Make and Market Your Blog

I have to say that our much loved New York, our home base, has been devolving. This is occurring because of all the violence going on. A murder the other night outside of our building. But regardless, we are keeping our focus where it should be: helping you with marketing by giving you links!

Making and marketing blogs seems to be the through-line of our link offerings for today. The link we think has the most useful content is DIYdigi and their look at making and marketing your blog. It is a bit of a commercial but useful nonetheless. doesn’t have much going on at the moment. In fact ironically they link to the DIYdigi offering as well. ArtisticPreneur does this too.

But you know what, I’ve learned from long articles as well as short ones or even extremely short. So who knows where you are going to get your next useful tidbit!


Education, Magic, the New Normal and Yianni Stamas

Manhattan Coronavirus

Crazy are the times we’re in and the insanity of it will occur far past our escape from lockdown. Here’s a brief post on the topic at Manhattan Coronavirus.

USA Magicians

And of course during lockdown and even after for remote workers, there is the boredom factor. What we often turn to of course is entertainment which could include magicians. Yianni Stamas writes about magicians on the USA Magicians’ website talking how conjurers are misunderstood.

Yet Another Post by Mr. Stamas

Our final post for the day is also by Yianni Stamas. In this short article on the USA eLearning website, Yianni talks about how teaching can lead to personal learning and ideas.


Keep taking pictures.

NYC Create

Keep taking pictures? If you’re like my family, especially where we live in New York City, you are still staying indoors to avoid catching COVID-19. But we’re never bored. This is because I, my wife and our 11 year old daughter, keep taking pictures. The concept of “Keep on taking pictures” is really a metaphor for being creative. That’s right, being engaged with a creative project can mean never feeling restless again while staying indoors. If you’re interested in learning more, there’s a relevant post on the NYCcreate website.

New York City Apprenticeships in Media

And folks, if you’re thinking you need art supplies, or a camera or whatever you don’t have “gets in the way of being creative” you’re feeding yourself a bunch of baloney. And I say that as a vegetarian. Keept taking pictures? You see, in my opinion, in order to be creative these days, all one needs is a phone as seen in the recent post from NYC AIM (New York City Apprenticeships in Media).

Be Creative at Home

All right. Let’s say you have your phone loaded with all the apps that you need to do your creative work. What now? Maybe what you need at this point is a little inspiration. At the Manhattan Coronavirus website there is a family that has stayed indoors for 79 days. They believe that that the reason they’ve been able to survive in lockdown is based on the philosophy that promotes that you “Be creative at home.” In other words, keep taking pictures!


Marketing The New Normal (MTNN)

Doing Research and Collecting Data

Are you holding the remote for your life? There are some who look at the Pandemic as being an interrupption and when it is “over” life will go back to “normal.” Of course, this is not a true analysis of what is happening. Yes COVID-19 was disrupting, but it has changed the way we live forever. Introducing the new normal. Nobody knows what it is because we cannot predict the trends…Or can we? And not only that, marketers of today can never sit on their promotional laurels because everything is moving at an increased rate, and someone who is truly committed to getting their finger on the pulse, must be agile. Research is ongoing as can be seen at Manhattan Coronavirus.

Rose Colored Glasses

MagicPreneur is the name of a blog and is a term that is used not only to describe an entrepreneurial entertainer, but is also used to represent an individual who is magic and thinks like a business person. Being a MagicPreneur means being someone who is looking to the future, doing their due diligence in the present and then developing marketing campaigns based on what is known but also anticipating and “marketing the new normal.” To be a MagicPreneur requires taking of the rose colored glasses and putting on those of the realist idealist.

Rich Resource

And yes, as trite as the saying goes these days, we truly are in this together. In the marketing world it is going to require playing nice in the sandbox. None of us has the answer but collectively we can project a better concept of what is to come. First and foremost we should all be Magic Neighbors and therefore tap into our former naïve childhood perspective juxtaposed with the disappointments or highlights moving into adulthood. We can within ourselves be a rich resource.


Are you holding the remote for your life? Why are you holding a remote in the first place. Remotes are already a thing of the past. DIYdigi beckons you. DIYdigi represents the concept of “Do It Yourself Digital.” This includes digital marketing, digital eBooks and digital transformation. All these are described in more detail in this USA How To article and represent tools we now have at our disposal. So throw out the remote to your life. Use the new digital tools that when combined with the data we can gather using the techniques described in this post, can set us free to achieve MTNN also known as Marketing The New Normal!”


Education has Changed in the Big City

An Educator Dad

Is New York’s educational approach in crisis? My being an educator in Manhattan really began when I started doing media programs in the New York Public Library. I felt very supported by the library because of the resources they provided us with but I also learned that education can be challenging, especially in New York City. Lights Camera Read continues to be an education hub even after my partner’s death. Some say there is a crisis in education in the city now that students are doing their learning process online. We don’t feel it is a crisis, at least not with our own experience with distance learning as parents.

Documenting Education During COVID-19

Manhattan, because of the Coronavirus is different though and this does impact education. The city outdoors in most neighborhoods as New Yorkers stay in their apartments during the lockdown. Manhattan Coronavirus is a blog that is documenting these differences by a father and mother of a near teen daughter engaged in the new educational approach: distance learning. The blogger has been documenting every day of the quarantine and his own daughter’s educational experience during COVID-19. Although he speaks of the crisis that some aspects the city are going through, his daughter’s education in a charter school is not one of them.

Education Changing in the Big City

The specific neighborhood that the blogger lives in, in New York City, is called Inwood Manhattan and is far uptown cattycorner to Washington Heights. Education has changed in the big city, now with students studying from home. Educators are clamoring to make this transition, some doing better than others. We don’t have experience with what is happening with the Department of Education’s programs for the public school’s techniques of learning, but we can speak with the confidence of a certain charter school that is doing a wonderful job. According to Wikipedia, a charter school is a school that receives government funding but operates independently of the established state school system in which it is located. We are grateful that this particular charter school exists and it is a fine positive example of education changing in the big city. Is education in crisis in terms of its learning systems for New York kids. There is at least one school that is not.