Tuesday, October 31, 2023

2 Week's Till Our 9th Anniversary!

           2 week until ChrisBOnTheWeb Media's 9th Anniversary. It is crazy to say this is a reality because almost 9 years ago we were just embarking on this journey actually. I know you guys are wondering if we will have anything celebration wise and we will. I plan on actually jumping on Facebook and Instagram Live to chat with you all and see what's up and answer questions and basically hangout. I might make sure my phone is fully charged and I will actually do it off my phone so I can even bring you guys up on camera to chat with me. This will be going on starting at 6 pm ET to whatever time depending how many pop in the chatroom. 

           I am not going overly crazy with 9th anniversary this year. I am going to be leaving that for next year as next year will be definitely bonkers for us being our 10th anniversary. However I am excited that 9 years is coming up and we will be a year away from a decade of ChrisBOnTheWeb Media. I never would think in 1000 years we'd make it after the ways things ended with the previous team. I am impressed we stuck through it out this long. I certainly have an amazing team behind me that got me to this point in this journey. It is definitely a team effort in the end. Anyways that is the post for today and I will talk to you all tomorrow! 


Monday, October 30, 2023

The CBOTW Show Future on YouTube?

           As you may know we've been conducting polls that has made us really think about things. One of them is this blog which is changing as you know, but the other thing was the move of The CBOTW Show, with two podcasts currently on the move at this moment, it is remotely impossible for us to work on two channels from week to week. The other thing I want to add to this post is The CBOTW Show is every 2nd week and isn't in my criteria to make the move to YouTube. I know I could ask my team to help me run it and all but I already have Entertainment Man Podcast's channel to run at the time. 

            Whenever Entertainment Man Podcast stops which I am NOT planning to anytime or any day soon but if it was to happen, I'd consider going weekly with The CBOTW Show and then I'd actually consider actually doing YouTube as an option but for now Entertainment Man Podcast on both YouTube/Audio ONLY and this podcast The CBOTW Show on Audio ONLY in the meantime as we continue to build up the amount of episodes each and every week we post episodes to both of the podcasts. Anyways that is the post for today, I will talk to you all tomorrow!


Friday, October 27, 2023

End of The Week Updates [10-27-2023]

           It is time for the end of the week updates and it has been a very interesting week for us. Chris has been trying and trying to get Power Rangers done so him and Larry can start recording again and finish off this journey but the issues are still riddled with problems so he is going to be working on it this regardless no stopping nothing going to watch the series. This has become a priority as the podcast has been on hiatus for nearly 5 months now. We've been asked where is the podcast and we have had to give the same answer that it's on a hiatus. Even, I do not know what he's thinking but it is being worked on. 

               He has been weaving in and out of Entertainment Man which has an interview today @ 1 pm ET. I look forward to hearing this interview on his podcast this weekend. Will be a tight schedule for editing but I know he is definitely up for the challenge. Our ChrisBOnTheWeb Media Fan Page is now at 75 followers. We thank you all for the love and support you have given use over the years and please continue to support us as we continue to grow and evolve with our podcasts and content. Also on our private Facebook group not so much private has a powerful great small group of people for behind the scenes and fun polls and discussion please also join the group as well as our fan page. but as always I speak to you all next week. 

Enjoy your weekend!


Thursday, October 26, 2023

Not Letting My Frustrations Get The Better of Me.

           I know ChrisBOnTheWeb Media has been a very frustrating thing for us and I will talk about two specific things today. First is AdSense, as you may know our income comes from the website and what is most frustrating is we've earned a penny here and there but after the month they should move it to the earn column. They tell us to not click ads and I don't, I don't actually see the ads I can't click on anything so it makes no sense. However the second part is the internet in the studio as our internet went in and out along with out TV too so it's been frustrating for us. 

