Venice Italy Skyline Photo

What an amazing place to be! What could one ask for besides being on small islands in the ocean, built mainly by pouring ancient fill and concrete over stilts, all while being surrounding by the shear sound of crowds of people, without the familiar revving of car and truck engines (as Venice is a walking city).

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“Venice, Italy. What an amazing place to be! What could one ask for besides being on small islands in the ocean, built mainly by pouring ancient fill and concrete over stilts, all while being surrounding by the shear sound of crowds of people, without the familiar revving of car and truck engines (as Venice is a walking city). The history that this group of island holds, is unbelievably vast, and you can feel it at every corner of the city. I snapped this image before I set foot for the first time on the main islands that make up the ancient city state! I thought that this was a beautiful, once in a life time shot ( as it is very expensive to travel from North America to Europe!) and decided to snap this one. A snapshot in time, that will forever be in my memory”

Florence Clock Tower with Sun/Sky Backdrop

The history that was under my feet is what got me really intrigued after this photo though. All the time that I spent in Florence, it was like the historical knowledge that I had was amplified and my understanding was expanded.

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“This photo was taken while I was in Florence, Italy. I took this photo because I thought that this old building looked like it was in perfect unison with the sky backdrop. With the suns rays just barely glazing off the camera lens, I thought it was a perfect picture.

The history that was under my feet is what got me really intrigued after this photo though. All the time that I spent in Florence, it was like the historical knowledge that I had was amplified and my understanding was expanded. As I walked, all that I could bring myself to think about was all the battles between Romans and Greeks and Mongols and so many others that were possibly fought where today, stands this beautiful clock tower.”

How To Get Views On YouTube -The Free Guide

Hey guys, I know what you’re thinking. How can somebody who has a small channel understand how to get more views on YouTube? Well that’s an easy question for me to answer, as I have grown up making videos and consider myself a little more than an amateur on the entire YouTube game of statistics and how it all works. On top of that, I was personally involved with helping my brother Jordan, otherwise known as TheFearRaiser online for his Minecraft animations and other videos, reaching his first few thousand subscribers a few years ago and have sense then spent all my time researching things from science questions to marketing techniques.

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So let me run that by you:

Personally I have ran upwards of 20 youtube channels throughout my life, been apart of at least 20 other channels through varies ways like videos and being a contributor.

I have helped my brother (who now has over 540,000 subscribers and 1 million views a day) reach a pivotal moment in his channel, which was helping lift the channel off the ground towards its first few thousand subscribers.

I have been researching for a couple years on how youtube works and the best ways for no bodies on youtube to gain momentum into something.

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So lets get into it shall we.

 

VIDEO PAGE

The first most important thing possible when it comes to your video is the title. You’ve probably heard it a million times if this is not the first blog post on the subject that you’ve read, but by you having a catchy title that works best for you in terms of search placement, it allows traffic from that search to see you first.

Secondly, you must have a half decent description of your video. Many of us including myself are guilty of not wanting to write a description but in reality by you having at least 50 words about your video, it also helps to increase the amount of possible word tags that could possibly place your videos within that search as its relevant, but don’t just post tags in your description as that is against the YouTube terms of service, so just try to talk about your video in 50 words.

Third, the tags. Go on google trends and you will be able to research what terms are popular. If you have time to sign up, join ad words to help you do the same in a more orderly fashion, but when it comes down to it key words are more important then possibly everything as it is the main way for people to find your video relevant to what they’re searching for.

Fourth, you want to have really attractive thumbnails, as humans are mainly visual creatures. Its like a novel, if it looks good you’ll probably pick it up, so find someone who is good at digital artwork or go learn yourself.

Fifth, you need to have an amazing first 30 seconds of video, as this is what dictates if your viewer will stay or go. Be original, catchy and don’t be afraid to mix elements of things you see into your own style, as long as its not duplicating them.

MARKETING

Once you have worked on all five of these categories, its time to spread your link. Now you have your video uploaded, you have everything youtube wants to put you in the video feed, but when their is millions of uploads every minute how are you going to get found in the crowd?

 

Simple, you spread your links to as many places as possible and the reason why is just math! The more places to see your link, the more people will see, and the more people that see will increase the likely hood that they will click, and that is always a great thing for your view count (and watch time if your videos are great).

