10 Days Walking

You can start a great new habit or restart an old habit just about any time.

On the last day of our trip to Canada and Michigan (via Chicago) we had just enough time to take a walk while we waited for a booth at the best hamburger place we’ve ever been – Au Cheval. Maybe I’ll share about the truly delicious food another time, but my point is that we walked a couple miles in Chicago and then in O’Hare International, the airport in Salt Lake City and Lindbergh Field in San Diego.

Since that day I have done a lot of walking at San Diego Comic-Con which started the day after we arrived home. Because they killed one of my favorite Game of Thrones characters I didn’t go to Hall H this year which means that I didn’t spend seven hours in one room sitting down. I walked for hours every day and didn’t sit down very much. That’s six days so far of walking an average of probably 4-6 miles or more and no less than 2 1/2 miles on preview night at Comic-Con.

On Monday I decided to go walking near Cal State San Marcos and I walked most of the way up the hill. On Tuesday I went back earlier and went farther and Wednesday I started at 5:07 am and walked to Double Peak Drive in San Elijo.

Today my wife and I walked from Tina’s Deli up Borden through Palomar College and then east on Mission and back through Palomar College to finish where we started. I only took one photo today, so there was a lot more walking. I’m guessing at least 3 miles, but I’ll know for sure tomorrow after I plot the course.

I’ll continue to keep track of where I walk in case any readers want to take the same paths.

Here are some photos!

Legendary Pictures Booth At SDCC 2015

Legendary Pictures Booth At SDCC 2015

Warcraft Figure For Upcoming Movie

Warcraft Figure For Upcoming Movie

Starting My Walk At CSUSM

Starting Walk At CSUSM 7/13/15

Walking Up The Hill South Of CSUSM

Walking Up The Hill South Of CSUSM

The First Day Halfway Point

The First Day Halfway Point

Welcome Shade On The Way Back

Welcome Shade On The Way Back

Earlier & Foggy 7/14/15 Above CSUSM

Earlier & Foggy 7/14/15 Above CSUSM

Fire Station 8 am 7/14/15

Fire Station 8 am 7/14/15

Made It To Lexi!

Made It To Lexi!

View To The South At Peak Of San Elijo 7/14/15

Southeast View At Peak Of San Elijo

Blue Sky Peeking Through

Blue Sky Peeking Through

Sun Starting To Burn Through Near San Elijo Peak 7/14/15

Starting To Burn Off Near San Elijo Peak 7/14/15

Should I Go To Mr. Taco Before I Head Home?

Mr. Taco Before I Head Home?

Looks Different At 5 am

Looks Different At 5 am 7/15/15

CSUSM Off Campus Housing

CSUSM Off Campus Housing

Made It To Double Peak!

Made It To Double Peak!

Still Foggy To The South

Still Foggy To The South

Deer Crossing On San Elijo

Deer Crossing On San Elijo

Another Kind Of Crossing

Another Kind Of Crossing

Back At 7:20 am 7/15/15

Back At 7:20 am

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Vacation Part Two At San Diego Comic-Con

Tuesday we got back from Canada and yesterday I went to preview night at San Diego Comic-Con.

Taking the trolley down from the stadium is a great way to go, but make sure you use the restroom before you get on. By the time I got to the convention center I decided to go straight to the hotel next door because I assumed that security might make me wait in a long line before they let me inside.

As it turned out I didn’t really have to wait to get in once I realized that the only long line was for professionals and those of us with passes for all five days of Comic-Con could go right in and straight upstairs to get our badge and bag of stuff.

I decided to spend my time on the main floor and got a few “Happy Birthday” video snippets (check out last year’s on my Youtube account to see what I mean). I also spent time in my first line for Adult Swim and had a great conversation with Ron from the Bay Area. We talked about taking time to do that thing that you really want to do while you’re doing whatever else you have (or want) to do right now.

I’ll share photos and possibly more soon. For now, check out this beautiful view from our Canada trip.

Last Moon On The Left

Last Moon On The Left

I’m A #tsuwalker Shooting For The Bullseye

Last Saturday I knew it was time for me to get back to walking regularly. I used to walk so much that one of my old nicknames is BigManWalking. (I still have it as my id with places like Comic-Con. I’m sure you can find my old BigManWalking blog on blogspot.) The most I have ever walked in one day is 14 miles.

I’ve been integrating tsu into my life and created a game called #tsuwalker to keep me from getting bored on a long walk. I decided that if you’re walking and liking, that’s #tsuwalking. If you do this regularly, you’re a #tsuwalker. I put those hashtags on my tsu profile. I’m pretty sure I’m the first to use these hashtags for this purpose, so I believe it’s fair to say that I invented the game. (Even if someone else thought of it, we don’t know about each other.)

