Chelo vs YouTube

01. February 2021 Diary 0
Chelo vs YouTube

I’m pretty sure I’ve told you, more than once even, how confused and, therefore, clumsy that I am. Falls, trips, snags and bumps are my daily bread and butter and as a result, I am always covered in bruises. Today I come to tell you about my adventures and misadventures in the world of YouTube, about those virtual blows that I hit against my entire technical team every time I start recording.

I have recorded a video where I show you directly what we could consider bloopers but it’s only in Spanish so I’m writing down my anecdotes below the video for those who don’t speak Spanish.



Today I am going to tell you three anecdotes and, as in the video, I am going to start with the most recent. Enjoy and take the opportunity to laugh a little at me!


I had to shoot the same video three times

The special video for the 2K subscribers, 50 things about me, gave me a lot of work, so much that I even considered throwing in the towel. I had to record it several times but, as the saying goes, the third time was the charm.

The first time I recorded the video, everything seemed to be going well, but when I had been talking for about 7 minutes I realized that I had not turned on the microphone. Let’s go had 7 minutes recorded in absolute silence. At first it doesn’t seem like a big deal, I realized in time and stopped to turn on the mic and start on time.

The problem is that I moved and moved the camera and when I sat down again I did not worry about refocusing. As a result, a couple of days later, when I was proposing to edit the video I found a gross 30 minutes completely out of focus !!! I swear it made me want to cry and stamp the camera: I didn’t do one thing or the other, instead I took a breath and sat down to start over for the third time.


I forgot to turn on the mic

As you know, in October (before the world went to hell again) I went on a trip with Jon and some friends to Andorra. There I bought a microphone for the camera to improve the audio quality of my videos.

As soon as I came back I had to record the special for the 1K subscribers and I decided to release the mike. Things as they are, I had a long and super emotional introduction because I did not expect at all to have reached that figure in such a short time and it turns out that it was all for nothing because I forgot to turn on the mike.

Another special that I had to repeat… I wonder if it is some kind of curse that affects my channel?


Makeup problems

I know that in more than one video on the channel you have seen me with a tooth stained with lipstick. it’s normal, they are things that happen. But there was a time when it was too exaggerated to pass up.

I recorded two videos of writing tips that have never seen the light of day and when I finished and looked at myself in the mirror, I realized that all my teeth were stained with purple lipstick… ALL OF THEM!

I cannot explain to you what happened in my head at that moment nor can I show you the result because I deleted the videos instantly. But at the end of the video I give you a graphic demonstration of what happened to me.


And that’s all!! I share this with you so you can see that not everything is as easy and beautiful as it looks on camera. BookTube takes work and provides equal parts satisfaction and frustration, but I’ve decided the best thing I can do is laugh at myself and move on.

Who knows if next year I will have more anecdotes to tell you!