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Promoting Your Live Videos

When creating live videos on a regular basis, everyone wants to see one main result: an increase in audience. Videos that receive the same amount of viewers each week (or, worse yet, a drop in viewers) can be disappointing. Everyone loves to see their number of total viewers creeping higher and higher with each consecutive broadcast.

While an increased audience can happen organically, self-promotion increases your total number of viewers exponentially. There are many ways to promote your live videos both while live and after the broadcast ends. Take a look at the strategies below to put a positive increase on your viewership graph.

Promotion While Live

Social Media Promotion

Anytime you go live to any platform, you need to share the news on all of your social media accounts...

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Where Has Lil Tay Gone, And Why Do I Care So Much?

I’ll admit it: “Cash Me Ousside” was funny for the first two weeks of its memehood. People made all sorts of holiday-themed poems in honour of Danielle Bregoli, the foul-mouthed, 13-year-old brat from a recent episode of the Dr. Phil show.

As someone who doesn’t agree with spanking children, I felt that Danielle Bregoli needed several spankings to knock her loose of her high horse, and I loved watching her throw a tantrum at the end of the episode when she was forced to go to a behavioural camp.

Roses are red. Emos are black. Cash me ousside. Howbow dah?

But then: tragedy struck. As a now-famous Danielle continued to steal cars, do drugs, and get kicked off airplanes for fighting, someone decided to give her a record deal...

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Play Pokémon (And Other GBA/GBC Games) On Your iPhone!

**Note: I am an iPhone user, so this guide will cover how to install this emulator on iOS devices. There is a way to do this on Android devices as well, but I don’t know that process. Sorry!**

If you’re like me, and most people born between 1985-1995, you grew up with a love of Pokémon. The Pokémon games were a huge part of my childhood, to the extent that I had two Game Boy Advances (thanks, Mom and Dad!), a link cable, and both games in each Gen to trade Pokémon back-and-forth with myself.

As I’ve grown older, I’ve installed emulators like Visual Boy Advance onto my computers for a fun Pokémon pick-me-up when needed, so that I don’t have to dig through my mother’s house to find my old systems (and a slew of AA batteries). But what about when I’m on the go?

No, this isn’t my scr...

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So Ya Wanna Make Indie Films?

Many people dream of making an indie film. Whether it is a small project just for fun with friends, or done with the intentions of getting recognized by Hollywood execs and living happily ever after in the Hills…there are a few standard practices to follow to ensure the success of your film.

I am no expert. With a few indie films under my belt, most of the tips below are results of my failures in filmmaking. Saying that, don’t go into your first film expecting to produce the best cinematic feature ever to grace the Earth. Likewise, don’t give up because of your failures, and instead use them as stepping stones to grow on. I have learned far more from my failures than my successes, and so will you!

So let’s get started 🙂

As you write, keep in mind your budget, skill needed, and location...

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