The best way to do this:

RedditFind the relevant gaming subreddit or just go and find R/gaming or R/youtubegaming, just remember not to spam their forums as they will ban you.

Forumsanything from your favorite gaming forum to your gossip forums, just make sure you follow their rules and post in the relevant categories.

FacebookPersonal page, community groups, community pages. Post your link and include a small 20 word text on your video to help keep it social.

TwitterTweet your link with relevant hash tags.

Hopefully this guide will help some small channels take off, and I hope it was informative for you!

How Getting Robbed Helped Me Out

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This photo may be nothing more than of a truck, next too an open pit of soon-to-be-built housing to most, but to me this photo is a very funny reminder of the day a man showed up to do our job….. except that isn’t how things were supposed to work out.

Me and my friend Jordan used to work for a construction company working generally as laborers. We had been working the job for a few years, and have work at literally hundreds of different construction sites throughout the Avalon. The day was like most other, except it was the first day that I had my new vape, which to me was enough to get me through the day without feeling the real tick of time, so I remember it quite well. We we’re working at a house in Paradise for a few hours because we decided to skip morning coffee and wait tell 10:30am (our break time) to get them, so at that time, we left to grab our coffees. We dropped everything we had in our hands outside in the dumpster, and sealed the house off and went on our merry way to get some well needed and deserved breakfast and coffee. It didn’t take us long, as it wasn’t very busy at Tim Horton’s, so within 10 minutes we were back at the site, except there was a truck parked at the construction site, where there wasn’t before.

We didn’t expect anyone to show up, so we thought maybe it was the boss, so we said that because we had 5 minutes before our break was done, we’d drive around and finish breakfast. We did that, and came right back to find an old guy, picking up all the garbage that we were supposed to be throwing out, and he was putting the good bits of wood (that were once again, garbage anyways) and putting them in his truck, so immediately we knew something was up, so we called the boss and asked what the situation was, and what to do and he told us to get out and tell him off, so as we opened our doors, the guy hops in his truck, and tears down the road (goes really fast) and this was the photo of his truck just before he tore off.

One mans garbage is another mans treasure, and that sums up what happened. We ended up only having to do 2/3rds more of the work as the guy got a nice little bit of stuff out of our ways! So this thief actually helped us out a little, so err……….thanks?

My Latest Project:Photography and Blogging

Welcome to my latest project, to find inspiring images that provoke thought in most and share them to you people. I believe that imagery is one of the best ways to preserve a memory, as well as that photography is a beautiful art form when done correctly. Come join me as I travel throughout my world taking as many breath taking images as possible.

Every photo can share a story, and I hope you enjoy the stories that I can share with you.

On top of my plans to post varies photos I also plan on posting many miscellaneous blogs on all things from my opinions to the latest update on life.

 

Current Mountain

 

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This photo was taken in Swift Current, Newfoundland of the Swift Current bay grouping of islands. Many locals call these the “Turtle islands” (which is a very common name for islands in varies communities on the rock) but I believe that this beautiful snow covered landscape of the background hill/mountain is what truly captivates me. The mountain shows the beautiful landscape that was just a few thousand years ago (between a few thousand to a few tens of thousands) being carved by miles of receding glaciers. Part of the reason I believe Newfoundland is a beautiful place is because of the vast mix of common and exotic geological history of the land, as it was also the meeting point of three continents at one point in time.

 

 

 

If you would like to check out any of my other projects throughout the internet, make sure to stop by my “About” page as the links should be there.

YouTube Endeavor

Kaned Productions is an entertainment duo consisting of J.J.Antle and Clay Strickland on YouTube. Kaned Productions tries to bring to light very enjoyable indie games as well as mod reviews for the game Kerbal Space Program.

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For those of you who have hopped over to my blog from Kaned Productions, welcome. And for those of you who have never heard of KP, let my summarize what it is.

Kaned Productions is an entertainment duo consisting of J.J.Antle and Clay Strickland on YouTube. Kaned Productions tries to bring to light very enjoyable indie games as well as mod reviews for the game Kerbal Space Program.

Currently we are running a few series:

State Of Decay

The Long Dark

Westerado 

and many future series are planned!

Over at Kaned Productions you’ll be able to check out another avenue of what I do for fun. If you’re looking for something to do in your empty time, check out our channel!

Now the plan for my KP blogs are going to range from gaming journals, reviews, and updates on the latest and greatest gaming news on the east coast!