         However I need to remember to not let the frustrations get the better of me. This is something that I cannot control, which I meaning the internet issues. I don't even think we can have a wire from the computer to the printer but the printer relies on us using the net but sometimes it's beyond our control. Now as for the AdSense issue, well that can be fixed actually. I could find a way to contact them about it and ask em why they've removed my pennies I've earned. I could also just let it go and keep grinding away. I think that is the plan moving forward but that is the blog post for today have a great weekend as Mark will be doing the "End of The Week Updates" and I will talk to you all on Monday!


Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Getting Into a good rhythm with the schedule!

             The scheduled podcasts have been starting to flow a lot better then normal even though I'd like to actually have The CBOTW Show edited by Sunday night by mid day Monday but in time that will happen. I have to remember Sundays I have the premiere for Entertainment Man Podcast plus having to record The CBOTW Show so it is a bit difficult but hoping this weekend to get into the rhythm of things and finish off the month of October strong to quite strong as winner of Big Brother 10, Dan would say. 

           Also I am still not on the proper schedule for Wednesdays which is normally the bonus episode of the podcast and regular but this week is a bit different as there is no bonus episode this week and there is an interview scheduled for Friday so it's different for this week technically. But I know I will have it all done in time for Friday and Sunday as I'm in a very good rhythm right now and more time to work on Power Rangers a bit more. However it is important that I keep this good rhythm going moving forward and Wednesday will be a day for me recording Friday's episode which won't take too long to record and edit depending if I end up recording over 30 minutes long. Anyways that is today's post and I will speak to you all tomorrow. 


Tuesday, October 24, 2023

The CBOTW Show will be back to the old schedule

             After today, The CBOTW Show will be returning to an every 2nd week schedule as this month we were focused on Halloween movies. We may go every week again for December during the entire month as it will be Christmas month but I will think about it. However November it will be only every second week in November so we are looking at Tuesday, November 14th, 2023 which funny enough is ChrisBOnTheWeb Media's 9th anniversary which is hilarious I am posting up an episode on that particular day but hey it lands on there.

            The two days for the podcast in November are Nov 14th & Nov 28th which are both on Tuesdays but you probably can expect a Power Rangers somewhere in the middle there I'm pretty sure. I have started to work a lot more on the Power Rangers to finish this up and get it done so we can prepare for Cosmic Fury in the new year. As for December as I said it will have to depend how I am feeling and if I am on that good role with episodes as I am now more then likely yes I will be recording once a week again and never know that could be part of the rotation at this time every year. Anyways that is the post for today and I will chat with you all tomorrow.


Monday, October 23, 2023

We're working on a better ARCHIVES!

            Mark L and I have been busy, from building an entire new website for testing stuff out which only members of our Private Facebook Group which you can only find on the featured tab on our Fan Page by clicking the blue hyper link in this blog. However since the test website is completed, we are now already gone to work on improving the archives for ChrisBOnTheWeb.com and it will be probably a week till it will go into testing mode to assure it works properly. Also the test site is riddled with mobile compatibility issues but I think we've fixed that issue and is now working fine on mobile devices. 

          The new Archives will have a pile of tables for each category, which we haven't done a full test on it as we've started to prepare the website for that mode and currently building it at this moment. We plan on taking a week to build the newer archives on this website so this way it will be easier to find all the archives in one place by scrolling down which is the initial move we are planning to build on the test site. Then we will be testing it out for about 2 weeks ish maybe 3 but by the end of November/Early December we will be implementing it here on ChrisBOnTheWeb.com. Exciting stuff happening and excited this brand new ideas and simplifying things but that is the post and I will talk to you all tomorrow.


Friday, October 20, 2023

End of The Week Updates [10-20-2023]

             Well, I am certainly not Kelsie. She has made the decision to resign from the team, so as you may all know from the posts especially on Facebook, I have been named the next community manager even though it seems like old community managers seem to be coming back all the time. But I can guarantee, I am here to stay on a permanent basis. Now to the updates: Chris has been so busy with events and changing things around the community to a point he's not yet even worked on Power Rangers. He's been stalling up to yesterday he has actually gotten some episodes done and today as well and he hope to have it all watched by end of the weekend to start typing so him and Larry can start recording in the new layout of the studio. 

