Day 27 of the 30 Day Writing Challenge
I really love Youtube. And I think it’s strange that I do because I didn’t grow up watching anything like Youtube. I grew up watching old school television with commercials and really censored movies. And lots of re-runs. I am fascinated by many of the videos shared on the Youtube because it’s a viewing experience like no others. I really started watching Youtube when I decided to bring a betta fish home (which was my initiation into being a pet owner and brought to life my love of animals), and since then I have been watching many channels because I find them entertaining. And I do have favourite channels, so I thought I’d talk a little about them and why I love them.
I am not working with any of these Youtubers and did not receive any commission or monies to share their channels. Opinions are my own.
Lesley the Bird Nerd
Being a lover of birds, this is a channel I really appreciate. I believe this channel is geared more towards people who bird watch, but I love watching the content because she has really amazing footage of birds that are right here in North America. She has wonderful videos of blue jays, warblers, robins and more. She also shares lots of information about the birds, but while it’s educational, it’s also very relaxing to watch the birds being birds and engaging in natural behaviours. The bird song included is beautiful and I love watching a video or two a day.
Lennon the Bunny
When I first started thinking about adopting Honey, I immediately started doing research about bunny care and this channel has been invaluable in my learning. I also really like that is a channel devoted not only to rabbit care, but to spreading awareness about how rabbits are the third most “dumped” pet in America (possibly North America) and that they are many in need of homes in recuses. I think the videos are both informative, entertaining and inspiring.
If you enjoy learning about unusal animals or art, this is the channel for you. The channel gives you a lot of information on a variety of animals I had never seen before and they are sketched throughout the video as well. I just find it really interesting to learn about all the creatures out there in the wild, what they look like, their unusual adaptations and the art work is beautiful.
Youtube is definitely an interesting platform, and while I do watch other channels a lot, these are ones I think are very watchable. I have been inspired to delve into better pet care, to read up on topics I would otherwise have not explored such as budgeting, repurposing items and cooking a greater variety of dishes. So Youtube has actually really helped me a lot, and I am sure I will be learning more from it in the future.
I have thought about starting my own channel, but on a tiny scale. I am thinking about sharing more videos of my doves since my post about diamond dove care was well received, but I am not sure about the idea and am only toying with it at the moment. As I am toying with other ideas as well *winky face* one of which may happen soon, but that is a different topic altogether.
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