Friday, June 14, 2013

My Introduction to YouTube (AKA: I HAVE A FACE?)

Hey, everyone!

I've been wanting to try making videos for quite some time, but I've always been too shy and nervous to actually post anything. Perhaps I'll regret this later, or delete it after a few hours, but I made a YouTube channel for The Book Basement*.

*Actually, I made it in December of 2011. But I never posted anything until now.

Below is my first video. (I KNOW--I HAVE A FACE! Crazy, huh?) I'm probably making this a bigger deal than it actually is. But omgomgomg.

Here's the link to my channel:

Please leave a comment, like the video, or (oh my goodness) maybe even subscribe. (Though why anyone would want to watch my face, I don't know.)

Thanks so much for bearing with me!


  1. Hi, Sophia! I'm new to your blog and I just followed you. I must say BookTubing sounds awesome! You've got a great introduction video.. I've always wanted to BookTube but never really gathered the courage to..

    -Ariella @ Secrets of Lost Words

  2. Hello! I'm now following you on your YouTube channel :) Great Intro video. I've been booktubing for over a year now and I have to say, in the beginning it's scary. However, once you get into making videos and commenting and meeting all the other awesome booktubers, it's truly the best! The BookTube Community is amazing! They're so welcoming and always supportive!

  3. Hi Sophie :D I've just subscribed to your channel (and liked your video) and I wanted to say that I really do admire your courage. Booktubing or Vlogging is something i'd love to get into sounds rather scary. I love your blog and I can't wait to see upcoming vlogs.Great Introduction Video.

  4. Yay YOU HAVE A FACE! Hi sophiaaaa :D I still don't have the courage to BookTube so kudos on that :D
    1. I LOVE YOUR SPECS. They are so freaking quirky and cute :D
    2. You're only a sophomore? Wow! I thought you were much older. :D and your blog is so neat and professional xD
    3. Loove your intro vid! Looking forward to more :D


    And that 0 views mumbo jumbo is LIES. You will definitely have at least one view from this corner of the world. In fact, I'd already subscribed before I started watching :D But I'm happy to say that I love your video-editing skillz already, girlie.

    ALSO: What camera are you using? I'm in the market for a better one and I'm putting together an options list :D

    1. I just use a digital camera--nothing too fancy. It's a Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS Digital Elph. Here's the link:

  6. SOPHIAAAAA, YOU ARE SO CUTE!!!!!!! YOU'RE ASIAN????!!!! OMG, WHY DID I NOT KNOW THIS BEFORE????? (Apologies for the enthusiasm, I get too excited when I meet a fellow Asian) *high five*

    And congrats on the first vlog! It takes a lot of courage to make one and put your face out there and you did it brilliantly! Don't worry about your blog taking a backseat - school always should come first, I guess :( As for Divergent, I still need to finish it but I love what I've read!!!! We must fangirl together once I'm done :D

  7. Your video is great! I subscribed! I can't believe I have yet to buy or read Divergent. I really need to get on that...

  8. I already loved your blog but now I think I love it even more after meeting you (well, virtually anyway)! This is amazing for your first video, seriously, I don't think I'd be able to vlog *hides from camera* so good on you for starting this up! And yay, (slightly obsessive but nonetheless, awesome) Divergent fan! Off to subscribe and looking forward to your next video!

  9. NAAAW SOPHIA, HI!!!!! I love your comments, and gawsh you're too cute! I would never be able to make a vlog, so kudos to you for being so courageous. :D OMG, A FELLOW DIVERGENT FAN?! I think the universe is like telling us to be friends, no? 0.o Haha, but in all seriousness, it's really nice to meet you and I'll definitely be looking out for more of your vlogs. <3 x

  10. Oh, it's nice to get a glimpse of you in real life, Sophia. And bravo for you in getting the courage to post your video up. You came off like such a pro!

  11. SOPHIA! HI! SO NICE TO SEE YOU! You're a total QT and sounds so smaaart. xo

  12. Yay, another vlogger!! Okay so, you did way better than I did in my first vlog. Like, I was too awkward to function and you came off very well spoken and cute. So congrats! I do think vlogging will get less and less scary for you the more you do it; it did for me anyway. Oh, and that is a crazy number of Divergent books!!

  13. You did such a CUTE job here. I swear, you didn't sound nervous at all. Love your glasses, love your bookcases, and I hope that you have a great summer.

    Can't wait for more videos. xo


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