Nashville is always a cool place to visit. Awesome bars on roofs, beautiful ladies, and a pretty chill vibe. But to be honest we didn’t even make it into downtown Nashville this time. We meant to go but the day we tried it started raining, so we went to see a movie instead. Ended up seeing Toy Story 4, and I ended up almost crying at the end, but don’t worry no spoilers here, I would recommend anyone going to see it, its a well done movie, the animation is superb.
While in Nashville I really wanted to check out the zoo, little fun fact about me, I LOVE ZOOS. Anyway, I’m glad I made that suggestion because we ended up running into Yelawolf! Like how crazy is that, we ended up talking to him a little bit then parted ways but the funny thing is we ended up going the same direction on the same path so we were pretty much walking around the Zoo with Yelawolf, pretty surreal. That was for sure the highlight of the Zoo because other than that it kinda sucked. They were putting away all the animals, which I guess was out fault for showing up late but still, the layout of this zoo sucked as well, I’m not sure who designed it, but they need fired lol.
Other than that, we didn’t do much else but drink beer and go swimming in the pool, the pool was well needed. I got some pretty cool shots with the new 360 camera and my water proof case. I’m really glad I bought that camera, cant wait to see what else I can capture on it. We went out to eat a few times, can not remember the places names, but all of them were really good, I was satisfied.
We watched Knock Knock, starring Keanu Reeves, and as much as I love the guy, shit did that movie suck, but it was so bad that it was entertaining and funny. I got more than a few laughs from it.
All in all we had some good times with the family, if you haven’t been to Nashville, you’re missing out.
Im creating a series of articles for Digital Clinic, covering “The Single Biggest Problem on each Social Media Platform” because as we keep moving forward into the digital age, people are creating ways to hack social media and take shortcuts in hopes of becoming an “Influencer” or being able to monetize their social media, NOT KNOWING that these sort of hacks and shortcuts are actually hurting them and ironically probably the only reason their not getting the results they want or expect.
This sort of behavior has no doubt altered the landscape of social media in a negative way. Ranging from Automation Bots, all they way to straight up faking content for likes.
It has made these social medias a shell of what they once were, totally organic, totally authentic, real people engaging with real content. Sadly I don’t think these social media platforms can return to their former glory in regards to these issues. Not as along as its all about vanity metrics. Do Not Worry, all the big ones, Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, and so on and so on. First one up is Instagram.
The Biggest Problem on Instagram
The simple answer to “Whats the biggest problem on Instagram?” Is: Hollow Engagement.
But let me just break this down so everyones clear on what I mean by that. And you have no doubt seen this hollow engagement, and most likely have fallen victim to this fake/hollow engagement.
What I am exactly talking about is Instagram Bots such as Auto Likers, Auto Commenters, Auto Follows, and those things. Again, Im sure you’ve seen the Auto Comments. Some Popular ones are:
1. “You have some great shots in your Gallery! I mean I liked them :)”
2. “I just saw your recent photos. It looks like your photos are getting better with time imo :)”
3. “That shot is amazing” or something along the lines of how awesome your photography is, these can be hard to spot if your a photographer, but say your a graphic designer like me and post a design and someone says. “This shot is so amazing, how did you get so good at photography” its a little easier to notice.
4. “Amazing post” or something along the lines of a very generic compliment on your “post” without mentioning anything specific.
There are of course many other examples we could be posting all day, but you get the idea. This is a major problem on the platform and in my opinion the biggest, its taking away from what Instagram is supposed to be, authentic. This is just making instagram one big circle jerk of hollow engagement and it’s not good for anyone.
At the beginning when these bots were new you could get away with it, but now it is so rampant and obvious that almost everyone and their grandmother can tell if a comment or even other engagement is authentic or bot-like.
So that being said it should come at no surprise that this will hurt your brand more than help. People are recognizing these behaviors and reacting in a negative manner, most of the time the people will delete your bot comment because they don’t want their comment sections cluttered with spam. Sometimes they may go as far as reporting you for spam, and then you can be in trouble of being suspended, perhaps even getting your account dis-activated.
What Instagram is and/or could be doing about it?
This sort of behavior has always been against Instagram TOS, but it seems like they never really did anything about it. Until a few years ago, in mid 2017 when they made a big push and forced closed the doors of many Automation Services, but obviously this behavior has continued, not only because people/companys/app developers find loop holes, or ways around things, but also because it seems as if Instagram only battles this type of Behavior in waves, at least thats my analysis. It seems like they always make a big deal about how they’re gonna fix it, Some of the biggest Automation tools lose dam near all their previous features causing them to shut down, but then the noise dies down and business continues as usual.
