I’m not really sure how its happened, and I’m not really sure I deserve this, but I suddenly and un-expectedly gained a lot of followers recently. I believe I’ve been featured in many youTubers main page feeds and/or the suggested videos from the pages of more popular cancer-related youTubers. Instagram seems to have followed the trend so perhaps people have been clicking through the links?!

I’m really grateful. A lot of social media ‘types’ do a giveaway or something to celebrate milestones this big but I still feel that I don’t have enough followers to do that sort of thing – am I being silly?!

So 1000 followers on instagram as of 13th June-ish and 5000 followers on youTube on July 6th according to TubeBuddy.


By the way, TubeBuddy is an awesome Chrome plugin that makes loads of youTube stuff easier. I use it myself, the free version does loads so you don’t have to upgrade and its just made my youTube life a lot simper yet more optimised – perhaps my youTube subscriber count increase was actually due to the suggestions I implemented?? If you click on my TubeBuddy links I get a small kickback because its an affiliate link – but you pay no more!

Kim Debling is a Hampshire, UK based designer and Director of her own company Kestrel Design Ltd. She is mum to Rose and Harvey and wife to her best friend Steve.  She’s fighting off Stage 4 Lymphoma and sharing her story along the way, mainly via YouTube. Kim is passionate about being happy, mental wellbeing and in particular art and creative pursuits as therapy during tough times. She teaches online at Udemy, has published books and has art and printables available for sale.

New Followers – 1000 Instagram and 5000 YouTube! was last modified: July 12th, 2018 by Kim Debling