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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+