Hello friends, fans, and family,
thank you to all of IME Blog supporters. You are awesome! Incase you don't know February 20, 2018 YouTube is requiring channels to have 4000 hours of watch time in the last year and at least 1000 subscribers. Here are some YouTube videos talking about it. Most YouTubers think that it is a good change and some others are scared because they don't quite meet the requirements. Some of the questions that are being asked is how do I gain more subscribers to may channel?! And obviously the second question is how do I get 4000 watch hours or watch time? Here are some quick pointers that should help you.
First you need to be consistent. For the next twelve to eighteen months uploading videos when you say you're going to upload them. Come up with a schedule that is right for you and upload at that time, everytime that you say that you're going to. More is better but set it to your life schedule and goals. So, this means that you can only upload once a week then keep it, set it and be consistent at it. So, that people will know when to expect you online and/or your upload.
Next you need to improve over time. If you want people to watch your videos for a longer duration upload quality work and improve over time. Always look for ways to improve your videos and your channel. This includes but is not limited to graphics and text art or word art, as well as video quality and editing.
Now let's talk about Search Engine Optimization -SEO, you're trying to give YouTube enough information that when someone search for a topic YouTube knows that your video satisfy that request. One way to do that is metadata and trying to make the data relevant to that search as much as possible. So, know what people are searching for helps a lot and then match all of your metadata to those search terms. In conjunction with that is keyword research and setting your key words so that it will rank in YouTube. Here is a link that will help you out.
The last thing that I am going to talk about today is branding and your thumb nails. You must look at yourself/channel as a business and your business need a brand and/or a face. This carries over to your YouTube Thumbnails. If you want people to know you as the face of your videos then your face needs to be included in your YouTube videos. This is the same if it was your business or YouTube logo. Your channel art and theme should reflect other associated artwork, thumbnails and videos. You want to include it in everything that is associated with what your business/YouTube channel and everything that your channel puts out and/or is involved in.
The JB&I Show is gone but the I.Middleton Entertainment - Fire Nation YouTube channel is still there, what now? A lot of thing affected the JB&I Show demise. One is its declining views and hardship of putting the show together. I am not saying that I will not bring it back at a later date but as for now the JB&I Show is gone. With the updates to the YouTube policies it kind of placed the nail in the coffin as it were. So, what now, you may ask? Well, a consolidation effort is going into place and I am going to be doing four major topics on the IME - Fire Nation YouTube channel. First the IME Blog is going to be a YouTube show and we will be talking about everything entertainment. The IME Blog is a form of the JB&I Show so don't be surprised if you start seeing the JB&I Show again soon.
So, one of the four topics will be entertainment, the next will be gaming I will be uploading gaming streams from Twitch.tv/8010az to YouTube. You can watch me live every Sunday at 10pm. The other type of videos that I am going to be uploading is fitness videos. Firehawk fitness is something that I am starting to help myself and others gain a healthier life through fitness and nutrition. In conjunction with this leads me to my last topic witch is motivation videos. All of us need some motivation sometimes, even me. So, I will be encouraging you to do that thing that you know that you can do but is afraid to do because of the possibility of failure. And I will continue to encourage you to keep going once you have made that decision to do it.
I am going to close with, everybody fails. It is the ones that get back up and continue and never give up is the ones that you read about and learn there resolve for success and are successful. I want to encourage you. You can do it. Never give up, don't ever give up. Keep plugging away and keep pushing. You can do it. It took me many years to finish my degree but I was able to achieve that goal through this process of never giving up. Have a wonderful and blessed day.
Hello Friends, fans, and family,
I am going to be making a lot of changes to the IME website. I am going to start with the first page and then I am going to work on each and every page. My goal is to make it more pleasurable for you and promote the attitude and theme that I want my brand to be. Fitness, Gaming, and Entertainment this includes but is not limited to acting, broadcasting, hosting, promotions, working out, podcasting and so on. My goal is o provide the best quality entertainment and products possible while earning a living. I am hoping that my redesign is going to promote that and do that so I am going to be narrowing down a lot of things so that I can focus on one thing at a time. I must do the best that I can and be the best that I can be. I believe in myself. These are the things that you should be saying to yourself. You need to believe in you.
Now, let's talk about Black Panther. As you may or may not know that the Black Panther movie comes out this month everywhere on the 16th. I am looking forward to seeing it. I have high expectations for this movie and I believe that they are going to deliver. From what I have seen so far they have an outstanding concept of Wakanda and all of the different tribes. I am looking forward to seeing all of the special effects and battle scenes. I also want to see how they integrate from the Captain America Civil War movie to Black Panther. They have been talks and scenes that should effectively merge the two. The death of the king is a great subject line and segway into why everything is happening in Wakanda. We must have new gear and awesome products for me to purchase, haha. So, I say definitely check out the Black Panther when it comes out February 16, 2018.
