|James "Kimo"Rosen is a retired Professional Photographer living on the|
Garden island of Kaua'i with his best friend Obama Da Dog.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY DAKINETALK!
Kimo's World #51
Happy Anniversary Dakinetalk blog
I have published close to 1500 Dakinetalk blogs in the last 5 years.
Dakinetalk is starting it's 6th year!
The first year it was all me, then in the second year Dakinetalk teamed up with a few guest-bloggers. Teaming up with other bloggers was the best move for the ongoing popularity of the blog.
Without the guest-bloggers Dakinetalk never would had lasted. I want to thank everyone who has ever guest blogged. I want to mention names however I am afraid I may miss recognizing someone, therefore this is a big Mahalo Nui Loa to anyone who has ever contributed to Dakinetalk.
Most important to the popularity are the many readers including you reading this right now. There are days we reach 400-500 viewers, our average day brings in well over 200 views. This is not the New York times but we (Obama Da Dog and meyself) are proud of these numbers.
The most popular blog I ever published with over 10,000 views was a blog I penned titled, "President Obama's sister." I believe the popularity is due to the name 'Obama' in the title, It comes up in many unrelated searches on Google and other search engines.
A note to my fellow bloggers out there, try and have popular words in your title of the blog. Therefore making it come up in unrelated searches thus leading people that never would had read you, read you.
I was hoping to publish a book of the best of dakinetalk blogs but have decided if I cannot find a traditional publisher, no more self publishing.Self publishing to many is known as vanity publishing.
Anyone can pay $15.00 per book and try to sell them for 20.00. Good luck!
I was hoping somewhere along the way someone would had discovered this blog and offered a large ransom to compile a book of the best of dakinetalk.
This has not happened yet, however it doesn't hurt to dream...
|James "Kimo" Rosen High school senior portrait,1973.|
back then everyone knew me as Jim Rosen or J.R.
|This meme was used on Facebook to promote this blog!|
Blog #1, 'The Bus Ride From Hell' appeared on January 7, 2010
The Bus Ride From Hell
The 11:00 o'clock bus had 2 bikes, two bikes is the maximum the Kauai Bus can accommodate, therefore I missed my bus, I did a few errands and waited for the 12:00 o'clock bus, my bike and I got on board this time in hopes of making it to the doctors office on time.
From Kojima store to Brick oven pizza a normal 10 minute bus ride took almost one hour.I started feeling nauseous, I had the drive heaves, the bus was literally at a standstill across from the Coconut market place, I asked the driver if i could please get off since I was about to loose my insides, she said it's illegal, I asked her if she would please call her dispatch, she complied and dispatch told her she could not let me off until the next designated bus stop at Brick oven pizza, which was a grueling 30 minute drive, something that normally is done in 2-3 minutes.
I pleaded with the driver to call back to dispatch, the driver called again and here is what dispatch told us, I could not get off unless we called emergency 911 and then it would had been a real mess in an already bumper to bumper traffic situation for everyone. Luckily I just had the dry heaves' but being on a bus in traffic, that is going at a snails pace and feeling sick as a dog with no fresh air, (since windows are not allowed to be open on the bus), is an experience I would not wish on anybody, unless of course that somebody is the person behind dispatch.
I never did make it to the doctors that day...
Hana Hou, (Encore) Shared From Facebook
My high school senior portrait created quite a buzz on Facebook Timeline, check it out;