Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Watch a Video, Drop a Comment!

Ah, comments! How we bloggers and website proprietors adore comments. A comment is like a note, a howdy from a fan, friend, foe or fool (and those are just the “F”s!). Comments represent that oh, so, sought after “F” word: FEEDBACK! The only thing we blogging folks and website owners adore more than comments is feedback. Feedback is the stuff that equally crushes egos and inflates them, encourages one to continue down that sometimes lonely path of creative endeavor or gives you that valuable two-cents worth telling you to try some other hobby. Feedback, in the form of comments, is a good thing!

So why don’t I have a simple, fast and easy way to drop comments on my website, livelife365.com? The answers now is:

I DO!


There is no simple reason why it’s taken me this long to have a comment page added to my vid site except my stubbornness and frugality. Stubborn, because my video site already has several places where one, if so inclined, can leave comments or messages. My thought being: I don’t need one! (wrong, Mike!). As for my being a cheapskate, well, that is self-explanatory.

Enter: Webxpertz and Multi Media Information.





My two buddies, Keith and Eric, helped design and create my video site and are always there for me for all my website needs. I tell them I need something, they say it’s impossible to do, then do it, at a very reasonable cost. Just listen to this guy go on about them: “Thanks Webxpertz and MMI."

But why do I use these guys, when places like Blogger and WordPress offer their services for free? From the horse’s (Eric’s) mouth: “LL365 is a custom-built website. Some templates are quite attractive, easy to use for developers with limited skills and experience, and employ a structure that has been broadly tested and is familiar to wide audiences. But, they can have a "same old thing" appearance, and typically are limited in terms of a sense of individuality. Over a period of time, having complete control over the structure, format, content, and functionality of your site allows you to grow and change as your interests, abilities, and resources expand.

WebXpertz is a friendly team with a wide range of development skills in coding, scripting, programming, and all aspects of building a presence on the Internet. The support forums are a valuable resource for small businesses and hobbyists at all levels of ability. Their cost of services is certainly reasonable, especially when compared to many competitors in the market.”


Besides all that, Eric also is a top-notch copy editor. His work on the development and ongoing maintenance of both my sites is priceless. He is also an outstanding researcher whose valuable input on my blog posts is much appreciated (and needed). Do yourself a favor, and check them out the next time your website needs a facelift.

Besides the nifty comment page, these guys also created an equally nifty VOD format.

What, you may be asking, is VOD? Listen to this guy go on and on and on (like he usually does): “New: VOD and Comments!"

When you get right down to it, we all want to be loved, adored, have dozens of wonderful comments dropped on our sites. And in return, we all visit other sites and do the same. Why? Because it’s what we do, we bloggers, and it’s the right thing to do. Dropping comments is like visiting your next-door neighbor and saying “hello.” Like going to your favorite restaurant and chatting with the hostess. Like hanging out way too long in the produce section of your local grocery store and gabbing with your buddy, the produce guy (and do I ever get in trouble with the missus for doing it). It is electronic social networking at its finest. And speaking of social networking…

…stay tuned for my newest music video titled “Social Networking Blues.” If you enjoyed I Miss My Hair, you will love this. I promise. And when you visit my video site to watch it (or any of the hundreds of videos I’ve produced about health, personal development and entertainment), then drop me a comment letting me know what you think. It would make my day. And yours too.

Until next time…

peace,

Mike

A “how-to” video for your viewing pleasure:

How To…Eat a Banana:


18 comments:

LisaNewton said...

I love chatting with you, Mike. You're easy to talk to, love what you do, and return the favor.

Yupp, it's great..............:)

Smadraji said...

nice posting
Gay

Butler and Bagman said...

I'm way behind in the blogging embelishment stuff...how did I leave comments before you added this...or did I...Anyhow, if I keep following your site, I'm sure I'll learn something.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I didn't know this about bananas. Learn something every day.

I was going to make a crack about a girl would never do this video, but I think I'll leave that alone.

Have a terrific day Mike. :)

suZen said...

I cannot believe I just learned (and at MY age!) the right way to eat a banana. You're right about comments being the feedback all of us need - it's like the fuel to keep the engine going. It's such fun to share ideas and thought provoking topics abound in the blogosphere. I'm new, but I'm hooked! Comments always welcome in my little corner of insanity. erasingthebored.blogspot.com
suZen

PaulsHealthBlog.com said...

So you are supposed to take off the peel?

Paul

Eat Well. Live Well.
PurpleGreenPops.com

Shinade said...

WTG and here's a howdy do for just for you. You are the best Mike.

We have only left each other a couple of comments back and forth. But, your personality shows through as one filled with humor and genuine caring.

Hey I like your videos too. That is when Amy speed allows me to watch them.

In my books your the top banana for healthy eating sites. yes the pun was intended.
Happy Thursday evening to ya',
Jackie:-)

lunaticg said...

You always have something healthy to eat and post in your video.
Great job my friend.

Martin In Bulgaria said...

Bananarama techinque is good.
God Bless you Mike!

Mike Foster said...

lisa: I love chatting with you too...love your travel site!

smadraji: gracias...

butler and bagman: thanks for the visit

sandee: you know, that crack about the girl and the banana has me thinking of another video...hmmmm...

suzen: yes, there is a right way to eat a banana...or maybe several ways.

paul: oh, yeah, right, the skin! I forgot to eat the skin! Doh!

shinade: I enjoy all of your sites, glad you are enjoying mine...

lunaticg: living life 365...

martin: try it, you may like it...


peace,

mike

Dwacon® said...

Stubborn AND frugal? Yow!

Angelika said...

When I don't get any comments for a few days I wonder if I've finally complained too much for my readers, LOL.

I'm off to watch "I miss my hair". :-)

Mark Salinas said...

Not only are your posts and vids fantastic...your reader comments are awesome as well! Have a nice weekend!

Mike Foster said...

dwacon: yow is right...

angelika: ah, the paradox of comments. hope you enjoy my hair vid and, "House Rocks!"

mark: you say the kindest things--happy weekend to you too!


peace,
mike

Sam said...

Thanks for that one Mike. Well I guess most of didn't know how to eat bananas. Hahaha

Have a blessed weekend!

Petula said...

I love the video. At first I thought, "How silly!" But now I will cut my bananas like that... as far as the other things you were talking about, uh, I need to check that out to understand better.

Mike Foster said...

sam: just thought some of you could use a few pointers...

petula: silly is okay...thanks for dropping by...


peace,

mike

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