My only sure solution I would suppose would be to deploy an A.I (as long as its not called skynet) that searches and analyzes this sort of thing, I’m sure their would or could be issues as first but I think once kinks are worked out it could be beneficial.
What do you guys think about all these bots that flood social media, really just takes away from what its supposed to be. Maybe when instagram hides likes maybe things will change for the better, who knows only time will tell. Let me know what you think about bots below? Are you as tired o fhem as I am?
Great movie, well done, good casting, its gonna be a yes from me dawg.
Man. I knew there was a reason I hated McDonalds. And no, its not just because they have THE SHITTIEST food in the fast food industry. But because of the “why” they have the shittiest food.
I never knew the story of McDonalds. But it’s one I’ve heard 1000 times. Piece of shit business/corporate man ruining the artistic vision of ones dreams.
This is a sad story… and again one that happens to many times in this world.. if you were like me and haven’t watched this yet and do not know the story ill fill you in (spoiler but its history so) Ray Kroc, a struggling and greedy businessman sees opportunity when he stumbles upon what he sees as the most revolutional restaurant in the industry, the real piece of art, the vision, crafted by 2 brothers who started with nothing but a dream. Long story short he ends up screwing them by making a ton of changes they don’t want as well as buying the land that the McDonalds are built on, making a huge profit.
In the end, the brothers sell their shares of the company to Kroc, but he has to screw them one last time by not including the royalties in the written contracts, instead he gave them his word that he would pay them. I would not have trusted him.
This dood robbed them. And I realize he’s dead and everything but I still see Mcdonalds as this evil corporation, because that’s what they are.
Too bad it couldn’t have been the Macdonalds brothers vision.
Everything they didn’t want to go wrong with their brand did because of Kroc, the quality fell, tremendously I assume by peoples reaction in this movie eating McDonalds from back in the day lol. Not everyone had their vision. Not everyone cared, look at the McDonalds of today, disgusting.
And because of that, IMO, McDonalds is the worst Fast Food Franchise out there, when if it stuck to the original vision is could be on the scale of in-and-out. Im sure McDonalds is bigger but quality is what matters and any person in their right mind would pick a in-and-out burger over McDonalds every day of the week.
Anyway, DONT EAT MCDONALDS!!! Thats My review on that.
BUT DO WATCH THE FOUNDER, GREAT MOVIE AND GREAT PERFORMANCE BY MICHAEL KEATON!
I realized that I have not yet posted this comment to my site, so here it is, we were in a group talking about cold sales so I shared my technique as no one was talking about doing it this way, everyone was talking about walking door to door with there pad giving the same speech to business owners. I like my way better, you come to them not as a salesman, but as a customer who actually cares and wants to help. Ill expand more on this method in my new “Locally Grown” Project, but for now, read the comment below to hopefully receive some insights and value.
Hello Hello! Its been a long time since I’ve published content on my own site. I have been terribly busy with some client projects as well as some other personal projects that I can’t wait to share, very soon.
I have steadily been making some changes on the https://www.wizardmmd.com site, so go over there and check the updates out! And as always if you need some magic graphics, you know where to go! We have been landing a lot of really fun projects. Designing shirts, logos, websites…. It feels good to do what you love for a living.
I’ve been working a lot on some new pillar content that I will be rolling out within the next few months, super valuable and I hope it helps people, so we’ll see how that goes, still got a few things to nail down. Trying to get better at posting everyday on my Facebook Page, so if you could go hit that with a follow, I appreciate all the support more than anyone of you will ever know!
As you all know I am a man of many hats, and I love to personally experience a variety of different niches, activities, professions, communities, hobbies, etc.. One thing I have always loved since I was a wee lil child is video games, and I figured since I play so much of them I should stream it. So boom my Twitch Channel is now live and it is one more social channel I aim to grow, though this is more of a side project just for fun, I have already met incredible people in the gaming and streaming industry and gained valuable connections and have also acquired design business from streamers looking for graphics, its a prime example on how you can hustle through all social media channels no matter what your doing. Not only can people donate to my channel, which no one has yet, but I’m still sort of making money while playing video games. So go follow my Twitch Channel and support me there as well! The people that support me on all of the like 1000 social pages I have you guys are the real G’s!!! I will also do real life streaming from there and my youtube channel!
