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You may not be aware…

I’ve had a few people complain that I wasn’t approving their comments in a timely fashion. I agree with them.

Do I feel bad about it? Not really.

For the people that truly enjoy my content and follow my life, they know that my sister had a baby in early December. They know that the baby was in the NICU for 10 days. They know that I spent a lot of time there helping her out, all while still keeping up with my VLOGMAS commitment. They also know that just before Christmas, my dog had to be rushed to the emergency vet and was diagnosed with cancer (lymphoma). They know how much my life changed in just those 12 hours.

They also know that I’ve started a new job, on top of everything else I’m doing. They know that I’ve committed to daily vlogging in 2017. They may not have ever vlogged before, but they can understand that it’s time-consuming and they appreciate the dedication.

No, I’m not “ignoring” you. No, I’m not just choosing not to approve your comments.

I’m just focused on not drowning. Not drowning in debt from my dog’s treatments, not drowning in work, not drowning when it comes to keeping my life in order.

I’m writing this to remind you guys that there is a person, a human being on the other side of this screen. Someone who hurts, who cries, who laughs and smiles, just as you do. I’m not a robot. My life gets difficult too.

That’s all.

If you want to help, consider donating to Hugo’s GoFundMe. If not, then at the very least take a pause before coming at me for not approving your comments quickly enough.

For those of you that support me and care about me, thank you so much.

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24 Comments

  • January 6, 2017 at 10:20 am
    Natalia

    I’m just sorry that you had to write this down for the people that don’t get it…shame on them! XO from Slovenia

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  • January 6, 2017 at 10:21 am
    Cristina H

    Oh, you shouldn’t hear them, some of us do know what happened in your life, keep being yourself!

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  • January 6, 2017 at 10:25 am
    Sarah Weisel

    I understand why you are doing what you are doing. I also know the pain you are feeling with your dog. Even though it was not an animal that I was cloes to it was my grandmother but I am sure that the pain of that is the same. It also didn’t help that my baby brother was born only a few months before she died and had a lot of health problems he didn’t have to go to the NICU but at a few months old he got two ear infections, pink eye and a sever lung infection, we almost lost him. So I do understand the pain, worry and fear that you have gone through over the holidays and for that I am truly sorry for what you are going through wish I could help and donate to the gofundme account but sadly jobless right now. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers since that’s about all I can do. Thank you for sharing your life with those of us who follow you.

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  • January 6, 2017 at 10:29 am
    Amanda

    This world needs more respect in it. Alina doesn’t have to share her life with any of us but she does and it hasn’t been the easiest of times right now. I think everyone that isn’t being supportive needs to take a step back and think about how you’d be acting or what you’d be doing if the shoe was on the other foot. Because I guarantee that half of us would have given up. Vlogmas would have been put on hold until the baby gotten better and then I’m sure if any of our worlds got turned upside down by finding out that one of our dogs had cancer, blogging and blogging would have stopped. If we was lucky maybe we would post a video once a week or once every two weeks. But Alina cares about all of us whom follows her and she’s made a commitment on top of everything else to daily vlog and right now is the time we all need to be supportive and show her that we do care. And not act like petty childrèn. Alina I’m sorry your having so much put on your plate all at once but hopefully soon it will get a little less stressful. As always you and Hugo are in my thoughts and prayers. Praying for a miracle for Hugo ? Sorry for the rant but we all need to show respect and love to one another.

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    • January 6, 2017 at 10:41 am
      missalinamina

      You’re so sweet to write this. Life is stressful right now but in a way, staying busy all the time with the vlogging has made it easier for me to keep it together. I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself or be sad because I have to keep going. You guys inspire me to keep on!

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      • January 6, 2017 at 11:37 am
        Alina Maria

        Stay strong Alina, don’t even bother to pay attention to those mean comments, they don’t deserve it. We all know what you’re going through.
        Well said Amanda!

      • January 6, 2017 at 6:43 pm
        Alexandria Molinar-Washington

        People never cease to amaze me. It says a lot about you and how you keep to your commitments and don’t let life’s obstacles bring you down. You’re definitely teaching me a lot in how you’re dealing with things!

      • January 8, 2017 at 5:37 am
        Yours.truly.tina

        And you inspire us to keep going, seeing all the things your going through and been through these past couple of months….

  • January 6, 2017 at 11:01 am
    Amanda

    I’m so happy that we all inspire you but I know you inspire us all a lot more. And even though you don’t really know me you have my email and I follow you on all social medias but if you ever need someone to talk, to vent to, feel free to message me. I can’t help at the moment financially but I can give you a shoulder to lean on and be as supportive as possible.

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  • January 6, 2017 at 11:12 am
    Paulina Rios

    I do not understand those people who feel the right to say so many nonsense….. Those who follow you know the fight you’re doing for Hugo! claim for a comment? I do not understand them!!!???

