Friday, 19 December 2008

Project for Awesome

So this years project for awesome is drawing to a close and we went one better than last year when it claimed 19 out of the 20 most discussed videos on youtube, taking the whole of the front page and a lot of the rest of the top 100. I joined in with the mass commenting orchestrated via the vlogbrothers and Alan on blogtv and was fortunate enough to receive two comment attacks on my own video. Unfortunately I wasn't around for either of them, the first one was while I was asleep which put my 'Save Darfur' video as one of the top in the UK lists, then while I was pwning bed bugs an unexpected second wave put it on the first page of the globally most discussed. It was nice to see my video in the company of charlie, whatthebuck, lisanova etc even if it was totally cheating!

I was glad I chose to represent Darfur charities as I was the only one of the top 20 who did, maybe that played a part in why they chose to promote mine more than many of the others, I guess I had a bit of a head start as well having around six hundred comments before they began, which may have helped.

My favourite part was obviously hearing John Green say he thought my video was really good. It was totally out of the blue, nobody was talking - we were all busy commenting and suddenly he came out with that and I was all happy like a little girl who'd just been hugged by a Jonas brother. I think that's an accurate analogy, I'm not so hot on the current teeny-bopper culture.

All in all, although it stressed me out a bit trying (and failing) to upload on time, I'm so glad I took part. It's impossible to measure the good done as it's all for different charities and all donations go directly to them with all their others, but it doesn't really matter, we have done what we can. There was one video that really hit me, it showed some actual results of the sort of thing we are all trying to promote. It was by Shawn of the uncultured project. If you have a P4A video, I ask you to respond it to his, because I think what he does deserves to be seen, and it's a great closing to the project.

In other news I was supposed to upload my RED video 35 minutes ago but it's still rendering with 'about an hour to go'. I was also supposed to have made a second one and sent it to them. I haven't started the second one yet. It's alright though because Johnny Durham hasn't uplooooh NOOOOO! Johnny's video is up! I'm always late.

Could also do with going Christmas shopping at some point...


JohnnyDurham19 said...

hahaha, i feel so proud! not only have I uploaded Video 1, but I've also already sent Video 2 to RED :D

i did get up super early this morning after only 3 hours sleep though =/

aaaand I still have to make my fiveawesomeguys video... aaaand I need to go to the post office by 7pm... aaaaand i have my blogtv show to do tonight.

today is far too stressful.

good luck with getting your videos done <3

Barry Aldridge said...

This years P4A was really awesome. I feel proud myself to take part. Your cause was really good Dave.

Merry Christmas.

Anonymous said...

I would die if a Jonas brother hugged me. And not in a good way.
Those creeps scare me out of my socks.
-whoaitsaflyingllama (still can't remember my blogger password and can't be bothered to change it)

Anonymous said...

Did you notice that John Green gave Save Darfur 200 dollars??