Saturday, May 20, 2017

Blogging this blog.

The three bottom blogs are Extrava Danza (niche, Live Music), Ritmo Mestizo (niche, Latin music and dance) and Dancing Nights (niche, Night Club dance.) They are relative newcomers and having a tough time because I over diluted the readership with too many blogs. The readership has increased ever so slowly but in the last few years we have had a lot of increased interest in social dancing too, much of it in Night Clubs. So I expect readers gotta know their computers and tell us about Live Music?

Social Dancers know that no matter what life throws at them,
music softens the blow."

Feedback is almost unknown on the dance scene and that is the biggest problem for increasing the interest of the dancers. Comments at the end each blog could arouse some interest in a few of our good reader/dancers. It is just a small enough item, but it could lead to being an information contributor and enable anyone to email larger items and even photos to share with our fellow dancers. From there, it is only a skip and jump to being a Guest Author. That means a very good invitation in the blog for someone who is a fan of Live Music. It will take time for the readers to know this.

"Hukilau Song" by Don Ho

The same thing applies to all the other blogs and they are accumulating readers from their existing readers through word of mouth communication. I would want to see them develop, with information contributors and guest authors into independent and real blogs of the Pacific. I am sure now that the first one that goes independent will get over 200 average hits per day. Same as 6000 hits per month. Now that is communicating to our fellow dancers on the Island of Oahu.

"Maui Waltz" by Loyal Garner

"Blogging is best learned by blogging…and by reading other bloggers.
You will find that the currency of blogging is authenticity and
 trust, so there must be feedback."

Underneath most blog posts is an area for the reader/dancers to leave a comment about each post. Blog comments are a critical part of a successful blog, and an area bloggers and readers should understand and focus on to create a great blog. All of our blogs on this island have been conspicuous by their lack of comments. We get more spam than actual comments.