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


A Second Channel Is Launched!

Hey guys, Ryan (TheRyanLamont) here and yesterday I uploaded my first vlog to my second channel, RyanLamontVideos. I’ve had this channel since December 27 2010 and left it vacant all that time, until now! If you guys caught my vlog from last week you’ll know that I found a new vlogging style that I really enjoy and got a good response from, and it is this vlogging style that I shall be using on RyanLamontVideos.

I’m hoping to stay consistent (weekly) on this channel, and I think I might be able to do it (for at least a while) due to the simple nature of the vlogs. All I have to do is have an idea, turn on my iMac, open up iMovie and then I’m away! So I hope you guys enjoy this new style of vlogging from me, and I hope you’ll enjoy the increased amount of videos from me too, haha!

Thanks for reading and watching guys!

Ryan Lamont

P.S. I hope you like the new blog theme, I thought it was time for a change. This one is a bit more colourful.

Vidcon: The “Everything YouTube” Event

Hola, mi amigos de YouTube! Es Andrés (Strugsnotdrugs) aqui. Jajaja.

I’ve been very interested in the recent Vidcon convention in Los Angeles this weekend. With star YouTubers appearing and meeting with hoards of fans from around the world, who wouldn’t be excited about reading stories and seeing photos and videos about this fantastic annual event?

The world’s first online video conference, Vidcon, was held last year in Los Angeles attracting an audience of about 1,300 fanatical online video lovers. The weekend has many speakers, workshops and concerts, which reflect the current state of the YouTube world.

Today I enjoyed watching a few live video streams from Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles, learning from YouTubers about their experiences in creating engaging videos. Thankfully, the Vidcon YouTube channel has posted their live show for playback on their channel!

In particular I enjoyed watching Charlie Todd’s presentation about his involvements with ImprovEverywhere This is a seriously intriguing YouTube channel, and an excellent model for all flash-mobs and publicity pranks. You can see Charlie Todd’s video presentation at Vidcon here:

My VlogStory friend from Long Beach, Jen (childcontent), was lucky to be one of 2,500 punters to go to this year’s Vidcon conference, and I’m sure there will be some great first-hand videos coming from her channel very soon. She says there have been ‘shizzloads’ of freebies, and that she has even met some star YouTubers like Shane Dawson!

Check out the rest of the videos on Vidcon. I’m certain there is something you will learn from the conference, and run with when producing future videos for  YouTube.

For me, it’s this nugget of gold from ImprovEverywhere’s Charlie Todd:

“Figure out what it is you like to do, and just make it. Don’t wait for a big break. Don’t wait for some sort of opportunity to arrive. You create your own opportunity, and it’s already there, and it’s called YouTube. So go out there and make as many videos as you can, and do it because you love it – not because you want to make money, or because you want to be famous, but do it because it’s what you love to do. And I promise you, if it’s good, eventually it will rise to the top, and you will find a way to eventually turn it into your career, and you won’t have to ask anybody for permission at any point in the process.”

Amen brother! Hurray for YouTube.

Uno Brazo,