The most important thing about #tsuwalking is that you do it in a way that’s safe. Let me repeat that with emphasis. The MOST IMPORTANT THING about #tsuwalking is that you do it in a way that’s SAFE. As for me, I paused about every 75 yards or so and did 10 likes on my mobile phone. If I had to switch to another person’s profile I just kept walking while tsu was doing its thing. If there was no technical glitch at the moment I paused my walk, I was then able to just look down at the phone I was carrying in my left hand and do those likes.

As with anything, the more practice you get, the better and faster you can become. The first day I liked Nicole Barnett’s wall all the way back the her beginning on tsu.

On Sunday I switched between several users and did from 2-60 likes on each one. Sometimes I found someone who I had given a lot of likes to earlier in the week and so that person didn’t get that many on Sunday.

During the whole weekend I walked over 6 miles and that’s pretty great start after my long layoff.

If you want to like those same people, find me on tsu – @ACrowdFunder – and check out my posts in the next day or two.

Now, there is another game I like to call the Bullseye Game and life is calling so I’m leaving it for next time.

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Why Aren’t You On Tsu?

Before I begin I just want to say to my tsufamily, “Take today’s post off because it’s for people who are NOT on tsu yet! Take a walk. It’s good for you!”

Let’s get to it.

Do you want:

To leverage social media to help your business, project or enterprise?

Have fun in a more positive atmosphere?

Post stuff that actually gets liked and even commented upon and SHARED!

Have a Facebook-like experience that’s more like in the beginning when it wasn’t cluttered by so much stuff?

Use hashtags like on Twitter, but have them lead to a page that’s full of beautiful images instead of overwhelmed by text?

These are all good reasons to join tsu.

Here’s a great one:

When you post on tsu, YOU OWN what you post. Check the other sites and read the small print. When you post on Facebook or Twitter, that website owns your content. (Even after you die, which could be weird for your friends and family later on.)

Here’s another great reason:

tsu shares revenues with you, the user.

I doubt that anyone will get rich on tsu, even if they use it 18 hours a day.

But, a lot of people will get $100 or $200 in a year or two. Some will even get $500 or $1000 because they have invited so many active people onto tsu.

You can join me on tsu now!

Click the link in the upper right that says Join Me On tsu!

I expect my first $100 check will come between August and November. Like I said, it’s not a lot, but it’s not ZERO, either. (I will keep you posted on my check, too. Right now my tsu account has $21.70 in it.)

How much does Facebook pay you to use it? Twitter? Instagram? Pinterest? Vine? Do I need to go on?

I am sharing the financial information in order to be thorough, but the OTHER reasons listed above are why you want to join tsu. Look at the check you earn a year from now or more as a nice little bonus.

Also, if you REALLY, REALLY don’t care about the money you can give it away to charity. I know that Charity Water is one of the nonprofits that tsu supports, so if you accumulate $2.00 and you simply want to donate it, tsu is also a payment platform. Just click buttons to send the $2.00 that tsu paid you to Charity Water or whichever other nonprofit tsu supports. (I’m even looking into whether I can have a local nonprofit in the mix, so to speak. That way I can get members to join and they can donate their earnings if they choose.)

What is the best reason to join tsu?

In MY opinion, if you want to have a more enjoyable experience online and you’re ok if tsu sends you a check in a year or or so and you like to interact with people online, then you should definitely join!

tsu requires you to follow someone’s invitation to join, so…

Click the link in the upper right that says Join Me On tsu!

Enjoy the internet again!

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Have You Done 1000 Likes Yet?

For those of you who read my blog before I got onto tsu, I apologize that tsu is all I’m writing about right now.

Then again, no I don’t apologize. If YOU are not on tsu, you are missing out. If you were on tsu you would understand why we’re putting in so much effort there right now. You can join us there with the link in the upper right of this page. If you can’t find it…Click HERE.

I’m having fun on tsu and yes, there is some work. It took me a little while before I got to 1000 likes in 24 hours and now I’ve done it three different times. Today I got to 1000 likes, 1000 comments and zero (re-)shares left. That’s the second time I’ve done all three.

The more I do it, the more fun it is and it becomes less work because you find out ways to get it done in a style that you enjoy.

For instance, you could go to @Zaibatsu (I’m his tsu child, I think) and @beNICEmedia (nice name! He’s my tsu child, for sure!) and like over 150 posts (shares) each and you’ll probably truly enjoy all the images and really love 50% of them! When you do that you will find that it doesn’t take as long as you thought and now you’ve only got 700 to go in the next 24 hours.

Next you can go to your feed and it’s not hard to knock out 50 or 60 likes every 30 minutes. So, do whatever else you’re doing in your day and come back every half hour to do some likes and a few comments. That’s less than an 8 hour day WHILE you’re doing something else OR you could just spread it out into smaller pieces throughout a 16 hour day.

