Saturday, February 17, 2018

The Hit Parade

In the coming year the dance blogs in Hawaii are going to get strategic about social media. Some Dance Clubs are becoming aware of counters. My criteria has been based on average hits per day. If a blog stays in single digit average per day hits I delete it. Most dance blog and web sites simply delete the counter and no one will ever know that they are just beating their gums. Of course just getting it into double digits is not enough. Now you must look for the material necessary to get the average hits per day in the 20s.

“The social dancers asked, to let them fly and show them how to dance on the wind.”

I do not know for sure but I do have some data with six blogs running. Five comments will give me one more average hit per day, and it matters little what they have to say. The readers can read that there is contact and I get less than that per month, One contribution of one or two paragraphs will get me one more average hit per day, and it is more certain if it closer to dancing. And the most valuable of all is the Guest Blogger and they are worth many hits per month. Our primary territory is Oahu with some expansion to the neighbor islands. Nationwide we are not.

"Jukebox Saturday Night" by Glenn Miller
(Marion Hutton, Tex Beneke & the Modernaires)

All of these fellow dancers will be looking for ways to help us move it throughout the dance environment that engage a far larger number of dancers.The existing blog sites are probably the easiest to utilize for most dance organizations. The complete page set up;is already there, together with existing hits. It would just be a matter of getting one of their members in as a guest blogger and learn the ropes. And with two of their people as guest bloggers, they could double the hits of whatever blog they choose. The only problem is for the guest bloggers to avoid being a rubber stamp of the club, for then they lose their effectiveness.

"Everything in life is temporary. So if things are going good,
enjoy it because it will not last forever."