The following is an article that I wrote in 5 minutes or so, about just coming up with ideas and unloading them on your computer, and before you know it, you have 500 words. Enjoy! Continue reading
With a lot of digital bandwidth available on the internet, and more so, on the digital TV platform; It’s time for film makers in Ukunda and Maseno to start shipping movies and county based documentaries. Camera phones are about 50k in Kenya shillings, and they are capable of doing a lot, that is, if you go by what has already found its way to YouTube.
The time to flood the industry with content has arrived. With all the numerous TV stations popping up on SIGNET, the free-to-air pay-tv distributor in Kenya, content will not be enough. A lot of video capturing has to take place. And behind all that digital capturing of videos, there will be some smart person doing the monetizing. I prefer the Supersport way, where you buy or grab rights to advertisement and distribution and then do your thing for a few years until the content is popular. Think of how Supersport is doing with African football sponsorships in various places.
Someone can do the same with sports, or other entertainment content. The Africa Magic franchise or the M-net equivalents need competitors.
I am watching these spaces keenly.
All those media schools should lead the way by distributing their students’ film and documentary projects to the various community TV stations that are coming up.
They hold the keys to success in Riverwood, the Kenyan equivalent of Nollywood.
Exams and I are not friends. They bring out the ‘procrastinator’ in me, and I would certainly do them in a hurry to get over them. Being tested is hard. Being the subject of scrutiny is hard, and that is what we subject ourselves to daily.
We are open out to the neighbors so that they can see what we really are, and so that they can judge us and award as points on a scale of one to ten.
The women I hit on are scrutinizing me in a split second and judging me.
That sounds bad already, and I should probably wrap it up here; no need to go on with the agony. Why not just procrastinate, instead of writing another article that will put me up for another test?
The answer is simple; I must go on.
There is only one way to get an outcome. I can wait for it to come to me, if at all it is coming, or go find out what happens. I like finding out, and so most of the time, I unconsciously plunge into the unknown.
Sometimes I stick to what am used to, after all, the devil you know is better than the angel you do not know.
The problem with sticking to what I am used to is that it can be bad. A bad relationship caused by a nice guy syndrome is pathetic. Why would I stick to that?
I have been uncertain with my life and somehow I am here at a better position than I was last year. Predictability is good when you are working on a math assignment or you are choosing stocks, but when you are being tested, it is good to have the ability to cheat the system. We might not need it, but knowing we have options feels good.
Procrastination (a form of resistance) looks bad, and it robs your experience of life as you think of it. It does not take the test away; it just makes the test hard. Do the test and let the results come and find you doing something else.
When I started out tracking my expenditures and income a.k.a. my money, I realized the stupid mistakes that I always make. One of them was saving on pennies and then splurging on a big blunder. I would wait for matatus (buses) to drop their charges i.e. wait for off-peak times before boarding the bus (this is when the fare is much affordable). This would save me just a few shillings, and got me a feeling of being frugally brilliant. After that, I would go and get coffee and then have a meal at a restaurant. This would then set me back a few hundreds of shillings. Continue reading
So what if he wants you as a partner? If it is not right then don’t do it.
Have you or anyone close to you noticed that Google search results have become kinda stupid, especially for long tail key phrases? I have, and as a result, I am now using Hakia.com
Here is an example. Continue reading
Why is it that when you start subtracting, you want to subtract everything? Is it just a disguise at wanting everything to be perfect, for you to be happy? I explore my favorite bloggers lightly. Continue reading
This year shouldn’t end without me riding my bike. If it does then
It’s been weeks since I consciously listened to radio. After sleeping through most of yesterday, I expected to