Tuesday, September 22, 2020

I Originally Helped Build The Original ChrisBOnTheWeb.com

             This is going way back to the early days of us having a .com website or Chris so to speak like 2015 when he got the original ChrisBOnTheWeb.com which didn't have as many views as it does today to a couple of hundred of views a day which I will get into on another post another day this week as I have several ideas for the week. Anyways I want to go back 5 years ago when we just started out with a .com website, when this all became a reality. Yes we were a year and a half before ending YouTube as a whole but I helped Chris build the website from the ground up, pages added to the website the entire build of what was our very first menu bar which Chris hasn't really spoken about and I think he rather squash the fact he was with that provider as he's had his share of problems where they banned the website for no apparent reason not once but twice in the time which honestly was ridiculous. I'm sure it was being falsely reported but the point is we are with blogger now fully and love the way we have built up this website. 

 

          So I had a big hand in the build of the ORIGINAL website and have experience with the way ChrisBOnTheWeb.com runs so maybe that is why he has chosen me to help with the day to day operations while he's away. Now not only that I helped him build this website's pages and menu bar. Wasn't just Mark and I, it was a 3 man operation and there was a ton of work and it took us a long time. Chris mainly tested it and reported back to us as we did majority of the work switching on a regular basis. Either that doesn't matter who work on the website but I have learned a lot about building Menu Bars, CSS Code, IFrame and even building social media buttons within the website. This is how I am familiar with the build of our website. I hope you all enjoyed this story of how I was involved the website before we moved to blogger or blogspot on more permanent basis and I will talk to you guys tomorrow. 

 

Jim, Community Manager

Monday, September 21, 2020

Chris Is On A Partial Leave of Absence...

           Well, you trolls won... You drove poor Chris to insanity and stress. He pours his time and effort into content, to continuing to grow this website, give him a darn break! He works countless hours without a break whatsoever, he works day in and day out and you tell him to get better content when he is working hard. It has been nothing but trolls and insults and rudeness towards him and the entire team. We lost one staff cause of ex staff being rude... It's driven him to a mental breakdown. I'm sorry but I have to vent because enough is enough with all of this. So the news I have is that Chris has decided with my help and suggestions to take a leave of absence from the administration side of things. However he will not be steering away from podcasts notes, Entertainment Man Podcast & Power Rangers Collaboration Podcast and he will tweet updates from time to time when he's not busy to say hi or any updates on the podcast planning but I will also be tweeting and posting to social media as well. 


            Chris has been unhappy for nearly 2 months now and I saw this coming even before I took over the role of Community Manager and been around the ChrisBOnTheWeb Socials and the website. I may be taking on a bigger role within the team as Administrator but I will also be still pertaining the Community Manager role as normally. I am just taking on a second role while boss man is away getting better and dealing with his depression. Honestly I can say this, Chris has thought about giving me full Ownership and stepping down as Owner of the website and group but glad he has decided to do this and I've been trying to get him to take time away from the admin side of things to focus on the project aspect. Do not worry I was one of the 2 between myself and Mark who helped and built the menu bar and social media buttons on the website so I do have experience in coding and I previously helped him with the Original ChrisBOnTheWeb.com on that other provider that Chris doesn't really like... Finally you will be seeing more posts from me unless Chris decides to pop on to say hi and do a post. Do not worry, he is going to be back and when is the question as I cannot really tell you guys at this point when he is planning to start doing his normal everyday duties. Let's just hope he doesn't have to take another leave again cause of you trolls. Let me give you a warning, you once insult us or disrespect us, you will be banned and not allowed back. We have no room for trolls as wanna keep things flowing well and have been flowing well with new programming coming soon to the website. I will address that this week at some point. 



Jim, CBOTW Admin/Community Manager

Sunday, September 20, 2020

ChrisBOnTheWeb Weekly Updates [09-20-2020]

            It is that time of the week again for another update. Another crazy week and let me say this: Give Chris a break. he is trying to create quality content for you guys and you tell him to do better content when he's trying his darnest to actually give you guys good content. We will ban trolls for disrespect and I was trashed talked in the last day or two and it is not tolerated honestly and we have to start putting our foot down and not afraid to ban if we have to and we will warn but honestly it doesn't seem to help sometimes. Anyways to the updates:

Website- Stream page has been removed as we are continuing on with the Audio ONLY side of things and wanna focus on Audio ONLY which is a ton better then Video and we have been told or Chris has been told we get a ton more views. Another thing you guys say we don't get views when the website and the podcasts are getting ton of views so people clearly do care and listen to our stuff. 

