The Story After several unsuccessful attempts at YouTube on different channels, on October 13, 2014 I started my current channel. Right before October 13, 2015 hit, I knew I wanted to make some sort of video to celebrate 1 year on YouTube. Unfortunately I was very busy (and lazy) and put it off until the last minute and it was the night of October 13, 2015. I grabbed my camera put it on a selfie stick and filmed a super quick video and then edited by cutting out my ramblings. I put the video up and made it public but it was I realized it was a horrible video, and once I uploaded my next public video I made this one unlisted. The Mistakes In the video I said I had 57 subscribers but I actually had 75. I also said I had 19 videos but I actually had 22 videos. At least I got the views right. Also there is the fact, that my bedroom was a complete mess and I didn't even bother to pick up. The lighting was horrible and the camera movements were the worst. I didn't have any prior planning for this video, besides the fact that I knew I wanted it to be about one year on YouTube. When I was done editing it, I didn't pay attention to how I formatted it because when it was uploaded to YouTube there were black bars on all sides. Here are Some Key Things I Learned: 1) Always plan your video before filming and also tidy up the room you are filming in. 2) If you are presenting facts double check them before having them in the video. 3) Always watch the final video on YouTube right after upload because you might have set it to the wrong format in editing and so now it has the black bars on around it and looks bad. Or maybe something else? Who knows what? I will always keep old videos up on my channel, but they won't be public. Any old videos I don't like I have been making them unlisted. But since every video I make is part of a playlist titled "every video ever" they can be seen again. I figure if anyone wants to see where I come from they can see every single video and learn that it takes time to improve. I know success doesn't happen overnight, but I think sometimes all it takes one bad video to learn what not to do and improve your skills. So go ahead make a horrible video, you might learn something. Don't be afraid to create.