Busy Doing Nothing

Halo Café owns this stuff

Busy Doing Nothing

If you want something done ask a busy man.

This is the first of what may turn into a daily post on this website. This due to the downgrading of business posts on Facebook. You may be missing out on our daily blackboard signs in future.

I have also had a request to start a blog on another website. And update two other social media accounts. And start posting more stuff on Instagram . . .

Lots of Blogging

You might think that a café owner is not your standard issue blogger. Know nothing about make up. Know nothing about fashion. Know a bit about travel.

So we will have to suck it and see. If you like what you read, tell your friends. If you don’t . . . Well you can stick to Bookface.

Mark Zuckerberg

Hopefully you will take a look at our website for your daily dose of blackboard instead of looking at that one owned by Mark Zuckerberg.

Busy

So, you might remember the song. But do you remember the movie?

A few clues – Bing (or Google) and a King . . .

Busy Celbridge Cafe
Busy doing nothing working the whole day through trying to find lots of things not to do . . . We’d like to be unhappy but, we never do have the time. 

Internet and reaching your people

Internet, Facebook and finding stuff!

The internet charges to reach your followers
Who owns your information?

Who owns your information on the internet?

Have you had difficulty getting your stuff on the internet. I have recently been telling people about the importance of OWNING your OWN information. Thanks to www.theoatmeal.com for explaining how Facebook are now charging to contact your followers.

The cartoon sums up the visibility of Halo Café on Facebook. Gradually declining until you cough up some cash. This is one of the reasons why you can keep up to date with Halo Café on a whole host of platforms.

Facebook/Instagram

We are on Instagram but, as that is owned by Facebook, we may have to think about this one. If you want to keep seeing our posts you will have to start sharing a whole more. SHARE PEOPLE!

Twitter

We have been on Twitter for the longest time. If you follow us on Twitter you could also follow realDonaldTrump. If you really want to. At the moment you can choose what you want to see on Twitter.

Google it!

We occasionally post stuff directly to Google. So you could just Google search – Halo Café Celbridge and click on images. Google are quite a friendly bunch. They call occasionally and check if our listing is up to date. They also let me know the other day that one of our web links was not working. Which was nice.

YouTuber!

A recent addition is YouTube with a few collections of chalkboards and signs. You can find details of our channel here. It is early days for the channel so subscribe and you can be first to see what’s happening.

Blog/Blogging/Bloggers

If you read blogs you could add www.halocafe.ie/news to your follow list and catch up with us there. I use Feedly to keep track of a few bloggers that I like to read. When I have time to read.

Snapchat

I have been informed that I am waaaaay too old to be on Snapchat! We will keep this one under review . . .

And in conclusion

If you are on Facebook please remember – Facebook OWNS you.

YouTube is launched on HaloCafe.ie

YouTube video Celbridge

Halo Café has just been launched on YouTube

After a weekend spent at web community conference the results are now available on YouTube.

Word Camp Dublin 2017 brought together over 200 web designers, developers, seo practitioners, a harp teacher, and a random . . . ummm . . . café owner.

Webmaster

As well as being a café owner, baker, barista, washer upper, party planner, logistics manager, purchasing manager, customer relations manager, sales manager, I am also “The Webmaster”!

Trying to schedule a full weekend conference into the commitments of busy café and catering company was not an easy task. It required planning, rostering, and a really early start. Scones don’t bake themselves, don’t you know.

Techno Dope

The conference was designed for tech heads and techno dopes. It was a chance to learn some techie stuff and some business stuff. One of the first presentations was by an Irish harp teacher from Galway, Una ní Fhlannagáin –  TheHarpTeacher.com

One unique feature of her talk was that she was able to use her website and YouTube to teach her students at a faster rate than weekly lessons and practice at home. It worked so well that her ensemble performed at The Royal Albert Hall.

YouTube Hero!

A ten minute chat with Una during the lunch break led to downloading an app, editing a video, adding a soundtrack and uploading a video to YouTube. Ten minutes we’ll spent.

The YouTube channel had been set up over four years ago. I didn’t think I would ever get to use it. It has been a slow start but there are now a couple of videos for you to enjoy.

Halo Café Celbridge YouTube video
Halo Café YouTube Channel

You can find the Halo Café YouTube Channel here.

All you need to do now is subscribe to the channel. It’s free!

At the end of the conference we were asked to set three goals. First was my ambition to start a travel blog. (Sorry I don’t get out much). Secondly create and publish some videos for your amusement and delight . . .

Thirdly . . . Well, you will just have to wait and see . . .