Hi zoe! have you stopped your vlogs?because when you started vlogging June you said that you were vlogging into July, I loved your vlogs and I'm just hopping that you'll be carrying on 💖:)
I had a few days of resting time but I already have another vlog from the Harry Potter meet and greet to upload. Trying to work out a good way of doing regular vlogs without the pressure of every single day, possibly every other day? Or every 3 days. Would love to know the viewers feedback :)
when zoella says she’s editing her videos, what exactly is she editing?? her videos are all about 20 mins long with about a minute of actual, entertaining footage
MEOW! I’ve been editing videos since 2009. It’s a pretty standard procedure when making videos. I edit colour, I edit out bits where I go wrong. I’m guessing you haven’t seen many of my videos…or daily vlogs where I have EDITED EVERY SINGLE DAY. *eye roll*
I understand if you don't want to awnser this but how did you and Alfie keep quiet for so long without anyone saying anything and why did you choose that? Ps ily with all my heart💕💕
I guess when you are in a new relationship anyway, it’s all very new and exciting and you’re still finding out about one another, and as we both had viewers, we didn’t want that personal process for us to be magnified by other people also discovering us as a couple too. We also worried about the prospect of us ever breaking up and how that would affect viewers if it was made public before we were very sure of our relationship. I had also come out of a sour relationship and had a bad break up so it was a difficult time for me anyway. We were always going to mention it at some point if we got stronger as a couple, but we were just waiting for the right moment. (although we don’t mind that Jim exposed it haha) as we were pretty close to saying something by the point and all our friends knew etc. :)
You are so good at interacting with your subscribers. You truly never neglect any! It's so lovely to see you chat on here with tumblr users, a smile do form :) Hope you are enjoying your night, Zoe! Remember you're the sweetest. (A little cheesy message, I know haha, but hopefully a smile will appear)
You are getting seriously famous now, do you think that you'd ever stop doing meet ups/ Q and A on Tumblr/ tweeting your viewers/ vlogging and move on to the big bag TV world and forget about us all???!!! Please don't!!!
It's okay if you don't want to answer this but what happened with your last major relationship before Alfie (you mentioned in your Draw Your Life video)? How did you get over it?
I don’t really want to go into too much detail but it was a very controlling relationship and my ex lied to me a lot and went behind my back (There is a lot more to it but I have never talked about it all online) Sometimes I still get down about it, and it creeps up on me and I get very upset. I don’t think i’m 100% over it just yet, but I’m hoping that’s normal after being hurt very badly…hopefully soon it will completely disappear from my mind :) I’m just very happy i’m not in that place anymore x
you and louises chummy chatters helped me so much, is there any chance of you filming some more? i know youre really busy and everything, but the ones that you did film are my favourite videos of yours by far <3
Yes, we have filmed 4 more recently, I might upload one tomorrow as i’ve not really vlogged anything today (oopsies) x
I understand if you don't want to answer this but I was wondering if your anxiety is caused by emetophobia? I have it pretty severely and you've mentioned a couple times being afraid of sickness but I was wondering if you meant any kind of being sick or actually throwing up?
I think that emetophobia has connected itself with my panic disorder as it was never something I used to have. Annoyingly it’s just kind of stuck with me now. I think it might have something to do with the fact I feel sick when I get panicky, so it’s like a vicious circle x
I'm a little bit confused. What is Gleam's role as a management company? What do they do? 💕 xxxxx
Gleam manage different talent, so me, louise, jim, joe etc etc. They sort out things like contracts with different deals, help me in meetings, help me with different projects i’m working on, get me great opportunities like interviewing one direction, sort out being able to meet you guys at events and flights etc and generally look after me (I once had a panic attack at the train station and they came back in a taxi with me all the way back to brighton to make sure I was okay) I don’t think i’d have been able to achieve half the things I have without them. They are able to do the things I suck at because i am a rubbish business lady haha.
However, they have no control over my content, what I tweet, who i’m friends with, who I choose to hang out with and they don’t pay me. They simply help, just as any other management would. It’s great because it allows me to feel looked after in the big scary world of youtube, otherwise i’d be a crumbling mess haha x
Figuring out what I want to be when I grow up has been a challenge for me. How did you know that you wanted to be a Youtuber?
I didn’t. I was the same as you, I had no idea what I wanted to do. It was probably the biggest struggle I had as a teen because I felt like everyone around me knew what they wanted to do. I did very creative subjects like art, textiles and photography and knew that those industries were hard to get into and I wasn’t sure what I wanted to be. My advice is to just try a bit of everything. If one day you think you want to manage a coffee shop, try it. If it doesn’t work out, try something new :) I think it’s better to have tried lot’s of different options that to be stuck in a job or career that you don’t enjoy :)
Are you in touch with friends with whom you were friends at school?
Yes! I love them dearly and they are so supportive of everything I do. I don’t get to see them much as I’ve now moved and they have all moved about too, but we have a constant whatsapp thread of messages where we keep each other up to speed :)
What are the three things you'd like to do the most this summer?
Have a picnic with all my friends in the park, Go on holiday with no internet time (that’s going to be hard) and take as many photos as possible so i can remember all the amazing fun times of summer so that when winter comes along I can reminisce haha
I’m not sure i’ve ever answered this before but I think it’s good to be honest. I make money through the adverts at the side, and through working with certain brands on sponsorship deals (although I do like to stress that I would only ever work with a brand that I truly believed in, or that would make good content for the viewers or be beneficial in any way - like giveaways where you guys get something in return) There isn’t any amount of money i’d take for something that wasn’t right for my channel. I turn down around 90% of deals, which I’m sure some people would think I was crazy for, but the trust of my viewers is more important to me. I didn’t start this to make money, but i’m lucky that it’s turned into my job, and i’ve had some really great opportunities through it. :)
I really want to start doing more thing's and come out of my comfort zone, what's been the most scary thing that you have overcome when dealing with your anxiety? x
Probably interviewing One Direction & taking my first long haul flight since I was 16. I was terrified before doing both, but I am so glad I did. You never know unless you try :) You’ll probably find that you surprise yourself and are a lot stronger than you think x
Do you ever feel pressured by the huge amount of subscribers you have on Youtube?
Yes, it’s very overwhelming and I sometimes feel like my content is not good enough or that it’s not what everyone wants. I still like to film the things I love to film, but I also wish I was skilled enough to make them super super amazing sometimes. It’s very hard to keep 5 million people happy haha x
If you had to go into a Youtuber Hunger Games, who do you think would win? Go out first? and who would you want to ally yourself with? Its a weird question I know haha! xxx
Funnily enough, I’ve had this conversation before haha I would try and ally myself with Louis as I think he would win (for sure), I think Tanya would go out first because she would probably curl up into a cute little ball and close her eyes (although i’d probably do that too…) I definitely wouldn’t run into the middle for a weapon, i’d run straight for the woods. haha x
How did youtube to become your actual job and not just a hobby?
It started to become my job when I started earning money through it, through adverts and joining a network. It then meant I could spend more time filming videos and creating content as I was able to give up my current retail job to do what I loved even more than I already was :)