Thursday, 10 September 2009

Youtube Guru's and Twitter

I'm in 2 minds to post this but I'll write it and then decide.
I joined twitter very recently, mainly because i'm off work ill with flu, and I followed some "guru's" to get to know them a bit better...

Most of them never respond to you was my first finding. Now they will argue that they have too many followers replying to them, and they are too busy and that, so ok - but personally twitter follows have no point to me unless i can converse with a person. That's my opinion, and you may disagree. You may find their daily lives updates enthralling (I did not)

Was that worthy of me blogging - nope. No, the main reason for my blog is the conversation that went on between a large amount of them on twitter yesterday giving off about people complaining about them not answering them.

The tweets went on, and on, and on - whinge whinge, moan, we are not understood, its just a hobby for me, not a job, and blah blah blah.

Again - they are entitled to have a moan. But in the time they all spent whining and patting each other on the back, and generally doing nothing productive - they could have been answering a couple of emails / questions. You can bet your backside if it was an email offering them more free products, or inviting them to another event with free goodie bag - they'd find the time.

This is my point (and the biggest irritant I think)

You girls choose to stick yourselves on youtube, call yourselves a "guru", and make video's in which you tell people "If you have any questions, leave a comment, or send me a message". Then when people take the time (their time is just as precious as yours), to send you don't bother replying.

All the while you have time to make video after video (sometimes of the most unimportant mundane crap imaginable), twitter, blog, and the latest addition to your arsenal -blogtv.

I think my point here is that instead of bitching, you girls (and guys) need to prioritise your time. So, less time on twitter telling us every minute detail of your day, - less time on blogtv, less time blogging, and more time connecting with the people who have put you in the position to get freebies, and invites to special events.

Choose only one of the options if you are truely stuck for time and give it your full attention - after all you guys keep making videos and saying stuff like "Thank you so much for taking the time to watch - it means so much to me". Well - it is OUR time we take to watch you, which is just as important to us as your time is to you.

Lastly: stop bitching about your fans.
Without them - you are nothing.

(ps I no longer follow any of them on twitter, and removed a lot from my youtube viewing....felt good :))


  1. ahh this makes me sooo sad. I understand where you are coming from. Everything you said is on point. I never thought about it like this. But you are right. Twitter is a bunch of random chatter most of time. I personally have lost interest in it. Maybe for the same reasons as you.. lol.
    If I have questions I will sometimes post on specktra. I find most people there to be very helpful.

    All in all hopefully the "gurus" realize this before its too late!

    great post! Sara

  2. Thanks Sara - I am so not getting the twitter hype at all. Maybe we just have other more important things to do? ;)

  3. I agree with you.
    I've just deleted a wholllleee lot of people I was subscribed too, was so good.



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