Check out this fun and impromptu little Guilty Planet spot made by a friend of mine and founder of Avukado film and photography.
THAT is truly brilliant. And the animation budget was $0. Kicks Pixar's ass.
I can see how some people might think that's an effective video communication, but it really conveys nothing about the soul of your blog. That picture of you in the banner at Revolutionary Minds says far more with far less. That is picture actually is "truly brilliant".