500 Likes By October
Well, I decided that I wanted to come up with some kind of a goal for this month’s blog post, something similar to my networking post where I tried to do some networking for a month. Not too long ago, I was checking out the insights tab on our Facebook page, and it asked me if I wanted to compare the performance of our Page and posts with similar Pages. Anyway, I found out that Chris Ivey has over 400 likes while we have only 127. This is not particularly surprising, but it brings me to my goal for the month of September. By the end of September we will have over 500 likes. I am not sure how yet, but I am going to try a bunch of stuff and see what happens. Worst case scenario, I will have something to write about for the October blog post.
Hey, I know it's been a while, but I'm back. I am going to try to start writing K Anything posts once a month again. It seems like every year we are able to make one thing, and usually that thing isn't done until December. In 2010, we made business cards. In 2011, we made the website. In 2012, we made the brochures. In 2013, we made the promo video. One thing a year might not sound like much, but I am happy with what we've done. I don't know if we will make anything new this year besides juggling routines. However, the idea of a DKers' t-shirt has been thrown out there. I came up with this design based on our Themes Show. Let me know what you think of the design. And even more importantly, would anyone out there actually be interested in a DKers t-shirt?. I have bigger versions of the designs after the read more link.
August News Points
Defending the Lower Case k
This summer has been our busiest by far, and as we see our name in print more and more, I can't help but notice all the different spellings
(Okay, I admit it I made this last one up)
You may wonder which spelling is correct. I would say right off the bat that the ones with apostrophes are the worst. It is not suppose to be some kind of contraction, and the s is to make it plural not to show possession. Let's get rid of the unnecessary apostrophes. That leaves us with two options, the DKers and the Dkers.
I recently discovered Tim Farris on the Jay Mohr podcast. I haven't read any of his books yet, but he was very interesting. Two of the things I came away with from the podcast were; the 80/20 principle and asking "what’s the worst that could happen?" The 80/20 principle is that 80% of your results come from 20% of your actions. I tried to relate this to juggling shows. In the last year, Darren has spent some time doing online advertising, and I have spent a bunch of time designing this website and our brochures. However, I would guess that 80% of our show offers come from people who have heard about us through Jesse Rothaker (thanks again Jesse). This involved almost no work on our part. We met him after a show at the Intercourse Heritage Festival, and since then he has told tons of the people he has performed for about us. NOTE: Darren disputes the 80% figure for Jesse, but agreed that most of our shows came from some sort of referral. If we really want to do more shows, that is what we should try to duplicate.
Well, I missed putting up a blog post for December, and January is already over half way finished, so I figured I needed to post something. I feel like I've gotten off to a slow start to the year juggling wise. I have lots of little goals, but haven't made the time to do much. Most of my goals involve making/altering props. Also this year I am going to try and learn a Trick of the Month and post a video of of it on here. Progress on January's trick is limited, but hopefully I have something to post in two weeks. I always like to have something interesting to show off in these posts, so I figured I would show our new brochures. After our photo shoot from Brooke Courtney Photography, we ended up with a lot of great pictures, so we wanted to do something with them. I designed this brochure and modified it numurous times to meet D's high standards. Now all I need to do is find a place to print them up. Contact me if you know of a good place to get brochures printed.
The K in the DKers