San Juan Marriott Video Bloggers


Photos of Raul Colon Web Developer Puerto Rico

I love watching videos online. This year, I have been trying to create more videos but my lack of skills in editing video is poor. After experiencing Steve Garfield’s exercise on how easy it is to create videos last year in the Inbound Marketing Summit, I realized I had to do a better job at creating videos on my blog.. Although I have attempted to create decent looking videos, the reality is there is room for improvment.

The San Juan Marriott (client) invited me to an event they created where they invited Video Bloggers or Vloggers, to document their experience  in Puerto Rico while staying at the San Juan Marriott

Video Bloggers and People that upload videos to Youtube like me.

My good friend and fellow blogger Gustavo was very clear that there is a big difference in regular people like me uploading videos to a website like Youtube or Vimeo and the quality of resources the San Juan Marriott invited to create videos of Puerto Rico .

The creative minds who were in front and behind the camera, created enticing content like the following video by @duzer.


Great Job Covering A Good Part of the Island

The 6 video bloggers did a great job covering Puerto Rico from Rincon to Culebra (even when the weather was not in their favor). One of the bloggers even decided to visit a Coffee Hacienda in Jayuya. Those of us, like myself that are from the southern part of the island, can clearly tell you that driving to Jayuya from a town as close as Ponce is no easy drive. Being a big fan of our coffee, I was amazed and grateful of the video she create to promote and expose Puerto Rican Coffee.

Overall, I enjoyed most of the videos since they captivated many ideas. Once again the San Juan Marriott did an awesome job in using non-traditional means to get more guests and also promote the great resources of Puerto Rico.

I think this should serve as a great example to the Puerto Rico Tourism Company in leveraging new channels of communications instead of throwing away large quantities of cash to more expensive and less effective means.

Bravo San Juan Marriott

I applaud the San Juan Marriott for getting it right in thinking outside the Island without forgetting about those local tourists like me that are inside the island.

I have to thank the San Juan Marriott once again for the invitation to see the awesome and innovating event they organized.

If you want to read more about the San Juan Marriott’s efforts with bloggers, feel free to read the following reviews of a previous event and stay tuned for my reviews on the videos that where made.


  1. Kofla Olivieri on August 11, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    I think it will be interesting if people that know how put together a workshop on how to create YouTube videos and the tools needed to make them look attractive to the public. It appears, at least to me, that Vbloggers are reluctant to share their knowledge. I’ve asked around, even some of the most popular Vbloggers don’t answer their emails. lol One of these days I’ll get my videos to look as good as theirs.

    Kofla @ God of War Diaries

    • Raul Colon on August 11, 2011 at 6:59 pm


      I admire  @stevegarfield:twitter   he is always sharing great tips on how to do it. He creates great video and if you visit his blog you can find good quality content where I have learned a lot.   

      • Kofla Olivieri on August 11, 2011 at 7:17 pm

        Thanks for the link. I’ll take a look tonight after work!
        Kofla @ God of War Diaries

  2. Bianca* on August 12, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    That’s very nice! I have made a few videos, but my problem is to make time for produce ideas and film.  Once I have the video, editing comes alone. I have an ooooooooooold computer (from 2003) but I still can easily edit with iMovie. Althoug I hope some day comes a new computer, in the interim I can work on the old one. Easy.