Huey Update...

Hey, y'all!

well, my eye surgery was a success! And with that, I hope to be back up and doing Gingerology ASAP! Thanks to all for your kind words - KIG! Hu

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This Day in GINGEROLOGY - October 2nd

1909: David Hempstead, who produced the Ginger films “Kitty Foyle” and “Tender Comrade”, was born in Salt Lake City, Utah.

1917: William Marshall, Ginger’s fifth husband, and who produced the Ginger film, “Quick, Let’s Get Married” (a.k.a. “The Coinfession”), was born in Chicago, Illinois.

1994: Harriet Hilliard, who starred with Ginger in the film “Follow the Fleet”, died in Laguna Beach, California, at the age of 85.

Ginger on TV...

Next GingerFilm(s) (on TCM - all times Eastern):
October 12, 2014 @ 12:15 A.M. Kitty Foyle (108 min)
October 14, 2014 @ 12:00 A.M. Swing Time (103 min)
November 5, 2014 @ 12:45 P.M. Chance at Heaven (71 min)
November 9, 2014 @ 10:00 A.M. Shall We Dance (109 min)

Next GingerFilm(s) (on FXM Retro - all times Eastern):
None Currently Scheduled...
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Friday, November 16, 2012

ok, all y'all on Facebook...

...well, that is to say, 99 percent of the human population... here's my query... WHY should I set up a Facebook account for Gingerology?
...I mean, if it would 'advance the cause' of Gingerology (i.e., bring in a few new Gingerologists), then I'm all for it, I reckon...just not sure what I would do different over there than what I do HERE...

But, I guess it couldn't HURT anything...so, stay tuned...but again, any input you may have regarding this issue would be greatly appreciated... for that matter, Twitter is an option as well...I REALLY don't understand that one...but, wouldn't it have just been INSANE to have Ginger 'tweeting' on her events during her heyday?

I may need an I.T. person before it's all said and done...

OK, well, a 'general Huey update'... I have a few 'deadlines' at work the next few weeks, so...posts may be a bit sparse until then...
Miss Scharwenka is waiting VERY patiently for her Huey review...sigh...soon, my lady...soon...

The Roberta review will be most likely around the first weekend in December... which may be a neat time to 'kick off' the Christmas Season anyway (which, BTW, doesn't officially begin until AFTER Thanksgiving... so, STOP putting decorations up NOW, y'all... give Turkey Day your full attention!)
So, remember to extol the virtues of other forms of social media for Gingerology, as when I am 'cleared out' at work, G-ology will be given great attention by Hu...it MAY even be time for a bit of 'tweaking' here and there... nothing earth-shattering, tho...

So, until that splindiferous time,

KIG, y'all!
Hu
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27 comments:

  1. I am pretty experienced on twitter since this campaign year. But frankly, I cannot see how facebook could help any of my projects. Twitter actually is a highly professional propaganda machine -- brief, short-phrasing, but very effective. I once called it my twitter-machine-gun, which is fairly speaking. :)

    Generally my impression is, the average twitter user is much more interesting to me, than the average facebook user. Although, as a businessperson you better use both, cuz you need the smaller minded customers as well.

    But even the extremely intelligent radio hosts I know from Chicago's Progressive Radio cannot explain what facebook was supposed to be good for. Dick Kaye and Norman Goldman are like, "Well, go to my facebook and just like me." And this makes me laugh, because it doesn't very inspired and excited. Norman says he cannot like people anymore, because he liked too many -- so there's even a like-limit, and I really-really wonder why.

    How use twitter for Ginger? Well, a pretty effective instrument on twitter is the "hashtag". Using Ginger as hastag would look like this:

    Gingerology @huey
    #Ginger wows in #Roberta! Read my new article: http://jwhueyblog.blogspot.de/2012/11/Roberta

    The little # makes "Ginger" and "Roberta" kind of a link, you can click those -- and furthermore hashtags can be searched all over twitter (very-very probably even all over the internet).

    Strangely enough, my campaigning on twitter was not a great success, and even more strangely I get lots of followers now after election day. It looks like I wasn't using twitter too effectively, but I still find it amazing. Basically, I was tweeting my comments on political blogs and now my twitter machine is sort of index (otherwise I couldn't find all my comments anymore). BUT: It's very obviously, people who aren't your followers can find your tweets! At times I got answers from southern righties who tried to debate me, so somehow they did find my tweets (they gave up pretty soon, because my irony really pains them).

    I don't wanna pick on facebook too much..... but frankly, I think housewives, who once have been homeschooled, are supposed to love it very much.

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    1. ...overall, it seems like it's a bit 'redundant', as far as posting or whatever in different spots... but again, if more folks can 'find' G-ology, there's no real downside to that, so...

      Thanks for the info, CS!

      KIG!
      Hu
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    2. Huey, you actually know me and my difficulty to cut out being epic. My twitter-machine actually taught me to be brief and still on point, and I thank twitter for that.

      The actual challenge is: Okay, I just wrote a comment with interesting points -- how now twitter it out briefly? Some people are just blah-blahing on twitter, I was always carefully phrasing: How re-phrase 10,000 words with just 120 letters (actually 140 but you have to count in the link you're shooting out too).

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    3. ...so, twitter is ultimately just a 'teaser / reminder / notification method to get folks to wander over to your blog...hmmm....could be worth the setup...

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    4. As we know, blogging pretty much is like chatting. You can't do that in tweets. Twitter is shooting out short propaganda messages. Pros obviously need Twitter. All those radio-hosts very effectively tweet out what they're issuing on air and on their blogs. If you have thousands of followers in Twitter this is highly effective. Twitter really impresses me.

      Happy to share my experiences, which aren't very long.

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    5. Furthermore, as I know you..... you're probably gonna looooove to present Ginger on the Twitter header. Gingerly tweets might be a charming thing.....

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    6. should be pretty cool, and if it gets the info, link, or whatever into a 'main-stream' avenue, then it may well increase traffic... again, just to get more folks 'into' the Beautiful Science....right? ;-]

      KIG, CS!
      Hu
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  2. I'm not on Facebook either. Or Twitter. Or much of anything for that matter. But my fellow blogger, mister Muleboy, keeps telling me that if I were to set up a Facebook account and a Twitter account, I could easily triple my audience.

    Which might be important if I advertized at the Mythical Monkey, but I don't -- so I haven't.

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    1. ...yeah, I guess if there's no money involved, it's ultimately an exercise in seeing how many 'friends' or whatever you can sign up... which again, the more the merrier, so... I may look into it, if I can just do it 'bare bones' and redirect folks to HERE for all their Gingery needs... :-}

      KIG, MM!

      Hu
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  3. I think it would be fine. You could try both, and get more people to check it out. I haven't started advertising my blog on Facebook, don't really need to since I have my personal one on there. But I use twitter to share Ginger pic of the day, Ginger video of the day, quotes, or a neat pic or something like that.

    But you could try them both. I think you should. Spread Gingerology and it's gingery goodness around!!! ;)

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    1. ..it will probably happen - just need to 'clear out' my work load... post-Thanksgiving should be ok...well, the week after...

      Thanks for the thoughts, GF!!!

      Have a Gingery rest of the weekend!!! - or are you off all next week? My daughter is off Wednesday thru the next weekend...

      Hu
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    2. Actually I'm off the same days as your daughter. Wednesday till the monday of next week.

      Can't wait for Thanksgiving!

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    3. Why, you didn't link! Never mind, I was curious.... and yes, it's cute way to tweet:

      www.GingerFanTweets.wow

      Huey's gonna follow her on twitter and will get all those Ginger tweets on his gingerly Twitter machine....

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    4. cool...I'll figure out everything in a few weeks... oh, to not be oppressed by unreasonable deadlines!!! ...well, actually, I am doing a presentation, and just 'finishing up' the powerpoint slides for it... heck, the last presentation I did was so long ago, I used a 'carousel slide projector' for it... 20th Century stuff, to be sure...

      But the 'Twitter' angle is starting to intrigue me... it would be a 'start', but maybe the FB would pull in some folks as well...

      And thanks GF AND CS, for giving me the 'info' needed for this media of interest...

      KIG, y'all!
      Hu
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  4. My 2 cents would repeat what you've already heard. Twitter is good for advertising. The items are so short you couldn't include any real content like you do here on Gingerology. I don't enjoy dealing with Facebook. It is a good way to post short items and photos that other people look at, but again, the content you create on your blog wouldn't work there, IMO. I guess the big question for you is, do you have the time and energy to put into all of it? Twitter might not take up too much of your time because it is basically "Hey, look at me" and you are done...or is that #Hey, look at #me? ;)

    It would be awesome if Ginger were around twittering her adventures! Then again with her schedule, Miss VKM wouldn't have had the time anyway.

    I agree about Thanksgiving FIRST! The decorations are already out in my parts and I'm trying not to look at them. I AM looking forward to the "Roberta" review. It makes a great Christmas present :)

    KIG!

