Monday, 17 March 2008

103% complete.

Computers can be so stupid sometimes.

I won't tell you what it is that's completed and then some, because either you won't care or you'll be really annoyed, which is funny.

So this is a short message (I know I said that last time) to say that I've been sat here doing some boring, must be done tasks, which include a fair bit of waiting around for things to finish. Having gone through all my email, youtube, myspace, facebook... etc, I decided to come here and see if I couldn't learn a little more about this site. All I've really worked out so far is how to post blogs, which is about everything I want from the site in fairness, but I had a feeling there was a further 3% lurking somewhere.

While looking around I went onto the statistics page and one of the things it tells you is 'referrals'. For example, there is a link on my youtube channel, so it tells me how many people have clicked on that. Well one of the places people came from was Ben Loka's blog, which I didn't know existed. I looked and it was predictably interesting and full of wonderful Lokaness, so I immediately subscribed to it on this new blog centre thing that nerimon (I never know whether to call him Alex or nerimon, because people know who I mean by nerimon but Alex is... well it's his name!) introduced me to. I'll get back to that. Looking around Ben's page I saw where my link was, he has a lovely little list on the side entitled 'youtubian friends'. Breezing passed how happy this made me, it leads me (and I apologise for the time it took me to get here) to the point, which is that I stole it.

Maybe it's a common thing to do, I'm not sure, but I like it. So I have added my own lovely little list, which is on the right of this page, and is cunningly entitled 'Friends blogs'. It has links to all the blogs I read, it's a short but distinguished list at the moment but it's there if you're interested.

I mentioned before a 'blog centre' Alex (I went with Alex this time, that's odd) introduced me to, and I think that's what's made me more interested in blogs over the last few days. I've always been annoyed and even put off of blog sites because there are too many of them and I never know when people have new entries. Well problem solved, thanks google. If you go to www.google.com/reader you can subscribe to people who are on loads of different sites. So if you, like me, love the idea of reading blogs but can't keep up, then I suggest you give that a go. Also if you have igoogle as your homepage you can add a google reader section on there. Right I think that's more than enough free advertising for google. Looking back, I especially like the part where I said, "if you, like me, love..." how pulled straight off a low budget, daytime tv advertisement script is that?!

Oh and for fans of irony, Alex's blog was the only one I couldn't get to work on google reader.

So that's been my experience of getting more into blogging, which, it seems, has even resulted in a second post this week! I've even just though of another one I want to write, this is getting ridiculous!

Oh, on a totally unrelated matter, if you saw my latest video, I mentioned that the previous one, a cover of Reptilia by The Strokes, had a lot of views (compared to my other videos) and I didn't know why. Well, I figured it out. Go to youtube and search 'the strokes'. Ah, what's that, top of the list? HA!

Though it has brought an increase in the number of negative comments with it, I'm pretty good at ignoring those, but I do wish I'd spent more time on it now! I recorded it when I was well on my way to being very ill. The vocals aren't great, as I've been told many times by people who think that would be, what, helpful? Still those comments come with the territory. I'm glad it's getting the views. I looked at one of those 'honours' lists that they do. I saw it sat there with charlieissocoollike, fiveawesomeguys, and BenLoka's videos, I was even on there twice because of Alex's latest video! (Alex 2 - 1 nerimon. That's got to be an injury time winner!) I know it's silly to care about honours and views and such, but it is quite an important part of my plan; becoming 'big' on youtube because I use it for the social aspect, which the stats aren't important for, but also as a promotional tool for the music, and the fact that I'm doing well with the numbers makes it all worth while in an objective, emotionless sense. Subjectively it's all obviously worth it simply because of the amazing people I'm meeting.

And I started by saying this would be a short message! You should be so lucky.

3 comments:

Claudia said...

I've been subscribed to you on google reader for awhile and am very happy you are starting to use this again! haha.

dooogiee said...

What? Dave has a blog?!

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*adds to google reader* (found way before u sed it xD)

*reluctantly adds to my blog roll*

=) <3

dooogiee said...

do this:

right click your name on my page, and click properties ; )