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.