Darren and I always say that we should pray right before our shows, but this doesn’t happen very often. Usually before a show we are rushing around trying to make sure everything is set up right. Depending on the event, we might be running around letting people know that a show is about to start. If people are already sitting and waiting for the show to start I usually will start showing them some tricks I’m working on that aren’t in the show yet. For some reason I always feel weird when people are just waiting for the show to start and we are already there also waiting for the show to start. Anyway, we almost never have a backstage area or something like that where we are alone before a show. I’m not complaining because I do like meeting our audience before and after the show, but it would be nice to have a quiet time to pray before shows.
I always enjoy coming up with ideas for shows. Since we just premiered Prodigal Fun this year, I would say we probably won’t really start working on a whole new show for at least three years, but that doesn’t mean I don’t ever think about what that next show will look like. In an attempt to not drive Darren completely insane, instead of telling him about ideas for the next show I will just write about them here. I already have two ideas, but I am going to start with the idea that I think is least likely to ever be used for something.
We just had our big Prodigal Fun event. We appreciate everyone who came out and gave us some feedback. I am usually pretty optimistic about juggling, but I would say everything went even better than I expected. But now I want to look back at all the comments and figure out what we want to improve on. I will be focusing on Prodigal Fun stuff, but I will try to put other goals for 2015 as well since January seems like the right time to try to figure this out. If you didn’t see Prodigal Fun, this post probably isn’t worth reading. Out of all the posts I have ever done this will probably be the one that is most just for me.
I wanted to write a DKers Christmas Letter for 2014. I clearly missed it. My main thought was that it would be really neat if we had made a letter every year, and now we could look back on 2004 to see what we were doing back then. Hopefully, it will happen next year. For this year, I decided to just do bullet points to get this done.
Quick reminder: the name “K Anything” is based off the movie Say Anything. With that in mind I decided to try and give my articles names based on movies. I might even go back and change some old ones. This probably won’t last long, but I thought of this when I was trying to think of a title today.
Our first T-shirt design was not a hit, so we went back to the drawing board. We decided that the shirt should be more general instead of focusing in on just one of our shows, and we still wanted to have a verse on the back. So far, we have three basic ideas. There could be some pictures as well, but for right now we just have the words. Below are our ideas. We would love it if you voted for your favorite and/or left a comment with your ideas.
Update to the September Post: We were able to get to 174 likes, which is about a third of the way to 500. Most of our new likes were just from invites. We didn't make the goal at all, but it seemed everything was slowly working. We got 16 votes on our T-Shirt Design Poll. This might not sound like much, but it feels like a lot to me since I have always assumed that the only people who read K Anything were Darren and my dad. Anyway, I think I will try to keep posting stuff regularly. Nothing too ground breaking here, but this are my findings from the past month.
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.
Here it is, the Vetoed Christmas Show. Before you read this and think I am completely insane, you should know what the goals for this show were. Darren told me that he wanted some audience participation. I assumed this would be little kid stuff, but Darren told me this would be for banquets, so audiences would be mostly adults. I told him I didn’t have an idea for a participation bit for adults, and his suggestion was, “maybe do something with a girl.” Without further ado,
The DKers’ Christmas Special
The K in the DKers