Thing of the week: Cheese Rolling

We travelled to Gloucester for the bank Holiday, to watch the (notorious!) cheese rolling event. Apparently there also was some kind of monarchy-related thing going on at the weekend too, but I wasn’t so fussed about seeing that.

It was a bit of a struggle to get this clip approved by YouTube for monetization. In the good old days (by which I mean – about a fortnight ago), they used to allow you to supply supporting documentation for usage rights/ownership at the point where you upload the video. This arrangement seems to have changed to a system where they review the footage first, and only ask for supporting documentation afterwards – which seems a bit of a back-to-front approach to me, but I’m sure they have their reasons. As a consequence, the adsense approval process seems to take days now, rather than hours. Obviously, event-related clips get a surge of hits in the immediate aftermath of the event that they’re showing… and it’s annoying to miss out on the potential revenue for those.

Anyway, mini-rant over. Previous videos for this event have amassed 7-digit viewer figures, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed for this one 😉

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