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YouTube Won’t Pay Me Anymore

YouTube Won’t Pay Me Anymore

As a blogger, I’m basically a bus: I’ll go weeks without posting and then I’ll post two days in a row. But I was prompted to write another post because I received an email today from YouTube, telling me that they’re bringing in a new policy and under the terms of it, my account will no longer qualify for monetisation. Not only would I need 1,000 subscribers (I currently have 522), but I’d also need 4,000+ hours of watchtime each year,…

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The (Potential) Return Of The Vlogger

The (Potential) Return Of The Vlogger

I haven’t uploaded a vlog since I tried about my ‘Medievalist Miriam‘ idea in May or June of last year. I wanted to. I filmed a couple, including a room tour of my college room this year because those have been popular in the past, mainly around Newnham applicants and offer-holders who wanted to know more about the college. (Which is precisely why I started making uni videos in the first place — my Insider Cam series was something I…

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September (Retrospect and Reminiscing #9)

September (Retrospect and Reminiscing #9)

Ah, September. The month where holidays end and school resumes and therefore I made a lot more videos than in previous months because I was procrastinating. I’m going to keep this post as concise as possible because I’ve had a massive allergic reaction and my face is itching like a horde of evil piskies are crawling across the skin, so let’s get on with it. I made four videos in September. One was a recap of my summer holiday, one…

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I Am Addicted To Technology And I Can’t Give It Up

I Am Addicted To Technology And I Can’t Give It Up

I broke my camera earlier. It’s a pathetic story, if I’m honest. I had just turned it on, and my hands were slippery, so it fell – from about six to ten inches above the floor – and hit a wooden floor lens-first, jamming the lenses. And it’s broken now. Of course, me being skint and jobless, I can’t afford to repair it or buy a new one, which is a blow. For many people, a camera is something they…

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Sherlock Walks The Streets Of London

Sherlock Walks The Streets Of London

I’ve done a lot of weird things in my life. Leaving aside research, novel plotting, and video chats with Charley, I’ve had various surreal experiences – going to see the Hunger Games dressed as Sherlock, going to Camden Market in steampunk cosplay, and going to school on several own-clothes days dressed as a pirate. But there was one day that completely takes the biscuit for the weirdest thing I have done so far in my life. We called it “Operation:…

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Books You Should Read

Books You Should Read

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY70J80HRVM

A few of my favourite books (click through to YouTube and read the description for a list of those that I should have included here) at this moment in time, and books you should read.

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Help Me Decrease World-Suck

Help Me Decrease World-Suck

Dearest blog readers, and anyone else who has misguidedly ended up here, I come here today with a plea not on my behalf, but on behalf of the charity I have chosen to support – Stop the Traffik. I am vehemently anti-trafficking, especially since slavery is thought by so many people to have been wiped out. They are WRONG! And so for this year’s Project for Awesome, I made a video about Stop the Traffik. Please watch, ‘like’, comment on…

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Moany Monday: A Day Late: Even Vista Agrees…

Moany Monday: A Day Late: Even Vista Agrees…

This post is also a day late. But you know, I have a good reason for that. What’s more, it links to the subject of the post, so I can tell you about it, and that is the post in itself. When I was thinking about what to write in this, I couldn’t think of anything at first. Perhaps I should just say I don’t have anything to moan about, I thought. Until yesterday. Then I realised that I did….

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Technology And I

Technology And I

Technology hates me. No, I’m being serious. I don’t mean that occasionally I can’t program things to solve simultaneous equations – the last time I did that it took me four hours, then the computer crashed and I had to do my maths homework by hand. Oh no. Technology is a sadist, and I am its unsuspecting victim… Those of you that have been around my blog for a while will know that I’m experimenting with YouTube videos. If you…

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Just To Say…

Just To Say…

Hello, guys… just to say that I’ve begun reading my second NaNoWriMo novel (“Figurehead”) aloud on my YouTube channel, so if you’d like to head over there you may find it interesting! I hope to see you subscribing :) You can also follow me on Twitter by searching for @delorfinde. Yes, this post is shameless self promotion, but someone’s gotta do it, right? After all … no one else is promoting me. So please subscribe on YouTube and follow me…

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