Colombia: Videobloggers Make 1 Video Per Day in 2010

In late 2009, an interesting initiative emerged in Colombia, when videoblogger Juan Falla proposed that members of the community create one video per day during 2010. The idea was communicated through a Google Group called Vlogolombia / Video Creators of Colombia [es], and the response was immediate. Now, there are many who have joined the project giving life to the process.

OccioTV [es], the digital magazine devoted to training through videoblogs, writes about the process during the first days of the year:

Algunos vloguers colombianos tomaron la iniciativa de realizar un videoblog todos los dias hasta que se termine el 2010, osea 365 post en el año, lo anterior nació de la iniciativa de @juanfallaesp a la que se unieron @alejandroangel, @albornoz, @fabricadecosas, @cafeycassette y por último la pareja femenina de @ErikaPao y @Luisasantiaga, hasta el cierre de la entrada no conocemos de ninguno más…

Some Colombian vloggers took part in the initiative to make a videoblog posting every day until the end of 2010, in other words, 365 posts throughout the year, and which was started by @juanfallaesp. He was joined by @alejandroangel, @albornoz, @fabricadecosas, @cafeycassette, as well as the two females @ErikaPao and @Luisasantiago, and at the time of publication we do not know of who else has joined…

The initiative had such an impact that Ana Valleja, who initially did not get involved in the project, now explains on Twitter that she wants to participate. She uploads her first video called Traveling in Fahrenheit 451 where she reads a short passage from the Ray Bradbury book.

She also adds a few words to her blog entry about the video:

A veces se puede viajar sentada en una silla. Con un libro en la mano. Y puedo que el cliche ya este muy usado, pero tener un libro en mi cabeza palabra tras palabra, es de los mejores viajes, películas, rumores en los que anda mi cabeza cuando tengo una historia en la punta de mi lengua, en las neuronas de mi cabeza. Fahrenheit 451, un viaje por un mundo no ya tan imaginario, donde los libros son tan peligrosos, que los bomberos en vez de apagar incendios, incendian libros, para proteger al hombre moderno de esas historias que los transportan a otros mundos posibles, a unas ideas peligrosas, llenas de bellezas o revoluciones.

Sometimes, one can travel when sitting in a chair. With a book in hand. And it may be an overused cliché, but to have a book in mind, word after work, is the best trips, movies, rumors that run through my mind when I have the story on the tip of my tongue, in my brain's neurons. Fahrenheit 451, a trip through a not-so-imaginary world, where the books are so dangerous that the firefighters, instead of putting out fires, burn books,to protect the modern man from these stories that transport them to other possible worlds, with dangerous, beautiful, or revolutionary ideas.

A video-blogger that publishes a video every day for a year is now being created in Colombia. The participants and followers are adding their ideas to help organize the process. Alejandro Angel writes that participants and followers should use the hashtag #vlog365:

So the question remains, will 2010 be the year of the videoblog in Colombia? Some twitter users like Mauricio Gonzalez (@mauricioweb) are already sending the first words of encouragement:

Ánimo @Luisasantiaga @ErikaPao @alejandroangel hay que ser un berraco y tener mucha pasión para sacar adelante 365 videos al año. #vlog365

Encouragement for @Luisasantiaga @ErikaPao @alejandroangel, one must be brave and have a lot of passion to be able to make 365 videos in a year.

For those that want to see another example of a video from Vlog 365, this recent video from Juan David Escobar, one of the videobloggers who is making one video per day, shows a recent trip through the streets of Ciudad Bolívar on a motorcycle in order to purchase some of his favorite empanadas.

Translation by Eduardo Ávila


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