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    1. ...I guess I'm trying to figure out how folks 'connect' to a Twitter 'tweet'... is it kinda like Facebook, where you have 'friends' or 'followers' or whatever... and it 'mushrooms' over time as far as following? It would be interesting to see just how many new folks could be contacted in this manner...
      But I will probably give it a 'trial' here in a few weeks... couldn't hurt, right?

      KIG, 'e'!!!

      Hu
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  5. I'd say there's no harm in trying and all, i tend to 'advertise' blog and youtube channel more through twitter, youtube subcriptions seem to have picked up more at least..

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    1. youTube is yet another one...Pintrest is cool, but...my wife says it's 'strictly for chicks'... maybe I could just start up the 'GingerChannel' on television media... 24/7 Ginger movies, specials, discussions, etc... If they can fill a 24-hour channel with congressional hearings, SURELY we could do the same with Ginger, right? :-] BTW, Kat - sometimes they show the Parliament in session...that is typically a bit more interesting!

      KIG, Kat!
      Hu
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  6. No opinion on this topic as I don't tweet and don't like facebook. Just stopped by to wish everyone a HAPPY THANKSGIVING, especially you, Huey. Will you be deep frying the turkey again? I'd like to witness that myself. I'll be the one donned in firehat with extinguisher in hand. :)

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    1. Thanks, Lady F!!! Hope you and yours have an incredible weekend as well!!!

      ...as for the turkey fry, yup - I'm fixing to jump out there in an hour or so and get the party started... we purchased a fryer deal ourselves (we borrowed one last year) - so, hopefully, it WORKS! I just assembled it last night... we do have a ham as backup, but... there should be no worries.

      KIG, Lady F!!!
      Hu
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    2. "...I don't tweet and don't like facebook..."

      Maybe almost everybody met somebody who at one point complained about having trouble with facebook. Maybe Lady F here actually sounds like...
      I once heard somebody moan, having too much work with undoing what someone had done on his facebook page.
      I once tried it out, filling in nothing but false data (which facebook at least at this time didn't allow) and then stopped filling in and kicked the whole facebook thing (after all happy they don't have my real data!). Because they seem to be so greedy after personal data.

      Just another tip for an old blogspot pal who hasn't too much time. ;)

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    3. Hi CS!

      I do have a facebook account....under a phony name and merely to view pictures a couple of friends/family members post. I don't post myself. As it is, I keep getting these emails from facebook saying, "do you know aaa, bbb, ccc, ddd. You might want to friend them." I feel the tentacles of the internet encompassing me. Every post I might make will be visible to friends of the person I post on. Too much loss of privacy. Don't mind me. I'm a privacy freak. I have loosened up a bit though. Huey even knows my real name and real email address. :)

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    4. In things "privacy freak" I have to say : same here. By the way, this also very much is a Jean Arthur attitude (her biographer wrote, this actually wasn't an American attitude, but I think this is a bunch of malarkey).

      Yes-yes-yes, facebook seems to be something for exhibitionists -- don't hide anything, don't feel shame, be a moron....

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  7. I just dropped in to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving too. I hope the deep fry works for you. I've participated in the eating of a deep fried bird and it makes for a great turkey, IMO.

    KIG!

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    1. Thanks, 'e'! The bird ended up quite well... did a bit better than last year, which was good, but was a bit 'overcooked' last year...this one worked out dang near perfect.

      Hope you and yours had a great Thanksgiving as well!!!

      KIG!

      Hu
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  8. I'm late in chiming in, but I would love to see a Gingerology Facebook page! The successful pages I "like" on Facebook are the ones who post little topic-specific tidbits on a regular basis, promoting comment discussion, and when a regular blog post is ready, they post the link to the blog on the page so people can go read. It is so much easier to share things on Facebook, in my opinion. Perhaps some of the info would be redundant, but so what?

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    1. Hi Betsy! Great to hear from you...hope all is well!

      ...and thanks for the 'vote' for facebook! I will most likely set it up soon... and just see how it 'develops'...heck, when I first started blogging, I thought it may be a 'once a month' type deal... not quite! I've studied my wife's FB page a bit...seems alright, but still a bit 'sketchy' on how folks join, and how YOU find other folks to join to...if that makes any sense...

      I will definitely set up with primarily Gingerologists in mind, and hopefully be able to draw some new folks... as the mission here is to enlighten more folks to the awesomeness that is Ginger Rogers, right?

      Have y'all had any snow yet? it's been below freezing a few times here already, so it may be a cold winter here... we're due for an appreciable snow!

      KIG, Betsy - and hope to hear from you soon!!!

      Hu
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