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  • January 6, 2017 at 11:28 am
    Kristabee

    Good grief, it’s ridiculous that you even have to explain this to people. Mad about someone not approving comments fast enough….dumb. Take care of your family, Hugo, yourself, and don’t worry about explaining your actions to people. ❤

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  • January 6, 2017 at 11:59 am
    Ashley Briggs

    People tend to forget that that these youtubers have a life, things happen unexpectedly & out of ur control, but ur only one person, so people really need to chill, I’m sure those saying something are probably not a “TRUE/LOYAL” subscriber…don’t let these ignorant people put you down, you got way to much going on in ur life for petty stuff like this..people need to grow up…I love you Alina, hope ur sisters baby is doing better, & I’m still praying for Hlayout & your fur baby Hugo… ur amazing, ur strong, & you’ve not gave up…I’m so proud of you for keeping it all together, well for the most, we’re human so we all have feelings… I’m here if you ever just need to talk!! There’s so many of us loyal subscribers that love you & are praying for you…keep ur head up girl…????

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    • January 6, 2017 at 12:01 pm
      Ashley Briggs

      Oops I should’ve spell checked this before submitting…idk where “Hlayout” came from but it was supposed to say “YOU”…

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  • January 6, 2017 at 12:24 pm
    Gladymar

    People nowadays just suck. They need to understand you have a life and priorities.

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  • January 6, 2017 at 2:33 pm
    Gaby

    I cannot believe people are that pushy:/ Don’t let them get to you Alina! You know you are a good person, that you read and respond as much as you can and even though you are going through very difficult times you still keep up with everything. Don’t feel like you have to give reason to ANYONE, we know and you know the truth, don’t let them get to you. Stay positive and strong, you will not drown, we will not let you:)

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  • January 6, 2017 at 3:46 pm
    Liliana Chapa

    Wow people these days…. stay strong Alina!

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  • January 6, 2017 at 6:33 pm
    Nocturnal Nymph

    You wouldn’t believe I was thinking about you after watching your vlog last night and I was amazed at all the things you were juggling simultaneously. Hugo, your new job, helping out your family, managing your ebay, making, editing and uploading content for THREE YT channels, your blog, your Patreon community etc etc. Like I was going to comment that you shouldn’t spread yourself to thinly because you run the risk of crashing. Now to hear that persons are being so callous is upsetting! Because personally, I would have totally understood if you changed your mind and did weekly vlogs where you simply uploaded one vid with snips of each day or something other than sacrificing each night to editing and uploading with everything going on in your personal life. Reading comments like that can be very frustrating when you know all that you have been doing and I don’t blame you one bit for spelling it out for some people. But at the end of the day, you need to take care of YOU most importantly. Don’t sacrifice your physical or mental health for anything/one.

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  • January 6, 2017 at 8:38 pm
    Amanda

    Don’t worry about them girl. I never have understood why people get so mad about YouTubers not responding to their comments anyway. Lol it’s not like their comment is better than all the other thousands of comments and needs to be replied to immediately. I honestly don’t feel like YouTubers have an obligation to reply to comments at all. It’s the “comments” section..Not the “questions” section or whatever else.
    You worry about your life before anything else. Don’t ever let YouTube stress you. Your true followers support you all the way.

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  • January 6, 2017 at 10:37 pm
    Marlene

    Gurlllll….you do you! We know what’s up? People are too sensitive.

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  • January 7, 2017 at 3:35 am
    Brookelynn

    Honestly , F*** anybody that’s coming at you negatively right now because they Obviously don’t follow you like a real fan or they Would know you’ve been going through & dealing with so many new changes, both good & bad . sweetie live your life & make sure Your happy . you won’t please everyone & that’s OK !

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    • January 7, 2017 at 6:45 pm
      missalinamina

      You’re so sweet. I just like to make posts like this because I hope it makes people reflect a bit and realize that they need to chill out and to remember that there’s a person on the other side of the screen. A person that’s most likely just trying to do their best.

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  • January 7, 2017 at 8:37 am
    Mz.Taylor

    seriously f### ppl! Sorry to be rude or so blunt but I got heated reading this, you do so much and you’re going through so much, still make time to do all you do, vlog, work, LIVE like you said, YOU’RE ONLY HUMAN! Alotta ppl couldn’t do half of what you do and you are so strong just trying to get through this thing called life! Keep doin you Stay strong! F the ppl who are totally oblivious to what’s going on,and how your life doesn’t revolve around them. You know who your true supporters are, and there will unfortunately always be these type of selfish ppl ?

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  • January 7, 2017 at 12:05 pm
    Sarah Schmieder

    Why are ppl so incredibly stupid and selfish? Ew

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  • January 8, 2017 at 1:05 am
    Erika

    Your true supporters got your back! We love you and it sucks that you have to explain yourself to people that just don’t get it.

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