The problem with video blogging (in my case anyway) is that I can't update as fast as I'd want to. When we went home last August 1 (or 2) from the Top Ten Emerging Influential Blogs of 2007eyeball, I was amazed how a number of bloggers got to post their accounts of the event just after a couple of hours the party wrapped up. Talk about speed-blogging. Then before the week ended, just about everyone, including the ones who weren't even present, have already been blogging and posting pictures about it. I felt like a grade school kid being left behind by the school bus. I was like, "Hey, wait for me!" Thank goodness for Tanggera's vid which motivated me to push for the vlog although it's too late.
Ok, I'm rambling now.
And now it's been a week already yet I haven't even started my vlog draft(I do drafts?) of the bloggers' meet-up. I've been meaning to upload this after dark (raw) video days ago but didn't because of two main reasons: 1) School stuff - thesis deadlines, org parties & grad pictorials and 2) I've been waiting for this site to review CokskiBlue (this blog's first formal one) and I didn't wanna add some unedited, unfurnished vid on top of the stack. But after being late for 6 days, this is what came up:
Blog Being Reviewed: CokSki Blue Reviewed By: Diva Dee
Why am I being subjected to this shit? We got a little behind on our reviews, and so I was trying to catch up. I didn't want y'all stuck on our waiting list forever, because we can't pull our heads out of our asses! Now I know why we got behind... my poor cohorts just didn't want to review sites like this one.
I can sum up this blog in two words:
Rating: 0 for the number of times I'll be returning. (Am I seeing a trend here?)
I delayed an update for this review. Make sure you give them credit.
UPDATE!: After getting mobbed (or ganged up, they said) by other Pinoy bloggers, they actually gave in and made a "review"! And man, they really hate me. And my blog.
Thanks for all the comments here and on the other site. I submitted my blog for review way back summer when I just started vlogging (May, I think) just for fun, you know, curiosity as well. Wasn't really expecting to get "traffic" from them; I didn't even know someone actually reads review blogs. Well, I won't be doing THAT again, that's for sure.
Jigs and Juice are right, the feedback so far from everyone is enough for me to know that I must be doing something right. Thank you all! :)
And now for THE review. Check it out. Well, let's just say it's not all smiles and sunshine (duh) but I've noted and looked into each criticism. If they've done this the first time, wouldn't have been a big deal.
Oh right, this is a video blog:
NEW VIDEO!(Aug. 9)
Limited Edition: I'll be posting new After Dark videos until I come up with THE vlog itself. Thanks to all bloggers that voted and congratulations to all the winners!
just read the review from "review my blog." trust me, these women don't know what they're doing. they're so stupid it's laughable. in fact, i reviewed them in my blog just to give them a taste of their own medicine
How cool is this vid? Bloggers are practically seen up close here haha.
Anyway blog reviewers say shit about other peoples blog so that they can get more visitors. Bad publicity is good publicity. Anyway, who are we to believe them anyway? I mean if people enjoy your vlogging like I do (and there sure is proof), why believe them right? Lol.
Nung una kong punta sa site mo, gulat ako na pwede tong ganitong ka-intricate na layout sa Blogger. The realization drove me to do more with my would-be layout. Kaya ganun nalang na pinaghirapan ko yung sa akin.
You did well. Di man ganitong klaseng blogs ang usual na nirereview ng mga yun, some people still appreciate the work you did here. My gratitude is thus in order. Salamat.
Hi Coy. Congratulations again for being one of the chosen few. Just got your MyBlogLog reply and will work on it. I suggest that while you are away, you may want to invite contributors to Cokskiblue. Perhaps give us some guidelines to follow para puro guest videos muna ang ilabas mo.
On another note, we just started the Filipina Writing Project and hope you can join.
I just reread your posts and I'm sure that review was not there when I visited last time. Anyways, my take for the review done on your blog is that aside from the obvious HATE they have for your blog or video blogs in that matter, they did mention some "points". For example, permalinks and .... permalinks (had to reread it to find other points but I found none). Anyways, don't let a group of ladies bring your blogging spirit down. You still have your friends and fellow bloggers who visit your site regardless of that review you got from them. ^_^
I'm working on the permalinks as we speak. I actually have them on my "Recent Videos" section. But still, di pa rin kumpleto.
I also adjusted my font size. It's now verdana 11. Kasi napansin rin ni Paolo e. Hehe. Weird kasi no one ever noticed it before. Siguro videos nga lang siguro yung tinitingnan. Or maraming malabo ang mata katulad ko. Hehe.
I also took note of the long blog roll. I'll be having a links page maybe next season, when I "move". ;)
Ano pa ba? I don't mind the big bottle picture really. I like it. :P Leave it alone. Haha! Anyway, hanggang September na lang yan. :P
Another funny thing is that they did not notice I was speaking inFilipino (or an unknown language to them) in my vlogs half of the time. They (or she) just labeled it as "bad english". Jeez. A toddler's got a much longer attention span. :P
In a span of two years, I just had one blog post in Filipino. Minsan lang magtagalog pero daming sablay sa english posts. OC na nga dami pang nakakalusot na sablay. Lumulusot kasi para sa akin tama. Wahahaha.
Man, eepal lang ako. Eto site for royalty-free music to help you if you want to host your videos at revver.com http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/ and you have many to choose from by genre.
Ok yan kasi they require that the videos you will have to upload onto their site eh either you have the rights to the music or that it is royalty-free. I suggest revver kasi sayang ang hits mo per video. Eh per-view pa naman ang revenue dun. Pwede mong pagkakitaan to.
I'm a 21-year old Pinoy Video Blogger and an aspiring film maker from Cavite - currently taking up BS Computer Science at the University of the Philippines, Diliman. CokskiBlue is a collection of my work which covers just about anything - from travel, events, up to various reviews. And I support the campaign for more Filipinos to vlog! Let us all be heard - and seen!