Speaking of which, I upgraded my equipment and setup for my streaming! Check it out! 4 screens but I need more! Lol
Im trying to mess around more with photography and videography, Its been such shitty weather everyday though, I guess I just need to get an umbrella and shoot some rainy shots lol. I want to start to challenge myself to capture at least 1 incredible picture a day. I think that could be fun and keep me focused. Im thinking of a videography challenge, perhaps take a random clip every day and at the end of the month edit them all into a short video of some sort, hmmm. Perhaps.
And as always I am always working on adding more content to this site, my home base. Im still working out exactly how I want to structure things, but for now I think it works. Im working on updating ERE and uploading my portfolio to this site as I have got rid of embds.com. I will go more into depth on the updates of this site within the next Captains Log.
I have been racking up quite a bit of debt on some new fancy equipment and re-investing any other money into business, so it looks like I will remain at home base for the rest of the year, other than perhaps a few quick trips to indy, Nashville, and Florida, but we’ll see what happens.
As it goes for my personal instagram account where I share my art, I was just about to upload 3 awesome pieces I was working on, but would you believe it my PS crashed and I lost them, funny thing is, is that PS recovered some of the files… just not them. 🙁 So thats a bummer, but I guess its back to the drawing board, hopefully I can upload some new stuff in the next few days. Go follow me for my awesome art!
We are still working hard on Artist Connect, its a very important project, please go check it out and lend your support, and tell your artist friends about them!
Other than that, I can’t tell you anything else, I got some projects and new art that I can’t wait to share, but I can’t just yet.. but the time will come.
Thanks for reading, thanks for the support, comment your links and ill support back!
As you may have noticed I have been hard at work, I have been in the background creating a lot of content, among many other things. But I found some time to make some additions to the site. I added the Media page, which will house my photos and videos.
You may have noticed I finally added the overdue EDC 2018 post to my lifestyle and travel blog section, its long over due so go enjoy that for me. There’s a lil video I threw together of some clips I took, that was pre canon so don’t judge me. I’m moving on to wrapping up my 400 fest video which is way way way overdue, so look out for that, I will post about it when its done I’m sure.
Im working on my setup, I just put in the order for a thunderbolt port dock so I can get dual monitors going again, man how I’ve missed my dual monitors. I’m also about to up my internet speeds so I can start streaming some content that I have planned out. Like EME: Live at Night, which will be live work flows of what I do day to day, or night to night, pretty much nonstop for me, just documenting the journey. Trying to document more and more. That will be a show (or playlist) on the Digital Clinic YouTube Channel. More on that Later though, I’m still planning and setting things up.
I posted some updates on the Evan Reviews Everything page, so feel free to check that out. 🙂
Ive actually been very sick lately, like for the past month, so I have not created much new content, but I’m starting to get back into my groove, cookin up something fresh on affiliate marketing, I will drop that soon! So stay tuned!
You know I had to go back to Las Vegas. What better reason than Electric Daisy Carnival? None. I decided soon after I got home from Life is Beautiful that I was going back for North America’s biggest dance festival.
I have been wanting to go to EDC for a very long time but each year it just hasn’t worked out. This year with my flexible work hours it worked out quite well 🙂 ! I had to bring Lindsey along with me, so that was a good time.
We decided to stay at the Stratosphere because I saw it the first time in Vegas, and I really wanted to do the sky jump, we’ll get to that later. Anyway, the stratosphere was a super nice hotel, the casino was nice and the bars were top notch, lol. Everyone else arriving that day was for EDC, we ended waiting in line for like an hour just to check in.
Once we got to our room we unloaded all our crap and started planning out what exactly we were going to do. We got there Thursday and the festival didn’t start until the Friday so we had a night to relax and check out the sights/food Vegas had to Offer.
We walked up and down the strip, checking out some really cool shops, ended up buying fucking clothes, smh. We checked out the bars, ran into a dam robot making drinks! Lol it was crazy, and that robot made a dam good drink, I tell you what! We checked out the hotels and casinos as well but we didn’t gamble really, we didn’t want to lose all our money the first night.
We did stumble upon, Johnny Rockets, inside The Flamingo, and wholy shit am I glad we did. That place is bomb, and I’m not gonna lie, we both love In-N-Out Burger but we both think we may like Johnny Rocket’s More! If you can believe it!? It was that good, I’m not gonna try to even come up with the words again, it was hard enough the first time when I left them this Awesome Review!
We went to The Hard Rock Cafe Casino/Venue, totally saw DJ Khalid on our way in and it was super crazy, only because no one else really noticed him. I’ve seen famous artists before and its crazy but for some reason its even crazier when your the only one that notices them, he was low key af, I would have talked to him but he was on the phone, perhaps thats why no one else was bothering him lol. I bet he does that to move thru a crowd, he skirted off in a mini van with like 8 doods, weird as shit and super crazy that I had to make a video of it. Lindsey didn’t even notice him, but the funny thing is was she was trying to take a picture of the sign above the doorway and totally snapped a pic of him by accident, everything but him is blurry in the picture lmao!
