Well, I had to quit it a few days ago.
Let me tell you why. This group was Serious. Really. I thought I was signing up for a fun group whose main focus was to show off the stuff we made for the week. I was wrong. This group was clearly more than that.
On Wednesday, March 7, I looked at the group page to find some new "guidelines" posted. And to be completely honest - I got a little scared. When I read them, I was like: "What did I SIGN UP for?????" These rules, yall, are CA-RAZY.
Here is a paraphrasing of the rules- believe me when I say I am doing you a favor by paraphrasing - because the original document is EXTREMELY wordy. However, if you really want to see it (for accuracy's sake), let me know - and I will send it to you ;).
1.) Include an intro/outro to all FOTH videos (that will be provided).
(ummm, no. I don't edit my videos unless I really, REALLY have to - like for tutorials - and even those don't have intros)
2.) No adult content
3.) Give credit where credit is due
4.) In the description - include member links)
5.) Videos should be crochet only
(ummm... okay, fine)
6.) Encourage audience to click like, subscribe, and leave a comment on other member videos.
(I don't even do that for my OWN videos - So, no)
7.) Invite people to join FOTH.
8.) Do NOT share information.
(Obviously, no - as I am breaking this rule with this post. lol)
9.) You must subscribe to every single FOTH member.
(Ummm, again no. This is the one I highlighted in my vlog about leaving.)
10.)You may only be involved in ONE youtube crochet group.
(Wow. Is this a cult or something?)
11.)Do not share any controversy about the group (with ANYONE outside the group).
(Or maybe this is a sorority...)
12.) If you do decide leave don't tell anyone.
(No, this must definitely be a cult...)
As you can see, this group was not for me. I had to quit (along with a few other people). And a few more want to leave - but are afraid of the backlash. Apparently, she has some really loyal
Fortunately, there is another group dedicated to showing off our freshly crafted items that is, thankfully a lot more *normal* from what I can tell, so far. And fortunately, this group does not limit our items to crochet only. You will hear more about them soon!
I am off to bed.