MY FIRST GUEST POST - I interview a NEW YouTuber!
Hello everyone! Welcome back to another blog post! This is my FIRST guest post - I'm so excited! Now, as we all know, YouTube is a big platform for EVERYONE. There is something for everyone, whether that be a make-up tutorial or a drama or anything basically. It's so diverse and I suppose that's what makes it so popular! In this blog, I'm interviewing a NEW YouTuber, who just happens to be my wee cousin. YouTube has been her dream since FOREVER, and so I'll be asking her all those probing questions! Let's get into it!
ME: So why don't you introduce yourself to start with?
RIMSHA: Okay. So, my name is Rimsha Raja. I'm 16 years old, I live in Paris, in France and I'm Pakistani by origin. I'm currently in my first year of high school, which is pretty complicated for me personally, but next year I'll be able to choose my subjects and I'm planning to choose English.
For anyone wondering, Rimsha is trilingual, so she can speak pretty good English too, and that's the language she speaks in her videos!
ME: At what moment did you realise you wanted to start a YouTube channel?
RIMSHA: Well, when I was 9 years old, I used to watch Victorious which really sparked my interest in YouTube. In the show, sometimes the cast would record themselves and upload the videos to their "platform", which was called 'theslap.com'. I would sometimes pretend to copy them, so I would start talking to myself (I know, so weird of me) and I would also make 'vlogs' on my mum's phone. Since I developed an interest in doing YouTube, I guess I never really stopped 'practising' what it would be like.
This brings back so many memories for me. I have caught Rimsha talking to herself COUNTLESS times. Sometimes, she would even be like 'I'm going to finish eating and then I'm gonna talk to myself'. It was hilarious at the time!
ME: Who were your main inspirations at the time?
RIMSHA: I was really inspired by Victoria Justice at the time, like she was a massive inspiration for me. Then there was also, Rosanna Pansino who does baking videos on YouTube, as well as Promise Phan and Michelle Phan. They are both make-up gurus and Promise is actually married to Michelle's brother. They were all the ones I started watching and I still watch them now - I love them!
ME: Why have you finally started YouTube now?
RIMSHA: It's what I've wanted to do since forever. I think before, my parents were a bit apprehensive about me starting a YouTube channel, so I was never really allowed to. But, I think as time went on, I've grown up and I was finally allowed to do it. It's something I've wanted to do since 2012.
This is so true. I've known Rimsha my whole life obviously, and she never really gave up on her dream of being a YouTuber. Even when she was told no, she would practise, so it's amazing to see her finally doing it!
ME: Do you enjoy making videos?
RIMSHA: I actually LOVE making videos, making videos for me is like showing yourself to the world in a different way. It's not like showing the fake you through videos, I show people how weird I am, how mature I am and the best thing about making videos is that I enjoy making them. I enjoy talking (as you all know), but I have to say the most difficult part for me is editing because I'm not that good at it and it's not something I enjoy.
ME: What's your favourite type of video to watch?
RIMSHA: I can watch any type of video, as long as it is real and good quality. I watch both vlogs and videos and they both inspire me a lot.
ME: What are your goals for your YouTube channel this year?
RIMSHA: My goals are to reach at least 1000 subscribers on my YouTube channel (subscribe here guys). It's not only about subscribers, it's also about creating good content, which is really important to me. I think quality matters, quality over quantity 100%. My goal is to do at least 50 videos this year and to gain subscribers with GOOD quality videos. I don't want upload random things, I want to create good and to the point videos. Also, I really want my personality to come through on my videos, so I guess working towards that.
ME: Has anything exciting or fun happened since you started your channel?
RIMSHA: Yes, I mean, I never expected random people to message me saying that they really like the things that I'm doing or even friends who I haven't spoke to in a while texting me about my videos. The most exciting thing is that my parents, especially my dad, are supporting me and giving me ideas of what to include in my videos. All my family members are super supportive and being real with me about my videos, so that really means a lot to me.
ME: Do you have a message or any advice to others who are thinking of starting a channel?
RIMSHA: Yes, my advice to others would be not to focus solely on the number of subscribers. YouTube is something you have to be passionate about, and if you are doing it just for the fame or money, it's not going to be as fun as you want it to be. For me, YouTube is not about money, I don't really care about that and yes subscribers are important, but for me it's all about enjoying YouTube. So, my advice to people who might want to start a channel is to go with the flow, try and do something new and original. Don't be fake, don't lie about your age and just be passionate.
ME: Great. And where can people find you on social media?
RIMSHA: You can find me on,
YOUTUBE: Rimsha Raja.
It would mean a lot if you could give me a follow and subscribe to my channel! Thanks so much.
That's the end of our interview. This was so much fun to do and something really different to anything I've done before on my blog. I really hope you all enjoyed reading this and if you liked Rimsha's vibe, then please support her by subscribing to her YouTube channel!
Thanks for reading!