Everything Has To Change

09 October, 2020

 


This is one of those posts I've struggled to write for so long despite knowing that one day I would need to. I've struggled so much with finding the words but I think, finally, now is the time to try.

Please bear with me!


As many of you will know, I've spent a lot of the last 6 years creating content. Ever since the start of my basicallybea YouTube channel, I've essentially done nothing but create content from the get go. Every single day of my life, through the end of my teen years, as I entered adult life, through my exams, teacher training course, you name it. Through all I've done since I was 15 years old, YouTube and Twitch have been a part of it in some way.

I've spent a lot of the last year or so pretending it's still 2016, and that I can still push myself to my absolute limits creating butt tons of content left right and center and still get away with it even now, with a full time job and then some, with all of the content just being on top of it. The simple reality is, I'm spread too thin. That affects everything I do because I can't give any of my content 100% of my attention because I'm constantly being pulled from place to place. Over the last few years my channels have undergone changes, experiments, different content types, you name it. I was always trying to see what things did best where and when. It was hard, but I did find something on basicallybea that would go on to be successful but I never actually focused it like I should have. More on this soon.

It is time for change. It's time for a total re-evaluation of everything I'm doing and to re-prioritize what really, actually matters. 


So, from here on out, from this moment on, go by the assumption that all content I was creating is now officially CANCELLED. Here's what I mean by this.

I had too many things going on. Too much to do and it was overwhelming. It started to feel like the only solution would be to tear everything from the ground up and replace it. And that's basically what I'm going to be doing, So, from now on, this is my content plan. This is what will be going on from hereon out. Anything not mentioned you should assume I am now done with.


BasicallyBea YouTube:

My basicallybea channel had a chance. I found something that was successful but I never harnessed it. It's no secret to any long-term viewer that my resource packs, tutorials etc all did the best on this channel. My desire to be a commentary creator led me to push that away and not work more on what I was actually good at and seeing results from. That being said, from the time you're reading this article, our experiment with the drawn thumbnails is now over, as is the experiment posting over types of content minus one Among Us video we have scheduled already. After that, I'm going to really focus on bringing my tutorials, texture packs and more to the internets and focus on the content that really does work for me and the channel. I realise if you like bedwars etc you may feel sad but that brings us on to...


BasicallyBea Twitch:

My Twitch is basically going to be exactly what it is now. The new stream time seems perfect and you guys can play Bedwars with me. It's not lost from my content rotation, just found elsewhere. The streams will beg the same wacky crazy time we've been having with the same schedule, so yay!


BeaPlays:

This is and will continue to be a channel of no pressure. Me just posting random videos with my friends for fun. We just mess around and do dumb stuff the whole time. The videos on this channel are edited by an editor (Steve) so I don't need to worry about them, just drop the footage and away we go.


BeaPlays Roblox:

My Roblox channel is growing really well right now. I have it completely disconnected it from the rest of my brand for privacy and to keep the kids that watch it safe from swearing and things like that. This channel is also handled by editors (Waffwl, Elliott and Harvey) which again means I just have to send raw footage and then carry on with work or whatever it is I'm doing. Thank you so much for the support oner there, by the way!


Bea Elizabeth (& BeaBabbles): 


The last is my favorite and probably now my main venture. My vlog channel. It has a ton of trans-related content coming up. I want to take you completely with me on my transition journey with medication etc. I think it'd be amazing to get to share that with you and I know as a teen it'd have melt the world to me. BeaBabbles nicely comes off from my vlog channel and allows me to debate and add more opinions in for most topics. BeaBabbles is being mass recorded and will be live very soon on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

I'm sorry everything has been so all over over the years. I've changed so much to try new things. But now, I've found genuine success with the texture packs etc on basicallybea YouTube and my Twitch is doing really well right now. I finally feel a sense of direction and by saying everything is STOPPED and cancelled, and starting totally afresh with all of this written down feels so much less stressful and far more productive.

I hope you followed all of that okay. I'm genuinely so excited to finally feel in control and I can't wait to see what we come up with. Thanks for reading all, and I did write this super late so if there's anything that doesn't quite make sense or have correct spelling, I'm sorry!


tl;dr: We are stopping all content creating, re-evaluating and starting again fresh. It's like a brand new Bea for the end of 2020 and I know that this is the right choice for me. Hopefully when 2021 is ending, I'll be able to say it worked.


Thank you all for your support. I love you!

Bea x