For one, I was a little uncomfortable with some members' zealousness about their religion. For example, if anyone was having an issue with someone else (outside of the group)- then it would be blamed on SATAN who must be working with that other person. And occasionally, a video of a pastor preaching would be posted in the facebook group.
Another thing that made me raise my eyebrow was the members' dedication to the "founder". It was a teensy bit eerie the way they almost worshiped her, giving her credit for stuff she did not create... and complaining about people who disagree (publicly) with her. It could be argued that if it weren't for her, then the amazing group would not exist... But still, it was kinda crazy.
These things were not enough for me to disassociate myself from the group. Like I said, they were a great bunch. I would roll my eyes and complain to E about it. But overall, it was a fun group...
Until the group changed for the worst. New rules were enforced that changed the whole dynamic of the group. It went from kinda weird to extremely weird.
A lot of us quit (of course). And then the drama began. Some people wanted to announce it on our channel. To me, this made sense - if I have been light-weight advertising for the group, mentioning it in a lot of videos, wouldn't it make sense that I tell people who watched those videos that I left the group and why?
Well, this was against the newly-enforced "rules".
So, some of the people who mentioned it were cyber-bullied. Bullying (cyber or not) is one of my pet-peeves. Actually, pet-peeve is too light a word. I abhor bullying. So, I wrote a pretty harsh blog-post about the whole thing and did a vlog pointing to it. Of course there was backlash. I expected it. But, it DID stop the bullying.
Although, I was warned (by the "founder" of course) that I would lose subscribers, I actually gained quite a few by doing that (although that was NOT my intention!)...
Anyway, that was the end of my youtube "drama". It was kinda exciting, but I would not welcome too much of it!
Here is a vlog/rant that I did yesterday:
I know I broke a few of my own rules... I repeated myself, no visuals... But like I said (repeated on here and on the vlog, I am not perfect). And I was afraid of editing too much. I would rather under-edit than over edit, you know?
Anyway, that is what I have for today. Tomorrow, let's talk about what everybody wants to hear about: Making that Money!
See you then!