Q:Do you feel that marketing your relationship on social media is creating a sense of inauthenticity that will be difficult to overcome now that the long distance angst & drama are no longer a part of your "story?"
To be honest, we care very deeply for how we are “perceived” on the internet. We’ve received letters from eight year olds, videos from four year olds saying “Chipotle” or “God Bless America”. We recognize, in a very humble way, that our videos may have had an impact on someone - especially those LGBT teens, or long distance lovers and we take a teeny tiny amount of pride in that.
However, we don’t make videos to complete a “story”, stir the pot, or make the plot a bit thicker. We don’t contrive a fake relationship to increase views or subscribers in any way. Yes, our “story” as you describe it has changed and perhaps, now that we’re not a long distance couple, our popularity may begin to fade. And so be it. We don’t, and never have, made videos to be popular, famous, well known, rich.
We started making videos to share with our friends and family… and each other - we were genuinely shocked when others starting watching and our channel remains that way. We make videos that we want to show our children, end of story. As long as we continue to make lives just slightly brighter and as long as we make our future children proud, then we’re all good.
Simply because I support honesty and passion
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