           As you know and this happened prior to me coming back onto the team as Community Manager, Site Admin & Graphic Designer which we came up with a better title called "Community Director" which will entails what I mentioned, answering the emails, work on the website and graphical ends which isn't too often but weekly mostly. Also the insults towards both Entertainment Man Podcast & The CBOTW Show is getting old. Chris is fed up and he's been threatening to discontinue the podcasts. We do not want that as that has been the heart and soul into ChrisBOnTheWeb Media lately. Those are the updates and please do not be so rough on us, we really don't care about the ratings its more about the views and feedback we go by. We've had a lot of great feedback on the show and the views have been there. Any insults will result in being blocked, just a friendly reminder and I will speak to you all next week for another end of the week updates.

- Mark, Community Director

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Ideas are flowing right now!

               There is so much going on in my head right now. I mean idea after idea keeping coming. Monday proved it. I mean I was getting ideas up the Ying yang. Which is good though. I want to have as many ideas as possible because with Entertainment Man Podcast it's all about longevity, I want it around as long as I possibly can and it will be around for a long time, don't worry. I am working all the time on brand new ideas and the list keeps going on and on and right now I am writing new episodes that could take me to the end of the year at least saving what I had for next year.

              The CBOTW Show is starting to shape up. I have been getting ideas and a week tomorrow please expect an additional Halloween podcast and it's not a movie it's from a very, very popular series called "The Simpsons" and it is from one of their Halloween episodes where Homer eats the forbidden donut. I have to dig into that today at some point so I know exactly what season it is. Anyways that is the blog post for today, have a great weekend as Mark will be taking over the blog for tomorrow's usual end of the week updates and I will talk to you all on Monday!


Wednesday, October 18, 2023

South Simcoe Railway 2023

               Sunday, we were once again back on the road again, this time we were at South Simcoe Railway. Which is a heritage railway where they have really awesome older passenger cars and 2 steam locomotive's 136 which is running but they used the Diesel which I will get into soon and Diesel 1057 which needs some work done and is sitting on the side which you can see at the top.

      The locomotives they used was the 1948 703 which she wasn't normally a passenger service. She was mainly used for yard service shutting freight and I presume passenger cars around in the yard. Her bell reminds me of the 3612 at York-Durham Railway bell but 703's horn is like a truck horn and very distinctive and easy to know when she's coming. Despite the rain being crap, we made the best of it and got tickets on the first train. Yeah we froze ourselves but got a soup and sandwich at Tim Horton's after we chased down the train but worth it and we had a lot of fun which matters. I want to thank you guys for reading today's blog post and as always I will talk to you all tomorrow!


Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Apple Festival/Art Show 2023

             Saturday I got to go to the Apple Festival in Bowmanville Ontario. Was the second year in a row that we've done this festival. Since the cases have been down even though things have kind of gone up hill lately but still very much safe to go out to the events at the moment but always keeping aware of everything going on.  

         Also within  the same day, I actually went to the Art show as it was on the same day plus some soup festival event going on at the Polish hall but hard to go to it all honestly but I would of gone. Anyways the art show was in the north in the city from where I'm from so a bit of a travel but worth it. Art was gorgeous and made me inspired to try and get sketching in my sketch book which I need to find as the one artist, she actually asked me if I like art and I told her I'm not much of an artist but do dabble from time to time honestly. We enjoyed both events and that is the post for today, thank you for reading, hope you enjoyed this blog and I will speak to you all tomorrow for the next activity we did. 


Monday, October 16, 2023

Making Some Crucial Changes...

