Happy blogiversary to me! Video Contest News is now FIVE years old. That’s bananas, isn’t it?? If VCN was a human he’d be ready for kindergarten. (Lucky for me VCN is just a website because I don’t have money to blow on stupid school supplies.) It was five years ago today on September 1st, 2009 when I first registered the domain, VideoContestNews.com. Even after all these years it still feels kinda weird that I run a website that people actually read. I just checked my traffic stats and in the last 12 months, VCN had 129,000 Unique Visits and 170,000 Page Views. Sure, about 20% of that traffic was probably spammers trying to leave the same comments about “Free V1agrxa” over and over but hey, 80% of 129K ain’t nothing to sneeze at. Thanks to all of you for reading the site and here’s to 5 more years of VideoContestNews.com! LOL/JK. There’s no way VCN will still be around 5 years from now. In fact, the entire video contest “industry” will probably be collapsing soon. By 2019, computers will be so powerful that brands will be able to cut out the middlemen (filmmakers) and generate all their ads digitally. But that nightmarish reality is still a few years away. So I’ll be here bloggin’ my butt off until The Computers finally render all us meatbags obsolete!