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Today will be a pretty simple post.canned

Today will be a quick (well not really) recap on one of my favorite nights, in a while. I want to tell you guys about my night, last night, and share with you why I think God is great and what to expect from me in the next few months, regarding content. It isn’t that my content will be changing, but with the connections that I was able to snag last night, I think we will be adding a few huge! Post to the mix up. Let’s get to the explosion!

I was stupid! That is easy to say if you know what I did two months ago. I was stupid then but I think I know better now. But the choices that you make in life have to be paid for. For my payment, I was set to pay 10 hours to the community, set by the nice judging himself. I was going to use those hours at Goodwill and just get it over quick. Something happened to where Goodwill flaked out, so I was left without a place to work. This is when my wonderful sister-in-law told me to contact her church, which is where I have been attending, well if you call 1 Wednesday, every other month, attending, then yeah its where I have been attending. I gave her mom a call and I got set up with the required 10 hours, which was going to be spent setting up for a concert/canned food drive. This concert was called “The Explosion,” and let me tell you, it was exactly what they said it was; an explosion!

I got to the church (King of Kings Christian Assembly: 520 S. Livingston St. Springfield, Illinois.) at 1:30 and was met by one of the nicest guys I have ever met. His name is Roddrick Lemar. He is a local artist that has so much talent. I fan girled, let me be freaking serious, when he started to play the piano, or was it an organ? Ah, whatever. It was so smooth, almost like when my grandma use to play her piano. It was so soothing. What made it better was that he was just as nice. He was headlining the show, yet he was there cleaning with me? That is a humble servant if you ask me. During the time of us cleaning, he was calling all his buddies, ensuring that they were going to come and get some of the radiation of the blast. I know he was playing that night, but I think his heart was more pulling towards helping the hungry. See, what was awesome about this event was that the admission was just 5 simple cans of canned goods. I feel like anyone in the world can find 5 cans of canned goods, which makes it a cake walk to come to this event. Also, all canned goods get donated to the local breadline, a service that feeds family’s that can’t afford to buy food, that’s awesome!!!

After cleaning, we began to talk about Roddrick’s future projects. I won’t spam in this post because omg we are already at 500 words, but I will let you know that we have some great stuff coming to you! We both are excited to work together and can’t wait to see what God does. Stay tuned my little Randoms! Oh! By the way, you guys have a new nickname; you are now my little Randoms. Love it? Ah, who cares; you will grow to love it.

Fast forward to 7P.M.; it’s the start of the show. I have spent the day meeting new people, enjoying the fellowship and drinking Starbucks. It was time for the freaking show, the encore, THE EXPLOSION. This concert had local and not so local talents. One guy came from Ohio, other came from ST. Loius. Long story short, these artists drove just to play at this certain show, but were they good? Let’s get to the numbers and check it out. I laugh at the fact that you guys thought there were numbers..Geez X3

There were a total of 5 listed artists on the poster, but then an added two once the show started, with the run total being 3 hours; that is a set list time of 25 minutes per artist.

The first artist was Melvin Campbell, which I had little to no time to watch, since I was still collecting the cans! But from what I heard, the guy had a great voice. I went to find him after the show to talk, but I couldn’t find him anywhere, which really sucks. Either way, BOOM LINK to his social media.

Artist dose! This was an in-house (added) musician, I think his name was Ryan, which was also during the time of collecting cans, so I am sorry if you are reading this Ryan (?) but know I was there in spirit. He was more of a gospel singer and man did he get the house to erupt. Everyone was dancing, shouting and just having a good time.

The third artist, PJae was the first artist, which I actually got to watch. He is local, I believe, and man does he have a voice. He only did 2 songs, but between those two songs, he was able to impress me. So much that I got his contact info, after the show, and I’ll be promoting him in the near future.

So the show was already halfway over, I believe it was already 8:30 p.m. and we still had 2 artist to go. Ntegrity was next (name is spelt that way, because he wants to leave himself out.) He is the one that traveled from St. Louis to play at this show. He was great, also funny. There was time to stall (tech issues), so he told 2 very corny jokes that made the house explode (see what I did there?) in laughter. He was smooth in his rap delivery and you could tell that he had God’s gift to do this. I loved his song “Precious,” which I tagged to his Spotify, check it out!

The final act was none other than Roddrick’s band, B.O.C. When I was talking to Roddrick, I thought he was a straight rapper, meaning he only rapped. This was not the case, tonight. His performance was something special. When I was in college, I got the chance to watch Chicago Mass Choir in person. It was such a blessing, because they were so talented, and really made gospel music fun. WELLLLLLLLL B.O.C was nothing short from that experience. If I could describe this band, I would say it was a blended delight of KB (rapper) and the Chicago Mass Choir. He takes the upbeat parts of gospel, and blends it together with rap, leaving us with the tastiest smoothie you could ever have. I saw more people dancing, during his set, than I did at my own high school prom. Also more sweat than a sauna, but who cares. Laugh, guys, laugh!

