How I have almost 6,000 subscribers this far is beyond me, especially since I barely post anymore. I’m sure most of my subscribers are from my wig review videos, which is how I got started. But I believe the newest ones are there because of my lavender soap making video, which as of the writing of this post has over 254,000 views. Even after almost four years, I still get comments and questions on that video.
Why This Series? Why Now?
A Youtuber by the name of Shawol360, who is an older kpop fan like myself, inspired me to reupload my previous flip thru and unboxing videos. I’ve never spoken with this woman in person, and only have left a couple of comments on her channel, but it was nice seeing another 40+ fan talk about BTS and other kpop groups with some depth, substance, and insight, in contrast to the excessive fangirling you’ll find with younger Youtubers.
Most of the videos I’m uploading were recorded in 2017. But I’m going to go through them in order of release date, and edit and upload them to my channel. Some of the videos I recorded but never edited. So I have a lot a work to do as well as any new unboxings I might do.
But I didn’t really explain why, did I?
It’s pretty simple. I love BTS, I’ve amassed quite a collection, and I want to share my love and collection with others. I have some commentary about the group and a point of view as an older, black, female fan that you might not hear anywhere else.
Why now? There’s no time like the present.
Why did I take my old videos down? I guess I was afraid of looking like a bandwagon fan and receiving criticism for my videos. And let’s be honest, unboxings have been around for a while, so I wasn’t doing anything different or original. I guess the same can be said for wig reviews. However, just like the wig reviews, there is plenty of room for fresh blood, new perspectives, and new insights. Even though I don’t review wigs anymore, I still watch other reviewers, and I appreciate the insights and opinions they provide.
Though I’ve only been a fan of BTS since 2016, I love their entire discography, including this first single album. The hip hop sound they implement reminds me of the old school hip I listened to in the 1990s. (Yes, I’m that old!) But—with modern twist. Even their styling is a modern interpretation of 1990s hip hop style, most notably the gold chains and athletic wear.
I talk about more in the video, so check it out and let me know what you think in the comments below.