ASMR Interviewed: Holly ASMR

Holly ASMR is a creator of videos that purposely trigger ASMR, which is described as a pleasant, tingly sensation in the scalp that extend down the back and out through the limbs. You can learn more about ASMR here. You can find Holly ASMR’s videos here.

Hey Holly! Thank you so much for joining me today!​​​ ​

Hey! Thank you for interviewing me today 🙂

How did you discover the ASMR community? Was there ever a video that you’d listen to for tingles before you knew what it was?

I accidentally stumbled across ASMR while watching a few meditation videos one day. A few videos I was watching had the word ASMR in the title, so as you do I googled it and did some research into what it meant. Little did I knew I was watching those meditations because I was experiencing ASMR the entire time – thats why they were so relaxing to me. It was the voices that gave me tingles and a deep sense of relaxation. It also made me realise that I had my first ASMR experience as a child before I even knew what the term was, when a school teacher was marking my work with the most soothing softly spoken voice. It was bliss!

What are your absolute favorite kind of videos to make and why?

​My favorite videos to make and most requested are sleep videos, sleep roleplays in particular, where I am relaxing my viewers with soft whispering, relaxation tips, meditations and a variety of different trigger sounds. I also love making videos where I am exploring new sounds! Its great fun!

How do you decide what kind of video to make? Do you have any sort of brainstorming or planning process?

​Yes I plan all of my videos before filming. I have an entire list of upcoming ASMR video ideas that I want to create, including another list of requested videos from my viewers. I like to create a wide variety of ASMR videos, so there is something for everyone. As for deciding what kind of video to make next, I pick at random from my ideas list after I’ve done some research and literally just go with my intuition on what I feel I’d like to do next.

Did you ever do other kinds of YouTube videos before ASMR?

​Yes, I’ve always been a spiritual down to earth girl, practising and teaching meditation, so my channel used to be all about uplifting people with positive thinking, mindfulness and how to become a better version of yourself. Self improvement videos in a way. I am still passionate about those types of videos, but I felt it was time for a change around 8 months ago when I decided to make my channel all about ASMR. This is what I truly enjoy, its so much fun, allowing me to express my creativity and relax people. I love that there is a quiet whispering side of YouTube, its my favorite place to be so I wanted to give something back to the ASMR community by getting involved!

How would you describe ASMR to someone who is skeptical of or simply does not know what it is?

Lots of people are becoming more aware of ASMR which is amazing, but for those who don’t fully understand it, I just describe it to them as relaxing sounds that can reduce anxiety, give you a tingly sensation in your body or on your skin and help you to sleep. I’d ask them to keep an open mind and think about a sound that they like, whether its page turning, typing, tapping, whispering, watching someone perform a task, or anything really! Its all about exploring what triggers work for you, keep an open mind, watch a few videos and see what you like – you might be surprised at how much you enjoy it!

Do your friends and family know you have a YouTube channel? If so, what do they think of it?

​Yes my friends and family know I have a channel and they are very supportive thankfully. I’m lucky to have a family who have always accepted what I do and given me the confidence to follow through. When I first started making ASMR videos, they were unsure at first on why I was tapping and whispering on camera but once I explained that I was helping people to sleep they understood it very quickly and found it very interesting which is a relief!

Which ASMRtists would you recommend to someone new to ASMR?

There are so many ASMRtists out there right now, I love how the ASMR community is growing more and more each day. I recommend watching someone who you can connect to, its always about the voice for me. If they have a soothing voice that can send me to sleep or calm me down then thats perfect for me. Choosing an ASMRtist is a personal thing, so I suggest on watching a few videos, seeing how they make you feel and if you like what you’re hearing, hit subscribe!

What advice would you give to someone who wants to start making ASMR videos?

My advice for anyone thinking about making ASMR videos is to make sure that ASMR truly resonates with you first and you’re not just doing it because its the growing trend right now. Its important that you understand what ASMR is about and you feel comfortable making the videos. If ASMR has helped you and you want to give it a go, have fun and know that confidence will come in time. Take some time to explore and play around with different sounds and give it your best shot! If you are relaxed while making these videos, chances are your audience will be too and they will love what you’re doing!

Where can our readers find you online and how they can support you?

​You can find me over on my YouTube Channel, I also have a website with information about what ASMR is, commonly asked questions and my recent videos. If you’d like to support me, I’m on Patreon too! ​

Thank you so much for your time, Holly 🙂 You have a great channel and I can’t wait to see what you do next!

​Thank you so much for interviewing me Bekah! I had so much fun chatting about ASMR with you! 🙂

Where to Find Holly ASMR

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