Official Capital Meet Up

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On December 1st 2013 Smay (SmayJay) organised the first YouTube meet up in 2 years! The original idea for the meet up was for it to be a summer picnic, with NZYT’ers bringing food to share, to be held at the Wellington Botanical Gardens. But due to weather conditions, it was moved to an indoor venue – The Museum Building at Massey University. This was a great space, which gave creators to ability to film collabs without Wellington’s infamous wind attacking the audio. There were about 25-30 people who attended the event, and the day consisted of a brief intro circle, enjoying the food brought by everyone and then a Q&A session, during which YouTubers spoke about the new G+ integration, collab videos, how dislikes effect you, the benefits of commenting, joining networks and more! It was a great day, so big thank you to Smay for organising the event [And for creating the awesome banner]!

Fresh New Zealand YouTube Partners!

Hi guys, Ryan Lamont (TheRyanLamont) here with a wee post about the achievements of myself and fellow New Zealand Vlogger Amber (theloyalbadger). As some of you may have heard, Amber and myself were offered YouTube Partnership by Google a few days ago, and we’ve been celebrating ever since.

It’s great to see that Google is offering dedicated New Zealand video creators the benefits of full partnership, allowing them to gain money to allow for the future improvement of their content. But of course Amber and I are not celebrating the fact that we can earn money, since we have been monetized for the last few months, it’s more the recognition from YouTube and the branding benefits that we’re really excited about.

So I’ve embedded this post with our latest videos, and hope that you’ll enjoy them. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out both Amber and I’s channel and support us by viewing, commenting, liking and subscribing to our videos. Thanks guys, the support is much appreciated!

Amber’s Channel
My Channel
 

Ryan Lamont

Tags and Lists!

Hey guys, Ryan (TheRyanLamont) here with a quick note on a wee change on the blog. I had previously used a tag cloud to show all the NZYT’ers I knew of on the right column. But I have now taken away that tag cloud and have replaced it with a neat list of all the NZYT’ers, with a click through link to their channel. I think this is a much more helpful and clearer way to find NZYT’ers, and this also allows me to utilise the tags to bring in more views to the blog, which will give NZYT more exposure!

Hopefully you guys agree with my minor adjustments and find them helpful. and since this is just a tiny post with little content, I’m going to stick Andrew’s (Strugsnotdrugs) video of yesterday’s random weather that is being called ‘snowmageddon’.

Thanks for reading and watching guys!

Ryan Lamont

Shout Outs & Snow Storms

Hey guys, Ryan (TheRyanLamont) here with a wee shout out to one of our most prolific vloggers, yet least watched. I’m of course speaking of Kahurangi (cookiejar243), our dedicated VEDA participant, whose been busting out awesome videos all month! I wasn’t happy with Kahurangi’s small view count, so I decided to make a wee video shout out to her, in an attempt to gain a few more viewers for her.

I also asked for people to comment some of there favourite NZYT’ers/YouTubers in general, so I could go watch them and broaden my YouTube subscriptions. I think promoting each other through wee shout out videos like this could be a cool way of strengthening our small yet growing community, and would be a brilliant way to connect more and more NZYT’ers. So why don’t you make a wee shout out video next? Or highlight a favourite NZYT’er in an upcoming vlog? Help the community prosper!

Thanks for reading and watching guys

Ryan Lamont

A NZYT’er on the NZYT homepage

Hey guys, Ryan (TheRyanLamont) here and today, 14th August 2011, a kiwi has found their way onto the homepage. Of course we all know who this kiwi is, since he seems to be the only one who can gain a position on the homepage, and this kiwi is Levi (corporalcadet). It’s always uplifting to see someone from our community on the New Zealand YouTube homepage, since it is our homepage after all.

Levi Beamish YouTube Video

Perhaps one day more of us NZYT’ers will be able to gain a place on our country’s YouTube homepage. But at least for now we have Levi representing us on the American-dominated homepage. Below is the video that placed Levi on the homepage, his V48 Hour Film Competition entry:

Thanks for reading and watching guys!

Ryan Lamont