Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Blogs Are Solid

All of our blogs have just about hit the plateau. On their own, with only me and SOS, it will take a while to go up again, but with the help of some information contributors it will be sooner and better. Micro blogging sites have now became the first choice of most of the people in the Pacific to share the latest updates about what they are doing at a moment. Therefore we are sharing dance information with some of the most popular blogs in Hawaii.

“Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth, and if dancers
do not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase
in knowledge if they knows what it is not.” 

Bloggers and SEO service providers also like to use micro blogging portals on regular basis because most of them give high PR back links on sharing the web pages URL or blog posts URL. It has been the case study that most of the search engines also give good ranking for the websites or blogsites who have good social share signals like Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook and many others.

"Malama Mau Hawaii" by Amy Hanaialii

The best information contributors are the regular members of several dance clubs. They have plenty of dance information to share. The next are the dance teachers for they have many hints to help the dancers. Then the possibility of either one to decide to become a Guest Author. The hits on whichever blog they pick will go up drastically, just with information that is not SOS.

"As social dancers, we dance because there is no greater feeling
in the world than moving to a piece of our favorite music
and letting the rest of the world go by."

Friday, August 26, 2016

Dis and Dat

Things are finally stopping their decline for me. Thursday morning I woke up feeling sick but it wore off and I felt nice in the afternoon. I was finally able to put my shoes and and the Handy Van picked me up and got me to Makua Alii after seven. I got a few photos, and short write up from Tad Fukumoto and Herbie Omizo to help flesh it out. The Handy Van picked me up about nine and I was home before ten. Not bad.

"As long as dancers are honest and they articulate what they
believe to be true, somebody, somewhere will become
their enemy whether they like it or not.”

The blogs are blah, ho hum with just me blogging. Social Media we ain't, not yet. But I will be able to get out and about and make some contact with the real dance world on Oahu. Once the dancers can see how necessary their own personal honest opinions are then we will begin to get them from everywhere we will know where we stand. Tuesday evening I will be at the new HBDA studio in Aiea, and meet the stars of the Pearlridge Chapter. With a little information and a few photos the readers will see the possibilities.

"Yesterday" by the Beatles

After four decades carrying millions of New Yorkers, 44 of the city's subway cars are now home to millions of fish. The worn-out cars were dumped on last year into the Atlantic Ocean, 21 miles off the Maryland coast, to create an artificial reef, designed to attract fish for the state's lucrative sport-fishing industry. These reefs provide quality habitat for marine life off our coast which benefits not only the environment but also local businesses. Maui picking up on this, now that more people are moving to Maui to get away from the Rail Catastrophe.

"Good News, I just rescued some wine. It was trapped in a bottle."

Monday, August 22, 2016

Paso Doble

Paso Doble is a lively dance modeled after the drama of the Spanish bullfight. Except that bullfighters do not wear boots and they don't stamp around on the sand. A Matador wears something similar to ballet slippers and the action should be obvious to all. When the bull charges and the Matador sinks the sword into the bull, he twirls, graceful as a ballet dancer, turning his back to the bull and bows to his audience. Paso doble actually means "two-step." The Paso Doble is a theatrical Spanish dance. Traditionally, the man is characterized as the matador (bullfighter) and the lady as his cape in a Spanish bullfight.

"The truth shall set you free, but first it may piss you off."

In Hawaii, it is fun dance for the spectators as well as the exhibition dancers. The dancers may choose to enact the role of the torero, picador, banderillero, bull, or Spanish dancer, and may change roles throughout the dance. It can be both arrogant and passionate. The Paso Doble is not a social dance and definitely performed more as an exhibition or competition dance.

España Cañi por Tampico Mariachis

The Paso Doble originated in southern France and the steps of the Spanish Paso Doble actually have French names. It began gaining popularity in the United States in the 1930s with the influx of the International Style of dance. For the Internationals, it can be one of the most dramatic of all the Latin dances. And I don't care what anyone says, it is a European dance and definitely not Latin.

"When you hit a wall, climb over it, crawl under it or dance on top of it."

