“T” is for “Tracey’s Basement” – An A-to-Z Blogging Challenge Post

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For the A-to-Z Challenge 2017 I’m writing all about myself. Every post will be some random fact or bit of information about me that you may or may not have already known. Maybe you’ll learn something! Feel free to let me know! ^_^


No one who comes to this blog even a little bit casually could have possibly missed this fact, but for those of you who might be stumbling in because of the blogging challenge: I’m a YouTuber!

I began my YouTube channel in the summer of 2014, and it began as a pure unboxing channel. Before then I hadn’t even known unboxings were a thing – in fact, I hadn’t even known subscription boxes were a thing – but after watching a few other people doing I thought, “I could do that!” I placed orders for a couple of nerdy subscription services and a couple of girly ones as well, and started unboxing. Those first videos were…not great. But I got better, bit by bit, and talking to the camera slowly began to help me calm my anxiety flare-ups as well.

Eventually my husband, Jason, began helping out on the channel by putting together a “studio” for me, creating an opening for the videos, making nicer thumbnails, working on branding, and other such things, and it really began to blossom from there. Jason started joining me in videos, we started focusing more on quality, and the channel became what it is today: “Tracey’s Basement” featuring Tracey and Jason (and sometimes the little one as well). It took me about a year and a half to get my first thousand subscribers, but once Jason took over quality control and we got into a groove, that number tripled in less than the following year.

These days Jason and I still do unboxing videos, but we also do toy hauls and mail calls (whenever awesome, awesome people send us things), and whatever random geekiness comes across our desks, such as the My Life in Movies TAG we were tagged in not too long ago. So basically, what I’m getting at, is that if you’re a geek, or if you just love collectibles and/or subscription boxes, come check us out over at “Tracey’s Basement“!

Q & A Time! Ask Us Some Questions!

Jason and I have been doing “Tracey’s Basement” for over a year now, and it’s been a ton of fun getting to know our geeky community and showing off awesome stuff to you guys. So we decided that we’d like to do a Q & A video! Check out the vid below and leave your questions in the comment section if you have any, and we’ll get an Answer vid up sometime in the near-ish future! ^_^

Early Birthday Present for Me from David! :D

I got a birthday present in the mail! A buddy from the Basement Geeks, David, sent me along two awesome Funko Pops that I’d realllllllly been wanting! Thank you so much David!

(P.S. By the time you guys are seeing this blog post it has actually gone past my birthday, but this video was recorded before it. ^_^)

Awesome Surprise Mail from Stephen Higgins!

It’s always a huge surprise whenever anyone sends us anything to open on the channel – you people rock! – but this package was extra surprising because we didn’t know it was coming and it was something we desperately wanted! Thank you so much, Stephen, for sending us this Funko Shop exclusive that we otherwise wouldn’t have been able to get! 😀