            ChrisBOnTheWeb Media has been changing so much since I got home from South Simcoe. First change was the dismantling of ChrisBOnTheWeb Media's Server and being deleted all together. That was a very tough decision to make honestly. However it wasn't very active as a community and I feel like at this moment it is not the right fit for ChrisBOnTheWeb Media moving forward. However we still have Nas, we still have ChrisBOnTheWeb Media Fan Page, the group page that we are currently running, Instagram & Threads are still in play. 

             Now our team has shrunk a bit. We no longer have have a site admin but our community manager, she wants to learn what I go through with keeping the website up to date on a regular basis. She wants to help out in anyway with the website. We need to get the 10 years tab up and running on here and we will. We continue to make adjustments and bare with us through this moment of change. Anyways that is the post for today and as always I will talk to you all tomorrow! 


Friday, October 13, 2023

End of The Week Updates [10-13-2023]

          It is the end of the week, which means I as Community Manager give you guys the updates and I have some updates. First of all Chris has been busy with ChrisBOnTheWeb Media HQ or ChrisBOnTheWeb Studios. As you know, he's been busy with moving the desk around in a complete 360, side desk still in the position it is in even though they moved it to clean out on the carpet. Chris has stated that there is more room to move about and that was one of the key issues with the way the studio was setup originally. If you remember there wasn't a second desk but now has the other one. Studio looks good and a lot better then before.

            Today, Chris is recording Entertainment Man Podcast so he can edit and get it up and ready. He is starting to figure out that episodes on his own should be just uploaded not premiered. Not that he doesn't like hanging out every week with you all, just feels like it just uploading his solo episodes and interviews will be premiered for everyone to listen. He said this more then likely will take place in 2024 if he decides but I enjoy hanging out for half hour to an hour a week but it's his show he decides. There is no updates on Power Rangers Podcast but I know him and Larry talked about it as he updated me last night before going to bed. This weekend he will be in Bomanville Apple Festival and South Simcoe Railway this weekend and there will be content coming out Sunday and Monday both on social media and on this very blog so stay tuned for that. We appreciate the love & support you have given us over the years and thank you for reading the blog each and every week and I will speak to you all next week, have a wonderful weekend.

Kelsie, Community Manager

Thursday, October 12, 2023

What's on The Timeline for 2024

            I know there has been questions what the timeline for 2024 looks like and this is what it can look like for 2024:

Entertainment Man Podcast: You can most definitely expect the Podcast back in the lineup for 2024 and it already been mentioned it would be back even for 2025 as well it's planned to return in 2025. Will remain on the days Sundays @ 1 pm EDT (YouTube/Audio ONLY) & every 2nd Thursday @ 1 pm EDT (Audio ONLY)

The CBOTW Show: Will be seeing some changes as with the end of Cosmic Fury we will be starting to work on another series preparing notes for it down the road. However you can expect Cosmic Fury in January/February then I will also be covering the seasons of Corner Gas which is Canadian show. I will be doing one off podcasts for Power Rangers probably with Larry and movies but nothing too strenuous. Later in the year I plan on Full House Seasons. There will be two days an episode will air and will probably rotate per week every 2nd Tuesday with yours truly on my own and every other Friday with Larry and I when we have episode to put out there.

         That is the timeline for next year as we continue on to grow both podcasts and the timeline moving forward into 2024 and things could change for the podcasts but will see how things are going to go. Anyways that is the post for today and have a great weekend and I will talk to you all on Monday as Kelsie will be covering the end of the week updates tomorrow.


Wednesday, October 11, 2023

I See Larry Tomorrow since July.

             Tomorrow I am reunited with my right hand man, Senior Producer & Co Host, Larry since the end of July which was the last time we saw each other last. So it will be nice to see him once again even though it will be a social gathering for him and I as I am just getting into the swing of things with Power Rangers Podcast and getting things ready for November and we're probably a month away from recording at this point as I am aiming but will be adding December if I need to to finish up the seasons we need to finish. 