Of course we had to check out the legendary fountain. I thought it was gonna be lame and overrated but dam was that a badass fountain lol. It shot like 60 feet in the air and it had crazy lights and the lights and fountain were synced with some jamming music, it was pretty tight, I wasn’t expecting all that. I just thought it was a fountain that shot up like 15 feet every so often, that shit was a show in its self lol.
After we checked out the strip and all that good stuff we headed back to our room to get a lil rest before the festival started. We woke up a lil early and moved our chill sesh up to the pool where the tunes were on point, I was pulling soundhound out for literally every song lol. The pool was on the roof and it had really cool chill spots and a pretty sick bar, and you already know the view was stellar. It was crazy how many people were in Vegas for EDC, almost everyone up chilling at the pool was going. Met a lot of cool people.
First Night of EDC
Getting to EDC was a journey all in its self, the traffic was way crazier than I had even imagined, but once we got out our uber and headed to the line, we got in fairly quickly, and the security checkpoint was a breeze, didn’t really check out bags, barely a pat down, so that was nice, made the lines move very quickly. Once we walked up the ramp and got eyesight over the hill, the electric sky was revealed to us, literally one of the craziest-cool looking things I have ever seen, it was like a living organism I cant even describe how much shit was going on.
The lineup was seriously stacked for all three days, which was awesome because I had to buy tickets for this festival before the lineup even dropped, so I was worried, but in the end I was not disappointed.
The first night the people I had to see were; Lauren Lane, JOYRYDE, Mike Will Made-it, Kaskade, Chevvy Chase, Diplo, Borgore, Excision. We saw them all and they all killed it, we saw some other people through the night but I don’t remember the names. Throughout all of this amazing music, we were constantly stumbling upon something new and crazy, it was so fascinating to see how much work they put into this festival. It was so big and awesome that the moment I walked in I got a little sad that it only lasted 3 days, lol. There was a lot of really cool and nice people, like usual, always nice leaving “real life” where you usually have to deal with asswholes, and go hand out with a bunch of awesome like minded people, always a good time!
There was a shit ton of people here, I knew it was North America’s biggest dance festival but I had no idea it was going to be as crazy as it was, and that was only Friday, the least busiest day of the festival. It was crazy, but the crowd was so awesome and their was nothing but good vibes, there was only one show that the crowd was shit, I’ll cover that when we get to the third night, but other than the 1 show, the crowd was really crazy. I’ve been to a lot of festivals, concerts, and shows, but I have never been to a festival (Biggest One in my Country) where you could get literally right up front and have 3-5ft all the way around you to dance, it was amazing, everybody was with it, usually its cramped and you never have room to really dance if you get close, you all just kinda bounce together lol.
We smashed on the food pretty quick, it was like we were trying to taste every option the first night. I will say my all time favorite food truck there was called Burgerfest, I got some BBQ Bacon burger, good this may have been the best burger I have ever eaten, I should really find them online and leave them a good review lol.
After we ate everything in the place we headed back to try and get some rest before the next onslaught of epicness.
Second Night of EDC
We walked around and tried to experience everything we missed the first night, I think you could be there a week before you saw half the shit there. There were some really cool light installations that we were chilling in and we met some cool people that we kicked it with for awhile, I believe they were from Indiana as well, small world. We saw; Moksi, Strange Club, Detlef, Space Jesus, Toneshifterz, Tiga, Kygo, Hardwell, Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, Zeds Dead, NGHTMRE, Cheat Codes, and various others throughout the night. Everyone I just listed straight killed it, kygo and tiesto back to back was epic then they did a set together, shit was insane. Kygo is becoming a quick favorite of mine. It was my first time seeing toneshifterz, I thought they were pretty sick. This was my second time seeing cheat codes, there dope as hell. I don’t even remember the ride back to the hotel that night, I passed out the second we got in our uber, good thing too cuz the traffic was ridiculous!
