Saturday, January 30, 2016

February 2016

Wow! It is looking very good all around. My Blogs of course, but also the general dance environment on the Island of Oahu. And the discovery that Honolulu is not the center of the Universe. The most promising section is the West Coast of Oahu and the development of Kapolei as second city. This is being done in spite of the Present Rail Party.

"We can start the whole smash by doing what's necessary; then we do what's possible; and suddenly we will be doing the impossible."


"Till I Waltz Again With You" by Theresa Brewer

The two leading blogs seem to be Town Dancer and Platinum Horseshoe, each with well over 40 average hits per day which is 1200 hits per month. The others are still in the background and the difference will probably be made by the information contributors and the Guest Authors. We must avoid SOS at any cost Hopefully we can get someone in the new developing Southwest Shore of Oahu. That's Kalealoa Airport and all the way to Kalealoa Harbor.


"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley

There had been slow building development for the last 20 years especially after the Navy moved out and Ewa  Beach was getting most of the social action. They had community centers, district parks and a few bars. Then the wrong politicians got in there and Ewa Beach never got going. There have been at least two dance clubs started in that time but they just may have been before their time.


"Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight" by Jimmy Borges 

Now may be the time has come for Kapolei and if there is anything doing, let us know, we want to see these pages with dancers and news about dancing. We are not getting enough at the moment. And we need the hits to know that the reader/dancers are interested. And then we can try to do even more. The tide cannot be stopped, West Oahu is waking up. And we can start working on the Waianae Coast.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Year Update

I keep running into it and I believe there will be another Dance Club in West Oahu somewhere. I would prefer to see it on the Waianae Coast but it will probably appear in the Waikele, Waipio area because of the Dance Pavilion that will not be built in the Patsy Mink Recreation Center. Then there is the possibility of somewhere between Kalealoa Harbor and Kalealoa Airport.

"We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness,
we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams,
we are the dancers, we create the dreams."


"Always In My Heart" (Siempre En Mi Corazon) by Dean Martin

Last year I was grooming Town Dancer blog for independence but it doesn't look that way now. Platinum Horseshoe and Dancing Nights are catching up. If I am the only contributor of information, the blogs should gradually even up. The difference in hits would be in any active information contributors and Guest Authors.


"Maui Waltz" by Loyal Garner

It wouldn't be so bad because any blog with active information contributors would become the lead blog on this Island and be an example of how it is done because we will have so many outside ideas. And people are realizing how I try to work. I am hard of hearing but I usually can hear yes. No is just a little harder. But to be ignored, is deafening. I do not have to talk stink about anyone, but may I ignore them too? I am very busy, I have work to do and I must be on my way. Thank You.

Dancer's Law #28c:
"It is impossible for an optimist to be pleasantly surprised."

 

Saturday, January 23, 2016

The Information Contributors

Also known as the Two Centers, willing to stick their 2 cents of Information and/or photos for the sheer joy of making better Public Relations for their favorite dance groups. It is relatively  easy because all they have to do is email to anyone of the Guest Authors and the Guest Authors will probably be willing to blog it. Of course, it must have a name, your own or a pen name. Anon, unknown, etcetera is not acceptable.

"A lie can get around three times at the Palladium before
the truth has a chance to get up the stairs."


Richie Fun is the pen name of someone and we accept easily because it appears regularly in these blogs. And we may not know Richie Fun personally but we know what he writes about. Pepe is the pen name that I use. And we have three or four others that use their pen names regularly. Some will make it plain it is a one time contribution. Fine with us. At any rate, much of being a Two Center is sharing information, when you want to and what you want and it is all up to you.

"One Man Parade" by Jimmy Borges


What I write is generally known as SOS. (same old shit.)  If I say green on Monday, green one Wednesday and green on Friday, that is what readers generally refer to as SOS. You come along on the following Monday and you say "blue," - aha, - that is definitely not SOS,. Mary calls John, John calls Doris, and Doris calls Fred and so on and we have what is called "hits."

 "Sound Of Love" by Carol Kai


We have at present Town Dancer and Platinum Horseshoe blogs that are comfortably well above the magic number of 33 average hits per day. This is equivalent to 1000 hits per month and they are not "store bought" hits. They are really communicating to a large group of dancers that are mainly on Oahu. Dance information and a photo of our friends, neighbors, relatives and fellow dancers will certainly interest them all.

