Hello all! Lurker for a little while now (mostly for the k-vlogger and j-vlogger related threads) and really wanted to start my own topic...so here we go!
Within the KPop community there are quite a few sub-genres of YouTube video styles on YouTube, with examples being Crack Videos, FF (fanfiction) Videos, those *insert music video here* BUT every time *thing* happens *another thing* happens instead, etc. Many of the sub-genres are surprisingly popular.
Lately I have noticed that this other specific sub-genre(?) of video has become popular among the KPop community...kpop journal-related/diy videos, but with aesthetically pleasing editing and background music. Heck, just KPop-related aesthetically pleasing YouTube videos in general. (If there's an official name for the sub-genre let me know, hehe.)
I'm not sure if they became popular due to KPop journals being more popular overall (since practically all of the channels have at least one video dedicated to their journal), or maybe people enjoy the a e s t h e t i c, but my friends and I have noticed quite a few YouTubers popping up with that kind of style; calming to watch, relaxing music in the background, all while showing you their latest pen pal letter, journal entry, store haul, etc.
I'm probably not doing the best job of describing exactly what the videos are, so here are some of the more popular YouTubers within this sub-genre:
Video examples: Concert vlogs, organizing stationery/stickers, exo poster diy, album hauls, KPop journal diy/flipthrough, what's on my phone
Video examples: KPop photocards diy (over 500k views), KPop journal diy, monthly playlists, album hauls, pen pals, vlogs, what's in my bag, whats on my phone
Video examples: Fangood unboxing, concert vlogs, what's in my bag, what's on my phone
There are also tons of similar-ish YouTubers with subscribers between 1,000-10,000.
What do you guys think?
(I will edit this post if I made any mistakes!)