Hey guys Ryan (TheRyanLamont) here with another wee blog post. I hope you all enjoyed Felix’s (ImJustFelix) blog post yesterday, highlighting a great bunch of NZYT’ers! I look forward to more guest blogs being submitted, since it adds a nice bit of variation to the blog. So today I wanted to mention a few things that I think the NZYT Community should get into the habit of doing, and also I have another wee video prompt for you all.
First of all, everyday I search ‘NZYT’ in the youtube search bar in an attempt to find new and interesting kiwi content, since I constantly worry that I’m not subscribed to all you awesome NZYT’ers! I click the ‘search options’ tab and then sort by ‘upload date’ so all the most recent videos are at the top, yet there is about 1 new video every week. Now I’m subscribed to a few active NZYT’ers and I know they upload more frequently than that, so I’d like to propose the use of the NZYT tag. Putting the NZYT tag on your video means it’ll come up when I search NZYT, and also means the ‘related videos’ will be from the NZYT community (or at least some of them will) which means we can constantly discover new NZYT’ers! So please start putting ‘NZYT’ in the tags when you upload a video, so I can find more awesome kiwi content!
Also! I’d like to propose the idea of using the NZYT hastag (#NZYT) on twitter for anything NZYT related. (Be sure to follow @NZYTcommunity on twitter!) Whether it be you tweeting about a video idea, uploading a video, a new video, a blog post, or a shout-out to a fellow NZYT’er – these would all be great tweets to tag with the NZYT hashtag. I have ‘#NZYT’ saved in my ‘searches’ tab on Twitter and check it regularly, to find only my tweets present. So please start using the #NZYT tag, then we can all find each other and connect easier on Twitter! So hopefully you’ll all start to tag your tweets and videos with NZYT, so we can all start reconnecting and finding each other easier!
Also, I’m planning a wee Christmas blog on Christmas day that’ll showcase all the lovely Christmas-themed videos from the NZYT community. So be sure to upload a Christmas-themed video this week for it to be featured on the post (which will go live at 11AM Christmas day)
Also! I will be posting the polls for ‘NZYT video of the week’ and ‘NZYT’er of the week’ tomorrow. I shall post at 12:01AM so you have the entire day to vote, then I’ll write a blog about the winners the following days! So be sure to get your votes in tomorrow!
Thanks for reading guys!