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Lynn Campbell
Lynn Campbell Vor 11 Tage
Hi Bruce, I have been a subscriber of your channel for about two weeks now but I just can't seem to get time to make it to your live chats. I do watch the replays though and find them very informative. Today I received a email from Carnival telling me that my boarding time has changed from 4:00 to 3:30. Is this a normal thing and I should take heed or ignore? We have booked our first ever cruise on the Carnival Sensation sailing on September 14, 2019.
Travelling with Bruce
Travelling with Bruce Vor 10 Tage
Hi Lynn! Thanks for reaching out to me! This time of boarding thing is no big deal. I would get there around 90 mins before the suggested boarding time. The first cruise is always the most exciting cruise to do. I look forward to hearing from you about it. Thank you for following me. Bruce
Lynn Campbell
Lynn Campbell Vor 11 Tage
Forgot to say I live in a small town in New York State called Seneca Falls. We are the "Birthplace of Women's Rights" and we are the inspiration of "It's A Wonderful Life". Frank Capra visited our town and really liked it. Clarence is based on a real person who jumped off the bridge to save a person. Just some tidbits. Anyways I really like your channel.
Adrian Fong
Adrian Fong Vor Monat
Hey Bruce! I'm going on a cruise out of Florida - the Carnival Liberty on Wed to Sunday! Worried about Mr. Storm Michael, in your experience, do I have anything to worry about?
Travelling with Bruce
Travelling with Bruce Vor Monat
Hi Adrian! The cruise ship will not go into a storm on purpose. it will avoid it with adjustments to the itinerary, will change the itinerary on the fly. Thanks for watching my video! I am live Monday to Friday at 5pm et and Saturdays at 2pm et on my DEwomen channel. We talk about cruise ships and cruise holidays all the time. Drop by and say hi if you can! Regards, Bruce
D and S World Travel
D and S World Travel Vor 2 Monate
Hi Bruce, saw you on Cruise Wars Battle with La Lido Loca and had to subscribe. Looking at the videos that are shown on your Home Page, I'm glad I did.
JaSonic Hedgehog
JaSonic Hedgehog Vor 3 Monate
I am sorry, Bruce, but I don't feel like myself right now, so you will be having one less subscriber to your channel.
Travelling with Bruce
Travelling with Bruce Vor 3 Monate
You hang in there my friend....I'll always be around with followers who wish you well...just take it one day at a time...Regards, Bruce
Thomas Henry
Thomas Henry Vor 6 Monate
Enjoy the donation on its way. Those Costco Hot Dogs are great!
Travelling with Bruce
Travelling with Bruce Vor 6 Monate
I told Jen....she is very pleased.....
Don's Family Vacations
Don's Family Vacations Vor 8 Monate
Hi Bruce, I thought I might just give you some quick tips while I have a second. I think growing your channel will come easier with some SEO tips. 1. try and Cut down on the writing on your thumbnails. It should just highlight the video and the topics should be in the title. A lot of people will just avoid thumbs they can't see the picture clearly on. 2. I noticed you have a ton of videos over 1.5 hours. This will hurt your watch time %. watching 5 min of a 10 min video is 50% watch time 5 min on 1.5 hours is only .07% watch time and youtube will not put your videos on the recommended videos section on the side which stops you from getting discovered in search. the same goes for putting out too many videos in a week. I see you put out 6 videos all aver 1.5 hours in 4 days. that's a lot of time for someone to keep up to date on your videos. they might watch one and miss 3 then watch another. I would try to keep my videos under 15 min with only 4 words at most on the thumbnail. I think this will help you get found and discovered more in search. I know a lot of your video is from the live streams so I would think about editing down the live stream to key points will help you get more views. also give your viewers time to see your videos. If you put one out every day and they only check the channel out every 2 or 3 days they may only watch one video even though they are loyal subs. youtube SEO states 3 to 4 a week is a good ratio to get discovered. these are just ideas and not rules by any means. it's just what I've noticed and done that have helped me get discovered more in search . Good Luck
D and S World Travel
D and S World Travel Vor 2 Monate
I'm afraid I have to agree with Don about watch time and the length of your videos. I do find them very informative, but I usually only watch about 15 minutes or so. If I'm not too busy I do try to help out though by letting your videos run in the background to give you a little % boost.
