By Fern Paulussen
November is one of those months that people tend to wish away. As soon as November 1st rolls around it’s all, OMG Christmas is coming! And while I’m definitely guilty of thinking that way myself, does knowing that the silly season will be kicking off next month mean we shouldn’t appreciate November for what it is? I say no. No! Instead of telling ourselves that this month just needs to end already, let’s celebrate November by taking a look at the PLAY NZ highlights.
PLAYER of the month
Nicole Galuszka from Arch and Tori G was named PLAYer of the month for November. I had heaps of fun interviewing her, and getting to know more about her family, lifestyle and personal interests. Her channel is relatively new, but she’s been putting out some really awesome content. You can see all her November uploads for yourself by heading over to the PLAY NZ YouTube channel, where Nicole has her very own PLAYer playlist (or just check it out below).
a new logo
You know how sometimes you’re happy with something you’ve made, but then, out of nowhere you decide it’s actually kinda crappy? Yeah, well that happened to me this November with the PLAY NZ logo. I just looked at it one day and thought, Oh hell no.
Within a week I’d reached the point where I just had to come up with something better. So I sat down at my computer, and played around until finally I came up with this:
Yep, much better, I reckon.
(But what do you think?)
Weekly link ups
Over in our members only Facebook group, we start a new thread each week in which we share our latest uploads. Since the launch of our new public Facebook page (go and like it!) we’ve been adding all the linked up videos to playlists on the PLAY NZ channel. I love how varied our content is, and am feeling really happy with how many PLAYers have been taking the time to link up with the group.
October 30 – November 5
November 6 – 12
November 13 – 19
November 20 – 26
November 27 – 30
The wonderful Jess from JessChillinAbout very generously stepped up to organise our next, and arguably biggest, collaboration: A Secret Santa Box Swap. Dates, deadlines and participants were all locked in this month, with everyone taking part already being allocated the one person for whom they’ll be playing Santa. For everyone taking part it’s all been very exciting, but I imagine that it has caused Jess at least some stress (I organised the box swap last Christmas and OMG), so a huge thanks to you, Jess! You’re awesome!
The trailer for the our 2016 Secret Santa collab.
And here’s the full playlist from last year:
our most popular post
Asking people to react to our Facebook post to let us know their favourite kind of YouTube video to watch was a lot of fun! It was great to see so many people taking the time to engage with us. Definitely looks like vlogs are the most popular among those who follow us at PLAY NZ.
All in all, November has been a pretty awesome month for everyone at PLAY NZ. And now that it’s practically over, and we’ve celebrated it as best we can, I think it’s time to throw ourselves head first into the silly season. Yessss!
Fern Paulussen is a lifestyle blogger, vlogger,mother of four, and the director of PLAY NZ. Based in the Waikato, Fern loves Netflix, coffee, and chickens. You can learn more about Fern by visiting her website, or subscribing to her YouTube channel.