YouTube is an interesting place. Sometimes, the algorithm will share videos/channels that I’ve never directly searched for like grocery shopping in Japan. This probably happened, because I like watching Imamu Room‘s Cooking Videos. Typically, I pay special attention to Imamu’s shopping hauls. Apparently YouTube felt I’d enjoy Linna in Japan. Guess who subscribed to her channel? But why? YouTube suggested Linna’s December Shopping Trip.
As you can see, viewers get to see where Linna shops and what she picks from a first person perspective. It’s kind of like a Slice of Life VR experience. There’s an educational aspect to the videos too. Linna translates the items name and how much they cost in Yen. This makes it easier for the viewer to search for the items later. The soothing music added post shooting adds to the leisurely vibe of the video. That’s why I decided to subscribe. There’s more to Linna than grocery shopping hauls.
Linna is a house wife who lives in Japan. Her lifestyle channel is a cross between vlogging, cooking, and family travel. Linna shares meal time with her family, outing with friends, and solo time with her audience. Little audio dialog is shared. Its more about an inner monologue that the viewer experiences via subtitles. Some fourth wall moments encourage viewers to share their thoughts and goals in the comments.
Why Watch Slice of Life Vlogs?
That’s like asking why I blog. People get to share their thoughts and views with others in a creative way. I respect how much time and effort goes into framing a story and trimming down footage. Then, brining it together in a way that makes sense. Viewers get to see the fruit of someone else’s labor.
I enjoy Linna’s vlog. For starters, I’m interested in learning how to make home cooked Japanese meals. I’m taking note of her kitchen tools and ingredients. Also, it’s interesting see to how advertisers market their products in other countries. This view of life in Japan isn’t something you’ll typically get from travel or cooking networks.
Since YouTube doesn’t operate like a traditional cooking or travel network, vloggers in this line of content can create and publish without outside interference. Plus, the potential to make passive income from something that you enjoy doing is pretty nice too.
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