Power Rangers Podcast- The next recording of the podcast is scheduled for October sometime as Chris has to type up Wild Force still as it was put on hold recently but he will get it done soon I'm sure.  He also has to get to Ninja Storm and Dino Thunder for December so he can start the next phase if they chose to renew which he addressed it physically yesterday after the convo him and Larry. He didn't say much but has hinted things but he's being super weird with the plans with it at this point. 

             That is really is much it for updates. Not much to say or update for you guys and I had to vent on some trolling recently but we will not tolerate that and we are going to be careful and keep an eye out on the fan page and like I said if we have to warn people and/or ban them, we will but we will give a 2 warnings before a ban but those are the updates for the week and I will be speaking to you guys next weekend. Have a great week in the meantime.


Jim, CBOTW Community Manager

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Larry and I Been Joking Around and Updates!

           I had to share this as you know we're now in negotiations for a Renewal for Power Rangers Collaboration Podcast and Larry had to make a stupid joke that we will still be doing this when we're 80 years old! I know we are making stupid jokes about ourselves but hey like he said as long as we're having fun with the series and talking about it that is what really matters.  You guys probably wondering are we getting close to a renewal? Well not yet. We have spoken about it recently this week and it is in the back of our minds at this point but we are having fun with the fact with in our 30's or late 30's talking about Power Rangers and there will always be some kind of series we will always be talking about I'm sure. By the sounds of the renewal I think it's gonna happen, I have a funny feeling it's gonna happen sooner or later and we will see us continuing on with this amazing series.  As Larry and I mentioned it is little early to be making this decision as we still got 3 more episodes to go before end of our agreement once again and this would make this the second agreement we have made so we will have to make a decision before December whether we are going to continue on and I think we will. 


              I have a feeling it is in the back of our mind it will be renewed and we will be indeed back to recording Power Rangers Podcast in February 2021 even if we end up still stuck with doing it through Skype at this point. I am good doing it through Skype at this point and one of these days we will be both back in studio recording the podcast at some point when this pandemic gets at ease and under control once we get a vaccine for it. Anyways I want this to continue even during this pandemic and I know it is not the same doing this via Skype but what other choice do we have. So yes both Larry and myself have talked about the future of the collaboration podcast and it will happen when the time is right but at this moment I do not think it is the appropriate time and we just need to focus on finishing these up but we continue to negotiate and we both thank you guys for your continuing love and support through email that you would like  to see us continue this collab and please keep telling us you'd like to continue to hear the podcast, anything helps us. 



Chris

Friday, September 18, 2020

Been Binge Watching Malcolm In The Middle Lately...

                 Lately I have found myself watching numerous series and got so many on the list, Supergirl, Big Brother Canada, Monk, CSI and Married With Children but in time I will get them all done and I am promising myself to not add on to the list at this point as it will be endless and I already have enough on the list as it is at this point. Anyways one of the shows I am watching right now is Malcolm in The Middle which I know is an old series 20 years ago which I was just prior to being in High School when I started watching the series. Anyways I definitely feel like it is a very dysfunctional family and one of moments I just saw was Lois going off at Reese and Malcolm and Reese mocking Lois yet there was a mirror on the door so she knew he was mocking her which honestly was pretty funny. Guess the saying goes you cannot fix stupid but the look on Reese's face like oh crap moment but it was priceless moment. However it is such a crazy series and funny in the same way.


                 I mean who in the world doesn't like a crazy family that's out of their mind. It sure makes for a great TV Show and to be honest, I miss this series and it has been a long time now 15 or more long years since it went off the air. However there is other shows that I can watch and I can do exactly what I am doing right now. I know my list is kind of on the endless list right now but I am sure in time I will be finishing up series. I do not really have a list of the shows I wanna watch in chronological order. I just do not know which one order but either way I am going to enjoy this show first and watch the Lois yelling at the boys and freaking out. I can tell you this, she ain't stupid that's for sure. She knows exactly what the boy are doing but either way. I am enjoying the series and first time I've watched the series back to back to back. I sure can use a laugh that's for sure especially with these hard times we're all going through. 



