USA Creativity. What is it? Is it a revolution? A movement? No it is doing what is right when it is right for creative communities all across the US. With the political upheavals, this is a tough time for creatives.
Creativity is Vital
As of this writing all creatives are on the edge of their chairs with anticipation. With creativity being the only thing they have, we of the USA Creativity family know that inclusion is key and Bronx Creativity is vital along with that of the US.
This is USA Creativity
When the winner is announced will it really be a win? Or just more of the usual? Fingers crossed. This could be the beginning of the beginning or the end of the end. This is not made possible through an election outcome but by a state of mind that can exist today, tomorrow and beyond. This is USA Creativity!
During g a web search recently, we discovered that there is a website that has frequently shown our posts in their own. Why did they do this? Well, Blog Coalition told us it was because they enjoyed the content. Very nice don’t you think?
Also, during our emails back and forth, Blog Coalition told us something interesting. They are now having Home Business Achievers do the daily blog entries they used to do, and they will only be writing monthly updates. The updates will focus on marketing such as this post about promotion:
You can either delegate the SEO or you can go with purchasing search engine ads. Going the ads route is likely to get you more targeted results, meaning sending you the EXACT person you need to find you. Okay. Sit down for what we are about to say. Please listen carefully. All right. Here goes. You need know to figure out the PRECISE phrase that will trigger your audience members to pick you.
In other words, again put yourself in their shoes. They are searching the phrase you have come up with, and land on your offer either through ads or SEO ready to buy now or at the very least sign up for your newsletter so that you can slowly build trust with them to eventually buy from you.
How do you come up with such a phrase? The answer here is that again, you can either come up with it yourself or hire a copywriter who does sales copy to do it for you. In fact, you can rely on a copywriter to not only come up with the phrase, you can even hire them to write the script for your video. The phrase needs to contain in it both the problem they suffer from and the solution you offer them.
I lived in the Bronx for less than 3 months, in transition from one Manhattan apartment to another. And although I had a bit of trepidation doing so, staying in the Bronx in a violent area, it turned out to be better than I expected. One of my stories, though, was very scary. I had a standout instance when I was on my way back to my temporary Bronx digs. Since it was late there were very few on the subway train.
Finally, it was just me and a broad shouldered man. This man kept looking at me, then away. Looking at me and then away. Looking. Not looking. And this kept going on. This had me a little bit freaked out. Who was this big burly guy and why did he keep glaring at me?
Finally, he stood up looking (as I perceived it) very angry . I tried comforting myself that he was probably getting off at the next stop. The next stop came and went. He began moving even closer to me.
When all of a sudden his frown turned to a smile. He said “I know you, you’re on that cable show. And he was right. At the time I had a cable show. Turns out he’s a fan an wanted to ask me questions about the program. I love the Bronx!
It is a little known fact that there are more Big Foot Zombies in the Bronx than any other area in the USA. The theory is that this is because of their parks and even the Bronx Zoo.
Getting into the Zoo
Several sightings of Big Foot Zombie’s have been seen at the zoo looking at certain animals salivating. How they managed to get into the zoo in the first place must have had on incredible disguises to be able to get past the ticket window area.
I have gone to the Bronx often as a day trip, doing things along the lines of visiting The Bronx Zoo. I have spent the night in the Bronx while staying at a friend’s place. I also have had the experience of doing a community project over a period of several months in one of the most challenged areas of the Bronx. Though, doing all this does not mean that much compared to what the day to day for a person living full time in the Bronx goes through.
Walt Disney’s Saying
Quotes from people like Walt Disney may not be of interest to some Bronx residents, though the message of it could be helpful. Thanks to DIYdigi we got this quote:
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” -Walt Disney
Anger is Justified
Some might find the Mr. Disney quote bringing up anger. And it is understandably so. Some Bronx residents have never received the tools and role models to assist them in taking a stab at “success,” whatever that word implies. Success means different things to different people. There are many success stories in the Bronx ranging from an abundance of celebrities who were born in the Bronx, to folks who live there helping each other out. Community activism is something that is very powerfully occurring in in this one of five boroughs. And to them, as well as all Bronx residents, we applaud you for your great work!
A lot of looting and protesting occurred in the Bronx day before yesterday on Monday. And Bronx Business Owners are unsure of the motivation of the protestors. The reality of the situation is that one of New York City’s most treasured Bronx shopping areas has left many owners devastated.
Owners of Businesses understood the tension between cops and looters/protestors but what they are having a hard time wrapping their heads around is why target Bronx businesses who have worked hard to get where they are and are an important part of the Bronx community?
The perspective of several owners and witnesses was that police officers stood back and let the looting happen. What worries peaceful residents is what is going to happen if the cops let the looters/protestors destroy the neighborhood again and again and again?
If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time then you’ve probably noticed that although it is called “Bronx News NYC,” there’s not a lot of news in it. It is more reflections on this part of New York City that is currently undergoing change.
What You Remember
I’ve flown over the Bronx before. Of course it was pre-COVID-19. It’s a very different experience of a town or city when you are viewing it from above. It is somehow very small in appearance yet at the same time, larger than you may have remembered.
The preceding is my impression of the Bronx. You see, we live in Manhattan very close to the Bronx. So, we very much have a Bronx consciousness. When we view it from way up high, and see all the neighborhoods, it makes us want to explore it more. Maybe someday.
If you live in the city and haven’t gone to the Bronx Zoo, you really should. It’s pretty incredible. There are many experiences to be had there. A while back my family was invited to a special breakfast that included dining in a special area that had giant windows revealing many a monkey. It was quite something eating breakfast and having a literal window into animals in their own world.
One of my favorites is the flamingos. So beautiful and pink. A group of them together is a visual sight that can take your breath away.
And finally, yet another highly valued experience is to find the butterflies. Once you do, you will be immersed in an experience unlike anything else on this earth. So go to the Bronx Zoo today. Well actually, not literally today, but sometime after lockdown is lifted.
John Yianni Stamas writes a kind of non article for Bronx News NY. You see, Stamas was supposed to meet with Big Foot Zombie at Pelham Bay Park is the largest park in New York City at 2,765 acres in size. John and BFZ has a special place they usually meet at in the park where the big hairy one resides. John, against his judgement, left his quarantine location in Manhattan in the face of COVID-19 to meet with Mr. Zombie because BFZ was upset that Stamas had not updated his blog in six months.
John had been asked by Bronx News NYC to write a post for their blog and John Yianni Stamas thought that a chat with one of the Bronx’s most popular mythical creatures, would uplift BFZ’s sad mood. Unfortunately, Big Foot Zombie did not show up at their regular meeting spot. Therefore this post is a kind of non article and is more a piece about writing an entry about nothing except getting stood up by the big guy.
Mr. Stamas returned to his social distancing location and continued work with his collaborators on a new website called USA How To. Big Foot Zombie later claimed that he had shown up, but to a different location which he mistakenly thought was the correct one. He had been under the impression that John wanted to get together in front of the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage.