Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Blogging?

What is dance blogging?

Most simply, dance blogging is a place online where anyone can write blog posts of the dance scene and publish them for a specific audience. In our case it is the partner dancing on the Island of Oahu. Somebody may have missed us in Pakistan or Nigeria? No hu hu. The dancers on Oahu are our audience. The platform is a content management system that allows the bloggers to keep the blog posts organized for both the blogger and the readers. If a blog is a cake, the icing is the design which beautifully covers the cake (the content.)

“Social dancers believe that if you hear a different drummer, don’t march - dance!”


The cake stand is your blogging platform that holds it all up. Specifically, a blog platform is a database that holds all of your post text, images, and blog pages organized. Depending on the platform, you can also organize your posts further with tags, categories, and/or labels, but this is for experts. Hopefully, the readers of this blog will have a better idea of what a blogging platform can do for you.

"Take A Bow" by Madonna (1995)


Much of our dance information is plain old advertising and repeated too much can be grating. But initially it is always communication specially if is short, sweet and to the point. Videos are making a big impression on Facebook. They peaked at 3 Billion videos submitted daily to Facebook. Our dance blogs are quite different than other social media, they must invite "outside" opinions. That is the real gist of our dance blogging, a presentation of the many different opinions that are out there, and like noses, everyone has got one.

“The mind that is once enlightened cannot again become dark.”

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Some Improvement

First I invite anyone and everyone to contribute information and/or photos of the dance environment on Oahu for our reader/dancers of the blog of your choosing. From there it is a hop, skip and a jump to Guest Blogger when you wish. You would have your own blog within the blog of your choosing. The entire enchilada is open for whomever. With two or three Guest Bloggers, we can plan on the independence of the blog.

"Social dancers know that dancing enables you find yourself
and lose yourself at the same time."
 

Emailed by Fred: Hawaii can be a tropical paradise in the Pacific Ocean and a very nice place can be the Big Island. We were looking at interesting things to do. My wife and I enjoy dancing and good music. We stayed at a nice hotel, reasonable priced, in the Kailua-Kona area, just across the street from the Kahalu'u Bay. We asked and our concierge provided us information on a ballroom dance that night.

"Set Adrift On Memory Bliss" by P.M. Dawn (1991)


I have been so out of touch with falling and hospital stay, I never found out who got it.

We found out it was Latin Night. We arrived at Dance Hawaii Ballroom Studio. Everyone was friendly. There were refreshments. Owners Gilbert and Carolan Ching are great hosts; they have been teaching dance in the Kailua-Kona community since 1991. There was a variety of ballroom music being played before Latin night with Salsa, Bachata, and Merengue. I highly recommend this location to anyone who wants to enjoy ballroom dancing while on vacation.

"When it comes to that the soothing light at the end of your tunnel, be careful,
it just might be a freight train coming your way."


Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Aiea

Received information from Maili Yagi, and I thank her for giving an old man
something to do. Not art of course, but no one has ever complained.

Cancelled


"Social dancers, dance to express, not impress."


"Save the Best for Last" by Vanessa Williams (1992)

More of ABDA's upcoming dances at the Waikiki Palladium will be on:
Friday, September, 14, 2018. Theme colors are Blue and White!

Also Saturday, October 20, 2018. Theme colors are Orange and Black!

All entry fees are the same as the above prices, but if you sign up or renew
your membership at the October 20, 2018 dance, when they are holding their
annual membership drive, there will be no additional fee to come to the dance
that night, and you can become a member, and you will be entitled to enter
future dances for a year at the member price!

ABDA members makes our dances in Wahiawa so much fun!
Let's give support to ABDA, your sister club!

"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."
~ Buddha

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Phasing

Now that we are on the way down, the stats are still saying something and I must go with them. Even before my fall, Facebook was getting 50 million photos per day. Some people think it is better in Facebook than a blog. In this month Facebook is getting 3 billion videos per day. The blogs themselves have changed, so as to show me that we were approaching the point of diminishing returns with only one blogger. The intent will be on getting Town Dancer independent since it will be our best. It cannot be all of sudden, it should be done gradually as the Guest Bloggers become more knowledgeable on doing their own thing.

"Social dancers know that it helps to remember when we forget that
any kind of dancing is better than no dancing at all.”


We are all very slowly learning on this island. Many of us dancers on Oahu may be ignorant of blogging but we are not stupid. With a cohesive network, there is no limit to the growth and development of individuals and the whole dancing enchilada on this island, it is coming about very slowly.

"The Promise of a New Day" by Paula Abdul (1991)


Blogger's Law #22: When you need to knock on wood, is when you realize
that the world is composed of aluminum and vinyl."