Monday, November 27, 2017

The New Guest Blogger

The people that are going to make these blogs into Real Social Media will be the guest bloggers. First they will choose the blog they want. Similar to picking a micro like Tweeter, Facebook etc. We do not have Registration or Registration fees. We do not have annual meetings or annual dues. We do not have monthly meetings or monthly dues. And anyone that wants to be a Guest Blogger can blog whenever they damn well please. That is about as strict as I can get.

"Failure to hit the Bull's Eye was never the fault of the target." 

While there's no pay involved, you'll get to put your valuable views including your favorite photos on a site that is increasingly serving as a community hub. If you'd like to have the opportunity to share your unique voice with our reader/dancers, then this is it. Your view of the community around you is interesting to all of us. This is what is called social media. And it is much better than the micro blogs like Twitter, My Space and Facebook. Somebody in Afghanistan is going to miss us? It's OK by me. This is solely for our reader/dancers.

"I will wait for you" by Andy Williams.

I will help anyone and it can by done using the internet. We always start with KISS method. Keep It Simple, Stupid. Just being able to blog a couple paragraphs and a graphic is a good starter. Of course Blogger Blogs are free and they are always trying get better, In doing so they sometimes screw up the works that are already there. This year they were messing in the line spacing. That was very well taken care of on most word processors 40 years ago. I thank them anyway.

"Social dancers believe that it is better to never argue
with someone who believes their own lies."

Thursday, November 23, 2017


Every year it feels like we go straight from Halloween to Christmas without even a thought for the glorious holiday we call Thanksgiving. Have you ever wondered if Thanksgiving could be more of a real holiday -- instead of a dinner, parade and football game day. If we decorated and listened to nice music and turning the spirit of Thanksgiving into a real holiday instead of a glorified reason to eat and drink. We hope that everyone is enjoying the day to say thanks for the good life we have been having even if you would have liked it to be better.

"Thanksgiving Prayer" by Johnny Cash

We certainly hope we can get more reader/dancers before the coming Christmas Dance at the Halemano Plantation. Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club will be having a terrific shindig. Hope we have some feedback from a few of the happy attendees. A few persons willing to do something for their fellow dancers would be welcome in our blogs. Information and photos would do wonders for our fellow dancers on this Island of Oahu. Our reader/dancers are different from the ones that get the information, "to whom it may concern."

"Count your blessings" by Bing Crosby

The doing's after the "fact" are much more important that the doings before the "fact." we must go slow. First the possible people are not that interested, many have Web sites and many have other things to do, so they think that's it. Then many are not too sure what is a blog and our blogs are a work in process. So I am not too sure yet either. Feedback will tell me and it will take time.

"Social dancers understand that we cannot have the same rhythm
if we are not listening to the same beat of the music."

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Cowboys In West Oahu

The Wild Wild West social of the Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club, at the Wahiawa Recreation Center had enough photos provided by Maile Yagi to make this blog too. Why not? Let's spread the good news, everyone had a great time. These are not back biting people.

For sure the entire enchilada is good for my health, both physical and mental. I spend too much time on my computer with all my hobbies. Since I do not have too much income to worry about I must do something. Walking is becoming a necessary function and I am going to learn to dance again. Merengue seems like the sturdiest  dance movement I can feel comfortable with. I can dance all the others but have to hold on to something, like a chair.

"Yeeha! It's always a dancing joy to be at the Wahiawa Dance Social! The
theme this Friday, "Wild Wild West" The Hawaiian cowboys and gals
were swirling their skirts and kicking up their boots to great music,
food and fun. I love their passion for fun." ~ Pauline Kim

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz

The music and the spirit of all these nice people completely separate me from my depression. It propelled me to a dance with Pauline but I got dizzy in less than a minute and I had to stop. Later Leland laid down a Merengue that had the beat and the kind of movement that let me feel steady. Soon Maile joined and almost like partner dancing - I felt sturdy to the end. I did not try another, I did not want to push my luck.

"Yeeha, !! What a night for WBDC. Enjoyed dancing Western dances as
well as Ballroom. More power to Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club.
Aloha" ~ Rod and Rosalie

Maui Waltz by Loyal Garner

I left before it ended to make sure I got my bus going back to Pearl City and was home by eleven. Ate half of the goodies I got from Maile and got on the computer. Get whatever I could remember before calling it a day. It was a very good trip. To everyone, I wish Happy Dancing. 

 “Social dancers may believe that when they dance, they may just become
 the greatest dancer who has ever lived." ~ Dream On.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Good Weekend

The weekend is looking good and Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club will be have their shindig tonight.  Now that I got my helmet, in case I fall down, I plan on taking the bus, instead of taking the Handi Van. The total average hits on my blogs are almost at the point of diminishing returns. We need feedback, that all. Meanwhile, I share with Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest, Tumblr and Facebook that don't do much except push the other blogs.

"Exhibition dancers show us human beings who move much more
gracefully than human beings really move."

