Originally Posted by Logan
Aye Joe, I can understand your delimma of not being able to blog a lot ... especially when you are out on a boat. I know your new to this, but are you familiar with twitter. I would consider maybe using that instead of blogging, then post short updates via text messages to keep your friends involved in what you are doing. Its quick and easy.
I'd suggest doing a search of this forum for "twitter" to read others threads about it. I also was reading this news article the other day which talks about how some restaurants are using it to keep in touch with their customers.
Eyeing diners, restaurants take to Twitter
While that is specific to restaurants, maybe you could do something similar for your charter service to keep in touch with all.
Logan reads to me like a great idea! I will check into it. Thanks for the Twitter recommendations, your suggestions and links.
Twitter update ? ... how do I post pictures, camera cell fone? ... thinking all this new to me stuff through. We have been discussing the possibility of a live streaming video covage via a web cam set up of some sort to ur website. There will be a follow up, possible testing during this upcoming winter season. FWIW: drives me nuts when 'stuff' does not work. Lots of testing before putting into real life.
Discussion based on my personal experience: I have lost three cell fones overboard. They don't float. 'glub' glub' glub' bye bye cell fone.
K, now I wear a cell fone holder strap like thing, hand made by me (similar to holding sunglasses) around my neck while aboard and fishing. That issue solved.
Major issue, I can't seem to overcome, lost of cell fone coverage. Off shore no signal at all, after about 4 miles out. In/near shore, for whatever reason, sometimes I have a signal, sometimes at someplaces I do and at other times I don't. Major issue: I don't think Captain Steve is going to drive the boat around to find a spot to fish that has cell fone coverage, meaning me, myself, I and my cell fone would be thrown overboard.
However, this fall, after the summer season rush, crazyeeness and madness ends, more discussion as to how to. At least I hope to be able to talk about the possibilities with some sense of knowledge.
I'll create the time to read and study your recommendations.
Example, this evening, I feel exhausted, its all good, just physical tiredness.
It's 8:30 PM here and I' still awake, hooray! laughing
As of me typing this my dance card is full daily through May 19, 2009 already.
Again, thanks for all your help Logan. I shall return!