"Dance till the stars come down from the rafters. Dance,
Dance, Dance, and keep on dancing till you drop."

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Wow!

On Saturday, the total of all our blogs here in Hawaii, went over the magic 167 average hits per day (equivalent to 5000 hits per month.) None of them are store bought hits, so we know that dancers are beginning to recognize the benefits of blogging to everyone in our dance world. That is, those that are willing to use it for the benefit of all.

"The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, stupidity
may deride it, but in the end, there it is."


I started blogging about fifteen years ago with the intent to unite the entire dance community on more social grounds. It would be for the benefit of all dancers regardless of dance club affiliation. And I have stressed the importance of being honest, forthright, aboveboard and goal driven. Our next goal is 200 average hits per day. Impossible? Easy with Guest Authors and Information Contributors.

"Days Of My Youth" by Carol Kai


Some from the outset have declined to join us in this endeavor and gone their own ways and I have tried to respect their wishes. Others have decided to become participants at a later date which is just fine with me. The fact remains according to our counters, that every time we lose one reader, we gain two. And I just cannot keep it up by myself. It just becomes too much SOS. The information contributors are increasing too and not only from Honolulu.

"Stranger in Pardise" by the Four Aces


Many of them have become aware that, in these blogs, everyone's opinion is important and I make every effort to make it easy for them to express it. This is Social Media on Oahu. Our information contributors will share photos and commentary on our dance socials. We believe in having fun dancing to our music and we want to include it in the lives of our friends to the fullest. I believe that our blogging and social relationships should benefit all the parties involved. Come on Two Centers we need more of you.

"To hear beautiful music, to touch someone, to move, to inspire.
That may be the true gift of dancing."  

Friday, January 15, 2016

Looking Good

I was able to stop a lot of the scam spam robot hits last year and the hits went down. I cut the blogs down from ten to seven and that was another factor.Then I missed four weeks waiting for my phone and the hits went down even more. Dancing Nights was held up nicely by Richie Fun blogging but otherwise it was pretty bad.

"Love and good intentions know no season and
we are very fortunate in our dance world."


Took a few days to get the blogs back to 133 average hits per day which is equivalent to 4000 hits per month. Now I am certain to get to the next magic goal by Saturday of 167 average hits per day which is 5000 hits per month. With a little work I can get them to about 200 average hits per day but that is about all I can do by myself. The Guest Authors and the Information Contributors will make the difference.

  "Luck Be a Lady" by Jimmy Borges


"Stranger in Paradise" by Tony Bennett

Fortunately, all of our reader/dancers have their own personal opinions and it may not be the same as yours or mine. But they certainly have the right to express those unique opinions in these blogs. And our reader/dancers have the right to see all sides of the story. Individually, they will make our blogs into real Social Media. With enough hits one of these blogs will go independent and I am looking forward to that.

"We may be fools whether we dance or not, so we
might as well dance if we want to.".

The top blogs are Town Dancer (naturally), Platinum Horseshoe, Dancing Nights and Blogging Hawaii. The bottom ones and still struggling are Extrava Danza, Latin Rhythms and Dancing in the Dark. But we  all know that the Guest Author will make a blog solid, simply because it is not SOS.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The Guest Author

This is the name given by Blogger to these people. We have had several in our blogs but most have just decided there are other things to do somewhere else and I believe they should do as they wish.The only way you can get on nowadays is to want in. This applies to anyone. If  you want to,  you are in.

"All truths should be easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them."


When I am notified, I inform Blogger and they in turn email the potential blogger the invitation. Once you accept you are in. And what does that mean? Easy, you will have a blog within the blog of your choice.The password is between you and Blogger. Now you can open the blog, post text and graphics, publish, delete it or close it, and get out all without saying boo to anyone. Make it simple to begin and learn as you go along, you will do just fine.

"Til I Waltz Again With You" by Theresa Brewer


If you are sharing your dance information and photos, you will feel good. The people mentioned or in the photos will feel recognition and the readers of course will be glad to know the latest. The hits will go through the roof and it is a win - win situation for all concerned. Check out the latest Dancing Nights blog by Richie Fun and you will understand.

