Dodie Just Highlighted An Uncomfortable Truth About Her Old Videos

24 April 2018, 10:33 | Updated: 24 April 2018, 12:23

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Benedict Townsend

By Benedict Townsend

It says a lot about the reality of life as a YouTuber

Dodie recently returned to her vlog channel after a short hiatus, and she kicked off her new run of videos by addressing something very pertinent to the online community.

In a video entitled 'she back', Dodie tackles the issue of a person growing and evolving in the real world, but having old videos still online which display outdated opinions. She says "there are previous versions of me online that people are still watching and probably logging as relevant, but I need to make clear that I don't think or feel the same way about a lot of things as I used to." She goes on to say "though I might believe something at the time I upload a video, I might not think that any more."

It's a fascinating window into the inadvertent 'time-capsule' nature of being an online creator. Because the internet is so good, perhaps too good, at preserving information, you can find yourself being contradicted by... yourself. Just like that Spiderman meme. This is a great lesson, and warning, for aspiring creators. Never forget your capacity to grow and change, and be wary of saying anything too definitive early on - or when you are still young and learning.

You can see Dodie's full comments here: