Friday, 28 September 2012

Times Change...

I was asked a question 2 days ago by a family member why my blog has been read by more than 7000 people around the world and i was trying to think back over time why it has picked up and i now have a following of people...

I would put my success down to hard work, creativity, going out my way to find the next article or post and writing about what is important to me at the time.

If you look back over the past few years you will see gaps in the blog and this is where i have had issues such as writers block, major events and not enough time, but when i started out i knew that this blog will continue until a day when it has to go or i am no longer here.

My blog is such a big part in my life i would say it has become something that does define my life and has made my life better through meeting so many great people and making new friends...

When i left school in 2007 i turned a corner in my life i picked the route i wanted to take and went down the path to study technical theatre in hull while many friends stayed in in my home town and did there studies, this plus other reasons is why only 5 or so friends from my school years stayed in touch... so i had to make new friends in hull and spent the past 5 years working a great group and slowly i have not had any contact with anyone from my school years apart from bumping in to a few people now and again...

The reasons for blogging and the reasons for starting are lost in the past ask my why i started i will tell you i cant remember but through it i have made some lifelong friends who i will be talking to in 10, 20, 30 years time. to blogging is a great tool to meet new people and to get more contacts both professional and for messing around on games...

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Saturday, 22 September 2012

Sat in the pub. In a village. now home

I am in a small village pub in belchford near louth  in the lincolnshire countryside, the pub is great and has a good selection of local ale and an extensive menu of food.

The reason for why I am sat in the pub is that I am on a photography trip in the area looking for filming locations for a short film for a friend while I walk round the local area...

The scenery around here is great and the community is a big part of the local area, I have found myself travelling a lot to find good photos and searching for filming locations for my friends films and my blog and i enjoy the time I spend meeting people and blogging about my time on the road.

The pub here is great and would recommend it to anyone in the lincolnshire area,

Here's is a few photos of the village, i would recommend this place to film makers as it has some great features:












On the way home after eating at a pub called the royal oak we passed this sunset and these photos were taken from inside the car at 40mph... but they still look good.










 enjoy the photos and thanks for reading


Thursday, 20 September 2012

Life with Coffee & Cake

The title has nothing to do with the blog post... Well not directly but there is some connection...

I have had a bit of a rough time with my sleep pattern recently and i have not blog for a few days as my mind is not in the right place at the moment but i feel like i need to write a few things so here we go.

People are a great mystery and the reasons about why we do things are never simple and black and white there are always shades of Gray. I spoke to a few people in the tekkit community recently and found that the game needs to change and evolve and this made me think about how we as people have evolved over the past few years.  

We have become more advanced with technology and surround ourselves with phone, TVs, Internet and computers and i thought about my life and how my life uses all these things on a day to day basis and how it has become 2nd nature just like the morning cup of coffee and the piece of cake on birthdays.

see told you the title had something to do with the post...

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Monday, 17 September 2012

Hello World...

Everyday people around he world sit at their computers and in front of their cameras and create blogs and vlogs and upload them to the world for everyone to see...

I was talking to 2 friends recently and got on to blogging and youtube and on one of  them came out with this statement:

"adblock is the best thing for youtube and blogger  as you don't have to look at the stupid ads people put on there"

I totally disagreed and told  him that he was the reason why many content creators cant afford to make more youtube videos...

About adsense...

You could adblock all ads on blogger and on youtube and watch the videos you want but how is that helping the content creator to carry on improving there work... how do you think Charlie McDonnell can afford to live in a house creating content for the people around the world... for the viewers

Due to adsense rules i cant tell you you to click on my ads and youtubers cant tell you that either...

The only way many people make there money on the internet is advertising and to support your content creators get rid of you adblock and watch the pre-rolls on youtube, don't just dismiss the ads on a blog they may take you to another site were you might get a great product...

Support your content creators and turn off the adblock you will find that the creators can make more content that will keep you watching and reading...

 
 Thanks for reading and supporting my blog...

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Planning a holiday...

Since blogging i have travelled more and been to many different place i would not have seen...

I enjoy travelling and have learnt a few tricks and tips for travelling...

1. Planning what you need...
Make a list of what you need to take and tick off the items as you pack

2. Plan what you are going to do at your destination...
Are you going to your hotel as you get to your destination or have you got to wait a few hours for check in times... if you have to wait you don't want to be sat on the streets of a city with several bags or pulling them round a local attraction so pack accordingly...

3. Research your destination...
When we planned to go to Rome for my 21st birthday we planned were we were going each day and how much money we were spending before we had left the UK...
I bought 3 books on Italian and learnt all the basic things we need to use while we were there which came in handy when we got in to the centre of Rome and was lost i asked a local how to get to the landmark near the hotel we got the hotel with in 5 min... all because i learnt basic Italian.

4. Take a camera...
You will kick yourself if you forget your camera or any chargers for your electronics as you may miss a good photo or your phone may not work...

5. Paperwork
Make 2 copy's of all paper work when you travel so if you lose one you don't have any problems...
make sure you know were your country's embassy is if you are abroad as it may save your life and any trouble you may have when you are abroad.

6. Take it easy...
Its your holiday enjoy yourself...

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Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Over 6000 page views and great people

I have read many blogs over the past few years and the growth of my blog has been great over the past few months every day i check the stats on my blog and see how much it has grown...

I have been talking to a few people that i have met through blogging and i think it is amazing how just a simple blog can connect people around the world, I have been talking to 2 friends from New York  recently and when looking back i would never have met them with out my blog and the use of twitter.

I was trying to put my page views in to perspective and think about what a group that size would look like then i thought back to summer in the city and realised that only 4000 or so people attended that so i have had more people than summer in the read this blog... wow....

Link me to your blogs so i can follow you on twitter and on blogger just leave a comment....

Thanks for reading and supporting the blog...

Monday, 10 September 2012

fix it quick... old xbox and old games

We have had a problem with the wireless Internet recently and last night the Ethernet cables were just bad so today i woke up to no wireless Internet and that's annoying as i was downloading some work late last night when i had a connection...

Unlike the major population when a problem arises like this and has to go to a shop to get a new cable...
 i don't have to... i just have to take a walk to the shed were we have nearly anything you would ever need for a computer so in the space of 2 min i had replaced the cables and the Internet is working again...

I was looking for the cables when i found my old on the shelf and i can't believe it still works...
i was looking through the games i have got for it and i you can tell such a big difference in graphics quality now compared to back then...
I also found the old games consoles in the large card board box so might have a games session soon on all the old consoles...

just thought i would start a debate and ask the question:

Do you still have thee old games consoles and do you still play on them?

comment on this post with your answer...

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Saturday, 8 September 2012

Why now...

I am annoyed at the moment as i have spent the past few hours editing a video i have spent the past 2 weeks working on only for my external hard drive to die and lose all the information on it... all the videos, all the future articles and all the information for a project i have been researching for the past 3 months have been lost...

The video was suppose to be for the 5500 page view of this blog and now it is gone and i don't have anything to upload... i am so sorry to everyone of my readers and cant believe it has happened like this...
Luckily i have kept my other video for the 10000 page views on another hard drive so i have not lost the 150 odd photos for that project... I am so sorry to everyone for not being able to show you some of the projects i have had planned for a few months now...

I will make a shorter video in the next few days of my summer in the city video and also try to sort out a replacement video for you to view...

Thank you for reading and supporting my blog...

Friday, 7 September 2012

coffee, work, tekkit & sleep

my daily routine is set now and my days planned out ahead of me for the next week or so...

I was told by a friend about a tekkit server that is good as it is laid back and lets you work with most of the tekkit components so i am going on that each day until it get a server sorted out...

The new server i will get will be either a 4, 6 or 8 person server that will be a private server for members only  to be a member it will be £5 for 3 months and it will let you use loads of land and use all tekkit items...

Plus there will be no griefing or damaging other peoples stuff so it allows people to us the server for filming youtube series or things like that so if you want to join comment on this post as the response on the blog will tell me how many slots we will need. the server will renew ever three months so you can pay again to continue using or new members can join. 

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Thursday, 6 September 2012

Last few days of editing...

I am a day away from editing my video for this blog, it is going to have a small selection of photos and videos from the last few months and my recent holiday up in Scotland.

I am putting together the first part of my stop motion video for the 10000 page views on this blog and that will be a while before it is finished (nearly 1500 photos just for the first section).

I am planning to buy up another server for tekkit as the last one ran out and we did not make any money to keep it going but this time i am only buying 4 or 6 slots and if anyone wants to join it they will have to pay about £5 or so but it gives you a part of the server to do what you want with and it will run 24/7...
If you are interested leave a comment on this post:

I am working on a small photography project at the moment and will be uploading some photos in the next few days... so stay tuned to see some photographs

Thanks for reading and supporting the blog...

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Back Home...

I'm back home now and adjusting back in to work and sorting out things for a few projects i have planned.

I am doing a stop motion video for my 10000th page view on this blog so got a lot of stuff to plan and get on with...
The web design company is going well and it is keeping me busy so i am working on a few projects at the moment...
The video for my 5500 page views is nearly edited so will be released on my YouTube channel soon...

 I have a plan to create some more videos soon i am just going through my camera footage and photos sorting out the details for the project...

Thank you for reading and supporting the blog...


Monday, 3 September 2012

Scotland 2012: day 12: train home

I have posted yesterdays blog today as the internet was down yesterday and the connection on mobile was bad...
I'm on the train home now and going through the wild hills of Scotland... Train travel is a great way to see the untouched land in Scotland and the colours of the scenery are vivid in the the small amount of sun light in the filtering through the clouds.
The holiday has been good and I can't wait to sort through my photos and post a few on here...

I am close to getting 5500 page views and was thinking about the videos I will be releasing once I hit 5500 page views I have 2 videos I am going to release so stay tuned...
I am going to run a competition soon and give away some merchandise I am getting printed soon so if you want to be in the chance to win look out for a post in the next week for more details...

Thanks for reading and supporting my blog...

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Scotland 2012: Day 11: Final day

It is my last full day in scotland and i am getting stuff ready for traveling back home on monday morning...

I am going combine harvester spotting with the kids today and going for a walk with the dog...

the holiday up here has inspired a few ideas and made a few projects more possible as i have cleared my head and ready to get back to work on my blog and some videos for my youtube channel.

The weather should be good and the forcast seems clear today so should get plent of time out in the fresh air and get plenty of things done...

I am going to be writing a blog on the train home if i can get a good connection and may be get a few photos on the way... the culture and the surroundings in scotland is great and the place is just great to relax...

Thanks for reading

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Scotland 2012: Day 10: The Haggis plus cullen

I am only a hour away trying haggis for the first time...

My trip up to Scotland has been great and i have only go the rest of today and tomorrow left before i have to travel back home on the 6 hour train journey then a two hours in the car on Monday morning...

I have had some great food and drink while here on holiday and tried a great Scottish dish called Cullen Skink that was just great... its a dish made from potatoes, Smoked Haddock and Onions as a thick broth like soup.
The food and drink here in Scotland is great and will be sure to stock up on whisky and some classic Scottish food for the next few months.

I will post what i thought of the haggis tomorrow and add some photos from the past few days...

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