Monday, June 29, 2009

ACB Tagged

One of the many great things I enjoy about YouTube is the collab with Ali (RogueBluejay) and Chris (MyNameIsChrisYeah), In my humble, unprofessional opinion, here is why this works. We all make entertaining videos individually, and we can all edit. It's just so easy creating with them. I had edited the first two and when Ali said he wanted to do this one, that was great news. Also, Chris has said he'd like to edit as well. The reason this is important is that it makes it an equal partnership with everyone being capable of doing whatever needs to be done. I dare say that someone watching an ACB video would have a difficult time telling which one of us edited which video.

Ali had stated he wanted to script the videos. The way we work it works either way. My idea is that genuinely funny content will always yield a funny video if properly edited. But, a good script gives you plenty of room to negotiate into ad lib territory.

I'm going to push for Chris to do the next one just because I love having all of us make our mark on the collab. There are no rules on how this kind of collab should be done, so we're making it up as we go. What I do know is that I've never had so much fun.

RogueBluejay's Video Comments

Saturday, June 27, 2009

YouTube Partner Rejection

I have weird ideas about things. I guess this mind set helped me navigate my way through radio so I pay attention to them. The bottom line is that anything that doesn't bring me an income I consider a hobby. Now, I have actually gotten some paid voiceover work from my YouTube account so it's more than paid for itself. (It's free.)

Recently, I applied for partnership on YouTube. Ali and I were on a chat and I decided to just do it. I was interested in seeing how they would reject me, not thinking that I ever had a chance. Conawillvlog had told me I would be denied because I had too few views for the amount of subscribers. Simply put, less than half of the people who subscribe actually watch my videos.

You wanna see a rejection notice? Here it is!
Dear billtvmacon,

Thank you for your interest in the YouTube Partner Program. Our goal is to extend invitations to as many partners as we can. Unfortunately we are unable to accept your application at this time. The current level of viewership of your account has not met our threshold for acceptance.

Applications are reviewed for a variety of criteria, including but not limited to the size of your audience, country of residence, quality of content, and consistency with our Community Guidelines and Terms of Use. Please review the program qualifications ( for a complete list of our criteria.

As we continue to expand we hope to be able to accept a broader group of partners. We have registered your interest in the program and will continue to monitor your account for potential future acceptance into the program.

Thank you for your understanding.

Q: Will I apply again?

Even if YouTube asked me to join I would refuse. That's just me. They've not made things better for partners except the ones that were popular two years ago. It's like having a car wreck. I'm glad to have experienced what it felt like, but don't want to do it again.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Bunk Beds

Out of all of the things in my videos, the "Bunk Beds" get lots of comments. Most want to know why I have them. I believe that these people actually think that is where I sleep. It is not. I have my own bedroom and the bunk beds are in the guest room. I say guest room very sparingly because no one ever stays here. The front room is kind of my memorabilia room.

Those are the same beds I had as a boy in my room at my parents house. When I first moved in this house they were on the floor as single beds. But I began using the front room to play my guitar, work on computers and just hang out on cold winter days.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Lots To Cover

As of 1AM Friday morning, the USA is all digital TV. Wow. Larry King was being interviewed on the Craig Ferguson"s "Wow It's Really Late, Late, Late After The Letterman Show, Show" when it happened. My friend, Pete Konenkamp's grandfather helped put WMAZ Tv on the air. For the first time that analog transmitter is no longer needed. Funny all of this is going on when these days most young people are getting all of their entertainment from the internet.

Yesterday, President Obama wrote a note for a little girl to miss school. Her father was commenting that his daughter was missing her last day of school to be there. The President responded with, "Oh no, does she need a note?" Obama assured he was not kidding and wrote this note:

To Kennedy's teacher-

Please excuse Kennedy's absence...she's with me.

Barrack Obama


My friend and collab partner, MyNameIsChrisYeah, made, yet, another hysterical video.

And I made this Video Response:

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Some Catching Up To Do

Things have been busy around here. AliChrisBill is on hold until 19 June. Not a problem with me except that it makes me officially the dumbest person in the collab. Exams going on now and massive "revising"stalling any new videos. Here's my theory. I like working with people who have full lives outside of the internet. That way you always have experiences and stories that draw people in. Plus, there are no pressures to have a video every week. That's why it's important to subscribe.

The first video we posted on BillTvMacon went beyond our expectations. It had 597 views on my channel and 119 on the new AliChrisBill site. You can view it below. Plus, this effort is a collaboration in every sense of the word. We all share the responsibility of posting responses and handling site maintenance.

The channel has already received some honors.
#76 - Most Subscribed (This Week)
#8 - Most Subscribed (This Week) - Comedians
#83 - Most Subscribed (This Month) - Comedians
and then:
#79 - Most Subscribed (This Month) - Comedians

Thank you from all of us!