I’ve posted about this a few times, but for those of you who don’t know, a few years ago I uploaded a short 42 second YouTube video to my channel that went unexpectedly viral (views have since slowed down). Okay, I wouldn’t exactly say the video was viral, but it was very popular on YouTube for a few weeks.
This is the video if you’re curious:
My sister is a beautiful singer, but suffers from stage fright and only feels safe singing in front of me. I really wanted to share her singing with the world (and I know she does too), so back in 2016 I filmed her singing and playing guitar and then uploaded it to YouTube – without even telling her!
I didn’t tell a soul until the video reached 2,000 views. At that point I decided to admit to Tara what I’d done. She was hesitant initially, but when she came around to the idea, she let me keep the video up. I think she is very thankful she made that decision – as her eyes light up whenever she gets a positive comment and it’s really helped boost her confidence, she can even sing in public now!
We still remember the day the video reached 200,000 views… and never did we think it would ever reach 1 million! We popped some champagne and celebrated when we reached that milestone.
My local newspaper wanted to do a story about both my sister and me, but my sister was too shy about it and unfortunately we had to let that opportunity pass us by.
I’ve uploaded two new videos to the channel if you guys would like to check them out:
Some Christmas singing (but not a christmas song, sorry! It’s Tin Man)
And some Karaoke on New Year’s Eve (Edelweiss):
I was going to use my channel to upload writing related videos for you all, but it looks like it has been commandeered by my sister’s talent! And I don’t mind a bit 🙂 Perhaps my sister and I can collaborate and call the channel ‘Milly & Tara’ lol.
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