            One thing Larry doesn't know is that January 2024 we will be recording Cosmic Fury which is indeed the final season in the series we need to finish and there is still rumors there will be a 31st season but nothing is in iron pled at this moment as I said nothing is confirmed but I know him and I will get into a discussion about that too I'm sure. I know I probably will have some kind of update for him where I'm at but end of the week or by the end of the weekend for both Beast Morphers seasons so next week I can sit and record. That is practically the update I will be giving him this week. So an update will be given to him on that and we will be discussing things as well. However that is the post for today and as always I will talk to you all tomorrow!


Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Food and Dessert Review (3 in 1 Blog!)

             I have a bit of a few reviews to do today from the past weekend. As you may know those who follow me on Social Media, I was golfing and I stopped into the local Angel's Creamery which is very close to me. We ordered a Milkshake, I forget what my dad had but I had the birthday cake milkshake and it was delicious! I mean it really tasted like a birthday cake, literally but in Ice Cream format! I would have it again in the future and obviously I would give it a most definite 10 out of 10 all day long. It was really, really good.

        Now Saturday which was a few days ago, we were on our way home from Halton County Radial Museum and we stopped locally for dinner at a Boston Pizza for you've guessed it right, Pizza. It had ground beef, Italian sausage, pepperoni and cheese on it which was a most definite 10 out of 10 all day long once again. On top of that we grabbed a Salted Caramel Panookie with caramel sauce and a scoop of Ice Cream on top and that also gets a 10 out of 10 as well. That is my review for today, thank you for reading this blog and I will speak to you all tomorrow!


Monday, October 9, 2023

Halton County Radial Museum (Post # 1900)

              First of all Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to all our fan base out there. Most dedicated and loving fans out there. Today also marks our 1900th blog we have done here on ChrisBOnTheWeb.com... Wow talk about dedication from not just myself but my team both past and present that have contributed on this blog. Now onto the blog for today. As you guys know I was back at Halton for the second time this year for the annual fall colors. 

              Weather wise it wasn't too great. The occasional time we were outside, we would get rained on and seemed to be only when we were outside but we had the barn to duck into which we took a long look and a lot of progress especially on the Hamilton Street Railway car which is a lot more been done to it since our visit in June. The colors were absolutely beautiful. Same as our trip to Silent Lake last week was stunning in the colors as well. The volunteers were very knowledgeable with answering my questions especially with the 4300 streetcars that are not in the best of shape and ongoing projects they are currently working on and upcoming work too. We much appreciate the knowledge to our questions we had. Anyways that's the post for today and I will talk to you all tomorrow.


Friday, October 6, 2023

End of The Week Updates [10-06-2023]

                  Well not much of an update from us. I know this is the end of the week updates but Chris is recording the podcast for this weekend, editing and scheduling it to be post as a reminder he is not available Sunday as he will be in Halton at the Streetcar Museum. Also he is working on Power Rangers finally. No bars held this time. He is adamant on getting it done with no distractions. He wants to get it finished for November so the two of them can finally get back to recording and finishing off this epic journey they have together. 

                 In a few hours if you are reading this at 11 am, EDT, Chris is going to be interviewed by Bob who was on Chris's podcast I believe earlier this year which can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMJqy_JH7HQ @ 2 pm EDT.  Excited to hear the interview and Chris jokes this is his once a year interview. I know he's kidding but he's made a lot of great connections in the last year and a half. That's the updates for the week, minus Staff page changed from the team to "Staff," I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to our Canadian fans out there and Chris will be back blogging on Monday with a Angels Creamery Review. 


Thursday, October 5, 2023

Events The Next Few Weekends... (Changes)

             This weekend's schedule may change for Halton County Radial Museum. Reason why is threats of rain Saturday so this means Halton is on Sunday, no rain whatsoever this Sunday so I will be travelling with my dad to Halton this weekend to the Streetcar Museum and spending time with him. Will have my camera with me as always to capture pictures and what not at the museum, especially the special with the fantastic fall colors.

