If you can believe it, I actually claimed the YouTube name AllyMcWowie back around early 2012 or so. I got really into Vlogbrothers videos and wanted to do something similar with my sister who was living across the country. She had moved out to LA after high school to follow her dreams of being an actress, so I figured she would want to give my YT channel idea the ole college try. Well, she didn’t like the idea too much and I actually created a few “comedy” vlog style videos discussing random topics (my distaste at the time for designer handbags, making fun of care packages my parents had sent to me while I was away at college, navigating St. Patrick’s Day in Montreal…). I didn’t keep up with it too much and soon gave up the entire venture.
I then used the channel for a few university projects by posting some unlisted videos (those are still on my channel, and they are sooo cringey). It wasn’t until 2015 that I tried to seriously use the AllyMcWowie channel again. I had already been losing weight with Keto and felt confident enough to be in front of the camera again. I had become very interested in ASMR videos and tried my hand at creating a few. They weren’t that great and at the time I was too poor to buy all of the necessary accessories to create those ever so sweet tinglessssssss. Those videos are still on my channel, hidden from the world’s eyes for now. Perhaps in the future, I’ll do a reaction video to my cringey past. I think it would be fun. I still see those videos’ thumbnails when I check on my YT channel and I don’t even recognize the girl staring back at me.
After I lost all the weight (170 pounds, to be exact) I started doing my vlogs on YouTube back in June of 2017 and things were going smoothly. For two or three weeks, I made them consistently. Then, The Muscle and I went on a mini-vacation which got me out of the habit of making videos each week. Then, the my computer died and I didn’t have the funds to buy a new one (or really a reason to buy one – I had only received a couple thousand views and figured not many people were that interested anyway).
Well, one day The Muscle and I were chilling together after I got off work and I noticed all these YouTube notifications on my phone. For about a week, people kept commenting on my first Keto video, How I Lost 170 Pounds with a Keto/Low Carb Diet.
In that one week back in October, I had gained about 10K views. That same week, I decided I needed to continue, so we went to Best Buy and I financed my first-ever big purchase – my beloved Asus laptop.
And well, that’s about it. Ever since October of 2017, I’ve tried to upload at least one Keto video a week. In December, I hit about 10K subscribers, and from December to the beginning of February, I gained 10K more. I have no idea where this adventure will take me, but I’m kind of excited about it.
Thanks for listening (reading really, I suppose).
Until next time,