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Photos, Graphics

The information contributors are sending them in. Still slow but increasing and that looks good. I will attempt to clarify matters somewhat. Some of the information contributors get the photos or graphics from some special photo programs in which the only way you can copy it is using their program. For thirty years computers have been sending photos and graphics using ordinary methods such as JPEG. With over 50KB in size, you got it good enough for a blog. And just as clear as BMP, PICT, PCX, PNG, GIF, PDF and all the rest.

"Just because we deny the truth does not nullify the facts."

Any photo or graphic can be emailed to another person and that person can copy it to their computer. This is digital, and even song videos can be digital which means you can transfer to another computer by using ordinary methods and not Mickey Mouse hang ups. Of course, Web sites just use copyright to keep others from using their precious material. We do not copyright in any of our blogs and you can see the evidence throughout the Internet.

"Kahalaopuna" by Amy Hanaialii.

We will eventually get many photos to share with our fellow dancers. A word to the wise. Two people in a photo are better than one. Three are better than two and so on. However 20 people are not better than 19 and 19 are not better than 18. So it is all up the photographer. Use your head, Red. For now these blogs are heading in the right direction.

 “We dance love, and we dance joy, and we dance dreams. Do you know
of a better way to spend the short time we have to stay?"

Sunday, August 14, 2016

The Two Centers

All our blogs are at the point of diminishing returns simply because they are limited to my views. In our dance Social Media we need the views of many. It is much different when we get from somebody: What happened? What is happening? What is gonna happen? Then we got Social Media. Not me alone. We do have Guest Authors but we do not need commitments. They are free to do as they wish, whenever they wish.

"The new dancers gossip much less because they are aware
that most of it is based on lies."

Same thing with the Two Centers - willing to contribute their 2 cents for the benefit of their fellow dancers. They can email whatever they want, to whatever blog they want and whenever they want. We too strict? Anyway when we post to a blog it is of benefit to everyone in our blog scene. We are sharing information with all the reader/dancers specially on the island of Oahu. I am somewhat limited because of my physical deficiency.

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz

Waianae Coast: 
Da pidgin Ten Commandments. Hawaiian stile

1. God is numbah one
2. No make da kine statues
3. Watch you mout, no sweah wit gods name
4. On Sunday, no can do nodding
5. Leesen to yo muddah and yo faddah
6. No kill no body
7. No go moemoe wit yo braddah’s wahine
8. No cockaroach nodding
9. No lie brah!
10. No be jealous of one noddah persons stuffs.
Oh and one noddah ting
11. No talk stink about nobody, bumbye you get bachi.
Mahalo Nui Loa, Maka Hiki Ho!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Niche Blogging

Niche dance blogging is the act of creating a blog with the intent of focusing on a particular niche. With us all our blogs are mainly about social partner dancing. Town Dancer and Blogging Hawaii were created, one to cover social dance in Honolulu, the other to Hawaii.  They have evolved into what they are now and they will evolve further. The information contributors will make that decision.

"No two people ever judged alike of the same thing, and it is
impossible to find two opinions exactly similar, not only in
different people but in the same people at different times."

While it could be argued that every blog is, in some form, a niche blog, the term as it applies to our dance blogs is adjusting as our blogs are gradually differentiating according to the territory and the content dictated by the Information Contributors and the Guest Authors. As the blogs turn into Social Media of Oahu. they will expand their views much farther and there will be much overlapping in all the blogs. Our agenda at present is to expand the views of this blog by getting more Information Contributors of other items besides the big functions and the accompanying photos.

"Vehicle" By Ides Of March

Neither blogging nor niche marketing is a new concept. However, only in recent years has the concept of a niche blog come into being and we are not a commercial enterprise. But Town Dancer is definitely on the road to covering the town functions and doing very well at it according to the average hits per day in our stats.The blogs cannot all exist forever on the whims of one person and SOS (same old shit)  To be Social Media, the views of the information contributors are crucial.

"Fire" By The Crazy World of Arthur Brown

The Guest Authors will have their own blog within a blog and disperse the views available and that is the idea in the plans to make Town Dancer, the top blog in average hits per day, into a truly independent enterprise for the benefit of all the dancers that wish to be included. First information contributors with their photos and from there someone will come forward and volunteer to be a Guest Author and help their fellow dancers. They are all free to pick the blog of their choice.

