Thursday, May 02, 2019

#OfficialHat2019 Week 2 Voting Update

It's been another week in this year's Hat of Summer campaign and things got a bit interesting this week.

I continued my trend of adding new musical cues to the intro and outro segments of the video and I like that I was able to do that successfully without incurring the robotic wrath of the YouTube copyright's algorithm. These new videos are "flagged" in a sense with a copyright notification. But as far as I can see, the only problem is a notification that if any money is made on the videos then the copyright holder of the music in question (in this case the band Cake--I hope?).

And that is definitely fair enough. Though I don't think there is much chance of any money getting made off of these videos. I don't intentionally monetize them or anything, but there is no data out there showing me that there is money in the Hat of Summer game. But I don't do it for money. I do it for glory.

And there was a bit of glory. Voting really began in earnest during week 2 and pushed the total number of votes into the thousands. That always makes me happy because it wasn't that long ago that I got less than ten votes total for the entire effort.

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