Pitching Myself on Blog Gears

Blog Gears is a new site that allows bloggers to gain more exposure using videos. The site is 100% free, and works on the premise of a blogger pitching their blog to an audience. The blogger has to create a video up to 90 seconds long of themselves talking about their blog. This allows Blog Gears readers to find new and exciting blogs, and also to get to know the faces behind the blogs as well.

The site is only a few days old but already have pitches from some well known bloggers. I like the idea of Blog Gears. I think it will do very well. All bloggers, especially new ones, are looking for free ways to promote their blog and if Blog Gears catches on, it should give you some nice exposure. If the site gets really big, I’m sure they’ll start charging to have videos listed. This is my Blog Gears video. Please tell me what you think.


39 thoughts on “Pitching Myself on Blog Gears”

  1. Jan Alvin says:

    I really wanted to try adding videos of me in my blog but I don’t have a video cam. Nice post! 🙂 By the way would you mind taking a look at my latest post. I think this attract your attention John.

    1. Gabriel Lai says:

      Dude, you can use your mobile phone if your mobile phone support Video recording… That’s what I did when I don’t have a video camera with me 😆 😆

    2. Debo Hobo says:

      I started adding video to my blog, it is rather difficult to feel comfy in front of the camera though.

      John, Sally is cuter than ever. She is going to be quite the dot Com mogul soon. 😀

  2. Gabriel Lai says:

    Hey John…. thanks for sharing… I believe this is gonna be a new waive of blogging via Video Posts 😈

  3. BlogGears says:

    Thanks for the shout out John. By the way, we have no intention of ever charging to upload posts. Instead we are looking at implementing revenue sharing for our users so that they can not only get some exposure but make some money also.

    We are also looking at developing a widget and have a few more things cooking.

    Hope to see you all at BlogGears.com soon 😀

  4. Mike says:

    Talk about being evil…
    Using Sally in your vid, jeez you’re a monster. Her cuteness will trump the other videos. You and Sally are going to steal away all of the potential traffic! 😛

    1. John Chow says:

      Like I said, it’s the personal touch. 😈

      1. Beside blogging i worked as dubbing and voice-over artist, I run a production house, Would you like to use my services? 🙂 🙂

  5. Ralph says:

    it’s mini-me

  6. I love it when Sally is like “Double-U Double-U dot com” 🙂

  7. vancity says:

    John. I speak the language of babies. Your daughter just told us ‘how to make money online’ and visit SallyChow.com for more information. 😛 .. you have a competition buddy.

    1. dcr says:

      But she hasn’t blogged since April. Maybe she has something else up her sleeve? 😉

  8. Ingrid Riley says:

    OK I like this idea and will recommend it to my fellow Caribbean bloggers. The blogging culture and community is growing fast among Caribbean people worldwide. So I’m going to ass it on

  9. It really is a good service, but I still haven’t uploaded my video since I’m not used to posting videos up on YouTube

  10. I’m definitely up for a pitch, but I wonder if it’s a good idea to take this video in the middle of the night (that’s what it is in Europe right now). I’m not sure if a video of a bleary-eyed face would be such a great marketing tool :mrgreen:

  11. Hey John, I noticed you got rid of Entrecard and the Top Commentator’s widget. Any reason for these? Also, no income report for last month? Or did I miss something.

    1. dcr says:

      He said last month he wasn’t doing the income reports anymore. And the Top Commentators is down because of “database issues.” He said it would be back when the problem is resolved. Or whenever I’ve been bumped off the list, whichever comes first. 😉

      1. How come no more income reports?

        Did he say why on the last income report? I missed it.

        1. John Chow says:

          The income report will be back after I revamp the blog. I’ve pretty much hit its income ceiling. It won’t go much higher without a site revamp.

          1. Understandable. After last month’s $40k I would imagine the income would drop this month.

            However, maybe seeing the income fluctuate would be a good learning resource for the readers.

          2. I didn’t know you were planning on changing the layout again. Will it look somewhat the same or is it a complete makeover?

          3. John Chow says:

            It’s a complete makeover. Look for the unavailing at IZEAFest 2008.

          4. I’m thinking that what John means is a new income strategy. Meaning, what took him from $0 to $40k/month might not be the same strategy to go from $40k to $250k/month for example.

            It may not be a “re-design” that’s needed but an expansion of the main business model. Perhaps leveraging/partnering with other Bloggers? Perhaps an expansion to broaden the topic of John Chow?

            I’m curious to see how things evolve. I learn a lot from this site.

          5. Awesome. I’ll keep my eye open for that.

  12. Garry Conn says:

    So like I think this is actually one of your better videos. 🙂

    Nice of you to participate and help Max’s launch become a success. Very cool in my book.

  13. Ritchiela says:

    Your little girl amazes me and my daughter….she’s a cutie.I like the video and the way your daughter says http://www...

  14. I see the bloggears owners are doing things right and buying reviews all over. ahah

  15. Jeffrey says:

    nice post again Mr. John Chow!

  16. Wicked video. Sally is precious.

    I’m going to sign up a new blog I started.

  17. Let me hire a professiona and shoot “Me myself and my blog”. nice lil video.

  18. Chuck says:

    That was a great video! Loved it. I have always liked the idea of adding pictures and video to blogs. I like that it adds depth and a cool personal touch. Some people are much more visual than others, so videos can really reach more people. Hope to implement this on my own. Don’t have a video cam with sound or vid cell. (just a digital camera with no sound 🙁 . But i’m really inspired to get one! On to bigger and better things. Thanks again and have a great day everyone.

  19. Christine says:

    Very cute, what REALLY got me is when Sally starts spelling out “www”! Gosh… isn’t she catching on, eh?!

    I’ll be making a video soon enough too I think! 🙂 just always worried about showing too much personal stuff online.. never know who’s watching after all.

  20. John Croaker says:

    your daughters is adorable

  21. Devin Hunter says:

    Hey John,

    Nice to see you again after TAC.

    Later!

    Devin Hunter

    1. John Chow says:

      Hey Devin. Nice to hear from you again. Hope things are going well.

  22. Good job on the vid John 😀

  23. Video-post sounds interesting, a new wawe of blogging to take advantage of, your dauthers looks nice :-).

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