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October 5, 2022

Avalanche at Jukku Pass, Kyrgyzstan

The person recording this thought they were far enough away to be out of danger: WRONG!

October 5, 2022 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3)

Street art — Pejac

More on the artist here.

October 5, 2022 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Buddio — 'You'll never walk alone'

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"Find a remote walking companion."

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No more excuses about how if only you had someone to walk with you'd be out there.

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"Somewhere in the world, your remote buddy is walking too."

Wait a sec — what's that song I'm hearing?

October 5, 2022 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

New ways to make money with Shorts

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Above, an email I got today from YouTube.

I've previously remarked that Shorts — YouTube's riposte to TikTok and Reels — are WAY more popular among my fans — I'm up to 1,043 subscribers BTW — than my livestreams and ordinary videos.

Now they're gonna help me cash in.

No worries: I currently average about $1/month in YouTube advertising income, a small fraction of the monthly $20 or so Google ads bring in.

Reading the fine print in YouTube's email, I see that they've once again set requirements I can't meet, like the bar of 1,000 subscribers to unlock mobile livestreaming I only reached last month after nearly ten years.

To enter the YouTube Partner Program starting in early 2023, I will need to accumulate 10 million Shorts views over a 90-day period.

Tell you what: at the rate I accumulate Shorts views — about 2,500/day — it'll take me approximately 10 years to make the grade.

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Good thing I'm experienced with distant targets when it comes to YouTube, what?

October 5, 2022 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

NOW Watch — 'Live in the moment'

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October 5, 2022 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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