Hopefully I can get rid of my best blog sometime early next year. I am curious as to how well it will do. With just two Guest Bloggers more, the hits would go through the ceiling, I am sure. It has never been done before, I know.

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz

Meanwhile, received from Yanna of Divino Ritmo Dance.
Looks like it is going to be a lively dance. Happy Dancing.

The day will come and the reader/dancer/contributors will know they are doing not only for themselves but sharing with their fellow dancers.  That will be "social media" and the hits will go through the roof. Can you imagine with two information contributors? Would break all records in this state.

"Social dancers understand, that the one leading leads with respect
and never seeing the follower as being weak or inferior."

Monday, November 13, 2017

Just Blogging

There are good reasons for blogging all over the world and blogs were from the beginning "open" and social networks were "closed." Blogs let you put your current ideas out on the wild, untamed Internet for all to see. Social networks, Web sites and micro blog sites such as Facebook on the other hand, were "walled gardens." Blog posts were public - social networks were somewhat more private. And most that have several Bloggers on one blog account, are able to develop a real social media environment.

"Of all the things I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most."

The social networks have knocked down the garden walls, encouraging public posts accessible to anyone in a rather small land area not world wide. And even if they're not fans of dance, music, chess, golf or whatever, sharing has become the de facto way for people to discover content. Now, if we want to really promote our blog posts, we've got to promote them on other social networks too. Why? Because social sites like Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Pinterest are where the viral sharing of content takes place world wide.

"What A Wonderful World" by Satcho Armstrong

In fact, people now have so much content in their social streams that they're less likely to click over to our blog post. So posting on blogs, then promoting it on social networks, doesn't work as well as it used to. If we get feedback even if only comments, more people are likely to look for more like it. Our blog sites share with social networks such as Twitter, Tumbler, Google+, Pinterest and Facebook. If Tumblr is a small step, then Google+ is a giant leap. We just have to be patient and wait for those willing to share their pearls of wisdom with their friends, relatives, neighbors and fellow dancers. Right here in these dance blogs on this island of Oahu.

"We may try - and be ignored. We will not try again, but the
sign on the door we leave open will still say Welcome."

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Hey, Hey, Hey

We are still moving slowly, simply because I cannot get around much anymore because of my physical disabilities. I am making some contacts with Windward Oahu but most people go to Honolulu to have fun. The North Shore seems to be waking up and it is about time. It will develop more in entertainment. Several good possible places and plenty good people. And we have heard of some dancing at Turtle Bay.

“Social dancers, believe that life may be music to which
they choreograph their own dance.”

Our best bet at this time is Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club  and they are going to have a terrific blowout, - a Christmas Dance at the Halemano Plantation on December 9th.  Made contact with Dot's In Wahiawa, but they seem to be wary of this blog. Money? But we look forward to the fact that someone is going to see the possibilities of this blog and some dance functions in the Central Valley. Salsa at Just Tacos is almost sure to follow but Just Tacos has a Web site. And again, they are very quiet, perhaps they wish it to be private club. No hu hu.

"Green Eyes" Jimmy Dorsey Band,
Bob Eberly and Helen O'Connell on the vocals.

The Line dancers in Mililani or Waipio do not say anything either. I have not found anything anywhere. I have been told Whitmore Village is a private club. So all we can do is respect and find the dancers elsewhere. I just cannot do it all by myself. We must be patient and the total hits on all the blogs is still going up, so the reader/dancers are increasing daily, slowly but surely. I had diluted the available readership with too many blogs but many of the blogs have been deleted.

"From my reading, there are Four hard and fast rules in blogging.
unfortunately no one here knows what they are."

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Looking Around

All quiet on the Western Front. Met a guy who enlightened me on the Salsa scene in West Oahu. Apparently they found it in Mililani and found it wanting. Of course Just Tacos has several branches all over the Island and naturally they have a Web Site. That should be all they need. But that is not way the mop plops. First we need to contact dancers not diners. Then we have to try to contact Latin dancers. And it may be done somewhere in the West by somebody else.

"Social dancers know that the music and dance doesn't stop us from dying.
It just stops the fear of death swallowing us up while we were still alive."

Meanwhile we know every group is getting better prepared for the holiday season. Halloween was pretty good, but we have not been told anything yet about Thanksgiving so we don't know. Always falls on a Thursday but we have the weekend before and the weekend after. We can give additional thanks. How about Salsa in Waianae? Then we have a poster from Wahiawa Dance Club for the Christmas Social.

I don't know much about Blogging but neither does anyone else. I had at one time eleven blogs and each one with its own niche. Single digit average hits per day is much like a dance Web site. Not good enough for me and most Web sites do not have counters anymore. We cannot blame them. I gradually brought my blogosphere down to the Fabulous Five. And like I have said, I don't know but I am learning and I will. I have undeleted Ritmo Mestizo as a decoy to test the others.

“Social dancers find that they have drunk the night and swallowed the stars.
They have danced with rapture and abandon to their own music."