Third Night of EDC
The third night was, excuse my language, FUCKIN INSANE, I’ve never seen so many people in my life. I thought the first few nights there were a shit ton of people, but the last night was like double that. I wish I would have taken a video of what it was like, we were moving in huge herds, everyone just pushing forward to get to the next show, it was the craziest thing. If someone would have tripped their poor souls would have been trampled. The third night we found out post Malone was gonna be there lol so we were like shit we gotta see him. We were actually seeing Big Wild at the same stage right before hand so it worked out perfect. Big Wild was insane, I Hope I have videos of him straight killing it, he’s insane! Then post was next and the crowd started to shift, we got a good spot but not too close. But it didn’t matter he drew a huge crowd, before we knew it we were packed tight as shit could barely move. And of course you had people just showing up trying to push there way to the front, which is fine if your cool about it but these people were asswholes pushing people and shit trying to fight, not a cool vibe, but still we stayed to see post. But that post malone crowd was definitely the only negative thing about EDC. We saw Borgeous, GRAVEDGR, Big Wild, Rezz, Headhunterz, Post Malone, Zedd, Tchami, Eric Prydz, Black Tiger Sex Machine, 1080p, Martin Garrix, Zomboy, Afrojack and others that night. They all killed it, my favorites were Big Wild and Headhunterz, such insane shows.
All in all, Electric Daisy Carnival was by far the most insane festivals Ive been to, I feel like I didn’t even get to experience it all, I don’t think theres anyway you could in that short amount of time, I might just have to go back.
Plus while EDC’s going on the have something called EDC Week where all the clubs and venues got sick shows and after parties, you could easily spend thousands on tickets alone.
So much to do, for anyone thats never gone, I would highly recommend going! Totally worth the money!
The picture above is a french toast breakfast sandwich and is was dope. go get it. at roxys.
Hello, Hello! I hope everyone had a productive week like I did, I finally cleaned the 5000 emails out of my inbox today, no easy feat. That could have been enough for the entire week but I guess I had to do more.
Ive been playing a lot with different content strategies for my personal brands and my clients, content creation and content marketing is always fun for me. I wrapped up a clients project this week with a little bit of last minute content capture with my new canon, she shoots like a dream.
I have some travel posts that I need to wrap up, hopefully I will do that in the next few days. I posted a new video to youtube, make sure to check that out!
Im working on some additions to the site, the first one you will see will probably be a “photos” page.
Ive been having fun experimenting with my art as always, and playing with my new canon, taking a lot of photos and videos and spending a lot of time in the editing room.
Wizard dropped a Instagram exclusive last night make sure to head over to the page and check it out you may find value in it.
Stay tune for all the new content on its way!
P.s Someone asked me about my posting times, Ive been playing around with post times, right now, 9am, 12pm, and 6pm and performing well for me.
I have been so busy that I haven’t posted much other than posting about how I’m so busy I don’t have time to post lol. I’m trying to work better on time management but its hard when your doing so much. But I am working on a lot of great content for all my pillars. My content takes me a long time to create from start to finish due to my other responsibilities but content is coming along.
A few days ago I launched The Digital Outreach Program, its a landing page I set up that I can send people to when I see them falling victim to a scam. For now its focused on Facebook Scams because thats what I’m seeing heavily in the groups, but I will always be adding more scams to it.
Last night I launched the landing page for Evan Reviews Everything, a little side project I’ve been working on for fun, I like reviewing and giving recommendations because I love sharing great works of art with people who may otherwise not have seen it. I have a Facebook Page and a YouTube Channel set up as well.
I have another expansion planned for the site but thats down the road, gonna take a little more planning before I roll that project out.
I have been busy! I am working on multiple projects at the moment, very excited about all of them, even more excited about being done with them and moving on to the next set.
I am working on some new pages for the site, I am launching my review page here within a few days, as well as updating my about page and my services page. I have been so busy working on other things, I haven’t been able to update this site as much, but I’ve been slowly working on all aspects and am super excited on the results I’m coming up with. Even more excited to share with everyone.
I have a new project that has top priority, titled “Project: Night Owl” super stoked on this opportunity, gonna keep this one under wraps until its complete which could take a few months, no worries I am documenting all the behind the scenes, should make for some awesome content.
I am working on putting together my EDC post, and editing together all of my footage, should make for a nice read.
I have a few Instagram accounts available for sale through my side hustle, CyberWorkz. Also, I am moving CyberWorkz into the Influencer game, I’ve been thinking about this for a while, I know so many people that can be influencers that don’t know anything about it. I have been wanting to take some people with the potential and guide them to influencer status. If you are interested you should DM me, I am working on a dedicated page for CyberWorkz that will be hosted on this page.
I am working on a lot of Graphic and Web Design projects for various clients, this has been taking most of my time, but no worries, everything is moving along.
Cant wait to finish up my current projects, its time, lol.
And Once Again, my ebooks are coming, there gonna be good, I want them to be truly unique and real, so I’m in no hurry!