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Why the name change to VogMan

Why VegOilGuy became VOG became VogMan

Firstly… I told you not to ask!

But asking isn’t a bad thing. It’s the inquisitive mind that learns, and I respect that.

My first few videos on YouTube were dedicated to promoting the benefits of vegetable oil motoring (see my other website VegOilCar.co.uk). For that reason, I adopted the name VegOilGuy – and why not?

However, I soon caught the YouTube bug and found myself posting more and more videos on a wider range of topics. At this point I started to hear from viewers questioning my choice of Channel Name and suggesting that I change it to something less specific. So, I opted for an acronym and became VOG.

And I liked VOG. I thrived under the name VOG and made it my own. People called me “Vog,” or “V – O – G,” or whatever they liked, and I didn’t mind. It was all good fun and it worked well, and my Channel slowly flourished under that name for over three years.

Then YouTube happened. Y-es.

In a classic display of organised ineptitude, YouTube effectively gave away my Channel Name to another YouTuber. I tried sorting the matter out, but pushing water uphill with a sieve would have been a simpler task than dealing with the bureaucracy of an uncaring multinational.

So, after much thought, I decided on a name change and became, for better or worse, VogMan.

I tell this story much more eloquently, and hopefully more entertainingly, in the video below.

But that’s it. I’m VogMan now… and hopefully I’ll stay that way!

Would be great if your excellent presentation could be used as a standard for all others to follow

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