Project 28

So, recently I was pretty bored at home. This pandemic and lockdown was on my nerves. With working from home you have a little extra time than usual. One day while I was sitting idle I came across this wonderful idea. Why don’t I do something exciting everyday and note it down in my diary. At the end of the month I would share this with you people. So here I am,

Read and Make your Own List

1. I made some healthy whole meal pancakes and shared the recipe
2. Mum always sends me pictures of Alfie being silly and whatnot, here he’s wearing mum’s glasses
3. I felt a little bit like this for some of February
4. And cooked quite a bit, homemade Chicken Curry, not just a pretty face 
5. A little reminder of why I’m here
6. Exercising tee
7. Glenn and I had a little BBQ, no shrimp, just burgers and chicken 
8. Some photography practice, Mount Isa town
9. The sky has been utterly breathtaking lately, I just want to take snap after snap
10. My birthday, 24! No longer in my early twenties. Glenn baked me a Malt ice cream cake, too good!
11. 10 Lessons Learnt from One Year in Australia post
12. Who says I can’t eat cake in the afternoon 
13. Baking valentines cookies!
14. Our little valentines cards to each other
15. My cousin Jordan’s art project, very talented
16. Homemade Caesar Salad by yours truly
17. Mum’s birthday
18. Super happy with my purchase from photography concentrate
19. This is not my photo, it’s from the community Facebook page – awesome!
20. Photography practice
21. I jogged a mile on the treadmill for the first time, slowly yes but I done it! No walking in between #smallfeats
22. Photographing the Peacocks by the lake, the male courtship is extraordinary
23. I’ve been lacking inspiration lately so I wrote about it
24. Very true
25. Smoked cod, yum
26. Baking cookies again (soo bad)
27. I started reading this book to help me with my creative habits and eating/exercise habits
28. Date night outfit

Get More Views on YouTube

Do you want to get more views on YouTube? YouTube is currently ranked as the third most popular site on the internet! It is a very powerful tool for generating leads online. One of the most important strategies for gaining a YouTube following is producing quality content for your niche market. Some markets are more competitive than others, so it’s important to use the proper strategies to boost your YouTube video views.

Before going into the strategies, I would like to bring up something you should not do: I have noticed that some people are not being congruent in their titles and videos. For example, a title that says that a certain product is a horrible waste of money should NOT be followed by a video stating how great that product is! Sometimes people do this to grab the attention of the viewers, but the video should at least address what the title says. I see that tactic from time to time and it is just aggravating for the viewers out there. YouTube frowns upon this deceptive marketing practice as well. Keep your material congruent.

With that said, here are some technical guidelines that will boost your YouTube views.

Here are Some Technical Guidelines

1. Make sure to include your keyword in the video title, description, and meta tags. It’s a good idea to stick to around 5-10 tags for your video. These strategies will help your rankings with YouTube because you have relevant keywords. It’s a very competitive market out there, so it’s important to know what YouTube is looking for when ranking videos.

2. Comment on high traffic videos or leave a video response to the video. Search YouTube for videos in your market. Find videos that have a lot of views. Comment on these videos because this will increase your visibility on the YouTube network. You can also leave a video response to gain even more visibility if you wish.

3. Be active within the YouTube community. Find relevant videos, comment on them, make new friends, and subscribe to other people’s accounts. This will help to create a community for yourself within YouTube and gather more comments for your videos—which will give you better rankings.

4. Share your video on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook. After posting your video on YouTube, make sure to share your video. There are buttons under your video that allow for sharing. You can post your video to your Facebook profile, your Twitter profile, and many others.

5. Create a blog post that has a link back to your video at YouTube. Make sure you have quality content on your blog. Write an informative blog post and embed your video within the blog post. This technique can funnel viewers from your blog to your videos. This is also a fairly simple action to take—under your YouTube video there is an option for embedding your video. Simply copy the code and paste it into your blog post.

There’s no doubt that YouTube is a great tool to expand your business. It’s also inexpensive to do! I mean, it’s free to have a YouTube account and upload videos. Just make sure that you have a decent video camera and don’t be afraid to put yourself on the internet! People want to see real people, so just be yourself. You can also do presentations on YouTube by recording PowerPoint slides…among other software methods out there. Take advantage of some of these methods and get more views on YouTube.

Ban of Supposedly Violent and Offensive Games: Game Over!

In the end of February, Bill 170/06 proposed by Congress and which aimed at prohibiting the manufacture, importation and distribution of offensive games in Brazil, was removed from the Senate by its own proponent.

In an official declaration, the Congressman stated that, in reviewing the bill’s content, he concluded that it could end up hurting several fundamental rights, especially freedom of speech, free enterprise and free exercise of an economic activity and that it would even allow potential censorship.

Originally, the bill intended to modify article 20 of Law 7,716 of 1989 – which defines the crimes resulting of prejudice of race or color – by the addition of paragraph 2, which provides that the “manufacture, importation and distribution of videogames which are offensive to the moral; tradition; religion; belief and its symbol would be a crime”. As a penalty, one could be imprisoned from 1 to 3 years plus fine. If the infringing game was made available on the internet or published through any means, the penalty was increased to imprisonment from 2 to 5 years plus fine.

This bill has been very criticized in Brazil as it provides very extreme measures which obviously create a different treatment to videogames in comparison with other similar content. Also, the proposed bill directly hurts freedom of speech and simply disregards all the laws dealing with this matter.

Just as the in the case of audiovisual works, videogames are subject to a rigorous analysis before they are distributed in Brazil. The Ministry of Justice has an important role at this point, as it is the responsible entity for providing rules for the correct age classification of the games. As a matter of fact, a groundbreaking decision about this matter was issued quite recently in Brazil.

All in all, it seems to us that the Congressman’s decision must be applauded.