Pinterest, Imgur

Pinterest gives out quality image links if you join their platform and post images you use on your website or blog. They get a link from Google every time you post there. Their gain is from the economy they have going with Google.

Some image sites such as Imgur will actually take possession of your image and won’t allow you to gain from it, even if it is clearly a personal picture. They also won’t link you from your image, it is only allowed to post links in the comments section. Those are low quality links. I am avoiding Imgur in the future.

Google Analytics

I use Google Analytics to measure stats for my blog. It is just starting and hasn’t appeared in search results yet so the numbers are fairly low. It is pretty easy for someone new to use it and gain insights about their website though. There is even a “real time” function where you can see who is on your website at the moment. Another advantage is you can see where your visitors are coming from geographically. It also shows you how your visitors are being forwarded to your website, be in organic search, referral, social or direct.

Organic search comes from a search engine such as Google or Bing. Referral is from another website putting up a link. Social is from Facebook, Twitter, or another social media site. Direct is when someone puts your website’s URL directly into their web browser.

I used to be able to see

I had 20/20 vision for most of my life. I never had any problems with the test for Visual Acuity.

I don’t have the exact date when my vision started deteriorating but now I have two sets of glasses. I still can barely see. When they show you two slides and say “which is better?” neither one is. I can’t tell the difference between the two during the tests.

Perhaps in the future my vision will return. I have thought about using contacts but I have trouble putting them in. If I wore contacts I would get the Halloween type where they make your eyes appear slightly outrageous.

Animals spawn and vanish as in Ultima Online

I live near a retention pond. I always see my neighbors fishing. They must be catching fish to keep searching. How could fish possibly be living in the pond? It is not attached to any body of water. How long have generations of fish lived there?

There used to be an alligator that has vanished.

A snake fell out of a tree in front of my mom recently.

Rodents such as rabbits and squirrels appear around the neighborhood. I believe in the rabbits and snakes but it is the fish and alligator who puzzle me.

I rode a motorcycle

In 2015 I bought a Harley Davidson XL1200C. I lived in Eustis, FL at the time and I thought I would show off.

I used to ride it as my primary transportation before I started having intense anxiety and could no longer safely ride. I am still battling mental illness but I hope to get another motorcycle when I am healthy.

Now they don’t even sell the bike. What a shame, it had a great cost to enjoyment ratio.

Motorcycle XL1200C
My old motorcycle

Memories of my Grandfather

It has been some time since my Grandfather, David Moshinsky, passed away. My family says I am like him in appearance and in personality, although he was a more potent personality than I am. Here are a few photos of myself and him. Also featured are Uncle Jeff and Grandmom Kathy Moshinsky.

He taught me about Intelligent Design and how to play chess. They say I appear as him in the following photo.

Ryan like David

He wrote a book Things You Know That Are Not So. There were always stories and advice when he spoke. I might be a little biased, but I believe my grandfather was never wrong when he spoke to me.

Excellent website hosting related services

I used Amazon Lightsail to spin up a few 512 MB RAM, 1 vCPU, 20 GB SSD, web servers. There is an option where they come already configured by Bitnami with WordPress. They are turn key with free 1TB transfer. The Lightsail servers cost $3.50 per month with the first month free. I use Cloudflare on all my domains for their DDOS protection, speed enhancements, caching and free SSL certificate. There is a no charge Cloudflare plan available.

Majestic stats for my website

I’ve attached in an image some stats for my Online College Reviews website. I use a variety of Search Engine Optimization techniques on it, Majestic is one site where they can be measured. The data has only just begun coming in. Both the two domains, Online College Reviews and Ryan’s Blog, are new to Google and Bing. There is a sandbox effect where they won’t be ranked for a while.

I am using SEO techniques on Online College Reviews but my blog here is just for fun.

Other SEO ranking websites are:

Site Explorer by cognitiveSEO | Backlink Checker & Link Research

Backlinks ยป SEOkicks Backlink Checker

In order to get highly ranked quickly I use ExpiredDomains to find old domains that people are no longer using but have great stats. I buy them for cheap then 301 redirect them to my new website so all the stats transfer over. Marketing people could use this strategy, it isn’t well known. Feel free to use the comments section to discuss.

Favorite music festivals

In my youth I ventured out to a music festival or two. I’ve never gone to one outside the State of Florida, but Ultra Music Festival Miami and Electric Daisy Carnival Orlando are two of the best in class. The crowd at Ultra is electric, and EDC boasts top talent in its artist lineup. Here’s a video someone created at EDC Orlando, you can catch my little brother hands in the air at 5:00.

Gabriel and Dresden at EDC Orlando

Ultra is at the end of March annually and EDC Orlando takes place in November.

They cancelled Ultra 2020 because of Covid-19. Maybe it will be back next year. The outlook for EDC Orlando 2020 is grim.

Next I would like to introduce you to my favorite set currently. Marshmello’s 2019 Ultra set is famous.

Marshmello at Ultra Music Festival

Maybe in the future when I am healthy again I can go out to these.