Happy New Year to all of you who stop by my blog. I hope your year is filled with joy, peace, prosperity and digital awesomeness. Speaking of which, it’s been … Continue reading Ryan’s Playlist No. 6: Adios, 2019; Hello, 2020!
“Chycho” is one of my favorite subscriptions on YouTube. I started listening to him for the ASMR but soon figured out that he’s a smart dude and cool cat. I’m … Continue reading 2 of the best tips ever for improving your mental health
The month of October has came and went, and just like that we’re faced with the onset of 2020. What a wacky year it’s going to be. But it’s another … Continue reading Ryan’s Playlist No. 5: Nothin’ But Damned Great Music
I’m way behind on my blog playlists, and I’m not sure if that’s because of my schedule or because of a lack of good music I’m hearing. Maybe I’m out … Continue reading Ryan’s Playlist No. 4: How ‘The Git Up’ became a TikTok challenge + Houses, Bleachers, Aldous Harding, Mitski & Local Natives
Reprinted from another (former) site of mine, bunnygap.com: When I tell you that there’s something for everybody on YouTube, I mean something for everybody. And when somebody in that community passes, … Continue reading R.I.P. Baba Sen, aka the Cosmic Barber
By day I’m the director of digital content for a pair of local TV news stations. I’ve been in the digital game a long time, helping businesses grow their audience … Continue reading Easiest, surest way to make your Facebook brand page grow
Kenny Rogers has had many hits, but this is arguably his most beautiful song. It was written by the great Lionel Richie, and it’s super easy to play. It starts … Continue reading How to Play Kenny Rogers’ classic hit, “Lady”
Elton John’s 1983 hit, “I’m Still Standing,” is my favorite song from the Rocket Man. I am not playing it in the original key. I’m playing it in A. If … Continue reading I’m Still Standing: Elton John cover + chord progressions, lyrics
For those of you who are into ASMR videos, I’ve got great news for you. Arguably the king of ASMR is back. After nearly a year-long hiatus in which he … Continue reading The YouTube king of ASMR has returned after nearly a year
Combing through my October reports on YouTube, and one thing is clear: I did something right last month. I’m a small-channel creator on YouTube. I have 755 subscribers as of … Continue reading The secret to small-channel YouTube growth? More about ‘subscriber’ than ‘creator’
Life as a YouTube creator has at least two parts: the creation and the participation. To grow a channel in 2018, one has to be as good a participator as … Continue reading YouTube songwriter discovery (Oct. 28): Emily Schultz, Andy Tunstall, Bill Fonner + more!
Perfection is the enemy of good. Perfection is the enemy of good. Repeat it and repeat it. It’s not that creatives don’t strive for greatness; it’s just that many of … Continue reading Songwriter’s notebook: Perfection is the enemy of good