CREATORS’ VIDEO DIARY / ‘Come on out, girl YouTubers!’

The Yomiuri Shimbun

YouTuber ayanonono

By ayanonono / Special to The Yomiuri Chukosei ShimbunHi, readers, let me introduce myself. I’m ayanonono, a college student who’s also a YouTuber. For the coming year, I’ll be contributing to this column in rotation with a couple of other young YouTubers. I hope you like it!

Since this is my first time being a regular in a newspaper, I had no idea what to write about. Then I came up with an idea: “Come on out, girl YouTubers in junior high school and high school!”

Why’d I come up with this idea? Well, I really love YouTube, and I really want to see more videos by girls from the same generation as me (lol). So I thought I would introduce how I make my videos with the hope it will inspire more teenage girls to become YouTubers.

First, I’d like to talk about balancing studying and uploading videos.

I first started uploading videos when I was in my first year of high school, four years ago. My whole family likes YouTube, and they had this casual attitude about it like, “Why not go for it?”

So after that, my life was like: Study, upload, study, upload ... To be a YouTuber, you have to upload videos regularly, so for me, when I was in high school — and even now — balancing studying and uploading was the most important thing I had to figure out.

That means, for me, the most important part of the day is the morning. Especially for my makeup tutorials, I get up at around 5 a.m., film myself putting on makeup and then just head off to school! I edit during lunch breaks or whenever I have a few minutes to spare. I think it’s hard at first, but you can figure out your own rhythm, which I think is what’s important.

Of course, doing these videos means I go to school with different makeup on a lot ... but I think the people around me have gotten used to that.

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Hailing from Aichi Prefecture, ayanonono, 19, is a university student who uploads videos of makeup tutorials, beauty products and food reviews to her channel. She has many fans from her own generation.

This article is a translation of the YouTube column that appeared last Friday in The Yomiuri Chukosei Shimbun, a weekly paper for junior high and high school students. The original Japanese text and the translation will be carried alongside each other in the paper on the final Friday of every month.Speech

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