Doc’s Castle Media for Two Thousand and Thirteen!

For everyone who doesn’t know, March marks the one year anniversary if Doc’s Castle Media. Yay, Doc! Yeah, I know it seems like just yesterday you’ve heard about me. You’ve read about so many topics, such as the different Apps of the Week and my experiences at the Hip Hop Inaugural Ball, got involved in some interactive media, like Doc’s Picture Hunt and the Instagram Mini Series, and read a bit of advice in Jovanni’s column, see Vonni’s Advice. It didn’t seem like a like as the year went on. But looking back, Doc’s Castle Media offered a lot to our loyal readers and I hope you’ve enjoyed everything that was given. And with the new year rolling in, I have so many ideas and things I want to carry out. I can’t wait to share them with all of you. I’ll address a few in this blog and it will be your duty as loyal readers to continue to see everything play out as planned.
Doc's Castle Media 1st Anniversary

First and foremost, do you know I have a YouTube channel also named Doc’s Castle Media? YouTube is crazy! I thought I was being a part of the YouTube craze by simply watching people’s videos and commenting on them. Boy, I was wrong. You’re not really a part of the craze until you start making videos, yourself. I feel a sense of accomplishment when I get views on my videos, a similar feeling to how I feel about my blogs. I assume that everyone feels that way about a post. Well, I have this great idea for my channel. I’m taking up script writing in school, this semester, and I have an idea of writing mini scripts and finding a few people to act them out. Of course it means I’ll need to find a few acting friends by going to weird places that actors go. But it shall be done! I want to make friends with a few directors, as well. I guess I’ll meet them in some of those weird places, too.  We’ll see how effectively that goes. But I welcome anyone who wants a part of my channel’s production. Feel free to email me at docscastlemediainfo@gmail.com to see if you can savor an acting spot for my featured films.

Also, with this new-found interest in script writing, I’ve thought about sharing a few scripts with my readers. You know, I’ll do something similar as what’s done with K. Walker for the Hide and I’ll Seek Series; I’ll share my work with my readers for free. The plan should unfold by the end of the year when I’ll finally choose to make some of my scripts into videos. So make sure you’re reading my creative juices to watch my dreams for the channel unfold, bit by bit. It’ll be awesome.

Thirdly and lastly, I’m becoming tired of my blog being hosted through WordPress. I must make a site for my readers to go. What I have on the agenda is to publish the Doc’s Castle Media website. It will have everything that you see on my blog, but more! I believe it’ll be more convenient for my views to come to one place and get everything! I’m just sick of directing everyone to six million places to read about me. If I’m tired, I can only imagine how you feel. I apologize for the inconvenience, guys. But I appreciate you sticking around. Think of my website as a gift to you once it’s up and running. I might even throw a party for it. It’ll be an easy submission processes, follow-up procedures, and places to get everything you need from DCM. Are you ready for it?

I’m excited and ready to get the show on the road. But as of now, please continue to send your work through the original submission page. Brace yourself for 2013 with Doc’s Castle Media because some of your favorite columns will be coming back and new ones will make their appearances as the year moves forward. Stay locked.

Doc’s Picture Hunt: Week 5- July 12

This Week’s Search:

  • Culture
  • Life
  • Motivation

This week’s search is all about observation. It’s about what you see your life as. What’s your culture? How does your culture influence your life? How does this motivate you for your future. You may choose to show this through as many pictures as you like.

Doc’s Picture Hunt Rules:

  1. All pictures that you take must be your own pictures. (Don’t go in google just stealing pictures. That ain’t right lol)
  2. When entering your photo in a chance to be shared on Doc’s Castle Media, you must tag @EhhWassupDoc_, #DocPictureHunt and what your picture represents on both Instagram and Twitter for us to see it. If your page is private, we will not be able to see the photos . Please take out the time to consider that.
  3. Do not enter explicit photos. We will not post them on Doc’s Castle Media.
  4. All Pictures that you enter must be in by Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 at 12 noon to be considered on Doc’s Castle Media next blog for Doc’s Picture Hunt.
  5. Remember, this is about how you perceive the world. There is no winner to this hunt. Just have fun!