             Next week is going to be ridiculous and really over these events as I wanna spend time with you guys on the premieres but I can't cause I am on the road most of the time. However the following weekend after this one there are two events, Saturday, October 14th, 2023, Apple Festival in Bowmanville and Sunday, October 15th, 2023 for South Simcoe Railway but this all depends on the weather as it has been a very unpredictable here it's either hot, cool or rainy. Anyways that is today's post, have a great weekend, Kelsie will be blogging and I will speak to you all Monday!



Wednesday, October 4, 2023

10th Anniversary Updates!

             I know 10th anniversary has been ramping up as Kelsie would say and I have some updates. We should be releasing the schedule January 1st, 2024. On November 14th, 2023, we will will have pictures up on the website and excited to share a walk down memory lane. Right now Kelsie and I are organizing some pictures from the past and it is ridiculously a lot of pictures and we are trying to strategize how we will put it up on the website and we do have an idea how to put it maybe by eras perhaps. However we are working on the entire project. 

           I plan on not going too overboard with the pages and right now have 2 pages at this point. We may add a 3rd page to the list with a list of activities and events going on throughout the year which we can say March we are starting with events for 10th anniversary but we do not wanna overdo it but I plan on events online every 2 weeks at the most actually but I have a plan don't worry! Anyways that is the post for today, have a great rest of your Wednesday and I will talk to you guys tomorrow! 



Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Learning To Follow The Schedule!

            I have been struggling with keeping with the schedule with ChrisBOnTheWeb Media, I mean I even have Kelsie with the Friday posts to try and lower some kind of stress with me. Now I am actually readjusting as the load is being evened out at the moment. I mean I didn't realize that I didn't have a proper daily schedule for myself? I mean I had one but it wasn't properly following it. This is why you have it down in several places and for me I have mainly my schedules on both PC desktops on the sticky notes I have on there and also my whiteboard which I have just recently updated the schedule.

          So this is now the time to take the new schedule in effect where you look at the schedule and the best advice I can give is to do what your schedule says on a regular basis and just what is suppose to be done not go a week ahead. Yes I am making reference to the fact I was planning to record the following week. I have to realize that is only reserved for when I am actually out of town for a week or two or whatever time I am away for. So I was making myself too overwhelmed and stressed and need to take things on a day to day basis.

          Someway, somehow even with that busy schedule of mine especially to figure out  to get the content done and ready to go for the week. This is why I have designated certain days for recording and working on the blogs. Blogs are usually done Sundays or majority of them are done for the week. I know I've got this with the new schedule and it will take some time with us getting the gang of it and getting into a routine. I appreciate you guys reading this rather lengthy post but please let me know if you'd like to see longer posts in the future and as always I will speak to you all tomorrow!


Monday, October 2, 2023

Avanti's Food Review

            I was at Avanti's in Oshawa with my entire family, good majority of it for my mom's 75th birthday which is worth celebrating actually. I have been there for a complete different event with our neighbors for our neighbors son's engagement here. I had the Ravioli with Ricotta cheese and spinach in it which topped with a cheese sauce of some sort. Pasta was light and very airy. Very cheesy and I mean cheesy! I went cheese crazy like Mary from Mary Makes It Easy! I would give the cheesy Ravioli a 15 out of 10... BEYOND expectations honestly. 

          Yes I had dessert! I went with something Mary did on The Good Stuff with Mary Berg and that was Tiramisu which this was my first time ever having it actually!  Tiramisu has lady fingers which you can easily get in the grocery store and mind you very delicious as a snack on it's own actually! The tiramisu was delicious and very creaming and soft and boy it had a very strong coffee taste but still good but I didn't get to bed till 1 am this morning as I was wired up a bit still. The Tiramisu gets a 15 out of 10 and again it EXCEEDED my expectations once again. That is the post for today, I will talk to you guys tomorrow for another blog post.