I just finished watching Carolyns RV Life about abuse at the RTR on YouTube
Now, I've been giving a lot of thought to YouTube videos for the last couple of weeks, not sure if it was something we really should do. I created an account at YouTube when I set up this blog and we have a Twitter and Instagram accounts also.
YouTube though is different than the rest in that you are putting yourself out there - personally and with pictures which means you will be recognized, well we've done that already. The past 6 years now we have been experiencing what Carolyn speaks of in the first video linked above, day in day out.
You know those people who are never happy and always looking for your angle. If you try to warn them they are about to walk in front of a bus they look at you like you have two heads, tell you your an idiot and then turn and walk in front of a bus - yeah. Hundreds of thousands of them barraging you on a daily basis really wears you down. Especially for 6 long and gruelling years.
I had a video posted on YouTube but I have now taken it down. I realized one of the reasons we want to do the RV Life is to get away from the ignorance and it would be crazy ridiculous to walk into that again. I admit quite freely to being blonde but no one ever accused me of being dumb. I truly thought that within the YouTube concept we could help 'represent' so to speak because so few Canadians are recording their RV Life - at least on YouTube.
The rude people have free roam on YouTube and they do it because its easy. Watch a video, complain, easy. However, Twitter is less personal and this Blog requires effort to read. Now it is my personal experience that 'troublemakers' of any age wont go to that effort, perhaps they can't read or it just takes too much time... whatever.
We had a Blog many years ago which had a great following and we didn't have any issues with it at all. Have times changed that much? I doubt it. So we have decided not to put videos out on YouTube because frankly, we've been through enough already. I will still keep our YouTube account open because I enjoy learning from those with stronger metal than I am made of, but...
Part of me is really disappointed about this because, I guess, it was something that would be a great distraction for me but at the end of the day I know it would be a mistake for us at this point.
You will just have to trust me when I tell you how cute I am ;)