In the predominant world of social media, blogs and youtube, we have all become wholly or partly involved in this vast, vast world. Some of us have just started yesterday and some of us were one of the first ones to delve into the unknown . Long gone were the days, when people thought that your "fashion" blog is a place where you sell clothes, or simply something similar to Facebook. It is such a different world for bloggers these days, since people and companies really acknowledge the power of writing and social influence (well at least in places other than Lebanon, but we are on a good track ladies and gentlemen, hopefully we could keep up with the world in a couple of years). When I first got the courage to finally launch my blog, about 3 years ago, I knew that it's going to be in english, since blogging is all about uniting the world and making it easy for all the readers from around the globe communicate and support each other. Since English isn't my strongest language, I sometimes feel myself trying too hard to get the words out of my head, but since my blog is about fashion and beauty, I think you can excuse some of my Grammar mistakes. But it is actually OK to not have a perfectly written Fashion blog, since most of the people come for photography and style inspiration, and the writing is similar to a background, significant in its function, but quite dispensable. But that is only my opinion and my take on Fashion Blogging.
As my blog grew, I grew with it, and I needed to give more and so my youtube channel was created. Although I thought it would be similar to running my blog, filming and posting videos online is by far more nerve-recking and time consuming than I have ever imagined, but at the same time it is more giving and make you become closer to your readers. One of the main things I get asked about my Youtube channel is why I chose to speak arabic, but why shouldn't I? I am Lebanese and my native language is arabic, so for me it makes a total sense, don't you think? Plus, I think there are enough english-speaking channels in this world, so I will spare my addition to the equation.
The main reason I have started my youtube channel, was because I was tired of seeing other girls talking about products we don't even have in our country, so I wanted to be that person who can tell you where to buy stuff that are easily accessible to each and every one living in Lebanon or at least in the Arab world. I am proud of being Lebanese and proud of speaking Arabic, so why should I change and start talking in English? I wouldn't be able to be my true self, since I do not speak english with my close friends and family. My channel is the real me, the real Maya! A girl you may meet on the street or in your local Beauty Store ( I seem to be living there sometimes).
This is not a rant post, this is me, simply stating the facts, and encouraging others to build up a Lebanese Youtube community, so we can all grow together and show the world, who we truly are.
If you haven't seen any of my videos yet, here are a couple of my suggestions :