Just to be clear, I’m not saying that this doesn’t take any time AND I’m not saying that you should only sit there on tsu all day either. You have to interweave it into your life so you can do the things you normally do.

For instance, I just went out the store to get some soup for our son who is sick today. Earlier today I drove my wife to work and I’ve also played with the dogs. Yesterday I got to watch the second-to-last episode of Sons of Anarchy as well as the Daily Show and Stephen Colbert and I played cards with my wife.

You have to experience DOING tsu before you can figure out how it fits into your life. You will do some things that aren’t very efficient and you’ll figure out how to get faster. And, you’ll figure out how to follow the rules.

Because I got an email from tsu I make sure that all my comments are at least two words long. I don’t want to get banned from tsu because 1) I enjoy it, 2) I’m meeting new people like a filmmaker in NY this morning and a whole lot of new friends in Japan and 3) I really think that in the LONG run there is money to be made here.

That being said, you do have some work to do and you do need to be patient.

You also have to be willing to learn.

I never used to put hashtags on stuff unless I was using Twitter. Now I’m experimenting and I’m also using @ to let people know that I’ve shared something. I’ve even started to find Beatles fans who want me to @ them when I share Beatles stuff. I never used to do that, but I’m learning and USING what I learn.

Some of you are wondering about the numbers and I do think that they are important because at the very least they measure how effectively you’re communicating with large numbers of people. In a sense, the money is a way to keep score of your tsu skill.

I’m sure there are some game players who will love this part of tsu. If you can look at it like a game it can be much more fun! I NEVER imagined liking shares 1000 times in one day before I got on tsu.

Lots of people feel the same way. One guy even made a comment asking if I’m getting any sleep! IF you don’t learn how to be more efficient (that word keeps coming up), you will likely get tired and perhaps give up on making money. There’s nothing wrong with doing tsu just for fun. I think that as long as I’m here I might as well see how I can make money with tsu as well.

You may remember that on Sunday tsu paid $0.36 into my tsu account. I wasn’t sure if maybe I had hit some sort of range and I was going to continue to see deposits in the 24-42 cent range. I’m glad to say that I was wrong. It’s important not to fixate on the financial results one day at a time, but it’s nice to see trends. Here it is:

Sunday $0.36
Monday $0.41
Tuesday $0.55
Wednesday $0.64

If I had to guess I would say that a few people (re-)shared a few of my posts on Tuesday and Wednesday and MAYBE that is the big difference.

If you feel that I’m sharing valuable information with you I would appreciate it if you went to @ACrowdFunder and (re-)shared posts that I HAVE CREATED.

You can tell if it’s mine because there will only be my name Charles Hicks-Moore at the top. When I have shared someone else’s created post it says Charles Hicks-Moore has shared a post. If you’re going to (re-)share my posts, please share the kind I mentioned in the first sentence of this paragraph.

Let me know if you’re a Beatles fan and you want me to @ you when I share Beatles stuff!

Have fun with tsu!

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Help Create A Nice Christmas Surprise For Someone!

Today a guy on tsu requested friendship and I noticed something on his profile. He says he wants FRIENDS all over the world.

WHAT IF WE MAKE IT COME TRUE?

How fast can he get to 5000 friends? Are you willing to help?

[Don’t worry. No one’s asking for money or sheep or gold or anything.]

I posted a song on tsu from ELO and that song is…ALL OVER THE WORLD!

Here’s the tsu link: tsu.co/ACrowdFunder/13485032

There’s video of flash mobs from all over the world AND his tsu NAME!

If you’re willing to help, here’s how we do it:

Send this post to friends and ask them to help. If they are not on tsu, this will be an awesome time to ask or urge them to join you!

Remind them beforehand (when you include YOUR tsu link) that they want to enroll using YOUR link even if they see other links somewhere.

If you’re wondering what to say, I can help you.

[No matter what you say – tell the truth. None of this “We’re both going to be millionaires soon!” stuff. (If you already are a millionaire, congratulations!)]

Hey, Susi! There’s this guy who wants friends all over the world and my tsu friends and I are helping to make it come true. Are you on tsu? Here’s my link! Join us and together we can make his Christmas more fun! If you want more details, check out Charlie’s blog, CoachZero. Here’s the link: http://wp.me/p4zD7w-6r

[If you’re reading my blog very soon after I post, the link won’t be there or down below. The specific link is CREATED WHEN I POST! I’ll be back to add it in a jiffy!]

If you’re inviting someone that you are SURE is already on tsu, that makes it even easier. Just send them this link: http://wp.me/p4zD7w-6r

Thanks for helping!