An Update on Giveaways

The following is a copy of an email that went out to my email list followers over the weekend, this is an update to all current and future giveaways, I will be making an updated video at the beginning of the year, but for now simply use the two bottom forms to enter my giveaways

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One of my goals for the end of the year was to start sending out emails to all of my lovely followers, so far I have failed at that, and sadly todays first email is not good news. I learned that last night a friend of mine with an extremely large following on youtube had her channel deleted and has been banned from the platform because she hosted a giveaway that required you to subscribe to her channel, leave comments, and leave likes. I had heard a similar story a few years ago from EleventhGorgeous, but YouTube had stated it was because they had asked for likes, and after a 6 month ban they had allowed them to come back. It seems that in light of all the controversies surrounding YouTube AD policies and not so child friendly content being found on the kids app, that YouTube has decided to crack down on any and all offenders, even if it is something quite small.

I want to make it very clear I do not want to stop doing giveaways, but we are going to have to make a change in how they are done, so that I am in compliance with Youtube. After giving it a lot of thought I think the best way is to host them over on my blog. I am the sole owner of my blog and as such I can do anything I want with it. However by moving it to my blog I am going to have to create an entirely new giveaway app that you will have to use to reenter into any and all giveaways. I am including the app in the bottom of this email to make it easier for you to enter.

The main question I think most of you have right now is “How does this affect the 25 Days of Christmas Giveaway?”, the answer to that is I will complete the giveaway on my channel at the end of each video I upload, but you have to enter using the app included here. You will notice the app has an option to subscribe to my youtube channels and follow my other social media, if you have already done those items simply click the enter button and when it takes you to say youtube or twitter it will detect that you’re already following. Also if your receiving this email you are already on my list, simply enter your name and email into the form on the sidebar and my email list provider will remove your duplicate email.

One of the ways I am able to host these giveaways is by getting sponsors to provide the items to be given away, and something that the sponsors look at is my view count and my subscriber number, I’m hoping that in-light of these new developments from youtube you will continue to be a subscriber of mine, as well as continue to watch my videos as one of my favorite aspects of YouTube is building friendships with all of you.

I’m sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you, but I’m hoping in the long run this will make things easier, as I have included a space for you to provide your shipping address, that way if you win I can ship the item out right away.

Thank you so much for all the love and support you have given me this year, it honestly means so much to me and I know that my love of creating videos would be significantly lacking if it weren’t for each and everyone of you.
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23 Comments

  1. Brenda Esquivel Villanueva
    December 11, 2017 / 11:10 pm

    Your amazing for doing this for your subbies.

  2. Kriti Goyal
    December 12, 2017 / 12:07 am

    This won’t cause any inconvenience to us rather I wish you are not facing much problem due to this…best wishes to you:)

  3. Liliana Costa
    December 12, 2017 / 1:26 am

    Hi Katie!
    This wont cause any inconvenience! Don’t worry about it 🙂
    I sincerely hope that everything will be fine and that YouTube won’t get even more crazy!

  4. Leblanc aza
    December 12, 2017 / 4:33 am

    This is the best decision! Thank you so much!

  5. Sneha
    December 12, 2017 / 5:49 am

    Hey Katie, you are so determined about your channel. Definitely will follow the new rules. 🙂

  6. Shilu
    December 12, 2017 / 6:25 am

    No worries Katie.

  7. Lisa Dee
    December 12, 2017 / 1:52 pm

    This is a smart alternative to the youtube restrictions.

  8. Chandani Jain
    December 12, 2017 / 5:25 pm

    I heard about it too YouTube deleted so many channels this year so many them had to start new channels . That’s really sad

  9. Aramariaflo
    December 13, 2017 / 7:31 am

    My favorite YouTuber ❤️❤️

  10. Angela Spindlow
    December 13, 2017 / 5:13 pm

    Omg I am so sorry to hear this. It’s no problem moving to your blog. I just don’t want anything to happen to your channel.

  11. Katherine Alvarez
    December 13, 2017 / 7:49 pm

    Nice giveaway 🙂 lovin your vlogs!

  12. Akshaya Bhat
    December 14, 2017 / 2:26 am

    Hi Katie.. thanks for the giveaway

  13. Vonda Dover
    December 14, 2017 / 9:06 pm

    I’m so glad I was going through all my emails I just about missed this! This is a great way to do it. Merry Christmas 🎅

  14. Amber
    December 16, 2017 / 5:09 pm

    Ugh, sorry it’s giving you so much trouble! So sorry your friend’s channel got deleted too! Thank you for doing this giveaways though!

  15. Jennifer Warschauer
    December 16, 2017 / 5:27 pm

    Great giveaway, and I love your videos.

  16. Chloe
    December 29, 2017 / 7:31 pm

    I didn’t join the Christmas giveaway to give way to others so I entered just now. More power to you and your channel!

  17. Jennifer Warschauer
    January 3, 2018 / 1:34 am

    Hi Katie- Congrats on another milestone. I don’t see why this would cause a problem for anyone. This is very easy to use and other you tubers are hosting giveaways this way as well. They put link to this form in the description box under the video. So nice of you to do another giveaway after the 25 days of Christmas. Good luck everyone.

  18. Jessica Coleman
    January 3, 2018 / 1:49 am

    I am loving your new ideas for this new year!! I am also on a weight loss journey and so I am hoping to get support and inspiration and to also give it back!! Good luck to you, i know we can do it!!

    • Katie Snyder
      January 3, 2018 / 10:10 am

      Yes we can! I have set some small goals for myself this week, 1 is to walk the dogs for 30 minutes each day, and the other is to do spin for 20 minutes each day. I figure its easier to start off small and build up, rather than run into the gym and do a 2 hour workout and then feel so burnt out I never go back. Have you started doing anything different this week?

  19. Akshaya Bhat
    January 3, 2018 / 4:02 am

    Hi Katie.. congrats on reaching 20 k subbies..

    • Katie Snyder
      January 3, 2018 / 10:07 am

      Thank you💋

  20. Jennifer Warschauer
    March 21, 2018 / 2:49 pm

    OMG, Congrats on 30k!!!!! I am so happy for you. Your channel is growing so fast. Yay!!!!! This giveaway is so generous and amazing! My fingers are crossed so tightly right now.

  21. denise lemmen
    March 22, 2018 / 1:33 pm

    Congrats on 30K Always enjoy your video’s!

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