Chris

Thursday, September 17, 2020

First Series We Ever Recorded As The Video Projects Team! (Throwback Thursday Story)

          This goes back to 14.5 years ago when I was at the age of 20. This was when I was starting out on the Online Media world soon as I got out of High School, I got right into it all. Anyways the project was about different attractions within our region and was our very first project that we actually did. This all stemmed and started as a class project for my media class in high school. This is how this all began and started in 2005. We filmed the entire episode in a day and I believe I actually got my dad to drive us on the final stretch as we were running out of time and I think Eric was driven back cause of the timing as by the time we finished it was quite late in the day like 4 pm in the afternoon. Now we originally had an original plan for a small Reality TV series but since the teams backed out on us we had to come up with a new plan and a plan fast as I believe we were days away possibly 2 days from shooting the episode for the school project so we had to call Juliana at the Gallery to let her know of the change that was happening. I know we gave her a 2 day or 1 day notice but it was so sudden.  


            The series completed a 16 episode run as we continued on past the 1 episode on February 13th, 2006 when we decided to continue the series on with different locations out and about and there was no in studio recording. Our Season 1 Finale actually consisted of us doing a clip show outside with a TV in the carport which was little insane but that's OK. The series went on for a 2nd Season but it only lasted 3 episodes before it got cancelled entirely as we had some disagreements or creative differences with one another. However it was only our first series and I wish I kept all the episodes to eventually post up on YouTube as at that time we did not even started till January 31st, 2008. This series actually ended on January 10th, 2008, 21 days before we began our YouTube journey. 


Chris

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

I Admit I Haven't Been Myself Lately....

              I do admit it, I haven't been myself and stress and handling so much at once doesn't really help either which is definitely not a good thing. I think I am just taking on too much and letting the drama get to me and that obviously rowels me up and I end up not sleeping at night or I just end up back in a slump again. I think a few things that is probably bothering me is not just the workload for ChrisBOnTheWeb but also since Ruth Ann and Kevin passed, I have struggled with it recently and I am not using this for views I am just being open and honest and I have been keeping it very quiet to today's post and only post I will make. I know it will take some time to heal and I am glad I continued to work on ChrisBOnTheWeb and keep myself busy and probably the best thing to keep busy and my mind off the pain.  


               The next thing is the stuff going on behind the scenes here and it has been completely crazy drama recently and I am trying to steer clear of it happening but it's been almost a week since it happened and things have slowly quieted down for us and we're doing everything that we can to make sure there is no more problems. Anyways let's move on to my mental health has not been the best lately with this pandemic recently and it's actually started to drag me down where I have been stuck in the house a lot more then usual and just not use to being at home all the time, I am use to going out, being with friends, going to Staples and I know I have to hang in there and there will be a day and time when I will be able to do that all again hopefully soon but for the most I have to get my parents to drive me and pick me up which is fine with me. I will bounced back and I already have, I have been smiling in the last 12 + hours and it is definitely a start. I am just taking it one day at a time and the fact I have started being up during the night again doesn't help but I am going to lie down and sleep when my body tells me to. I think it has to do with the fact I do not really go anywhere and that I am home majority of the time so my body is a bit thrown off but again I am taking one day at a time and honestly that is what I need to do.


Chris

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

More Changes but Change is Good!

                 Again with the changes! I am really just sick and tired of the changes just because it is happening way to fast for me but sometimes I gotta just deal with things at a faster face that is definitely the working world. For those who don't know Gamers Podcast is back on the shelf for the 1,000,000th time and for the last time. I am just honestly done playing games with a podcast now.... Having communication issues with the host that we had behind the scenes and it wasn't working out. So now CBOTW has 2 podcasts running at this point, "Entertainment Man Podcast" & "Power Rangers Collaboration Podcast" I still got Tiala, Larry and Jim onboard to help out and they are going nowhere. I know this is a lot to digest and I think I made a mistake adding on too much, too soon. I have to honestly slow things down a bit and if it happens to add on another podcast down the road then so be it we will add on another one. I think what we need to do as a team is take small steps. You have to walk before you can run as the saying goes and we are moving at such a fast pace and I think it is not the right move at this moment. 


