Meet and Greet @ Dream Big: 5/28/16

Danny’s Meet & Greet Party!

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It’s the Meet and Greet weekend at Dream Big!!

Ok so here are the rules:

  1. Leave a link to your page or post in the comments of this post.
  2. Reblog this post.  It helps you, it helps me, it helps everyone!
  3. Edit your reblog post and add tags.
  4. Feel free to leave your link multiple times!  It is okay to update your link for more exposure every day if you want.  It is up to you!

  5. Share this post on social media.  Many of my non-blogger friends love that I put the Meet n Greet on Facebook and Twitter because they find new blogs to follow.

Now that all the rules have been clearly explained get out there and Meet n Greet your tails off!

See ya on Monday!!

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VIP – MEGADEATH -Death Ears

Last night, Deb gets a call from her Nephew needing a ride to a from the Badlands where MEGADEATH is playing in Sioux Falls, SD. She and we often do this to avoid drunk driving. After picking Matt and his fiancée up, along the way, Matt asked if we want to go?

Badlands
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Of course we said yes! Free VIP tickets! I added the price chart for the tickets that were being sold on the Badlands Website.

 

I will admit, Heavy Metal to the point that I can not understand one word their singing is not for me. Yet, on the other hand I can say, I have seen them in person before the lead singer David or I die.

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Sioux Falls, SD at the Badlands May 26, 2016

I remember a time when tickets were modestly priced, but these days it’s more affordable to catch it on YouTube or a local channel provided it is being broadcasted.

 

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Besides the private restrooms, having a server come to you to take your orders, did have it’s benefits especially once some were Moshing in the general area below. While a couple others were escorted out of the building. After the first half hour, they had a major sound technical issues which caused a delay for a good 20-30  minutes, at first I was wondering if there might had been a threat of some sort, the way they rushed off stage. Now, if I had the resources and chose to pay the $4,500.00 for the VIP suite, I believe I would have been cursing up a storm and with no encore. Once the drummer throw the last drum stick out to the audience, one of Matts’ friends whom was in the general area showed a broken piece of the drum stick that he was able to hang onto.

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Although, the night had it’s ups and downs, I did get to see Chuck Brennan the owner of the Badlands and the Rock & Roll Academy for Boy’s and Girls ant lately became owner of a sprint car race track. I also shook hands with Tom the General & VP of the Sprint car race coordinator. if I got the title correct.

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End of show

 

BOOK NEWS

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An extra post this week as I wanted to share with you that Walking over Eggshells, my first book and biography, has been chosen as the Book of the Week by BookWorks. Here is the link to their nice colourful page.

https://www.bookworks.com/book/    If you do the control, click thing it will come up or it may work by just clicking on it.

As always technology has defeated me, as I wanted to cut and paste part of their page to put here, but of course it didn’t work did it.

However the nice sticker thing does, so you can look at that.

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And while I’m at it, I’ll do the whole boasting thing and put in the 5 star badge from Reader’s Favorite as well.

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I am very thrilled they have chosen my book, but it is a teeny, weeny bit embarrassing, since we are in the process of…

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What People Share! –Part 2

The trials of harnessing more views and shares!

Most of us try are best to gain more views attempting to draw a larger crowd to our Blogs or Websites, while some of us maybe content with the smaller following.

Carp, fish, family parks
Nephew Keith at Family Park “38.5 LBS Carp May 2016”

Most of us use the tools of the trade to maximize potential viewers, from Facebook to Instagram among other platforms. We make our final edits thinking it is a piece of art. We publish across the available tools at our disposal. Then we wait like a patient Fisherman anticipating the large catch.

 

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However most of the time  it may feel more like a trickle of viewers rather than a line waiting to see Star Wars or to obtain the latest Apple gadget.

 

One area to help to defeat this is to know your “Age Target Range”  Sure, most of us may have set an Audience Target that might like what we have to offer but age range also plays an important role when trying to attract new viewers and followers.

Family reunions, birthday parties
© Deb Hardy

Weather it be a Facebook Fan Page, your YouTube video channel or your Blogs, age range deals with a certain philological aspect of different interests.

 

 

 

Failure at its Best

As humans, we make mistakes, no one is perfect. When we fail, we need to learn from those failures -dust off the dirt and try again while keeping an open mind doing things different. Maybe we will fail better the next time.

Family portraights, photography, photosMistakes and failure will happen and as in our real lives, the extension of our virtual selves being our Website or Blog may falter from time to time. Maybe it was the title, the subject matter what ever the case maybe for you, dust off that dirt and get dirty again. It is ok to fail, make mistakes!

Man, I think I have a Fat Ass!

 

What People Share! –Part 1

The trials of harnessing more views and shares!

 

We have many mediums to utilize as tools to help our quest of gaining more exposure, but what do people share, what are they interested in? What compels one to not only click the like button, but also share within that medium and on other platforms?

Yesterday, in an earlier post,  Returned From Hiatus I mentioned that I have been studying trends as to what most people share besides just clicking that like button and moving on to never look back. This brings me to an even earlier post I wrote in October 2015, What’s hot and What’s Not? where I mentioned Leisel’s Nightmare Before Christmas Sugar Cookies that did receive several external views from Reddit and today when I look and the general stats that anyone can see, thirty-six people clicked the like button, including myself and it did get shared out to Facebook eighty (80) times! I wonder how well it might have faired, if it were turned into a video, after all she did mention that icing got in her hair.

Here are a few examples, that I pulled this morning, the first one is from The Writer’s Circle an online magazine.

The Writer;s Circle

From this image we see,Four thousand likes and 1,743 shares since The Writer’s Circle posted  just ten hours ago when I captured the image.

Although, this one post of theirs did rather well, they have others that were not well received with only 250 likes and no shares.

Lets’ take a look at Photography!

photography, photos, videos

This one received over 1 million views!

 

 

 

Now let’s get inside the actual page and see the real stats.

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1 million views with over 22-thousand shares.

 

 

 

Most of us have probably heard of Candace Payne, who one day decided to use the new Facebook Live Video feature. Now, soak this one in, on May 19th of this year at 2:24PM Candace  decided to make a video out of the blue with no real cause but just to do it, in my opinion, this one video changed her life. She has been in the Candace_Bluecheckmarknews, The Facebook Creator himself invited her to their headquarters to have some fun and she even has the Blue Badge Check Mark. Candace, to date is the only person to achieve 144 million views with the new Live feature on Facebook.  As I look at her page Candace_viewsI see 2.6 million likes with shares that surpass my digits of counting.

The video is here incase you missed it: You will need to scroll down to May 19th posts.

https://www.facebook.com/candaceSpayne#

 

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