How Google perceives this search:

Culture

Culture

Life

Life

Motivation

Motivation

None of these pictures are connected with each other. I believe it will be easier if you connected your pictures to one another to give your search more meaning and focus.

Doc’s Picture Hunt: Week 4: June 28

This week’s search will last longer than our past hunts. It will go on for two weeks because it is dedicated to Independence day.

The Search:

  • Confetti
  • USA Flag
  • Cookout Food

This week we’ll be partaking in one of the country’s biggest celebrations, Independence Day. I felt that it was important to include this in Doc’s Picture Hunt because I know many of you will be spending time finding the hottest things to get into or spending the day with people you love. What better is there to do rather than to capture all of it on camera?

I’ve picked 3 easy to find things that shouldn’t be hard for my readers to locate during this time period. It’s time for you to be creative and take pictures.

Doc’s Picture Hunt Rules:

  1. All pictures that you take must be your own pictures. (Don’t go in google just stealing pictures. That ain’t right lol)
  2. When entering your photo in a chance to be shared on Doc’s Castle Media, you must tag @EhhWassupDoc_, #DocPictureHunt and what your picture represents on both Instagram and Twitter for us to see it. If your page is private, we will not be able to see the photos . Please take out the time to consider that.
  3. Do not enter explicit photos. We will not post them on Doc’s Castle Media.
  4. All Pictures that you enter must be in by Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 at 12 noon to be considered on Doc’s Castle Media next blog for Doc’s Picture Hunt.
  5. Remember, this is about how you perceive the world. There is no winner to this hunt. Just have fun!

How Google perceives this search:

Confetti

Confetti

USA Flag

USA Flag

Cookout Food

Cookout Food

Doc’s Picture Hunt: Week 3: June 21

This Week’s Search:

  • Happiness
  • Powerful
  • Sexiness

Isn’t it a great feeling when you just feel good?! It makes you feel like you’re on top of the world. This’s weeks search is for those people who are feeling great about themselves. If you’re feeling happy, powerful, and/or sexy, this is you week to show everyone. Take pictures of things that are making you feel this way and share it with the world. Let everyone at Doc’s Castle Media know why you feel good!

Doc’s Picture Hunt Rules:

  1. All pictures that you take must be your own pictures. (Don’t go in google just stealing pictures. That ain’t right lol)
  2. When entering your photo in a chance to be shared on Doc’s Castle Media, you must tag @EhhWassupDoc_, #DocPictureHunt and what your picture represents on both Instagram and Twitter for us to see it. If your page is private, we will not be able to see the photos . Please take out the time to consider that.
  3. Do not enter explicit photos. We will not post them on Doc’s Castle Media.
  4. All Pictures that you enter must be in by Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 at 12 noon to be considered on Doc’s Castle Media next blog for Doc’s Picture Hunt.
  5. Remember, this is about how you perceive the world. There is no winner to this hunt. Just have fun!

What does Google believe these words to be?

Happiness

Happiness

Powerful

Powerful

Sexiness

Sexiness

That Picture of Michael Jackson actually came up a lot when searching sexiness.

Doc’s Picture Hunt: Week 2: June 14

This weeks search:

  • the perfect family
  • the ideal woman
  • the ideal man

This weeks search is more about how you percieve life while we look for images that remind us of an ideal life. First I want to give you my definition for these three choices. What I find to be the ideal woman is someone who will support her family and friends, a great mother (for those women who have children), respectful, intellegent, and so much more. The ideal man would be respectful and intellegent, just like the woman. He’d be the perfect gentalmen, mindful of a females needs, and etc. A perfect family would always be my own family in my eyes. But everyone has their own views on what they believe the ideal woman, man and family could be. Can we depict what we believe them to be in a picture, though? This is your challenge of the week. Find ways to create a photograph that would remind you of these three choices and share them with @EhhWassupDoc_ on Instagram. Posted below are the rules.

