why I've taken this step, why I've chosen to back off of blogging and jump into the YouTube world. Quite honestly, and I'm sure from my lack of posting this was obvious, but I'm slightly over blogging. Am I done with blogging? NO. But I've spent the majority of this year trying to force myself to blog because I do love it and I love my community in it, but something was missing. It just wasn't enough for me. Just sitting here and typing things out just still wasn't allowing me to be creative enough. Or interact enough. I'm a very over the top person, I'm highly emotional with every emotion; happiness, anger, sadness, excitement, etc. And no matter how hard I tried, I just couldn't get it all out with blog posts. I spend 40-50 hours a week sitting at a desk doing the same.damn.thing. and I work in a field where I have zero room for creativity. If you've been following along this year, you have seen some really dark moments for me. And I truly think that some of those surfaced because I feel stuffed. I feel like I have so much to let out of me and I've had no way to do so. I am a wild, crazy, silly, rambunctious person and I don't fit right stuffed in a cubicle all day and then having my only outlet being to write something. Blogging is just simply not enough for me. And realizing this made me kinda over it all. And I'm sorry that I sort of abandoned this little place of mine, but I needed more. So I've been spending the last few months getting this whole YouTube thing in motion and oh my gahhh it was so hard to keep it from you all! But I didn't want to say anything until it was ready to launch. I mean, even though technically it's not ready because I haven't started editing that video yet, but I feel close enough in my process of this whole thing to finally let it all out!

You're probably wondering what you can expect to see on my YT channel. That's an easy answer, almost everything you've seen here! I will have makeup looks, product hauls, reviews and opinions, YT tags and challenges, vlogs, travels, rants, routines, recipes and everything in between! So if you wanna come along with me on my new adventure, head over and subscribe! 






Wait, we're not done yet. Now having shared all this, this is where I will need your help. Because I'm so insanely excited and so insanely grateful for my readers here and the friends that I've made and those that have stuck by Six One Six even when it was dead for weeks at a time... I want to do something for you! I want to do a giveaway in celebration of this big step for me. But because it will be for YOU, I want to know what kind of giveaway would you like.  A specific product, a beauty bundle, a gift card to a specific store or online shop? Let me know what you would like to see for Six One Six giveaways!




That's a piece of the editing process. You'll notice that there are many 10 min clips. That's because my camera only allows video for 10 minutes, and then it over heats and I have to wait for it to cool down to film the next 10 minutes. This is why it took 4 hours to film a damn makeup look. Yes, I will totally be purchasing a camera that fits my needs so that I can bang out videos much faster and easier than this first one went! 


Ahhh! I can't believe I've finally got that off my chest! Thank you so much to everyone that has been on this blogging ride with me, I can only hope that you will come with me on this next one! 


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xoxoxo!


28 comments :

  1. I AM SO PROUD OF YOU! I know how scary getting in front of the camera is, and I applaud you for being so brave! Can't wait to watch it!

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  2. thank so you much Ashten! you lil vlog boss ;)

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  3. congratulations, kelly! this is insanely awesome! i'm now subscribing to your YT channel. can't wait to follow along!!!

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  4. Awesome! I'm already subscribed :) Can't wait to watch everything you upload!

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  5. I love this and I'm already subscribed, obvi ;) Kelly, you will rock this!! (PS- We'll also need a 360 ring video, of course)

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  6. how exciting! i can't wait to see your videos!

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  7. I'm so excited!! Can't wait to see your first video!

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  8. thanks so much for the support lauren! <3

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  9. i saw that you were ;) thanks soooo much Jamie!!!

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  10. thank you! i'm pretty sure you'll like it, my fellow makeup lover :)

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  11. Yay! I can't wait to see your video and more videos to come!! So far I like how you did that quick snippet.

    I also feel you on the blogging becoming boring. I think I need to take a blog vacay to see if the ideas will come. Also in two days is when I'll start working in Downtown so hopefully being in a new environment will get me to such an inspirational state that the ideas will flow from my thoughts onto blog posts.

    So happy for you and so proud that you still found a way to let out your creativity through a different avenue <3

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  12. How exciting! You will do awesome. Looking forward to the first video!

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  13. I love this!! I'm so happy for you. I can't wait to watch them all.

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  14. HELL YEAH! Awesome idea! I'm proud of you and excited for you! Just subscribed! :D

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  15. How exciting! Can't wait to watch!

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  16. Cool! I'm still too afraid to put myself on video. Good for you.

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  17. Katie @ A Beautiful Little AdvOctober 1, 2014 at 11:25 AM

    Very cool! Cant' wait to check it out! I'd never be able to do countless videos - too scary!

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  18. thank you!
    i think that being in a new environment will re-motivate you for blogging!

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  19. thank you for the support! love youuuu!

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  20. i'm squeeeeeing with excitement! haha

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  21. thank you! i felt like that too and i don't know what happened, it's like I woke up one day and was over it haha

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  22. thanks! i was super scared when i did 2 vlogs last year but something in me changed haha

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