Okay, Black Lightning is going strong and I am totally please with what I have seen so far. I think that the directors are doing a great job and casting have casted the best actors for this awesome TV Show. I like the colors that they have chosen for this show and as you may or maynot know the villians make or break the show. If you're villain is way too powerful for the hero then it is, why, have that hero go against this guy unless the hero somehow gains more power through the course of the season to defeat the overpowered super villain. The same goes for if you're villain is too weak then it still is, why, because the hero is way too strong for the villain. Unless that is apart of promotional stuff and we the audience finds out that the villain is way stronger than he/she or production lead us to believe. I think that they done an awesome job with Black Lightning in this. Give me your feedback on this show or any show that you would like me to talk about and I will review the show and talk about it in my next video.
I am going to close with, it is up to you to decide what your passion is and then go after it. Do all that you can do to support and make your passion your every day. What you chose to do for a living is your choice. You may do something until, whatever, but make sure that you stay focus on your goal(s). If you are doing something that you want to do then it is not work. Moreover, you tend to put more time into something that you enjoy doing. The main thing is set a plan review your plan and stay focused on your plan. Have fun, enjoy yourself and work hard and consistent. Have a wonderful and blessed day and thank you for reading and for your support.
Hello friends, fans and family,
today I want to talk to you about fitness and entertainment. If you don't know I am a big supporter of fitness and health. I have been working on my fitness level since I was young in middle school and if I want to totally be honest since I was in city league football so that would be like ten years old maybe even younger then that, haha. My point is I seen the importance of being healthy and fit. Not everyone wants to be and/or needs to be at the same fitness level. But from what I have seen everyone like to see that person fit, in shape, and healthy. It is reflected in the movies and TV Shows, it is also reflected in the comic books and summer and spring times at the beach. So, to say that fitness is not entertaining is not true on so many levels because we get great joy seeing that fit person strut their stuff and especially if we are that fit person. The satisfaction of achieving that long journey of fitness is satisfying on so many levels it is hard to explain.
The fitness journey is a never ending journey because the person is constantly monitoring the intake of food, the output of working out and cardio. Trying to keep their body engaged and in s state of relative shock to maximise their results. I know that I do. I watch fitness videos on YouTube and I checkout Mac Trucc and Kali Muscle And CT Fletcher and I am inspired by their successes and achievements and even inspired by their struggles. Because selfishly sometimes it is good to know that they are going through some struggles as well and still maintain that go get'em attitude. My hat is off to them because they have fans that are engaged in their fitness lives and actively support them. I pray for CT Fletcher every day and I pray that he achieved his goals and get a new heart. I like watching these awesome fitness leaders because they are inspiring and showing that it can be done regardless of your back ground, no matter what your age, no matter what your ethnicity, no matter your heritage. You can do it too.
I watch Big Boy From Strength Cartel and Mike O'hearn and I realize how hard it is to do this fitness thing. It is even harder to stay fit and healthy but they are doing it. They are sharing their lives with us so that we can be entertained and inspired. I read that if you show someone that it can be done then that in itself will remove most of the automatic limiters that we placed on ourselves. These limiters comes in many forms and one major form is self doubt, but I am also include self hate and fear. Now, when you compound that with the naysayers then that is a recipe for failure. You/Me must overcome the internal battle first and foremost before we will ever have a chance achieve any of our goals. The outside distractions will not even be a factor once the internal is conquered and for all of you Christians out there, you are more than conquerors, so, conquer it.
No, it is not going to be easy and yes you may lose some friends along the way. But it is achievable. In any goal achievement you have to deal with two things that has always been a problem for all of us. What is that you may ask?! Well, I am glad that you asked, it is time and pain. Time is something that never waits and is always running no matter what you do and/or say time marches on. Once you add in pain that by itself will get most people to quit and give up. But now pain is team up with time to stop you from achieving your goals. And this dynamic duo is ruthless and merciless and continuous. So, you missed one day but it's okay because it is just one day and then something else pops up, and then something else comes up, and finally you have a chance to workout but it is cold this morning and no one like to get up and run and/or go to the in the gym in the cold. So, you don't go and now it has been two weeks and you have not worked out at all since two weeks ago or longer. Now, time starts to speak to you, "Don't go back to the gym. It is too much of a hasle."