  1. All pictures that you take must be your own pictures. (Don’t go in google just stealing pictures. That ain’t right lol)
  2. When entering your photo in a chance to be shared on Doc’s Castle Media, you must tag @EhhWassupDoc_, #DocPictureHunt and what your picture represents on both Instagram and Twitter for us to see it. If your page is private, we will not be able to see the photos . Please take out the time to consider that.
  3. Do not enter explicit photos. We will not post them on Doc’s Castle Media.
  4. All Pictures that you enter must be in by Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 at 12 noon to be considered on Doc’s Castle Media next blog for Doc’s Picture Hunt.
  5. Remember, this is about how you percieve the world. There is no winner to this hunt. Just have fun!

See what Google came up with when given these choices:

A Perfect Family

A Perfect Family

An Ideal Woman

An Ideal Woman

An Ideal Man

An Ideal Man

Would you agree with what Google perceives all of these to be?

Doc’s Picture Hunt: Week 1: June 7

Today is the first day for Doc’s Picture Hunt! I consider the first week of June to be the beginning of summer. So I’m giving a list of three things that I think about when it comes to summer to open up this summer’s game with. But let me lay down the rules for this game.

  1. All pictures that you take must be your own pictures. (Don’t go in google just stealing pictures. That ain’t right lol)
  2. When entering your photo in a chance to be shared on Doc’s Castle Media, you must tag @EhhWassupDoc_, #DocPictureHunt and what your picture represents on both Instagram and Twitter for us to see it. If your page is private, we will not be able to see the photos . Please take out the time to consider that.
  3. Do not enter explicit photos. We will not post them on Doc’s Castle Media.
  4. All Pictures that you enter must be in by Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 at 12 noon to be considered on Doc’s Castle Media next blog for Doc’s Picture Hunt.
  5. Remember, this is about how you percieve the world. There is no winner to this hunt. Just have fun!

Your search for this week:

  • Fun in the Sun
  • Summer Love
  • Cool Beverages

This what Google percieves these things to be.

Fun in the Sun
Fun in the Sun

Summer Love
Summer Love

Cool Beverage
Cool Beverages

Coming Soon: Doc’s Picture Hunt?

Over the weekend, I participated in a Instagram Scavenger hunt! There’s this blog that I’ve found that has their own Scavenger hunt going on strictly throughout the internet.  By this I mean, they don’t require people to meet up and form groups to participate in their challenge. I took on the opportunity to take some pictures and send off a few tags that I found upon the list that was posted. BOOM, I’m part of the game. It was really fun and I enjoyed it a lot and it made me want to do something like it with Doc’s Castle Media. Curly Girl Designs is the facilitator of this awesome project. Seems like their game has been going on just a short amount of time. It might have started within the last few weeks of April. Other people may be familiar with the #PhotoADay trend on Instagram, which was started by Fat Mum Slim. It’s the challenge where they take a month from the year and gives you the list of days with a subject to highlight for each day. That’s another scavenger hunt. But that’s far from the subject now. Back to my plan!

I want to incorporate a Scavenger Hunt game for a few of my readers this summer, something to keep you busy from week to week, right? Wrong! Something to keep ME busy. I feel that Instagram is a great project created to share memories. But what does posting a pic of what you’re eating have to do with a great memories if you’re going to eat the same meal another day? I don’t think any of us understands that.

Doc’s Castle Media wants to let the world know of Doc’s Picture Hunt, an instagram scavenger hunt that will last for the entire summer and maybe longer, depending on you all! If you guys want to play the scavenger hunt game, we’ll get it crackin’ the first week in June and continue until the first week of September. It all depends on you all! The hunt will consist of a list of words that will come out weekly. You’ll look for those few things, tag #DocPictureHunt  along with the word you’re representing to your photo, and then lookout for the next list to come out the following week. There will be no winner, just some of your work displayed to our viewers. You’re making the world your playground and showing everyone how you perceive life. It makes you feel important doesn’t it? That’s the point!

Let me know if you’re interested. Thanks Everyone!