Wanting a video blog hasn't been easy; finding a template that actually works and is easy, and more importantly to me, not having to edit HTML codes in order to add a video has been impossible until I found a free template called BloggerTube. So very simple; download it, upload it to your new video blog and NO editing HTML codes whatsoever for any reason. All you do is add a simple code (provided by the designer) to your Post Template section in Settings, place another code in the widget area for recent posts, and that's it. It took me all of 10 minutes to complete. This template is for YouTube videos. To insert a video all you do is open up your New Post and the code is automatically there - add the YouTube url (NOT the embed code) which is found under the YouTube video if you click on the Share This button, put in some text if you want and you're done. The blog shows all your recent posts with video thumbnails. Everything is automatic; no HTML! Click on what video you want to see and viola! there it is showing nice and large.
The template is black with red accents and looks clean, simple and fantastic. See my new video blog HERE - I have only put music videos on so far (Michael Jackson of course) but will be loading a bunch more of different topics later. Find the template and instructions at www.dantearaujo.net/2009/09/blogger-video-template.html and if you visit my video blog, Follow Me!!