GRWM? FMA? WIMB? HUH? A YouTube Acronym Primer

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For someone just starting out in the wide world of YouTube, the possibilities are endless – and endlessly confusing. GRWM? RT? FB? Bing Bang Walla Walla Bing Bang? (Okay, we made that last one up) Below, you’ll find explanations of some of the most popular types of searched-for videos, using both their hashtags and full names.

  • #GRWM: Get Ready With Me
  • Getting ready for a special occasion, like a prom, holiday party, or wedding? Film a GRWM. Show your subscribers exactly how you’re doing your hair and makeup, picking out an outfit, and of course, film the event if you can. Even if you’re just getting ready for school or work, your followers want to know what products you use to look so amazing!

  • #WIMB: What’s In My Bag
  • We don’t know about you, but we carry THE most random assortment of stuff in our purses – you never know when you might need lip balm, dental floss, a phone charger, or a small plastic dinosaur named Frank. Emptying your purse or backpack on camera and telling your subscribers where to buy everything is known as a “What’s In My Bag” video, and they’re insanely popular.

  • #FMA: Follow Me Around
  • Follow Me Around is pretty much exactly what it sounds like; a first-person view of a day or event. It doesn’t have to be a big thing, like attending the Oscars. In this age of 24-7 access to celebrities, people love to live vicariously through YouTube stars doing things as simple as grocery shopping or walking the dog.

  • #GW: Game Walkthrough
  • This one’s for all you video game vloggers out there. If you’re absolutely amazing at finding the hidden Easter eggs, or getting through tough spots on Call Of Duty IV, film it. Share your secrets with the gaming world, and make some revenue by creating MagicLinks links to the game, your gaming system or computer equipment, and more.

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