OH MY! It's that time of year, well it's early... we wanted to get the Challenge moving, so you can get your 26 letters and 26 posts ready! So are you ready? Here is all you need to know and join... last year we had over 2,000 people part of April. I will have my "A TO Z 2014 SIGN UP LIST" here and that is where all the information will be!
Self-made billionaire Wilton Knight rescues police detective Michael Arthur Long after a near fatal shot to the face, giving him a new identity (via plastic surgery) and a new name: Michael Knight. Wilton selects Michael to be the primary field agent in the pilot program of his public justice organization, the Foundation for Law and Government (FLAG). The other half of this pilot program is the Knight Industries Two Thousand (KITT), a heavily modified Pontiac Firebird Trans Am with numerous features including an extremely durable shell and frame, controlled by a computer with artificial intelligence. Michael and KITT are brought in during situations where "direct action might provide the only feasible solution".
So I wanted to share a few things today, all good things... I have first a "New T-Shirt" Design called "K.N.I.G.H.T.'S RIDE" at my store. This one of my favorite shows and you know I love to pay tribute to things I grew up on, so please if you are a fan... [CLICK HERE]
Second you have a great chance to be part of BLOG HISTORY... Yes I said "BLOG HISTORY"... Great friend Alex J. Cavanaugh is having a little something called "The Epic 2000 Followers Giveaway!!"... and folks it's a grand giveaway. Alex is trying to reach 2000 followers and he has asked for our help... He asks, we say "YES". You can win all "GREAT STUFF" including autographed books, T-shirts and I am sure a few more great things... Click the link above and follow the rules and be part of the party. So you have to ask yourself, do you feel lucky... well do you?
Bionic Ever After? : Steve Austin and Jamie Summers are about to get married. However, before
they can something is happening to Jamie; it seems like her bionics are
failing and no one knows what's wrong with her. It seems that someone
has been doing something to her, who and why? At the same time an old
friend of Steve's is being held prisoner by some terrorists and Steve,
needing to take his mind of Jamie, offers to go and help.
The What Works...Marketing Symposium is not limited to authors but also to anyone in a business that has a promotional aspect – online or otherwise! The Brainchild of Arlee Bird and brought to you by Yolanda Renee, Alex J. Cavanaugh and me!
PROS: So I ran two "POSTS" experiments this week to see the amount of attention it would bring in without worrying about the time of day or even which day. Just did it and it's results are interesting that it did make a difference in the numbers gained.
TWITTER vs FACEBOOK!
I asked two different questions to two different types of groups one very specific and the other just people who might know me or just follow me. Question looked like this, made it simple: Q: What does RED, GAMES, CLEAR, SUM and SHADOW have in Common? A: http://www.beingretro.com
Ran only on Facebook to the 5 of the 10 groups I am part of, which features Soundtracks/Scores.
My results might be an easy one, but my soundtrack/score numbers to my site increased by 400% and the other only about 10%. More members in the Facebook group was enough for those within that group to at least click over. The Twitter post got burred within minutes to the hundreds of post that come in, so for me finding the common interest groups on Facebook worked better than Twitter. If you are writers find your subject matter example: SCI-FI, find groups that like this... not just writers who like to write SCI-FI. I have found you need to find "outside the box" fans/readers, it's harder to do, but more rewarding.
CONS: Now the problems I have and why the numbers or response for me is not higher and I have learned to live with this. I am horrible... horrible at responding to comments made on my sites, unless for some reason I happened to working on them at the time the comments come in. I run five or six sites that includes Facebook and Twitter, you can see above "WELCOME" or links to the side. In the PROS of the CON, I did find the numbers rise and that is a great thing.. I will continue to do this "Q and A" experiment. I don't really write I design, from banners, badges, headers, websites, book covers, etc. May I mention "FOR HIRE" with reasonable prices!!
IN THE END: What makes my site work best is "SNAPPY TITLES", "SHORT POSTS", "EYE CANDY" (Images) and "YOU" liking what I might be sharing.
I wanted to mention I am doing more stuff than I have done to better shout out my blogs... I am trying to be part of this new app "THE CRYPT" which is association with Eli Roth [Horror Director, Actor]. Many of my great friends are running in the background on this project and I am looking to be the score/soundtrack expert... cause you know I have this site "HOWLIN’ WOLF: OLM".
Second I am trying to be part of the members of the great and powerful "FEARNET" channel, have you seen my commercial yet? Well they have a new design for 2014 and they reached out to many of us fans you help bring it to the surface. Still working out all the bugs, but I am bringing more to my readers and followers...
Thanks for stopping by today, while you are here please feel free to look around. If you haven't been here before, please do leave a comment let me know you were here... I hope you enjoyed the trivia question? Feel free to visit my other sites below and if you are feel adventurous [click here]see that I offer some great t-shirt designs. Find yourself something cool to wear, be different... are you different?
So early on in the start of 2014, I asked my self... what am I missing from 2013. Last year I tried to start of with things I wanted to see from films to sharing a over 200,000 photos I have been collecting. I thought hey why not try to do that again, but I cannot afford films like before and you all might get bored rummaging in my mental closet of things I see to have been important enough to get.
So I thought if you could tell us, what you are missing from 2013 it could be a tv show cancelled, a group you love... broke up, a favorite drink pulled from a menu, a favorite t-shirt finally fell apart, a friend, a blog, etc.
The move is done, done on the second coldest day in the last 20 years. I am so very tired, my fingers are swollen and my brain... my brain. No I don't smoke, it's just some of my photos I shot as I share those... and our favorite the little brown dog "Hollie", rest in peace! :(
Alice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist and songwriter Jerry Cantrell and original lead vocalist Layne Staley. The initial lineup was rounded out by drummer Sean Kinney, and bassist Mike Starr (who was replaced in 1993 by Mike Inez).
Although widely associated with grunge music, the band's sound incorporates heavy metal and acoustic elements. Since its formation, Alice in Chains has released five studio albums, three EPs, two live albums, four compilations, and two DVDs. The band is known for its distinct vocal style which often included the harmonized vocals of Staley and Cantrell.
Alice in Chains rose to international fame as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990s, along with other Seattle bands such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden. The band was one of the most successful music acts of the 1990s, selling over 25 million albums worldwide, and over 14 million in the US alone. In 1992 the band released their album Dirt which was critically acclaimed and has been certified quadruple platinum. The band also achieved two No.1 Billboard 200 albums (Jar of Flies and Alice in Chains), 14 top ten songs on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, and eight Grammy Award nominations.
Although never officially disbanding, Alice in Chains was plagued by extended inactivity from 1996 onwards due to Staley's substance abuse, which resulted in his death in 2002. The band reunited in 2005 with new lead vocalist William DuVall, and released their fourth studio album, Black Gives Way to Blue, in 2009. The album was a success, being certified gold by the RIAA in 2010. Alice in Chains released their fifth studio album, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, on May 28, 2013.
Shhhhhhhh, it's funny right, right... I sure miss Alice in Chains, period! It's tragic for a group to come so far and battle all the up hill life changing... life altering sh@t.
Is what I would say to her if I were the weatherman, discussing the snow storm we have been getting. Great news my mother's house finally finalized this last week, now it's moving time and she decided she didn't want to kill me. So she hired movers, I get to play supervisor and crack that whip... kidding it's going to be a blessing that these guys will have all the fun.