Which do you prefer?
or the color one:
This morning, I set out to capture birds in midflight capturing those wonderful movements. After several failed attempts, I believe I finally have one that is acceptable.
Most mornings, I would grab Joe and head out to the patio, then moments later birds would appear flying around, playing/fighting in mid flight and this one bird would always perch itself on a tree limb near me. As soon as I would go inside to grab my camera, the bird would be gone. Other mornings, I would pretend to go inside, patio door noise open and close while the bird would just stay perched. I would bang Joe on the metal of the BBQ and nothing, no movement only to look down at me as though it were mocking me.
I was determined, this morning for some reason and this time besides my companion Joe, sexy Carmelita joined Joe and I. However, after a while, I soon realized I would have to abandon my faithful companion Joe that has always been there every morning. I turned my hat around, grabbed Carmelita by the hand and ventured out. I fondled Carmelita buttons manually. We walked closer and closer but not too close. I kneeled on one knee as though I were going to propose while Carmelita’s eyes extended to the max.
There was silence as though it was just the two of us, we waited patiently for the right moment, thirty minutes went by then the magic started.
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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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mistakes 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!
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.
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!
This one received over 1 million views!
Now let’s get inside the actual page and see the real stats.
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 news, 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 I 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.
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