Monday 27 May 2024

Top 10 Crime TV Shows You Need to Watch

If you're anything like me, there's something captivating about the intricate plots, suspenseful twists, and captivating characters that define crime-themed television shows. Whether you're a seasoned sleuth or a casual crime enthusiast, here are 10 must-watch crime TV shows that will keep you on the edge of your seat:

Follow Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs and his team of elite investigators as they tackle complex cases involving the United States Navy and Marine Corps. Later, Alden Parker takes over the team. Be prepared for laughter, tears, shock, and more.

Criminal Minds
Join the Behavioural Analysis Unit (BAU) as they delve into the minds of criminals to solve heinous crimes and prevent future atrocities. Not suitable for those with weak stomachs!

Chicago PD
Set amidst the bustling streets of Chicago, this gripping series follows Sargent Hank Voight and his team in Chicago Police Department's Intelligence Unit as they combat crime and corruption. Often has crossover episodes with Chicago Fire and Chicago Med.

FBI / FBI International / FBI Most Wanted
From the creators of the hit series Law & Order, these interconnected shows offer a thrilling glimpse into the inner workings of the Federal Bureau of Investigation as they tackle high-stakes cases both at home and abroad. Often has crossovers between all three parts of the franchise - but mainly all separate storylines.

Lie To Me (ended 2011)
Dr. Cal Lightman, a deception detection expert, leads a team of specialists as they uncover the truth behind lies and deception in criminal investigations. Learn about microexpressions and how to be a human lie detector. Ends somewhat abruptly due to cancellation after season 3.

Join the elite Special Weapons and Tactics unit of the Los Angeles Police Department as they navigate the dangerous streets of LA to keep the city safe. Following 20 Squad to drug busts, weapons deals and more - along with personal lives.

The Fall (ended 2016)
This gripping psychological thriller follows Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson as she hunts down a chilling serial killer terrorising the streets of Belfast.

Law and Order: SVU
Enter the world of the Special Victims Unit as they investigate sexually related crimes, from rape and assault to child abuse and domestic violence. This year is the 25th anniversary of the show airing - and it's no wonder with Mariska Hargitay as the front runner.

Delve into the twisted mind of bookstore manager Joe Goldberg as he becomes obsessed with the women he encounters, blurring the lines between love and obsession.

Only Murders in the Building
For a more light-hearted take on the crime genre, this comedy-mystery series follows three strangers who share an obsession with true crime and find themselves embroiled in a real-life murder investigation in their apartment building. Funny and light-hearted, this is a great show!

Whether you're in the mood for pulse-pounding action, psychological intrigue, or a touch of humour, these 10 crime TV shows offer something for every discerning viewer. So grab your popcorn, settle in, and prepare to be enthralled by the thrilling world of crime television.

Have you seen any of these already? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Monday 20 May 2024

May 2024 Playlist

I've been listening to a lot of music over the past month so I thought I would create this little list of all the songs I've enjoyed. Click any of the titles to get taken to a YouTube video, so you can check them out for yourself. Hope you like them!

Had another month of being obsessed with all of these songs!! Like any of the songs above? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Monday 13 May 2024

10 Tips for Starting Your Own YouTube Channel

Embarking on the journey of creating your own YouTube channel is an exciting and rewarding endeavour. Whether you're passionate about beauty, gaming, cooking, or anything in between, YouTube offers a platform to share your expertise and creativity with the world. In this blog post, I'll be sharing 10 essential tips to help you kickstart your YouTube journey and set yourself up for success.

But before we dive in, I'd like to take a moment to introduce my own YouTube channel. On my channel, I share my budgeting journey, days out, family days, and other random parts of my life. Budgeting is my main focus on the channel, but occasionally I get hyper-focused on other hobbies!

Now, without further ado, let's get started with the tips:

Find Your Niche:
Identifying your niche is the first step towards creating a successful YouTube channel. Whether you're passionate about makeup tutorials, video game reviews, or fitness tips, carving out a niche will help you attract a loyal audience who shares your interests.

Invest in Quality Equipment:
While you don't need the latest and most expensive equipment to get started, investing in a decent camera, microphone, and lighting gear can significantly enhance the quality of your videos. Clear audio and crisp visuals are essential for keeping viewers engaged.

Create Compelling Content:
The key to success on YouTube is creating content that resonates with your audience. Whether you're providing valuable information, entertaining your viewers, or inspiring them with your creativity, make sure each video offers something of value to your viewers. If you enjoy what you're making, that will come across to your audience.

Master SEO:
Understanding the basics of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is crucial for getting your videos discovered on YouTube. Research relevant keywords for your niche and incorporate them into your video titles, descriptions, and tags to improve your visibility in search results.

Be Consistent:
Consistency is key to building a loyal audience on YouTube. Set a regular upload schedule and stick to it. Whether it's once a week or twice a month, make sure your viewers know when to expect new content from you.

Promote Your Channel:
Don't rely solely on YouTube's algorithm to promote your videos. Share your content on social media platforms, collaborate with other YouTubers, and engage with online communities related to your niche to attract more viewers to your channel.

Optimise Your Thumbnails and Titles:
Your video thumbnails and titles are the first things viewers see when browsing YouTube. Make sure they're eye-catching and accurately represent the content of your videos. Use clear, high-quality images and compelling titles to grab people's attention.

Engage with Your Audience:
Building a loyal audience requires active engagement. Respond to comments, ask for feedback, and involve your viewers in your content creation process. Making your audience feel heard and valued will encourage them to keep coming back for more.

Analyse Your Performance:
Take advantage of YouTube Analytics to track the performance of your videos and identify what's working and what isn't. Pay attention to metrics like watch time, audience retention, and click-through rate to refine your content strategy and improve your channel's growth.

Stay Patient and Persistent:
Building a successful YouTube channel takes time and dedication. Don't get discouraged if you don't see immediate results. Stay patient, keep learning, and continue to refine your content and strategy as you grow your channel organically over time.

Launching your own YouTube channel is a thrilling adventure filled with endless possibilities. By following these 10 essential tips, you'll be well-equipped to navigate the challenges and maximise the opportunities that come your way. 

So, what are you waiting for? Start creating and sharing your unique content with the world, and watch your YouTube channel flourish! And don't forget to check out my own channel for more tips, tutorials, and inspiration.

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Monday 6 May 2024

May 2024 Wishlist

Another month, another wishlist. I like to make these now and then so I can visualise what I'm after at the moment, and can then *hopefully* go and buy them once my clients all pay me! Here is what has caught my eye for May!

What's on your wishlist for May? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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