#PitchedByWebfluential

As brands continue to find it more difficult to reach their intended audience in this noisy world, influential people on social media now hold all the cards. They attract audiences by providing them with content, content people actually want to watch. It’s this content that brands will need to be associated with as we move ...

Localising the Olympics

I’ll be honest, I haven’t watched anything except a few highlights of this years Olympics. Blame it on the fact that we don’t get it on our TV in our apartment, or that it’s blocked from streaming almost everywhere, or that I don’t watch TV, whatever you want. Although it’s great to see people achieve these ...

Should I Post Videos Natively to Facebook?

Facebook has begun really pushing video over the last year. Like YouTube, they have changed their algorithm to punish posts that send users away from their platform and reward content that is published natively and keep users engaged for longer. For someone who makes videos on other websites, which get most of their views from ...

Srizzil’s #RoastYourselfChallenge

The first #RoastYourselfChallenge I saw was Caspar Lee’s one. I loved the idea of roasting yourself, because it’s the kind of comedy I love. Self-deprecating comedy. A week ago I sat down to finally put this together. I searched for a track I liked as a background and then spent a Friday evening writing the ...

My Morning Routine

Have you seen these Morning Routine videos on YouTube? Mostly young girls or young gay men sharing their beauty tips when they wake up in the morning. It’s one of the most vein, ridiculous kind of videos I’ve seen on the internet. Also I’m jealous because my idea of a morning routine is waking up ...

How Pokémon Go Makes Money

There’s nothing like a craze to get people going. Pokémon Go has completely captured the internet, and millions of people around the world can’t get enough. The accountant in me is far more interested in how this massive viral success is being turned into cold, hard cash. Especially considering the game is a free download ...

The Awkward Roommate

It’s been a solid four months since I last released something on my ‘Main ‘channel. In my quest to release a new video on one of my channels every week I pushed the harder to put together shorts aside and focused on making and improving my vlogs. After a string of unfortunate events pushed this ...

My First VidCon Changed Everything

I’ve watched the vlogs, read the news, for years I’ve always wanted to go to VidCon. But to travel from South Africa to the US for a weekend was way out of the realm of financial possibilities. But now that I’m living in Cayman and earning dollars, VidCon became a real possibility. And so this ...

Robbed on a Greyhound Bus

I’ve had to make way too many less than positive vlogs this year, but this one has to be the worst. It was hard enough being robbed of my most valuable possessions, but the complete disrespect and lethargic response from Greyhound staff immediately following the incident makes me sick. Then when making comments on social ...

Mistakes, I’ve Made a few

There’s a lot of window dressing on social media today. We put up this image of ourselves that is as perfect as can be, and pretend that life is all white sandy beaches and golden sunsets. The people that used to complain all the time seem to have disappeared or flipped sides completely. Over the last ...