Niomi Smart Just Showed How Social Media Stars Aren't Perfect
4 July 2016, 15:27
She shares such an important message.
We all have our down days, but sometimes it's hard to remember that our favourite YouTube stars get them too. So when Niomi Smart, one of the most positive people we know, uploaded a vlog entitled 'It's OK To Have A Bad Day' instead of one of her usual upbeat Sunday videos, it took us by surprise.
Niomi, who has been so busy recently working on her new book 'Eat Smart', was feeling a little down this weekend and decided to take to her camera to explain why she really didn't feel like filming. She told us how she had planned to be showing her 1.6 million subscribers the cover to her new recipe book that day (Sunday 3, June), but after another delay, it had to be postponed for a week. Not only that, Niomi also put her down mood down to finishing her book and she explained that "a lot of stuff has happened over the past few months that I've kept buried and I've kept busy with my book."
The comments I'm getting in response of tonight's video has made me tear up a little! You all mean so much to me https://t.co/s0VtJA0BW4— Niomi Smart (@niomismart) July 3, 2016
Niomi then went on to explain that the mood she had found herself was probably just hormonal, but she wanted to film her day just to show her audience that "everyone feels down, even the most positive people you see online." We followed her along for the day as she vlogged meeting up with her friend, Jim Chapman, for some lunch - and according to Niomi, he is great at giving advice. Even though she was feeling better after seeing Jim, she decided to head back home to Brighton for the night as "sometimes you just need your mum".
After posting her video, her fans took to Twitter and the comments section with lovely messages, which definitely seemed to make the lifestyle vlogger smile again.
Honesty always pays off. You share such an important message Thank you! ❤️— Claudia (@loveforstories) July 3, 2016
Your human, we all are... it is ok.... we all have those days we love you☁️— Cäitlin (@Caitlin00001) July 3, 2016
I loved your new video @niomismart !It made tear up a little..I just love your honesty and it's totally okay to be sad sometimes :)— Kelly (@Kelllluke) July 3, 2016
the video was so honest, so real. Thank you for putting this up! Love you xx— Sara (@unorthodoxmelix) July 3, 2016
We are always amazed at the love and support that the YouTube community has for each other and we are proud of Niomi for sharing such an important message.