Install Theme

Has anyone ever used your anxiety against you? I was once told I wasn't a good friend because my anxiety made me negative, and hearing that destroyed me, just wondering if you've ever experienced anything similar and how you dealt with it.

All the time. It’s a very easy thing for someone to manipulate you with. I deal with it by completely ignoring them, which tends to wind them up as it hasn’t affected you. Just remember that it’s a real low blow and you should be questioning the relationship you have with that person if they do it often x

Do you and other youtubers feel completely yourself in front of the camera? Like I know you're pretty relaxed but do you act different off camera, even a little bit?xx

When I am feeling sad, I tend to turn the camera off or just not film, or i’ll try and stay cheery just so i don’t put a huge downer on the videos but besides that, I am always myself. I feel quite comfortable in front of a camera now as it’s been a fair few years. People can often tell if i’m having a bad day, and I think it’s quite nice as we’re not all perfect :) 

Although you love it, is it hard being a youtuber like yourself, is there more to the job then just filming? thank you x

Asked by zoelladreams

There is a lot more to it yes. Emails, Opportunities that YouTubers might be involved in, Sorting out events & meetups, Meetings for up and coming things (Oooo mysterious - an example being the book, that has taken up a lot of time), writing up articles in magazines (myself and Louise are ambassadors for Shout magazine each month), photoshoots for press, tv things (like loose women), editing takes a long time for me (i’m a bit slow and a perfectionist), especially at the moment as i’m doing it everyday on my second channel. There is also a lot of networking and then there is sponsorships with brands that a youtuber might be working with. Blogging (although i’m just plain crap at that haha) but that involves taking the photos, editing them, writing them up and a lot of people do this daily. Alongside all these things there might also be travelling for certain meetings or things like vidcon which can throw you off a bit. I also like to try and stay on top of all my social media, so i’ll be reading comments a lot on my channels, taking down requests for videos, replying to some comments, tweeting, instagramming etc :) I wouldn’t change it for the world although there is definitely more to it than just filming :) 

How do you know if you're in an unhealthy relationship? When is it time to end things?

When you find that you are sad and upset more than you are happy. When you find it difficult to remember the last happy time you had together. When you feel as though you are having to change yourself to make the other person happy. Life is too short for any of these things to be taking up your time xx

Do you ever get overwhelmed by the whole youtube life and the pressure it brings?

Yes, quite often I will be on this busy whirlwind of exciting things and then when I stop and think about it, it really overwhelms me and I start to convince myself that I don’t deserve it and that it’s all a dream. x

Hi Zoe! Yourself and Alfie seem to have a beautiful relationship and I'm glad you've both chosen to share bits of it with us, but I always find myself wondering how different you feel now with the publicity of it compared to when it was a secret. Have you found people to be more overwhelming since it has become candid or more casual and enjoyable? Wish you both the best and you guys are adorable xx love you

Asked by trust-music

I think as time as gone on, and our relationship has solidified, it’s a lot easier and a lot more comfortable to be ourselves a little more in the vlogs and I think people appreciate that and have been a lot more casual. There are obviously still things we like to keep to ourselves as our lives are pretty much consumed with youtube, so we like to take some time out just to be zoe and alfie every now and then, with no cameras, no tweeting etc etc :) But it makes me happy that so many people respect what we choose to share :) x