I manage both a YouTube channel and a blog, and it’s so fun. But as you frequently sustain the two, you begin to realise the perks and achievements you attain.
From what I’ve seen, blogs are more manageable because they’re easy to do anywhere and is totally free. I can make a draft on my computer and finish it off on my iPad in another country without the need of good internet connection. It stimulates you, gives you a responsibility you must carry out every now and then and your literacy skills improve (that’s all the primary teachers care about).
The only problem would be that it sometimes isn’t enough. You can choose to do it whenever and wherever but then you slack off and forget about it.
YouTube requires more time, effort and money. You do need a strong internet connection, and lots of gear to edit your videos whilst out-and-about as well as channel maintenance. The absolute worse is the expectations a channel must have: sponsorships, uploading a video on a regular basis, cringy-ness and short videos to tend to short attention spans but then people complain that you’re not “concise enough” (What am I, a robot? Jeez)
But believe me when I say all that really shouldn’t be your concern. I make videos for myself, sometimes listening what my audience want next. It’s really fun and so rewarding, especially when the editing improves and looks even cleaner.
What I’m trying to say is that you should try a blog and a YouTube channel together, but not for others. You build more motivation switching between the two and not being so bored. Plus, you have a little side hobby that keeps you occupied. Despite the struggles you go through, overcoming them feels so satisfying and is really worthwhile. Just don’t listen to those pressuring you.