July 4, 2010

In "Exchange" For MAC...

Hey girls, I recently came across something that I personally find against my morals, and I simply cannot comply to. Some of you might be aware that I'm hosting a giveaway on my youtube channel because I'm celebrating my 500 subscribers, and some people have been feeling the need to "win" through other measures. I recieved this personal message on youtube about a week and a half ago, and I really felt the need to discuss it with you guys; my beloved blogger girls. There's just some topics I can speak freely about here, whereas it's just not the same on youtube.

So to sum it up in a few sentences, the person is asking me if I'd like to exchange "video views" for winning my MAC products. The most rediculous part in my opinion is the fact that he/she is asking for my to fool my subscribers in exchange to get more attention? What is that? They say they've done it with others before, and this leads me into thinking... is this how other gurus get their viewers?
Personally, I don't feel the need to lie to my loyal subscribers who actually watch me for makeup advice, in exchange for becoming "famous". I would rather my very own hard-earned group of subscribers who actually appreciate what I do, and that I do it FOR THEM. As for "... This will allow your video to be recongnized by the Youtube Community..." No, I do not feel that lying to subscribers and getting false and rediculous video views are described as "recongnized by the Youtube Community." It return, this would make somebody a lower person, and deserve little respect.
What disturbs me even more is that people would find their channel, which would feature my videos if they searched up words such as "tits". Wouldn't that summarize into creepy men who search inappropriate words finding my channel and watching my videos? I'm sorry, but that's not who my target audience should be. I have never thought of benefitting off this giveaway. My subscribers were the ones to give me motivation to make videos in the first place, so this giveaway is to give back, not earn more.
Thanks for listening to my rant today girls.. I know they're not necessarily related to makeup much at all, but I really needed to get this out there.
PS. Happy 4th of July to my American readers!
Tons of Love, Erica


  1. That's crazy! I can't believe they offered you a deal like that and actually expected you to take it, and then on top of that to lie to your followers like that person actually won... smh.

  2. OMG! I'm so disgusted!!
    I'd love to know who has done this before because that is NOT cool

  3. First of all, you are so awesome for exposing her ha!

    Secondly you are so right to feel this way and in the end your viewers will respect you more by knowing you didn't cave in. Why have a load of come and go viewers when you can have loyal fans who give you feedback and join in?

    Awesome post, it's nice to know people still have morals in today's world!!

    Love J.

  4. That's crazy! I can't believe people would actually offer and take these things. Crazy crazy crazy... :O

  5. Wow, that person is crazy, but it was truly loyal and trustworthy of you to post this. On the other hand this makes me think differently about the YT community. I wonder how much those gurus actually take on these offers. hmmmm!!

  6. wow...i can't believe ppl do this. i'm glad u were able to share this with us! totally exposed!

  7. OMG what a piece of trash. Thanks for sharing. Glad you have such class.

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  9. That is totally immoral and very wrong, how dare people think they can get away with stuff like that. But she obviously has in the past! The fact that her keywords that got hits were technically for people who are searching for porn makes it even worse! Good for you for making a spectacle of her and not agreeing to backstab all your followers.

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  10. WOW!! What a low life!! Kudos to you for not going thru with the bull & exposing that garbage!!

  11. Wow, interesting! Thank you for voicing your opinion. I hope YT will close his/her account.



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