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State of the Blog [MEDIA ALERT]

I’ve have been running for almost nine years now. I’m always honored by how beloved this blog has been by so many of you. Heck, even the City of Long Beach celebrated my blog by giving me awards for it [here’s one of them]. I always get nothing, but positive feedback and encouragement to continue what was once the primary place for public discussion about our great city by the sea. With all that, I feel it’s my duty to at least give you, my readers some sort of explanation as to why it’s been a ghost town around here.

I am not ready to talk about everything, but eventually I will. Full details are imminent. I know the blog hasn’t been the same for the past year or so, but it’s with good reason. Oh boy, you will never believe the crap, harassment and damages my family & I have experienced. Actually, another innocent resident is somehow involved as well. I am sure she’ll want me to blog about her tale. You, my readers have damages, too. Constitutional rights have been violated (I’m fighting that as well).

To be honest, I’m not sure if I should start blogging all this now or until it’s all over. I just might wait for V day so I can just blog in one big post. For now, all media please contact me for a future Press Release, for it’s my constitutional right to tell this story.  Also, any published authors out there interested in a project? Please contact me.


How to add SEABYTHECITY to your iphone home screen!

Several of you have asked me to create a mobile app of the blog. I could, but it would basically just be an app that pulls information off the website. Seems like a like of trouble for something that could potentially give me headaches, as mobile devices are constantly changing and whatnot.

Screen Shot 2016-07-11 at 11.46.11 AMIf you do have an iPhone, you already can add a direct link of the blog to your home screen with a fancy icon. I’m going to show you how.

Side notes: I am running the ios10 beta, so what appears in these screenshots might look slightly different than what’s on your iDevice. This method will work with an iPad, but I have no idea if you can do the same thing with Android devices. If so, I would love for somebody to go through the steps and send it in, so I can share with you all.  Continue reading How to add SEABYTHECITY to your iphone home screen!

SBTC is back on Instagram!

unnamedSBTC has been quiet for the past week or two. Ignorance truly is bliss. I pray for the day this blog goes away, but alas… I love to torture myself by adding on more projects. This time it’s Instagram! It’s an old account, but gave up on it because I didn’t like manually switching between SBTC and my personal one.  Now that instagram added a multi-user function, SBTC is back! ADD ME AND SEND ME HEARTS! I am a lazy photographer photo taker, so don’t expect to see any masterpieces.

Long Beach got run over by a reindeer [My annual State of the Blog Address]

I know. I keep using my same old photo of City Hall.

My annual State of the Blog Address:

Merry Christmas, everybody!The blog might be slightly quiet for the next two weeks due to me being busy with major holiday spirit. But you never know… sometimes I’ll go a few days without any posts, then I’ll do five in one hour.  SO FEAR NOT! SBTC is not going anywhere anytime soon. In fact, I just renewed the domain name for a long time. What is my actual goal here? I have no clue. Perhaps one day when I retire from my real job, I’ll turn this into something meaningful, but for now it’s still  my personal journey, opinions and commentary of our wonder city by the sea. You are welcome to stay or leave. That is entirely up to you. (Speaking of something meaningful….. for those who are slightly curious: Google adsense maybe gives me a few bucks a month. ads? I’ve had those since the summer and I haven’t made a cent. Why do I keep them up? Because I am truly bored… lol. They are purely there out of curiosity and boredom, not capitalism.)

As always, please email me your questions, comments, events, business advertisements, etc. etc. I never, ever, not once ever charged a business to advertise on this blog, so please feel free in sending me your business info. I would love to help promote it! I’m terrible in keeping up with facebook messages, so emailing me directly is the best way to go.

I’m grateful with all the wonderful folks I’ve met because of this blog. I also love all the positive feedback I received that keeps this thing going. Just yesterday I was told by a local business woman how SBTC is a staple to this city. You have no idea how much that means to me. I am deeply humbled. Thank you!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I’ll see you all in 2016 (unless I decide to post something beforehand, because you never know with me…). 2016 is going to be a great year for Long Beach. I CAN FEEL IT!

Closed Facebook Group Idea & Blog reboot.

I am thinking of starting a closed SEABYTHECITY facebook group, where you would have to agree to simple terms (that protect me) for membership. Only members will be able to read posts and participate. It will be a place were we can share all the insanity that goes on in this city by the sea. Stuff that I don’t post on the blog, including personal stuff that I am going through. I will post more info on this as soon as it goes live.

ALSO, be on the lookout for a new reboot of the blog. I am kinda busy for the next two weeks, but stay tuned for all this. 2014-11-13 19.18.48