Sunday, 28 August 2016

Dodie Clark Appreciation Post and 'Thank You Dodie'


So, slightly different post today, but you all know how soppy I am, soooooooooooooooo, what else could you expect really?

Today, I'm writing about a person, I've written about people before which you can read here *plug, plug, plug*, but today's post is somewhat different.

I don't really care if some adults *or my parents* laugh at me for writing this, because it clearly means they haven't read it in its entirety.

I want to write about Dodie. Dodie is a YouTuber, who writes amazing songs and does amazing covers on her main channel, doddleoddle, and has a second channel, doddlevloggle, where she talks about so many important things, as well as does covers etc etc etc - and that's the channel I'm going to use as the focal point for this post (mainly because all you have to do is watch her 'doddleoddle' videos to see how amazing she is).

Dodie's channel 'doddlevloggle' is how I'd like my YouTube channel to look. Her videos are always either funny or inspiring, and she has made me laugh and feel inspired on more occasions than one. Her 'feminism init' video on International Women's Day inspired this blog post. And so many more of her videos have inspired the list of video and blog post ideas I have in one of my many notebooks.

Dodie talks about mental health on her channel, and I really do want to thank her for that - because those videos helped me clear up so much of the stuff I've been feeling recently. Those videos were called 'Just a Few Nostalgic Tears' and 'depression, anxiety, depersonalisation'. Those videos have helped me a lot, the nostalgic tears one helped me understand why I was always feeling down about life, and made me realise that I had to do something *I'll get on to this a little later*.

But for now, I want to talk about her music. Dodie has inspired me to start playing music again. I hadn't really played anything since I was 10, and this year, I used my wages from work in May half term, and I bought myself a ukulele. I wrote out all the chords on a piece of paper and I actually practiced. Dodie's music is incredible. All her songs have beautiful lyrics, with amazing meanings and wonderful melodies. I listen to her 'Original Songs' playlist whilst I do my homework, and I know practically every word to about 90% of her songs.
My favourite's have to be:
'Absolutely Smitten'
'Stuck the Way We Are'
'A Permanent Hug From You'
'One for the Road'
'Pas De Deux'
'Adored By Him'
'Little Room'
'Sick Of Losing Soul Mates'
and 'She'
Now, as I don't want this post to be too long *it easily could be*, I want to write a little, kind of 'Thank you Dodie' thing, even though I know she'll never see it, but maybe it will help you appreciate her and her work a little more.

Dear Dodie,
I want to say thank you for everything you have helped me with, even though I don't know who I am.
Thank you for helping me rediscover my love for music - playing and listening. Also, thank you for introducing me to other amazing artists and songs, it has really widened my music taste and understanding of the importance of music to me. And, thank you for helping me get through science homework every week, by listening to your music. Thank you for writing songs with incredible meanings, and letting us hear a story through your beautiful voice.
Next, thank you Dodie for all the help I've gathered from your videos. Your videos have taught me the things that we should, quite frankly, learn at school. When I couldn't explain to anyone or myself why I was feeling really depressed, your videos helped me make sense of it. Additionally, thank you for your video 'angry'. That, once again, is something we should be taught in school. Thank you for telling us all about it, because its definitely helped everyone - in terms of knowledge for the future or for their current situation.

Thank you for your video about remembering when you were younger. Because it helped me clear up so much. It made me realise that I need to try and live my life how I want to and do everything I want to. It inspired me to make my YouTube channel as a way to document everything. So I thank you for that.
Finally, thank you Dodie for being my role model and inspiration for more areas than one. I really do appreciate you and everything you do.
Thank you Dodie.
Love Charlotte
Parle bientot et Je t'aime,
Charlotte <3


  1. This is such a cute post! I love Dodie! She's one of those Youtubers you just feel is always 100% real with her audience and doesn't pretend to be anything she's not, she really makes me happy and her songs cheer me up! My favourites are Pas de Deux and Down! x


    1. Thank you so much! I agree entirely! Xxx

  2. I love Dodie's song so much, they always give me chills! I just tweeted her a link to this for you! I hope she sees it xx

    1. Me too! Thank you so much! So do I xxx

  3. This is the cutest post! You seem so lovely and have a really amazing blog too, I love making new blogger friends so let me know if you would like to stay in touch! x

    1. Aw thank you so much! I'd love that xxx

  4. I do love Dodie! My favourite songs are those she does with Evan (I legit cried when the Dovan flat ended ♡) Lily xx

    1. So did I! I love them both so much! XXx

  5. I've been watching her for ages and I think this post you wrote was truly beautiful Charlotte! Cutest message ever xx
    Morgan |

  6. I've seen her floating around YouTube but haven't ever actually checked her channel out,I just followed your link and you're right...her voice really is beautiful and heavenly!Just subbed to her :) xx