Hi, friends! This week I’m not only featuring, but interviewing a spunky, sparkly, gaming gal known to the YouTubes as Kaleidow! I’ve urged you all to check her out before, but this time, I’m bringing you a much more in depth presentation of her background in gaming, her wonderfully wacky hair colors AND of course, what she thinks of Pokemon Go!!!!
I’m sure you’ll all think she’s as sweet as I do! If you aren’t already familiar with her, I guarantee you’ll pick up on her sincere love and appreciation for her audience in a heartbeat. And now, let’s get right to it! <3
CUPQUAKE: How did you initially become interested in video games? When did you realize you were totally hooked and in love with gaming?
KALEIDOW: I remember being 4 years old and begging my cousins to let me play on the Nintendo, I was too young at the time but just watching them play had me totally entranced. A few years later my Mum decided to buy us a PlayStation and ever since I’ve been hooked on all different types of games! My gaming obsession evolved from Spyro to The Sims and more tactical games like Empire Earth which I would “no life” with my little bro for days!
CQ: The name “Kaleidow” is so bubbly and cute! Where does it come from?
K: It’s simple really! I put together two things I absolutely adore and am inspired by: kaleidoscopes and rainbows! It was originally my MMO gamer-tag and it became apart of my identity over the years.
CQ” You and I both love to have fun with our locks by dying them crazy colors! Where do you get the inspiration for the different colors to keep changing it up? What has been your favorite look so far?
K: Believe it or not but every time I’ve dyed my hair crazy colours I was aiming for a different type of rainbow! My hair is super thick and long and sometimes colours just don’t do what we planned! Through trial and error my hair has come out not looking very rainbow multiple times but still mermaid-esque. I love experimenting with my hair, the more colours the better and my favourite would have to be the rainbow I’m rocking right now.
CQ: You showcase a variety of videos on your channel — from Sims to Minecraft, and the occasional vlog or unboxing. They’re all so lovely and entertaining in such different ways! Which kind do you have the most fun producing?
K: Why thank you! <3 Videos that give back to my viewers are high on my list, my Minecraft series “Pixel Crossing” for example is my current favourite to produce. It’s a Role-Play series, so a lot of time and effort is put into it, but seeing the reaction from viewers makes it all worthwhile! Plus I get to build a lot so I have heaps of fun!
CQ: Which types of videos do you truly enjoy watching across the vast span of YouTube? Any guilty pleasures?
K: I’ve currently been watching a lot of “kids” baby goats videos! They are just so adorable and dorky, they make my day. <3
CQ: Who are some of your favorite YouTube personalities out there? Whose videos keep you totally motivated and challenged to make the best content possible?
I am currently loving these two groovy girls, Cartia Mallan
and Wild Daze
(Mika Francis) who make awesome videos about fashion, music, travel, spirituality, self-love and so much more! Their down to earth attitudes about life drive me to do what I love and radiate that on my channel. We are so lucky to have this platform for our voices, why not use it as a vessel to celebrate individuality!
CQ: I’ve always wanted to visit Australia, which is where you live! Tell us what you love most about it.
K: You should totally visit one day! I’ve travelled around the country a bit and the region I love most is the North Coast around Byron Bay. It’s just so awesome to have beaches, beautiful country-land, rainforest and waterfalls all in one place! The people there are so chill and laid-back too, it’s contagious and you never want to leave once you get there :p Best place to road trip!
CQ: Outside of gaming, what are some other passions and hobbies that keep you fulfilled and busy?
I’m a green thumb, I love to garden! It’s Winter here in Australia so I can’t really plant anything but when Spring finally comes around I’m going to make an epic balcony garden! I can’t wait! Nurturing plants really makes me happy and feel more connected to the earth, plus they are like little babies, you need to water and take care of them too.
CQ: Have you been playing a ton of Pokemon Go lately? What are your thoughts on this amazing new phenomenon?
K: Of course haha! I’m level 14 and Team Mystic oh yeah! And yes it is such a crazy phenomenon, it’s so neat that I can go for a walk and bump into other passer-bys playing the game also. The game has connected so many people, it really is awesome and I love it!
CQ: What has been the most memorable experience of your YouTube career this far in the game?
My first Fan Skype Meetup I had probably a year ago now. Meeting viewers for the first time like that really opened my eyes and made me realise what a cool community I had. I spent nearly an entire day calling viewers and chatting with them, ever since then, I feel like I know my audience as individuals rather than just numbers. Knowing that I have such a great bunch of sweeties behind me gives me confidence to be myself on my channel and create quality content that they would enjoy. People have always told me that I’m “too soft” and “lack self confidence”… but that day speaking with viewers made me realise I’m not that person and don’t have to be. I want to be stronger for my audience and be someone they can turn to when they are feeling down. They inspire me to be the best possible person I can be, and I can’t thank them enough
Here’s one of her latest videos, “Kaleidow Goes to a Waterpark! (Roblox)” It’s so fun and cute! Be sure to subscribe, and follow her on IG and FB!
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