At the Regent's Park gathering, I got the chance to talk to her about fangirling, the bravery involved in posting videos, and how to get started on Youtube.
Name: Carrie Hope Fletcher
Channel name: ItsWayPastMyBedTime
Subscriber count: 69,042
Youtube style: Vlogs (Video blogs), Song covers, Collab videos with other Youtubers
How did you get into making Youtube videos?
I started by doing song covers, until I met Alex Day (another Youtuber) and he told me I should start doing vlogs and other kinds of videos, not just songs. I was pretty apprehensive at first- I felt like it would be weird just talking to a camera by myself and then putting it online! But I got started, and it went alright, I think- so I've just kept making videos!
Describe what you do in your videos in 5 words!
Weird- that's got to be first, of course-, comfy... Oooh I don't know! Any ideas? (At this point Carrie gestures to the crowd of fans gathering around her, who all begin to suggest words) Happy? YES! Musical... and CREATIVE!
What do your fans usually say when they meet you in the street or at gatherings?
Well, I was at BT Live London the other day, and lots of people came to say hello. I try to be as approachable as I can, because I'm really no different to any of my fans. I've been in their position too, loving Youtubers and wanting to speak to them at gatherings, so I don't want people to feel like they can't talk to me- because I really know what that feels like!
In five years time, do you still see yourself Youtubing?
Yeah I'll probably be making videos still. It's a hobby for me, really. It's never the constant in my life- the constant is what's actually going on in my life, like friends and things, and that's what I'll be making videos about.
What would be your advice to anyone wanting to make Youtube videos like you?
(Laughs loudly) I don't what I'm doing, really! I put Youtubing off for ages, because I was a bit scared, so my adivce would be: be brave and just get going! Oh and try to feel like you're having a conversation with your audience too.
Comment below if you're enjoying this series of mini-blogs/interviews, and feel free to check out the previous interviews as well!
I reccomend checking out Carrie's channel too- her videos are always cute, funny and just a little bit romantic. Be sure to tell her that NotAllAboutBoys sent you!