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Last Night’s Baha Tacos with Carnitas
Why do so many people threaten to leave JTV (especially lifecasters) because of the “direction the site is going?” I don’t get it. How is this any different from television? If I don’t like a show, I don’t watch it. The remote works like a dream and if the remote is broken there is always the old fashioned channel selector. Just change the channel! I even have the ability, although I don’t use it, to set up a list of favorites. Perhaps that is a good idea for JTV.
I know I tend to tune into the same channels day after day while taking some time to browse the other channels that show up on the bar to see what’s going on. At some point one of them catches my interest and becomes a new favorite or frequently viewed channel. Maybe that’s what JTV could call this feature — FVC, frequently viewed channels. It would not usurp other channels, but those that are so offended by some channels could click into their FVC list and go from there.
White Carrot Soup
Anyway, is seeing something that doesn’t appeal to you enough to make you quit the network? My take on the whole thing is that I will continue doing what I do on my channel and have fun, although it does require battling haters, spammers and raiders from time to time, but that’s to be expected. This is the wild wild west and people are different all over the world and there are worse things to deal with in life. No one’s ever died from casting or watching JTV — at least not yet, thank God.
More Viewer Count Drama
Sautéed chicken with shallots and wine
We all know it. It’s very easy to inflate viewer count numbers — but I say — GET OVER IT! Do a good broadcast to get people to visit your channel and have fun, make some new friends, open your mind to other cultures and thoughts and beliefs. Fretting over whomever is on the channel bar is not worth your time or effort, or stressing over for that matter.
It happens. There are gamers and cheaters all over the world and countries are run on them. There are far worse things in the world to worry and get upset over — Rudy Guliani for one! Yeah, yeah, yeah…you all already know my political persuasion, so this comment should come as no surprise by now, although I do try to stay away from political commentary. 🙂
New Channels and Channel Shenanigans
Brownies from Scratch
-A new channel showed up last night and I have to give her credit. She is on that most difficult, life altering quest to get herself healthy by losing weight. She is being met by a slew of ignorant haters and spammers while asleep and I cringe at the thought of what she will see in the chat history when she wakes up. But … she’s put herself out there. She has hopefully been around long enough and has done her research to see what she can expect around here. If Amanda of AmandaTV is successful, she can be the next JTV star and a real power boost for Justin and team. I think she’s going to need to create a plan for her content. The Biggest Loser has a big following and maybe she can put together a plan to show parts of her life that will give viewers the feeling that not only is she staying committed, but that they are contributing to her success. Yes, I do like to think positively — sometimes!!
I went to bed early for a change last night and missed some reported channel bans. The word in EastCoastVegas’ room and from a couple of my JTV friends is that one couple was having sex on cam and another, a woman was doing something too horrific to mention here, but suffice it to say she must have been reading too many news stories about female circumcisions. From what ECV said further on his morning broadcast, the JTV team took those channels down asap. I wonder if people launch channels to see just how far they can push the limits. You know, like that pain in the butt kid in school who took so much time away from our education with their dumb time-wasting shenanigans.
I have to say I really enjoy watching ECV. He started me out on a sour note with the Al Jolson photo, and the frequent pitches for people to send in photos of celebs not wearing makeup, but I tuned in again and yes, he’s irreverent, he thrives on gossip, the video is focused on T&A shots and not so beautiful shots (yours truly included), but he touts his show being the JTV gossip show and that is what it is. Fun, frequently made up — gossip. He’s engaging, he puts together a show, he doesn’t just wing it, he plans and prepares. I don’t know how long I will be into it, but for now, it’s captured my attention. I found it endearing that he did not feature AmandaTV and didn’t buy into what a few haters that came into the room this morning were saying. It’s apparent that he is here to have fun.
Hung Wins, Hands Down and the Gauntlet Has Been Thrown Down Michael – Read it an Weep!
I finally caught up on some recorded shows I have not watched all week, starting with Bravo’s Top Chef offering. Yes, it is a favorite of mine, no surprise there. Tonight we will be doing a Top Chef Finale Review — my channel is food-centric, so it ties in perfectly.
If Michael and I do actually get something planned for a Michael – Justopia Iron Chef cook-off, I am going to win win win! I don’t know how we can pull it off digitally however. We really need fair judging. I am beginning to think I might need to make a trip out there, but for the first time in 12 years I have to think about finances, so I am not seeing it in the cards — yet. It would be a great event to have on camera though. The guys can rent out some small kitchen space and set up the cams and we can get our knives and go. I will be a bit particular though you know. No crappy aluminum pots and pans, no kitchen without sponges and good towels, a good food processor and mixer, you know the drill. It will work best in a commercial kitchen and I’d bet in San Fran they can rent out something for us to work in. Then we need to work on the guidelines and rules. I see it with an audience of JTV lifecasters and viewers as well as others. I am seeing a charity event in San Francisco with guest chef judges and audience members from the charity being highlighted, corporate sponsors and more. This could be a great act of good will and at the same time bring in some good viewer-ship. Or maybe I’m being a bit too optimistic this morning?
Michael, you read me and I hope to see your thoughts in the comments, email or in the channel — soon! 🙂
A la Mode!
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