Friday, August 9, 2019

Tips on how to keep viewers watching your video to the end

Today everything is rush rush, people don't have time even to talk, they have so many things to do. Imagine if they are going to watch videos on Youtube to the end. Especially if the speaker talks talks talks and never gets to the point.

Here are my tips on how to keep your audience watching





Thursday, August 8, 2019

A new video from my Series on reaching 4000 Hours Watch Time and 1000+ Subscribers on Youtube

Remember, in order to receive you must give.  This applies very much on Youtube and the social media in general. Just like in real life....if you treat people nicely they will be nice to you, well, hopefully anyway.

Here is what you must do after you upload a video...a lot of work but it's worth it. 




Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The Ultimate Tip on how to get 4000 watch hours on Youtube ... PART 1

Many, if not most, people were pulling their hair about a year ago when Youtube announced that in order to monetize your channel, or videos, you need 4000 hours watch time and 1000 or more subscribers.

Getting 1000 subscriber isn't THAT difficult if you work at it, but 4 THOUSAND hours watch time??? It seems impossible.

By now the panic is over and Youtubers are getting down to business. Some though are still wondering how to reach those unreachable 4000 hours of views. By the way, the 4000 hours views must be over the last 12 months!!!

In this video I am giving the TOP tip for reaching such an astronomical number of views.


Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The Beach


I defied the heat and went to the beach! There was a nice cool breeze so it was very pleasant. 


























Friday, July 12, 2019

The heat goes on...

It's still very hot here in Sicily. Yesterday and the day before we practically reached 40°C, unbelievable. It is just too hot to go out, even just to the nearby cafè. It's also too hot to cook. I found that out the other day when I steamed some vegetables for lunch. The kitchen became a steamer, I had to open every door and window but it still didn't cool down. Finally I rushed downstairs to the lobby, where there was a bit of air and was cooler. I discovered that other people had experienced the same thing...they cooked and their kitchen became an oven. 

We are now eating salads, cold cuts and bread and anything that needs no cooking. Luckily I have a supermarket that delivers groceries to the house so I don't need to go out for shopping.

The sun is so hot that if you walk outside you will burn, so I prefer to sit on my balcony, where it's nice and cool, and where I have the view of Mount Erice, and the cable car carrying tourists to the top of the mountain.





















Monday, July 1, 2019

We're having a heatwave, a tropical heatwave ....in Sicily

Yes. like that famous song says, we are surely having a heatwave here in Sicily...last week the temperature almost reached 40. This week it's a little bit cooler but still in the 30s. When the scirocco blows it feels like we are in the Sahara! 

No way I am going out in this heat. I am practically a hermit. The TV and newspapers continuously give out advice on how to cope with this heat, and one thing they keep repeating is that we should not go out between 11 AM and 3 PM. I don't go out at all! Not even to the bar for a coffee. The closest bar  (cafè) is about a 5 minute walk, and the closest supermarket about a 3 minute walk but still I won't go out. So I have the groceries delivered at home....and for the coffee, well, you know what I came up with? My very own Balcony Bar! We have a balcony where we have some plants, a table and chairs so what I do is have my coffee there. It's nice and cool, especially once the sun goes on the other side. Not only do I use it as a bar but as a photo studio where I take pictures, selfies, record videos, have coffee and cupcakes and all sorts of desserts. It beats going out in this unbearable heat!

Here is a photoshoot of my H&M dress. This balcony is on the other side of the house, not the one I use as a cafè.

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Siccome con questo caldo non ci penso nemmeno a uscire, uso un balcone come set fotografico e l'altro come bar, il mio  vero e proprio Balcony Bar. La spesa me la faccio portare a casa quindi non devo nemmeno girare per i supermercati. Quando si dice comodità. 

Questo vestitino è della H&M, perfetto per questo periodo tropicale. 
















This croissant is from LIDL and it's made with pure butter. The croissants they serve at bars, hotels and bakeries are all made with margarine or who knows what,  personally I think they use petroleum. They are the most plasticky things. You don't know what they put in processed foods nowadays. One needs to be really careful about what one buys in supermarkets. 



This is a cupcake coffee set which my daughter gave me for Mother's Day ... she knows my obsession for cupcakes. I make them myself because the processed ones are full of chemicals.

Questo set me lo ha regalato mia figlia per il Giorno della Mamma. Le cupcakes sono la mia ossessione. Però li faccio io in casa perchè quelli che vendono fuori, confezionati, chissà cosa contengono, pieni di conservanti, coloranti e roba artificiale. Oggigiorno bisogna fare attenzione a ciò che si compra nei supermercati e altrove .... pensano solo a vendere non alla salute dei clienti, e in particolare, dei bambini.