So I'm sitting here... I should be editing tomorrow's video... but I don't know. I just felt like I should see how things on this website are going, because I've been really bad about doing updates on it lately. I really wanted to go out today. Not anywhere special, but just go somewhere in general because I really felt like vlogging. Instead, I slept all day because last night I stayed up until 3 AM, then woke up at 8 AM. So I didn't get much sleep. Plus, I was still super exhausted from IMATS yesterday. But anyway, I had opened Final Cut Pro on my computer, and had started editing the video for tomorrow. But like I said, I just felt this urge to check the website to see how things were going.
The first thing that I looked at were the statistics (so how many clicks and views it's gotten today and this month... stuff like that). They were higher than they'd been when I last checked, so that immediately put me in a good mood. Especially since I haven't posted or updated anything on here since early November. Then I went to go and read comments on blog posts. Normally I get an email every time someone comments, but I guess they must have been going into spam or something because I had no idea that so many people had left comments. But that isn't what made me cry. I went to read the form entries. A form entry is when someone fills out the contact form on the Contact Me page. There were so many. So so many. I couldn't believe it.
Normally I might get one a month, and half the time it's just spam or some creepy 40-year-old man asking me to send him naked pictures. But no. There must have been 30 entries from over the last two or three months. And they were all from loyal viewers! Some were short just asking me simple questions, but some were long and melted my heart. I only glanced at them, because I want to read each of them for the first time right before I reply, and right now I don't have time to reply because I have to edit my video, but when I'm done editing I'm going to go through all of the entries and reply to them all.
I think the main reason why seeing those effected me so much was because this is where it all started. Many people don't know that, but I started out on a blog. This blog! It was a different web address, but it was this exact site (just not as cool looking haha) and if you go back through the blog entries, all of the old ones are there. Each daily outfit post from 2010... they're all there.
The fact that this place where I just took pictures of stupid little outfits that I put together when I was in the sixth grade is now the place where people who call themselves my fans go to contact me... I don't even really know what to say. I am so touched and honored and honestly freaking out about the fact that people actually watch me. I've come so far, and the absolute best part is that I still have so far to go. I love my life, and you guys are such a big part of it. Never forget that. It's not about the money, the praise, or the glitter. It's about what I can give you guys. Hope, love, happiness. Company. I can't thank you enough for what you've done and are still doing with my life. I don't know what I'd do without you. And I mean YOU. Whoever you are out there, reading this, I really can't thank you enough, but I wish we were further in the future so that technology was more advanced and I could jump through the computer screen and give you a hug. Because what you've done with my life, it's priceless. Just thank you. Be happy.
All the love I can give,
PS: Waking up doesn't mean your dreams are over, it means it's time to make them come true.
Hey everyone! So I am going to be doing a meetup at IMATS Pasadena on Sunday, June 26th. I am hoping that people will come, because I am DYING to meet you guys (I am not literally dying...)! So here are all of the details!
Where: Pasadena Convention Center (CA) outside of the front doors. Don't worry about exiting IMATS. They will give you a wrist band so that you can exit and enter as much as you like!
When: 12:15 AM.
Who: SaphiraFashion, TheMakeupTipsForteen, my best friend Camila, my friend Stephany, and my MOMMY!
How: I drove to LA last night so that I could go to IMATS, and I will be staying for 2 weeks!
What: I can just meet you guys, sign autographs, take your channel names (you can tell me what your channel is, and I will check it out), take pictures, and (if it is okay with your parent/guardians) I can film a little clip of us for my "Follow Me Around: IMATS LA" video!
Why: I really want to meet you guys! I doubt that you will come, but if not, then I still get to meet TheMakeupTipsForteen.
If you are coming, then either: comment on this post, email firstname.lastname@example.org, fill out the contact form on the "Contact Me" page informing me that you are coming, or YouTube message me!
A few tips for IMATS...
1. Wear comfy shoes. Last year, my best friend Camila and I both wore 4 and 5 inch heels. We couldn't even walk in them by the end.
2. Wear light and comfy clothes. Because it is summer, it can get pretty hot, so please don't go wearing a blazer and jeans. I did that last year, and I was dying by the end.
3. IMATS starts at: 10AM to 5PM. Get there as early as you can, because the lines can be super long.
4. Tickets. The tickets for Saturday have already sold out. It would have been wise to buy your tickets for Sunday online, but they are no longer available online. If you want to get in, they have 500 tickets available at the box office inside of IMATS, so you better get there early if you want to get one of those tickets.
5. Bring cash. Not all of the booths accept credit/debit cards... so you should probably bring all cash.
6. Lines. The lines for the more popular booths (MAC, NYX, and Crown Brush) are always very long. You kind of shop while you are waiting in line.
7. Bring a camera! There are SO many amazing things and YouTube makeup gurus to take pictures with! You wouldn't want to miss a thing!
That is really all that I can think of to tell you guys, so if you have any other questions, then go to the "Contact Me" page, and use one of the ways listed to get in contact with me, and I will get back to you ASAP!
I hope to see you there!
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