But you are strong and you decide to go and you workout and the next day you are sore and in pain. Time and pain comes to you and says, " I don't know why you are trying so hard. Noone is going to notice all of the work that you're doing." It's been a month since your last workout and you all but given up. Flipping through some YouTube videos you see a motivation video and people saying exactly what you are feeling. You think to yourself how can they know exactly what I am going through. Wow, but the next part that you hear is even more surprising. They tell you that it is not too late that you can still achieve your fitness goals and they say that it is achievable and you can see that it is achievable because they did it. So, you head back to the gym and you're relentless and no matter what pain and time through at you, you manage to stay in the gym and stay consistent. Not even the naysayers can get you to quit. Your internal fears has turned into hope and drive. One day you take a photo of yourself and you have done it. You think to yourself not too long ago I was in pain not just physically but mentally and time never stopped once and waited for me to recover. But I was still able to achieve my fitness goals and the naysayers became your praisers and haters, and that is okay because you know now that it was you who stopped you and not them. Because you decided to not let them stop you.
I started my fitness journey and I am starting over every day and I realize how hard it is to keep going and how easy it is to give up. I also realize that no one is going to care if I fail. My YouTube channel has no viewers and my podcast ended. My show, the JB&I Show faded aways and no one mentioned a word about it to me. I ask myself why and I realized that I allowed myself to fail. As hard as it was to accept I decided to allow that pain to set in and I decide to start anew and achieve my fitness goals. How can I hate someone for doing the same thing that I am doing to myself. I got a message from YouTube saying because of the new policies and updated rules and regulations that I must now must have over a thousand subscribers and over so many hours of viewer watch hours per month. So, in a nutshell it is like receiving a pink slip in the email. I will no longer be a YouTube partner. In essence I am fired but I can reapply for partnership if I am able to meet the new minimum requirements. Of course fear steps in and I wonder how am I going to get people to watch my videos and I am I going to keep people engaged?!
It was hard talking about this because I don't know if I should even try to re-establish my YouTube channel. Is God trying to tell me something?! Or, am I just being a coward because I am looking for an excuse to give up. What if I try and give it my all and still fail? What then?! At this point I am not just talking about my YouTube channel, no, I am talking about all of my goals that I am attempting to achieve. My inspiration came from a place that I never expected, the bible. Wow, I never expected to receive motivation from the bible. Now, my journey is not over and it is never easy talking about something that is still in development because of the possibility of failure. The embarrassment of saying I failed, again, but what if I am able to achieve my goals. I won't need my YouTube channel. It would be an added bonus but not a necessity.
So, I am going to close with, you are your own worst enemy. You will talk yourself out of some of the awesome things that only you can do, only you can inspire, only you can achieve for yourself. The cliche goes, every journey begins with one step but most people are too afraid of taking that first step because of the possibility of failure. Sometimes, failing is the best thing that could ever happen to us. Celebrate your achievements no matter how small you think that it is because you never know who is watching and whom you may be inspiring. Once the celebration is over, once that moment is done, keep going and don't give up. Never give up. You can do it.
Hello friends, fans, and family,
If you have not seen Black Lightning then you need to see it. It was exciting to watch and I encourage you all to see it. I just hope that they continue to put there best efforts forward. Now, don't get me wrong they are issues that I see with the show. They are using a lot of stereotypes, and I am guess that it is because they wanted to express the community's destress. The performances of all of the actors and actresses involved in the show was nothing less than awesome.
They gave us the depth that we needed to see and feel to gain the gravity of the show. We got to see the big bad of the season and the immediate threat. How Black Lightning is going to deal with it is going to be awesome. We knew from the previous reports that his daughters were going to get powers but to see it, oh my, it was excellent. Only one episode is out right now so not a whole lot to report and talk about. I am going to talk about more later and how I think his daughters are going to play a factor in saving their community and city.
With the outstanding opening of Black Lightning I think that it just makes us want to see more and I for one want to see how they going to show the development of Black Lightning as he tries to save his community and re-establishes his family and train his daughters to safely use their powers. Of course he is not going to want them to get into the life of crime fighting. But, I think that they are going to be deeply involved whether they want to or not and I believe that they are going to want to help. I know that they will help and to see them use their newfound powers is going to be exciting.
I also play Hearthstone I have a stream that is on Twitch.tv it is called 8010az. I also have it on here as well. The link is here, even though I don't play all of the time when I do it is a lot of fun. I enjoy interacting with people in chat and talking about the game and even life. I also play other games but Hearthstone is my favorite game to play. The theme of my channel/community is theFire Nation/8010az. I am Da Fire Hawk and as a viewer and chatter in my stream you are apart of my team, Team Fire Hawk. I stream when I am not on an acting/background job. Even though I am always submitting myself for work (every day) I don't always find work. I also have a workout schedule that I re-started today as well, haha. I am improving my health and achieving my fitness goals.
I am going to close with, It is not easy doing something that is going to take more than a day to achieve because the laziness sets in and also the complacency. They are so many reasons why you should skip a day and/or stop trying because of past failures and the naysayers who always seem to be around when you do fail or at least that is how it is for me. However, to be honest I do fail a lot, haha. Have a wonderful and great day and as always, thank you for your support.
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