I failed.

Hey guys, Ryan (TheRyanLamont) here, and as a few of you may have noticed, I haven’t posted a blog since March 23rd. I have failed my goal of posting everyday on this blog, but it doesn’t feel like a failure. I accomplished what I wanted to accomplish with this blog, which was to rectify the NZYT community, and when I stopped posting it was a relief. There wasn’t this constant “Oh I have to write a blog today” and “I don’t know what to write”, I was free. Some people have said previously that we don’t need a blog to keep the NZYT running, or that the blog doesn’t have to be daily, and I agree. A daily blog about such a tiny community is very hard to run, whereas a daily blog for say the Canadian YouTube community would be quite easy. Quite simply, not much goes on in NZYT, not enough to write daily about it. But this isn’t the end of the blog.

I plan to write posts on this blog still, but only when there is something to write about. A lot of my posts have very little substance, since I have very little to write about, so a blog with regular posts and more substance is a better idea I think. This blog isn’t necessary to keep NZYT running, videos and communication are needed for that. But I do believe that this blog can be very helpful for certain things for the community, such as gatherings. So this blog will stay around.

As always, I welcome guest blogs to be sent to me. Guest blogs provide a little variation in the style and topics covered on this blog, and it also helps promote yourself within the community. Also, those of you who are knowledgeable on various aspects of video-making could write really helpful Tips&Tricks posts, that would really benefit the community.

So be sure to check back regularly for posts. I will tweet them when I post them, so be sure to follow me on Twitter to stay up to date with NZYT. I will also put them in the Big NZYT Chat on Skype too.

Thanks for reading guys!

Ryan Lamont

 

Wear Your Colours!

Hey guys, Ryan (TheRyanLamont) here with a video I know quite a few of us have been waiting for. That’s right, Patrick’s (Patrickblog) ‘Wear Your Colours’ music video! Patrick [a.k.a. PattyBoy] uploaded the song a few weeks ago, and since then there have been a few people eagerly awaiting this wee music video. Patrick is known for interesting music videos, with his video for ‘Disco Erection’ having quite a varied reaction. His latest video is definitely an improvement from his last, and has some really nice shots in it. The video is embedded below, so be sure to watch and comment your thoughts on the song/music video!

Thanks for reading and watching guys!

Ryan Lamont

Enjoying New Zealand

Hey guys, Ryan (TheRyanLamont) here, and I know a lot of us are extremely busy with school at the moment, so I thought this wee video from Rache (WizardNeedsFoodBadly) would be appropriate to give us all a wee break from our studies. Rache manages to capture the beauty of Auckland and Coromandel in this sweet little video, in which she and some friends go on a little road trip. The music and beautiful shots make this a really enjoyable video to watch. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did.

Thanks for reading and watching guys!

Ryan Lamont

And The Black Plague Continues

Hey guys, Ryan (TheRyanLamont) here with today’s wee post! As you will remember from previous posts, Rebecca Black’s “Black Plague”, brought on by her catchy viral hit “Friday”, has affected our small New Zealand YouTube community, with both Cody (Davanti) and Matt (MattMulholland26) making covers of the song. And now the “Black Plague” has taken another victim, this time 15 year old James (Jameseywebshow), who has made a wee spoof of Black’s video. Enjoy the video!

Thanks for reading and watching guys!

Ryan Lamont

Nearly forgot!

Hey guys, Ryan (TheRyanLamont) here with this last minute blog. It is currently 11:14pm as I start to write this blog, with this being the latest I’ve ever written the blog. This past week has been insanely hectic for me, and due to long working hours and little sleep I became a little grouchy and annoyed. It’s good to know that people read and appreciate this blog, and I will try my best to continue to keep this blog running and to bring you guys better content.

As some of you may have noticed, I didn’t do either of our weekly segments this week, so next week will see the return of NZYT’er of the week and NZYT video of the week. So be sure to vote when the poll is up, since it’s great to get the NZYT involved in this wee vlog.

Since I listened to this song a few days ago it has been stuck in my head. This is a really great cover by NZYT musician Matt (MattMulholland26) so I’ll just tag it on the end of this short post for you all to enjoy.

Thanks for reading and watching guys!

Ryan Lamont