'Vaya Con Dios" by Les Paul and Mary Ford


With enough Guest Authors, any blog can go independent of me. I can appoint a back up administrator and I would remain for awhile, When you people are ready, I will resign from my administrative position  I am not going to live forever, so we must plan accordingly.

"Of course, music can be your life because you love it.
And dancing to your favorite music can be heaven on earth."

Saturday, January 9, 2016

2016 just fine

The Transition  is still in progress. All seven blogs remain except that I missed four weeks of blogging. The corresponding decline in hits shows very clearly. But you have Dance Fever Oahu and Frank's blogs that have much dance information that is unavailable to us. Give them a whirl, you can be more update.

“It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction.
Fiction has to make sense.”


Meanwhile I will increase my blogging in January and see what happens to the hits. They are increasing already and that is enough for me to see. In Pearl City there are more sidewalks and I can exercise a little more and get out. Bus riding has to be during the day between 10 am and 2 pm. And in the evening after seven is just fine, It seems to be working out.

"Por El Amor De Una Mujer" by Julio Iglesias


Fortunately we have a new month in January and I have my hopes up. Meanwhile, any of you out there that have been wanting to say something to your fellow dancers, this is your chance. It is out in public, just send it to any Guest Author and do not use Anonymous. Use your name to identify the writer but you can use a pen name if you wish and you can pick the blog of your choice.

"Green Eyes" by Jimmy Dorsey, 
vocals, Bob Eberly and Helen O'Connell 


"Tangerine" by Jimmy Dorsey

The top four that have emerged so far are Town Dancer, Platinum Horseshoe, Dancing Nights and Blogging Hawaii. The bottom is Dancing in the Dark, Extrava Danza and Latin Rhythms. And they are all in process.

"Through our dance blogs, read the most
informed dancers in the Pacific."

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Good News, Bad News

We got some nice information from Wahaiwa Ballroom Dance Club but unfortunately with an Adobe "Force Feed" agreement. Remember when Adobe was such an honored name in computing? I have to agree or I cannot see their item and I cannot use any other software on anything connected to them. Auwe.

I will do what I can for Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club and use whatever I have.


Received from Bernadette Yagi

Aloha Dancers!
Hope to see you this Friday at our first monthly dance of the year! 

WBDC CHEERS DANCE! 

WAHIAWA REC. CTR.

HALE HOOKIPA ROOM

FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2016

7:30 PM

POTLUCK

ATTIRE: BLING! BLING!


Attached is the new dance schedule for WBDC Monthly Theme Dances and Dance Classes, 2016. Please feel free to make yourself a copy so that you will be able to keep track of the dates and times of these events and classes throughout the year. Please also feel free to share this attachment with your friends and family too.

Hope to see you there!

Mahalo nui loa,

Maile Yagi, for WBDC

Friday, January 1, 2016

Holding Steady

We begin the new year feeling fresh. The hit analysis went pretty good, Town Dance and Platinum Horseshoe with the most average hits per day. At the bottom were Extrava Danza and Latin Rhythms. But we will not see real results before the tenth of this month. And of course, our Information Contributors will make the decisions.

"Truth may be a very expensive gift.
Don't expect it from cheap people."

Excerpt from Consumer Reports on Facebook: Facebook publishes privacy policies like other companies do, but as a private corporation, it needn't file the annual reports and other disclosures required of publicly held firms such as Microsoft and Google, which can provide even more information about a company. Whatever the company's obligations, Senator Franken told us, "Facebook needs to make its users' privacy a top priority."

"Protect yourself - Be social but safe."

We are making  plenty of contact with the Mainland on blogging and the new way of getting information from and to the readers. They agree that it may get most of the information to display  from the readers themselves, in commentaries and as plain everyday information contributors. The big question in all this is, how will social media continue to evolve?

"Most of the world's people must walk at least 3 hours
just to get water!"

Many are leaning heavily in the direction of saving journalism. In 2010, the FTC released its “Potential Policy Recommendations to Support the Reinvention of Journalism,” which was received with much criticism. Speaking about the report, Adam Thierer, a senior research fellow with the Technology Policy Project at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, said that the report was a “welcome relief.” He said, “It shied away from the more extreme types of proposals that we had heard some academics put out there in the past.”

"Kiss Of Fire" by Georgia Gibbs