                 We will get to expanding soon enough and maybe eventually that we will be at the right point to expand but right now we need to slow down our role. I definitely think we are going at a very fast pace at the moment and need to slow the heck down a tad, just a tad. However the website stream page is still there and it will remain empty till we feel we are ready to go to actually stream our podcasts and if we decide it's not worth it then we will just continue to record Audio ONLY but that can be decided at a later date to be honest. Either way it sits on the website waiting for it's future fate of the website. We may use it, we may not that is up to the podcast team in the end. However change is definitely good for the good reasons not the bad and if we are to expand it will be at a more of slower pace then we have been going. 



Chris
 

Monday, September 14, 2020

I'm Back and I Got Concerns!

               I know it has been a while since i was around posting up regular daily posts recently and the reason was cause of the drama which I will not get into but my mental health has honestly been bad recently. That is why I've been on and off making posts recently and it is hard for my team to keep up with the posts on a regular day but I am trying to deal with all of this and get the work done within the studio especially podcasts for Entertainment Man Podcast and Power Rangers Podcast which I should have an update by end of the week if we will be going through an renewal as I am need of answers and so are you guys too! It has been long coming since all of this craziness whether we will be indeed renewing the collaboration podcast or not and I have a funny feeling that it will be happening I have that positive set and mind it will return for yet another section of the series here on our website. That has been one of my concerns with the amount of views we got and least we got views that is what matters, we're getting more views on the collaboration podcast then my own personal podcast but my podcast is newer and people have to discover it and are already discovering it. 


               The next thing I wanna address is our Facebook Page which has really gone down hill for the last month and I honestly have thought about closing it down and focusing on Twitter and Instagram like we use to but I have to remember we still have 56 loyal fans on the fan page and I just do not feel like I wanna turn my back on the fans on there or any fans. Yeah we have had some troll and disrespectful people recently but all we have to do is block or ban them from the page and I know and you guys know I do not like to ban people if I do not have to but I am just getting tired of the disrespect and b.s. that is coming with it and at this point if I have to ban, I will ban, no warning nothing. I've had to do that with 4 people already and I know we lose likes cause of it but we just want to keep the positive and no drama and for the most part we keep to ourselves and trying to not post negativity on our page.  That is my post and I am for the most part I am back and I will see you guys in tomorrow's blog post!


Chris

Sunday, September 13, 2020

ChrisBOnTheWeb Weekly Updates [09-13-2020]

              As I said in yesterday's post, I hinted a ton of different things and the most exciting part is getting our Founder & Owner back this week after a very rough week. I know he's gone missing quite a lot lately but all cause of drama, drama, drama and to be honest it's enough to drive him insane and he lost it and really just couldn't deal with it hence he disappeared for a little while. Anyways onto the major updates that we have for you guys this week:

- Website: We have updated as you know we updated numerous things on the website as well as add in new pages. First of all we added onto our website a "Staff" page which has been indeed long requested as people want to know who is on our team and who is involved with ChrisBOnTheWeb. It has been since then updated staff removed, and myself and Larry have been added to that actual list.  Finally with this updates for the website portion of our weekly updates is this Live page. You all are probably wondering what the heck is going on with it and for now he has put that on the back shelf for now as we recently cancelled a podcast and the feature renders useless right now due to the fact only time it would be used at this moment is Power Rangers Collaboration Podcast as we do not know with the other podcast which I will get into soon so right now the Live page remains hidden and unused but it is ready to go one way or another when the time is right.

- Sports Podcast: Due to some things that happened behind the scenes and I will not get into the entire details. This podcast is no longer in production within CBOTW Network, it has been removed off our menu bar and off our network at this point.  Any graphics also have been removed off our social media. 

CBOTW Gamers Podcast: A new podcast is now in the works however our host for that Podcast, Jeff needs time to his computer back, setting up on our website video feed that we have here on ChrisBOnTheWeb.com so it goes back to that feed not being used at this moment but this podcast has a logo and still gotta work on the Podcast feed but plenty of time for Chris to work on this.

                 There is the updates for this week and we had a ton to talk about this week and I hope you guys enjoyed it and I am pretty sure I covered everything and I know that Chris will tell me if I indeed forget something but I am 99.999% sure that I haven't forgotten anything on the list. Anyways I will speak to you guys next week and hope you all have a great week and I will see you around the CBOTW Social Media accounts throughout the week.


