Ah’m uh perfessnul vidyo makur!

Well readers, I’ve officially reached the goal I set for myself back at my 300th post.  For those who weren’t paying attention, I set myself the goal of making some money and/or cutting some sort of distribution deal with someone I didn’t already know.  I got a cheque via courier this week from The FIZZ and made this video to commemorate the fact:

Admittedly, $500US (which translated to $630AU – yay for crappy exchange rates!) is not a fortune and I’m not about to give up my day job but it aint bad!  That money will actually pay for flights to New Zealand in January for myself and Ms Angry.  Two weeks in Lord of the Rings country, woohoo! 

While having the holiday is going to be awesome, it requires some planning in order for me to maintain my one post a day rule.  I may or may not be able to find internet connections in NZ so I’m planning a two-pronged backup.  One is writing some short posts ahead of time and timestamp them to come up once a day while I’m away.  The second is to invite guest contributions to fill in the gaps.

Gruntski is already on board with providing some video blogs but there’s plenty of space to fill so if anyone feels like getting angry, drop me a line.  These could be either written posts or video posts.  Maybe there’s something you really want to get off your chest but it doesn’t fit in with your own blog or site.  You can have things published under your own blog name with links back to your site or it can be completely anonymous.  Maybe you don’t want people to know how angry you can get 🙂

I personally recommend getting extremely angry from time to time.  The catharsis is great!



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14 responses to “Ah’m uh perfessnul vidyo makur!

  1. You did ask for this….


  2. I’ve got a rant you could publish. 🙂

  3. all submissions welcome at ambient_cacophony (at) yahoo (dot) com

  4. That’s a lovely idea!

  5. Australian echange rates seem to be similar to Canadian. Congrats on the check and your upcoming trip to beautiful land. I was kind of hoping the guy would fall 😉

    …and an angry contribution… I’ll wip something up in my cauldrin perhaps.

  6. hellboy

    so many goals reached, dont you wanna go to moon now ?:)

  7. Salamaat,
    Wow congrats Mr. Angry 🙂 500 bucks is not bad for doing something you love anyway !!!

    you inspire me mate 🙂

  8. Suroor: thanks 🙂

    Jessica: Give your creative mind free reign! 😀

    hellboy: I definitely need a new goal, not sure about the moon though

    Michelle: Thanks

    Maliha: Congrats to you on your recent award! Very well deserved. And yeah, it’s great getting money for something I love doing – I’d probably take a 50% pay cut is I could do this sort of stuff as a paying job.

  9. I’ll send you a rant. BTW, I am planning a holiday to Thailand for a week with the in-laws in February for Chinese New Year. Yikes!

    I get what you are feeling about posting each day, sometimes it doesn’t work out. Told you about moblogging from your cell phone or PDA, but you know that these will work. Internet cafes are always a good idea or public libraries.

    I will probably try a mix of both during my holiday, but mobloggins is so much more cooler, because you get daily updates about what is really happening every day.

  10. Thanks mate, looking forward to it. I actually think it will be pretty easy for me to post updates while I’m in NZ but I’m putting a backup plan in place. Enjoy Thailand too!

  11. DekLao

    Hey, if you are in NZ and in Wellington without posting a video for a few days maybe you could give me an email (DekLao on youtube) and you could upload a video on my computer.
    Where in NZ are you going btw. Rotorua’s nice, so is New Plymouth, and Wellingtons kind of cool.
    Don’t get too excited about New Zealand though, its pretty damn similar to Australia only with much skinnier people and much better food (somewhat strangely).

  12. I’m landing in Christchurch then tooling around the south island in a camper van with my girlfriend. Just taking in the pretty scenery.

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