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Monday, January 5, 2015

"Happy Anniversary Dakinetalk blog..." Kimo's world #51

James "Kimo"Rosen is a retired Professional Photographer living on the
Garden island of Kaua'i with his best friend Obama Da Dog.

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;


Ja'ana Makipaa said...

Happy anniversary! Good job & keep it coming!

KimoRosen said...

Mahalo Ja'ana,BTW, I will repeat myself,You have an open invitation to guest blog anytime, any subject as long as it's legal!

Rick Comstock said...

Happy Anniversary Kimo and Obama....Job well done and looking for more blogging to come.

KimoRosen said...

Mahalo Bruddah Rick...

Ja'ana Makipaa said...

LOL! You mean I have to watch my language?

KimoRosen said...

Not you, I will just use ditto marks...

Laurie Cicotello said...

Yesterday was my first time meeting Obama!! I'd only seen her with you, but never got to give her touches before!! She is such a sweet sweet doggy girl!!

Harmony Bentosino said...

Kimo, you hit the nail on the head when you talked about the trials of self-publishing. I'm going through that now with my own book. You spoke of buying it for $15 & selling for $20. I'm trying for $1O & $15. Doesn't really matter what the figures are if few are buying. I'm trying to end on a positive note & having a hard time with that.

Harmony Bentosino said...

Looking at your post below, maybe, i will try sunrise therapy!
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KimoRosen said...

Laurie, Obama really like you too, I am so in tune with her, I know who and what she likes and doesn't like.

KimoRosen said...

armony, since I was in publishing and the print brokering business I was able to purchase my Planet Japan books for 1.25 each but had to buy like 500 for that rate. Many people become rich becoming the broker for people who want to publish a book. These companies are known as Vanity publishers and charge writers an arm and a leg to print their books making it impossible to make any money, but everybody can i say i wrote a book. Mahalos for all your contributing blogs over the years. Sunrise therapy works!

Rick Comstock said...

Ok 1975 / graduated in 70.... me with my daughter..
Rick Comstock's photo.
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Rick Comstock My daughter today.....
Rick Comstock's photo.

Harmony Bentosino said...

I only had to buy 120 of mine to get them for $10 each after figuring in postage costs.

KimoRosen said...

Rick, great photos!

Dr. Gary Borkan said...

That's the guy I remember! And I remember meeting up at your house before the prom. I still have the photo of Sue and I that your Mom took of us out on the front lawn.

KimoRosen said...

Dr. Gary Borkan what are you waiting for? Post Dat Foto!