Jim, Community Manager

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Chris Is Returning To Blogging Monday and Announcement Notice!

              So I got some updates from the boss man and he feels great! He feels happy and good enough now to actually make his return to social media as of Monday morning you will see a lot more posts and updates from him. He is excited to returned and he tweeted a couple of posts after being off so it goes to show that he is indeed ready to come back and get back to making posts for you guys. He's starting to feel less stressed and feeling a lot calmer and maybe him taking a few days away here and there but again he's been active in creating and making content for you guys and including updating this website which I will be getting into tomorrow morning's post. There will be a ton to update for you guys to updates to hear on tomorrow's post and we can be honestly excited for it. 

 

                On tomorrow's blog post I will be outlining some of the changes that are being made and will recap what has gone on throughout this week which mind you it will be an long winded update for you guys tomorrow. We are remaining positive with the recent things that has gone in this week and we are just looking into the future. I think out of the updates website will be the most interesting out of all of the updates. You will see what we mean tomorrow and we are excited especially for the very near future. We are on the move but taking baby steps to what we wanna do for right now. We rather take our time then rush all these features especially on the website and when we have had issues. Yes tomorrow's post will have an announcement with the "Live" page as you know we haven't gone live nor release the page yet so answers will be given tomorrow's post. 



Jim, Community Manager

 

Friday, September 11, 2020

Power Rangers Collaboration Podcast On Hold

                Chris has decided to put any upcoming Podcasts for Power Rangers Collaboration Podcast on hold till end of next week till him and Larry have a Skype meeting with each other on a lot of things. I will highlight what they need to discuss:

 -  When they will be recording Power Rangers Wild Force: They are currently still behind schedule and things are just getting rolling again and they are about to get ready to record and I am guessing at this point they are aiming for the end of September, early October. 

- State of COVid-19 With This Podcast: With things getting worsened in Ontario, he's already mentioned to me that I am will mention: Him and Larry have to actually discuss how long they wanna continue on recording Power Rangers Podcast via Skype at this point. If they wanna put the podcast on hold or if they wanna continue to record via Skype.

The views on Power Rangers Time Force: He will be discussing what the views that they got on the last episode which I have personally seen screenshots and it's not that bad really. 10 views is better then 5 and he's stated he don't care if he gets 5 views, he's doing it for the love of the show and bringing back his childhood memories plus he's doing this for Larry as it was an idea Larry had. 

- Future of The Collaboration Podcast: He is going to have a conversation about renewing the Collaboration Podcast which has been up and down with Chris trying to figure out what he wants to do and the worries of the views going down so he is truly worried about the amount of views but he's changed his attitude on that. 


               That is what he has to talk to Larry about and why he's mentioned to me to make this post but we will know more information by next week at some point once the two of them talking and I probably will end up being the first person to know since he isn't going to be on for a week and a half. 


Jim, Community Manager

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Chris Is Taking Time Away from The Blog and Social Media...

                Chris is taking some time away from the website, blog and social media as I stated on here and social yesterday, there was stuff going on which again we will not get into detail but he is stressed right out to a point of a mental breakdown and I think he had one the other night and him being away from the the team and all of this. However he will still be working on his own pace and the podcast will remain as schedule but as for the live I will be addressing that tomorrow. Things will be reveal over the next week as that is what he is planning to not be around for the next week as he needs. I think this is what he needs and honestly things were going just smoothly up to what happened and I was surprised to see a message from him late last night to what was going on and that is why I offered to take it over. Right now he needs to get his mental health better. He is all wound up like he gets like this especially like the other night. Plus he has been under immense pressure getting Entertainment Man Podcast notes done and also Power Rangers Podcast which is currently on standby.


               There is stuff I like to explain Saturday as there is a ton of stuff going on and why he's put things on hold. I do not why he has to bring me into his dirty work, honestly... LOL! He probably see this post and just shake his head at me talking about him but it is positive things. We're a team and we stick together to the end. He will be back soon I hope and right now it's him getting work done and discussing with who's left on this team at this moment as the staff seems to be fluctuating at this moment.  This is why he needs a community manager and he has one, me. I use to be near him at one point, but moved away and I am still happy to help him out one way or another. I am here to answer questions you guys may have via Social Media or email, just send me a message and I or the staff will be sure to answer them as quickly as possible.


Jim, Community Manager