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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Surprising

The way this blog is doing with a new name is astounding even though we know that many of the hits come from the prior blog readers. However, it is in the solid double digits average hits per day. Wouldn't surprise me to see it go into the 20s by next month.
  
"What you are is God's gift to you, what you become is your gift to God."



The new social media of dance blogging has completely transformed the way dancers and friends gather news and information not only on Oahu but also on the neighbor islands. While it has created many new opportunities, it has also brought about numerous challenges to traditional media and even contributed to, what some consider, dying business models.


Web sites that use to have such a commanding presence in our dance world, (even in just having one,) have seen a decline as social media. Facebook of course has led the way to the downfall of many, and has been losing out all over. Specially with all the unacceptable methods they were evolving there, according to Consumer Reports.

 "Tennessee Waltz" by Melveen Leed


Some traditional media enterprises have embraced our new media with great success. Others, however, have not had the same experience. One of the biggest blows, if you will, to traditional media has been that dancers have become reporters themselves. Just look at Twitter, Tumblr and Google+

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Contact

Comments would have been the easiest to give and to receive for our blogs but little was there after 20 years. So we must rely on the information contributors which have no requirements. Of course, this blog is already leaning towards Live Music. But information contributors can just use their common sense and contribute information from their point of view and whenever they please.

"A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can
do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying."


They can use any pen name they like. Just try to make it the same one all the time. One or two words, good or bad, would get your feet wet and you might like it. That is the beginning of Social Media. You can contact anyone of the Guest Authors and that person will be glad to print it in whatever blog you would like. You can pick the blog with the most hits if you like. We are also accepting anyone from the neighbor islands that might want to try our Social Media.


There are plenty of people traveling through the neighbor islands, Yes I know, not as much as if we had the Super Ferry, but big bucks shot that one down. The Fat Cats couldn't get as much as they wanted. We just have to do the best we can.

"Maui Waltz" by Loyal Garner

Even Rhythm: A combination of steady, consistent beats that are identical in the meter and get the same time value - Merengue, - Waltz.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

The Contributing Editor


At small magazines the title may imply a staff member with regular writing responsibility and some editorial duties. When a "contributing editor" is listed on the title page of a book, the term generally designates a person who has served as some kind of consultant in the book's preparation but who is not responsible for the book's final content.

“It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.”

As with magazines, the title with us may be largely honorary and slightly different in name and use. However, our Information Contributors merely email information and perhaps a photo or two. And they do so only when they damn well please. There are no deadlines for our people, and they can decide when and what to contribute.

"Do I Love You?" by Loyal Garner


However the big difference is that as an information Contributor they can also make the choice of becoming a guest author. They can then open the blog, write what they wish, post the photos they wish and get out without asking permission from anyone. In our social blogs the title becomes somewhat self explanatory and hopefully we will get many more guest authors.


Most people think that is too much commitment. But it is in the same vein as comments or information contributor in which they can blog whenever they damn well please. Easy? No monthly or annual meetings and no dues or fees required. And the hits will go through the ceiling. Hey, you want egg in your beer?

"Stranger In Paradise" by Tony Bennett

Two friends are about to enter a club in Waikiki. One of them has a wooden eye. He said ''If someone says something about my eye, I'm gonna flip.'' They get there, and after one drink, he asks a girl if she would like to dance. She says, ''Would I?'' He flipped.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Da New One

I don't have much incoming email so I just have to ask and this the result. We can try it for a month and If it stays at double digits average per day hits, it will be it. Some of the wheels in the dance community need to be dragged, kicking and screaming into the 21st century. I will not do that. If they do not want it they shall not have it. But the sign on the door I leave open still says welcome

"When you fall, I will be there to catch you."
with love, -  the Dance Floor.


It has now been very evident that for the most effective use, for our blogs is Twitter. Word Press and Tumble are right behind. Facebook and Linkedin are out first, Google+ is next, too much complicated crap. Others try to force you and make it very difficult to get out. Pinterest I am still working on. Seems like they are not going to let you delete anything. So they may also be on the way out.

"The Maui Waltz" by Loyal Garner


"Morning Dew" by Melveen Leed

The hits are steady so the most important thing on our blog horizon is the Information Contributor. That one person willing to share a photo or two and a few comments for their friends and fellow dancers, the readers of the blogs. They can forget about writing absolutely correct, forget all the rules. Forget about being published. Just write for themselves and their immediate friends reading our social media blogs. And of course, hopefully they will eventually want to get on as Guest Authors. And they can pick the blog of their choice. We can still get these blogs into Social Media.