So all these artist, plus one lively Mc, which was a comedian that goes by the name of Justus Blessed (link to a live comedy sketch) helped to make this night a success. I counted like 74 people, I believe. Which was a great outcome since everyone brought more than 5 canned goods. I think I saw a guy bring in 48 cans of beans, by himself. But even at 5 cans per head, we are looking at 420 cans of food that will be donated on Monday! The breadline is going to be so happy, and think! We were able to feed hungry people in the area.

I am so happy that Goodwill fell through, because I wouldn’t have wanted to miss this night. There was so much talent in the room that even Kevin Durant wanted to join. We, of course, told him to go back to Golden State and make up to Green. With all joking aside, I wanted to thank everyone that helped by donating. I can’t wait to see the managers face on Monday when we drop these canned goods off. It’s going to be so heartwarming.

I wanted to end this by saying; I also got prayer, tonight. It was like the night that I got saved. I could feel God all around me. It was just the refreshment that I needed. I am starting to believe that I made that one wrong decision for a reason. I think I needed the wakeup call, so that God could use me in many ways. WE don’t have any more time to talk about it (as my editor is going to be mad at me for having this post as long as it is, but boom! Link to his page) but I will have a blog talking about that in the near future. Anyway, I love my little Randoms, and have a peachy night!

If you want to donate to the breadline, $20 dollars can feed 10 people! Boom! Link!


    Today, I was questioned, by a follower, on how to get more email followers. Not being a big fan of getting followers like that, I ventured out to find a solution to her problem. This is what I came up with.


    1. Social Media
     With this world being so entangled with social media, one would question how we got out of the 80s, but even with the annoyance, I found great use of it. If you are trying to get famous, the first place you might look to go is to social media.

     Everyone at least has 200 friends on their desired social media, which gives you a great upper hand for potential traffic. Facebook makes it even easier with pages. If you have a blog, the best thing to do is make a page about it, then invite your friends. Quick and easy, but she wants to know how to get more email fans, well that is easy with the “call to action” option.

     A call to action is a way for your fans to communicate with you, through various ways. This includes emails. If you are posting on this page, many would ask, why do they need a email to be reminded? This is why you have to sell it with content and contest.
2. Contest
    Everyone likes to win, whether it is a game or a drawing, they just love to be in the spotlight, so why not use this to your advantage? Hold a contest that requires signing up with an email. They will come, and soon you will have more email buddies. This will work at the time of the contest, but how can you keep them from leaving? This is why great content is needed.
     No one wants to read sucky material. Why would someone waste their time reading mediocre work, when someone better is saying the same thing, better? That is why you need to ensure that you are posting the best work, which means more work. But if you feel that is really time consuming, then you could invite guest bloggers. They will help you in more ways than none.
3. Guest Blogging
    Guest bloggers are those who make an appearance on your blog, but don’t intend to stay around. Having a guest blogger is really fun, but also, really smart. The more you have people write on your page, the faster your blog and email list will grow.
      The math is simple, you have 34 followers, the guest has 56 followers, and both of you have 300 friends on Facebook. There is a high chance that you don’t have all the same followers and friends, especially since he has more than you. This is why guest blogging is an amazing tool.
    When they post, their fans and your fans see that. Then, when you post it on your pages, the friends on both sides see it. They come from his page to see your page, and bam! Since you have great content, you will have yourself more fans.
4. Post regularly! –
     I cannot tell you how many times I have to tell people this, but if you are going to be a blogger, then you need to post regularly! I am of the crowd that hates being out in the cold, if I don’t know when you are posting, then there is a chance that I will unfollow and unsubscribe!
     If you are a ghost writer, then you don’t need to build a email list, but more likely you need to build a passion to post. The point of a email list is to inform people that you have new content, that they can’t live without. If you aren’t posting regularly then how can you expect people to stay entertained?
      The math is simple, the theory is solid, all you have to do is take it and run with this information! If you want to build your email list; take the steps listed above. Remember to keep great content, to allow people to guest blog, to post regularly, and finally, host a few contest! It’s fun and it draws in the crowd!



Posted: February 2, 2016 in Uncategorized
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Let the bunny roll
With Easter coming up the Easter Bunny needs to get the emails so he can deliver candy. But he is having trouble coming up with a few emails so he came to us. He wants us to figure out what email fits him the best. This is what he sent:

We will cast a vote, and the winner will be sent back to him. We do get free candy for this, so enjoy!


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