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Blogger’s Choice!

So yesterday was the most active this blog has ever been, I think. There’s a little graph that shows me hits for each day, and if I click on the day, it tells me where visitors have been coming from, and what posts have been viewed and whatnot. Anyway, I saw that I had gotten two clicks from bloggerschoiceawards.com! And sure enough, I was nominated! I know I’m not going to win, but that’s awesome. And whoever nominated me: thank you! That’s so awesome!
This was the description they wrote about my blog:

The amazing ramblings of a vegan-food-eating, music-writing, YouTube-vlogging nerdfighter!

:DD
“ramblings” certainly is right
I’m nominated for Best Video Blogger, Best Hobby Blog, Best Geek Blog, and Best Blog about Stuff. I made an account so I could “claim” my blog so they know who to contact, if, by some freak accident, I win something, and of course I voted for myself… GEEK WAS RIGHT, TOO. Man, this person was very insightful.

So anyway, if you go to www.bloggerschoiceawards.com and search “everydayuncommon”, it’ll be there, and you can view it in ALL FOUR EXCITING CATEGORIES!

geez, ramble ramble

and here’s today’s magpral

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Hulufication of YouTube?

Here’s the article I’m talking about.

And here’s my video:

I’m so unsure of how to proceed. Every time YouTube makes a change, I like the site less and less. For instance, here is a quote from a recent blog post of theirs:

Featured Videos will be primarily populated with videos from YouTube’s thousands of partners, but they might also include select user videos that are currently popular…

And so on and so on. It used to be that they just featured whatever they thought was cool. Now partnering isn’t even about an investment in the site; everything is about money, and I hate it.

In accordance with all of this hooha, I’ve been looking around at other video-sharing sites. I haven’t looked at all of them, but I signed up with dailymotion, so I’m going to try them and flickr out. I don’t know much about flickr. What I know about dailymotion is that you can post videos that are longer than 20 minutes, as well as HD. The normal file limit is 150 MB, which is a little puny in comparison to YouTube, but I think that might be different if you get a motionmaker account, like I did (it’s still free- don’t worry). I’m still figuring the site out. You know what I just now found, though? You can pick your very own thumbnail!

Here’s the video I posted over there. If you all check out the site, what do you think?

(and if that just looks like code to you like it does to me, click this)

What do you all think about YouTube? About the article? About the site’s future?

Oh, and here’s today’s magpral:

Gavel to the Heart

I wrote this song today or yesterday (I can’t remember). I recorded it with my new microphone, a Samson C01U.

I’m talking with a friend tomorrow, who’s really into film, and we’re going to make a music video! I’m pretty excited about it :)

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French Magibon and Crocodile Rock

I made this at like 12:30 PM today. Certainly one of, if not the earliest magpral videos I’ve ever posted.

Then here’s this:

There was karaoke at this event that happens around Christmas, so my mom and I whipped out some Elton John. Since I know all the words and everything.