There is more to the modeling world than the media lets on. If you want to find out what it really takes and how to manage your modeling career, then you've come to the right place! This blog is dedicated to the aspiring and already established models who live to defy the standards and stereotypes in order to make a place for themselves in this crazy industry.

Modeling 101 Followers - I Love You!!!

Follow Modeling 101 with Dania Denise by Email!


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Dania Denise + Youtube = Awesome

Unless you've been living under a rock somewhere, chances are you have heard of Youtube. To avoid insulting anyone's intelligence, I'll go ahead and write this post and assume that you guys know what it is (if you don't, Google it lol).

Anyways, I was chatting with a few friends from college and one of them suggested that I also do video blogs about the modeling industry in addition to the blog I have here. Well, I thought that was a great idea so I recently started taking the steps to bring this project to fruition.

As I looked at my blog and how popular it has become with my readers over the years, I began to think how I could get more people interested--not only to increase my readership base but to also further get my information and advice about the modeling industry out to the masses. So why not do a video blog? Naturally, I feel that Youtube is the perfect place to start.

I just ordered a web cam online so I'll have to wait a few days for it to arrive. Of course I'll be doing some test videos and once I'm happy with the results, I'll begin posting them on Youtube. Although my blog does allow me to upload videos, I think that putting them on Youtube will be a great additional resource for marketing myself and the wealth of information I want to share with all the model hopefuls out there.

While I have some time to figure out the format and what topics I'll talk about, I do know that I'll adapt a lot of my existing blog posts into a video version--at least for the most popular/common modeling topics. While some of you may think, "what's the point of me watching you talk about a blog post that I've already read," I'm mainly thinking of people that may not necessarily be blog readers (or may not even know my blog exists) as well as those that are not fond of reading in general lol...trust me, I've come across people that have said they'd rather watch a video about a particular topic instead of reading about it.

So I figure that the combination of traditional blog posts here on Modeling 101 and video blogs on Youtube would be a great way to introduce myself to a larger audience. Hey, these days everyone is jumping onto the Youtube bandwagon in order to gain exposure so why not use this media outlet to help more people figure out how to get their foot into the modeling industry's door? And, hey, if Tyra or some other talk show heavyweight comes across me on Youtube and wants to invite me to sit on their couch and talk about myself and my blog, I'm not gonna say no! ;-)

I'll be sure to keep you updated on my progress with creating the video blogs and once I get them up and running, you can bet that I'll be sharing my links here so that you can also get to know me in a different light. At the very least doing these videos will help further prove that I am who I say I am...it also makes it much easier to see what a goofball I can be at times (haha)! Wish me luck!


Anonymous said...

Hi, Dania! I just want to say that your blog has given me many helpful hints and insights into the modeling and fashion industry, and I feel like I have a more realistic view now. I have a question about my measurements, though. I'm 15, a sophmore in highschool, and I have a bust of 32", a waist of 23", and I'm somewhere between 5'6 and 5'7, although my doctor said I would most likely grow to be one 5'8 or 5'9. What I'm most worried about is my hips, 35". In general, I'm very happy with my hips and behind, but would it put me out of runway altogether, assuming I grow to be 5'8? Would it get in the way of being signed by Ford or Factor, New Generation? Thanks for your help!

Dania Denise said...

Hey, Anonymous! You'll find your answer in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #105." Thanks for reading!