Time Lapse Lotte Video Goes Viral
Yesterday I noticed that my blog had a huge surge in traffic and I haven't posted a blog (aside from my Insanity before and after Blog) since Monday. I had a total of 1147 viewers in one day which broke my record of 1111 back on January 16th. However, back then, I had posted a semi controversial blog post (5 quick ways to tell you are not a photographer yet) and believe that is why I broke a record back then.
So, what could it be? I then opened up my youtube channel and quickly found that my Father Takes A Photo Of His Daughter Every Day From Birth To 1st Year video had a 1000% jump in traffic in one day. I normally get approximately 25 views a day on that video and that's after taking into consideration that my wife and mother view it often.
Once I discovered that my video might be the reason in increased traffic I then started to search the web for reasons why that specific video rose so quickly.
I believe I found the source.
The LA Times posted an article about a viral success video of Dutch filmmaker (Frans Hofmeester) who posted "Birth to 12 years in 2 min. 45 sec. Time Lapse Lotte". Since he posted the video one week ago it has received over 600k hits. Then, after watching the video, I noticed that both my Father Takes A Photo Of His Daughter Every Day From Birth To 1st year and Father Takes A Photo Every Day For 1 Year appeared on the same page after Time Lapse Lotte ended.
What does this all mean? It means that if by some luck my video goes mega super duper viral I can retire and move to Colombia and live the rest of my life without financial worries. Yes you read right! I would move to Colombia but not because of the prostitues. I am a married man with kids and I would move there because that is where my wife is from.
And in case you were wondering about my wife... No she is not a vegetarian. :)
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4/26/2012 05:05:57 am
i just watched the video. cute : )
4/26/2012 05:23:37 am
Great idea but then Minaj gets the money. :)
4/26/2012 10:52:54 pm
I wish but thank you.
4/26/2012 10:53:52 pm
I guess you just have to keep plugging away at it and then one day BOOM... I am in Colombia.
4/27/2012 01:25:21 am
Great traffic Jai. May be the lesson here is to intentionally put similar tags in your videos as used by similar successful videos on Youtube. This time it was by fluke only.
4/27/2012 07:27:12 am
Yes I actually do that but I try not to stretch the truth of my tags because it would make no sense. This time I got lucky.
4/27/2012 02:42:12 am
Luck might be part of it Jai but they wouldn't click on your video if you were not crazy talented! Best of luck with your Columbian Dream!
4/27/2012 07:27:34 am
You rock Paul...
4/27/2012 03:12:56 pm
Congrats on reaching a new high! Sometimes those unexpected surges are the indeed the sweetest! I was looking at a video I made 4 years ago for my blog but never publish the other day. It was definitely a nostalgic moment.
4/27/2012 11:07:08 pm
Thanks Roshawn. It is always cool to look back on.
4/27/2012 06:15:04 pm
Popular by association. Only the ones who are active and putting themselves out there attract the luck. Well done.
4/27/2012 11:07:39 pm
This is true. It's about putting yourself out there.
4/27/2012 11:28:51 pm
Well done, Jai. As to moving to Colombia; given that your wife is Colombian I wouldn't risk even mention the 'p' word - I'll be very sad to loose you :). Go for it and keep going - your videos seen to starting to do well; I can feel that you are at the cusp of something great!
4/27/2012 11:38:29 pm
Thanks Maria. I don't think Colombia is anytime soon and that would be more like a summer thing or winter because summer there is too hot. :)
4/28/2012 07:33:07 pm
Cute video and great song! Way to put yourself out there and make it happen. See you in Columbia real soon!
4/29/2012 12:08:03 am
Thanks Buck. How's the family?
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