"Somewhere Over The Raubbow" by Bruddah Iz

From Djou Campaign, in Hawaii Free Press.

Kirk Caldwell's latest ads show just how desperate he is. Rather than campaigning on solid plans and his record as mayor, he has begun attacking Charles' position on rail: suggesting that Charles' next idea may be a "commutapult" or a super-uber. Well, Honolulu's constituents don't think rail being at least $3 billion over budget, at least half-a-decade behind schedule, and now ending short is any laughing matter. This is why Charles is leading in the polls. Consider what has transpired in just the past few days:

Sunday, August 7, 2016


It is becoming more gratifying with my blogs on Oahu. No big smash hit but I am getting a lot of hits from the scam spam robots and the search engines. So I am not going to read too much into it except that we are on the right track. On all the blogs it will depend on the information contributors and the Guest Authors. They will run the hits up through the roof.

"You can spin it any way you like. But in the end, who does it benefit?
All of us. The truth is, most dancers benefit in a world
where the changes make these things happen.”

Town Dancer remains solid in front of all of the others. Probably from all the loyal readers they had before. However, anyone of those would make a perfect information contributor if they would be willing to share their dance information with their fellow dancers. Wow, the beginnings of real social media. It may be difficult in this day and age when it is all about money.

"Kanaka Waiwai" by Melveen Leed

Platinum Horseshoe is not doing so good, since we are not getting much from Wahiawa Ballroom Dance  Club or Kapolei Chapter, HBDA. When I get in better physical condition I will have to get out and make contact with others. There is the Waianae Coast and the North Shore. Kapolei just has the Present Rail Party holding them back. Then I have heard rumors of Waipio.

"The Hukilau Song" by Don Ho

In third place we have the most natural one in Blogging Hawaii. They have been there from the very beginning. They have been losing ground to the other new blogs. Going for third also is Dancing in the Dark blog which doesn't do much. It is becoming more evident with the reader/dancers that we just need more information to share with our fellow dancers. Of course, for more information not available to us, there is Dance Fever Oahu and Frank's blogs with plenty of goodies. We just may become Social Media. It is simple enough, we just have to spread the word.

Another: Man, needs work, honest, will take anything.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

The Magnificent Seven

Those are the dance blogs that we got now and we do not hold any negatives against any Dance Club, Dance Studio, Night Club,  Band, Teacher or Entertainer. We might not always agree with them, and we will have favorites simply because they kokua with us. If anyone would like to have something posted about their organization, we would most certainly accommodate them. We offer our services to all, but the ultimate choice remains yours.

“Sometimes dancers have to just sit in one place and - hurt. Then you
will become much less concerned with what other people think
of you, when you realize how seldom they do."

You can plainly see that in our blogs the most important thing is to get our readers to be the most informed dancers in Hawaii  We do not do ads.  We do not try to make money from these postings. We just share whatever dance information we can with our readers. We do not copyright and even look kindly on those that use any of our information for their sites. And lucky we have over 35000 dancers on the Island of Oahu to help.

"Stranger In Paradise" by Tony Bennett

The blogs are all very erratic at the moment but it still looks like Town Dancer will stay ahead with Platinum Horseshoe in second place. The rest are trying to get into 20 average hits per day (600 per month) and they will make it. The information contributors will make a difference and of course a Guest Author will clinch it. Then we go for the magic number, 33 average hits per day. (1000 hits per month.)

"I Believe" by Frankie Laine 

The change and acceptance is coming in these next few months. Let us hope this coming change will be better than what it has been. Try to do some of the things you've always wanted to do for your fellow dancers but couldn't find the time. Call up a forgotten friend and remind him or her about all the fun groups shaping up. Drop an old grudge and replace it with some pleasant memories. 

Also direct from Nevada: It was on a cold, cold night and two bulls are standing in a field. One says "Boy it's mighty cold out here!." The other says "Yes, I am thinking I might just slip into a nice Jersey"