April 12, 2019

I'm Officially Done.



Well folks, that's all she wrote. As of today I am officially done with making YouTube videos and here's why. 




About a month ago on my YouTube channel I told my viewers about an extremely dangerous scam that was going around on YouTube. Seems it began in the "gamer community" where someone would call the police on a YouTuber who was doing a "live stream video", telling the police that this person killed their wife or has people held hostage and was going to kill them. THAT set off the local police of this YouTuber who was live streaming who by the way had no idea this was happening, the police then send in the SWAT team and the next thing you know they are LITERALLY kicking in the door of the unsuspecting YouTuber, guns drawn, knocking them to the ground etc. etc. 

Don't believe it? Search "Swatting" on YouTube and see for yourself. I think it was two months ago another YouTuber was a victim of this crime and tragically someone was killed by the police in Kansas because of it. An innocent bystander. As a side note, the perpetrator of that crime just received twenty years in prison.  Then around the same time someone I watch on YouTube, a disabled woman in her fifties who does Crochet and CRAFTS on her channel had someone do this to her TWICE.. It was then I said I was leaving YouTube.

Well I had people on YouTube tell me I was over-reacting etc. So I gave it some thought, took some precautions with my local police and decided maybe "they' were right. Maybe I was over - reacting. Sorry, I was not and should have followed my gut. As of this past week it has now happened to another YouTuber I know who is NOT a gamer , just a regular guy in his 40's with two kids. Someone called his local police claiming to be him, told the police that he just killed his wife and had a hostage. They then called the police a second time, again, claiming to be this man I watch and said that he had an M-16 and was going to kill the police when he showed up. This man lives in the country. Way out in the country and at night, it's VERY dark. Thankfully, this all turned out well for him but it could have gone VERY BADLY.

Another thing, since I went back to making videos, once again, I received a pretty nasty comment on one of my videos that had absolutely nothing to do with the video content and was none of their damn business anyway and I saw that this nasty comment had two thumbs up which tells me there are others who agree with that kind of disrespect and nastiness watching me.. Now I have been on YouTube quite a few years and I have grown a thick skin but you know what?, I don't need that crap in my life and I don't want it part of my life. God willing, I will be 49 years old on the eighteenth of this month and I am too old for this petty garbage. I don't want to deal with it, I don't have too and I'm not going to.

So for anyone who is here reading from YouTube , if you'd like to keep up with me then you'll have to come to my blog. If not, then I thank you for all your support on YouTube over the years but I am officially done with that platform. 

21 comments:

  1. I am very happy to keep up with your blog! Each of us must do what is right and safe for ourselves and for our families.

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    1. Thank you so much LuLu.. You've always been such a support and friend. Love you

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  2. Exactly. Retire from this community right this minute. Not worth it. Too many crazies out there and you have children. QUIT. and never go back. Post on your blog. Don't allow anon comments. Control you life & your feedback.

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  3. I saw the ugly comment, and you are right, none of their damn business! You don’t ask anyone for anything!
    Please keep up the Bible study. We so much need that today in this cold, cut, bleeding world. Bless you sweet friend, DD

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    1. Hi Desiree. I am going to keep up the bible study here on my blog. I hope you'll join me. Thank you so much for your comment :)

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  4. I have a youtube channel for my church. We publish our sermons on our facebook page through it. I also have a private channel for myself. I use it for videos that are too long for blogger. It is marked private so no one can see or comment on it without my permission. The world has become dangerous and no one needs the things that are happening out there today. You are doing the right thing.

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    1. Thank you so much for your support Kathy :)

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  5. Good grief! What is this world coming to. I am so sorry you are having to deal with this.
    I don't really read blogs that much, but loved your youtube channel. I will try to check in from time to time.
    As I've mentioned in the past, I'm from SC and I enjoyed being able to keep up with things through you. My little connection to home.
    I wish you all the best, Robyn! Take care!
    Love from MN

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  6. Hi honey!
    I saw the ugly comment as well and thought "what an unhappy person that could spew such thoughts". I will miss your videos and hope at some point you decide to return. Until then I'll visit you on your blog. Please give the babies cuddles from my Katie Rose and me.
    Love you my friend, Jodi

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    1. Hi Katie,
      Thank you so much for understanding. I may from time to time put a video here on my blog if I can figure it out. Thank you for always supporting me and being a friend.. Love you as well. XO

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  7. So sorry to hear this. But I completely understand. Love you girl.

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  8. I am sorry Robyn, but the dumb and poor in spirit ye shall always have with you. I added the dumb.

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    1. LOL I love the dumb part and completely agree! Thank you so much :) XO

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  9. That's NUTS! I've only got a couple or three video's up and several more ready to go but am now seriously reconsidering. The world isn't fallen, it's crashed.
    Sandra at Thistle Cove Farm

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  10. Jenniferz Tangled23/4/19 8:00 PM

    Hi Robyn,

    This is sad that people are so mean! I was looking for one of your videos where you made split pea soup out of a leftover ham lol. But I saw only 1 video and uts that you quit�� sorry people are so mean!
    I hope you and you husband and furr babies are all well! Take care��

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  11. Hi Robyn,
    I haven't heard about that YouTube scam. But I don't think I could stop caring about you and Lou and your precious babies (pets.) I'll come anywhere to know how your doing.

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  12. Thank you for the article!

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~Robyn~ XO