Sunday, October 19, 2014

It's Not Good

My latest hit analysis shows Town Dancer at an average of 27 hits per day. From over one hundred per day down to this. The top four and overwhelming hitters are all scam spam robots and all ending in RU (stands for Russia.)

I advised the Guest Authors to shift over to another blog but they ignored me. They should do as they please. Meanwhile, I would like anyone to make contact with any of the other blogs. Become a Two Center and perhaps even a Guest Author.

At the top is Platinum Horseshoe in the fifties in average hits per day. Second is Blogging Hawaii in the thirties and third is Moanalua Corridor in the upper twenty hits per day. Those are the top blogs, the others are too new and in the teens but one good Two Center or Guest Author would get them over the thirties hit barrier.

Enjoy the challenge of learning new things and enjoy the stimulation of competition (if that appeals to you.) Learn more about the various dances and forms of dancing and learn where to go to get started dancing. All of our blogs are here to help, to share with our friends, relatives, neighbors and fellow dancers. There are many others that are willing to help in their own way.

"It ain't over 'til it's over."

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


I have stripped Town Dancer to the new counter only. The Guest Authors are welcomed to use any of other blogs available whenever they wish. I can have the blog send them the invitation.

Patience and we may get rid of these scam spam robot hits. Somebody is making money from these and I just don't know how they are doing it. But they are screwing up my stats something horrible. And Blogger doesn't have a clue.

Meanwhile, there are three very good blogs forging ahead very nicely. Platinum Horseshoe in front, Blogging Hawaii and Moanlua Corridor not far behind. Mahalo.

"I Remember You" by Don Ho

Monday, October 13, 2014

Another Divino Ritmo party Oct, 19th!

What's da BUZZ @ Divino Ritmo's Monthly STUDIO PARTY??!!  - Sunday, October 19th!


a Preview of our Students'  Competition Routines as we  get ready for the Aloha Ball in Kona.
Besides the usual merriment  & lots of social dancing, come to see a ”dress rehearsal” of some of the competition routines in different styles and levels as they will be performed at the Big Island's first NDCA  Dancesport Event.


Aloha Dancesport Center
350 Ward, 2nd Floor.

Da Date/Time:
Sunday October 19th

Da Kau Kau:
Light Refreshments;
Bring a Dish to share if you wish.

Da Price:
$15 at door or $12 pre-sale
DRD Students & ADC Members $12 at door, $10 pre-sale.

For More Info:        808 200 5540
Lucas Jaime      917 568 3173
Yanna Samkova 732 499 0407



 Supporting the next generation of dancers is never a bad thing.


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Try New Counter

It did not work, cannot get rid of the scam spam robots from the Blogger counter. So I am trying another counter which is supposed to be better. Not perfect but it is free. Hopefully it will not count the scam spam robot hits which Blogger assures me that no one sees, they just goof up my stats so that they are useless. Blogger programmers simply do not understand those things. I am interested is who is reading my blogs but they don't have a clue.

Gone For Now

Checked the stats for the scam spam robots and they were gone. I turned the Private to Public switch and I will wait this out. Perhaps they will stay out. We do not know yet and Blogger does not seem to see the big problem. Patience, we may yet save this blog.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

I Try Again

I had planned on keeping the blog private until the tenth. But looking into the stats, the scam spam robot hits had come down considerably, so I reopened the public access to this blog. What do I know? But I took the chance and now everyone can access this blog and I will await the results.

"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow humans -
true nobility is being superior to your former self."

Then the search engines have their algorithms which they change regularly. But they seem to have less effect on our blogs. The blog links to each other plus links to other dance organizations help and not only for us, but for them too. I have the added advantage of pushing with Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and Facebook. And I have a lot to learn with those.

This blog now firmly in second place behind Town Dancer. That Guest Author will do it.

By myself I am pretty close to the point of diminishing returns, so that the solution remains in the Two Centers and their eventual phase over into Guest Authors. Then when the blog gets over 100 average hits per day, I can resign and they are on their own. I am planning my retirement.

"The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise" by Les Paul and Mary Ford

Pub's Side Note: So Rome was not built in a day. I will continue to try to help wherever I can. However, there are those who think I am receiving too much from their "good looks, talent, fame and good fortune." It is their decision and I will respect. Meanwhile, I have to find those I can help and I do not have too much time. I have work to do, I must be on my way and I wish everyone good luck.

Monday, September 29, 2014

The Palladium

In the May 2014 issue of Honolulu magazine, Senior Editor, David Thompson, explored the World of Ballroom Dancing in Honolulu. It was read throughout the islands and there was not much commentary. However, in the current September issue of Honolulu is a letter to the editor.

By Mary Flynn, Honolulu, Hawaii

The Ala Wai Golf Course Multi-Purpose Recreation Center is a public utility and, by its very name, should be shared equitably by many nonprofit organizations. The attitude of the Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association in this article reflected badly on the Association and the City and County of Honolulu. By their own admission, dancers use the facility frequently and seem to feel that their organization should have exclusive rights.

According to the facility's online schedule, dancers are scheduled in July for 88 percent of the available slots  (120-136). This can hardly be considered "multi-purpose" and suggests a cozy relationship with a single group. Honolulu does not have many rental sites for large groups that are available, affordable and have parking, whether they have a slippery eucalyptus floor or not.

It would be a shame and possibly unethical or even illegal to limit this facility to ballroom dancers when others, equally worthy also need it desperately. I firmly request that the City and County of Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation investigate this near-monopoly.

Mary Flynn, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Pub's Side Note: I am sure there are several out there with a good defense of dancing at the Palladium. Our Guest Authors or Two Centers are welcome.