Travelling with Bruce
Travelling with Bruce Vor 8 Monate
Hi Don, Thanks for your thoughtful and detailed message. I agree with what you are saying about watch time, thumbnails and other items. I have and am in a constant state of flux with regard to how my channel will eventually look and work. So far I am noticing that my watch time for my live streams are rising up to the 25% to 28% range because of the very active audience participation i'm experiencing. The time will come when I cut down on the number of weekly live streams and the length will eventually come down too. I would welcome the opportunity to talk to you about youtube in general as I have a ton of questions that you may know answers to, but I think a private phone call my be the way to go. I leave it to you to contact me at your convenience as I know you are very busy right now. I wish you the best for your channel, regards, Bruce
Gaylene Davidson
Gaylene Davidson Vor 8 Monate
I should also mention that they have accesses to rooms but to them they are sold out but other companies still have them :o)
Travelling with Bruce
Travelling with Bruce Vor 8 Monate
Interesting isn't it? Bruce
Gaylene Davidson
Gaylene Davidson Vor 8 Monate
Love all your info I just wanted to mention that when I was looking for I inside category room on HA a saw some agents" company's" only carry curtain cabin rooms I just presumed everyone has accesses to all cabins no such things so sometimes one company has certain category rooms so you choose them.I just thought I would mention because most people do not know that. Gaylene Davidson
Travelling with Bruce
Travelling with Bruce Vor 8 Monate
That's a good comment Gaylene Thanks Bruce
Gaylene Davidson
Gaylene Davidson Vor 8 Monate
I was wondering if any one knows about Vacations to go hosted single cruises .The program sets you up with another person to share a room with same gender and age etc..I have stayed in hostels so thought maybe it might be OK. I was wondering if any viewers know anything.Thanks Gaylene
Travelling with Bruce
Travelling with Bruce Vor 8 Monate
Hi Gaylene, I don't off hand, If I find anything I'll let you know. Bruce
Gailie S
Gailie S Vor 8 Monate
Hi Bruce, I've been tossing this about in my mind and I've decided to vent it. "CRUISE CRITIC". I joined cruise critic and the "Meet and Greet", there was about 70 people and so Carnival Vista put on a room, coffee juices and pastries, all very nice and would you believe 4 of us turned up. In my book that is very rude and why put your name down if you have no intention of turning up. My other observation was that although I tried to make connections on the website with others there was no forthcoming chat. Talking to the other 3 people who turned up said that a lot of these people chat on facebook or email as they have met each other before. I will contact Cruise Critic and vent to them as well. Have you had any experience of this or heard anything.
Travelling with Bruce
Travelling with Bruce Vor 8 Monate
I kind of know what you mean Gailie, It seems to me that these online outfits talk the talk about how great for the cruiser they are but you never see them in person or on a video etc. I think we have a web site here that is mainly functioning as a media company with news releases and the odd free lance writer adding cruise reviews etc. But the involvment of the public is spotty. I am not surprised that you were with only a handful of people to show as the Cruise Critic folks don't have any skin in the game to show themselves or even record and announce the turnout when it's all done. Some of the chat rooms are very quiet, and I think there are a few very dedicated folks participating in the streams, but not vast numbers. I like the instant ability I have to get my message out to you and the ability to change gears if something important happens betweeen my live streams. Bruce
Chris Tiedemann
Chris Tiedemann Vor 8 Monate
Gday Bruce,,, Chris here from Tasmania Australia,,, Just want to let you know that your vids are great and I thank you for your very useful information... Greetings and warm regards from down under... Cheers Chris 'Buddha' Tiedemann.
Travelling with Bruce
Travelling with Bruce Vor 8 Monate
Hey Chris! Thank you for your kind words today. Cheers to you from the Big White North... Bruce
Bill&Beth Shupe
Bill&Beth Shupe Vor 9 Monate
I am apparently not a DEwomen savvy person and it's so crazy dealing with the different formats and functionality between my IPhone, Ipad, AppleTV and laptop. I have looked everywhere and I can find no information on how to participate in a live DEwomen session. Also, do you have any idea if those of us that watch DEwomen videos on Roku or Apple TV are being captured in DEwomen data for views.
Travelling with Bruce
Travelling with Bruce Vor 8 Monate
Hi Bill and Beth Sorry about not getting back to you I just noticed this message here today. I think you have figured out on how to participate in my live streams since I've seen some of your messages. Bruce
Crash3x
Crash3x Vor 9 Monate
Bruce left you private message on your FB
Charles Jordan
Charles Jordan Vor 9 Monate
Bruce can you give me a call? 864-353-1300 I have a subject that I'm sure you would like to research and put on your Live Chat. This has to do with the different Travel agencies and how they are controlled by one corporation while each has its own Deals that other Travel Agencies are not allowed.....
Travelling with Bruce
Travelling with Bruce Vor 11 Monate
Hey everybody I released my 7th Daily Video today. I talk about how back in 1954 Walt Disney needed cash to complete his dream of building Disneyland in Anaheim California. At the same time ABC televison was in need of a broadcast contract with the Walt Disney company to keep the Wonderful World of Disney on the air on Sunday nights. Check it out it is a neat story and it has a happy and very interesting ending. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks Bruce
Travelling with Bruce
Travelling with Bruce Vor 11 Monate
Testing Testing Bruce here, is anybody out there?