Have You Seen Noah Kalina, or You can Be Famous and Successful

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Do You Know Noah?

I don't know if you know Noah Kalina, but I have been lucky enough to stumble upon this internet entrepreneur and photographer. I can't tell you how lucky I feel to have found him, and to have the opportunity to bring him back here to you.

As is my way I am here to enlighten you. I am here to educate you to the best of my ability. Most people have come here to find out how to make money on the Internet. Many people will hope for free advice on how to reap instant riches. I hope you will continue to read. I may not make you a millionaire, but if you read this you will be a step or two closer to your dream.

Lessons in life are often learned one of two ways, you either learn by watching someone who does everything the right way, and attempt to duplicate the same path, or you learn by trial and error.

Obviously, if you want to be successful, you will ultimately choose to have the best of both worlds, by following closely in the footsteps of someone you admire, and allow yourself to try a few new techniques and see if you improve on perfection or fail.

First, lets get back to Noah Kalina, and what is so special about him.

Noah Kalina is an artist, a photographer, and he has had his own web site up and running since the year 2000. I wrote to him and asked to write this article, because I didn't want to infringe on any copyrights. His name for instance, is worth money. I am not kidding when I say that. Nor am I kidding when I tell you that if you haven't heard of Noah Kalina, you probably just don't realize the fact that he has been influencing your day for quite some time.

Over 15 million views, that's viral video.

The Viral Video Has Come a Long Way

In August of 2006, Noah Kalina uploaded his video, "Noah K Every day" set to the music composition of Carly Commando. It is a compilation of well over 2000 photos that Noah had been taking of himself since he was 19, in January of 2000. By March of 2007 the views of this video were reportedly at 5.3 million and climbing by about 10,000 per day according to NYTimes.com journalist, Keith Schneider. Not too shabby, considering that YouTube launched in April of 2005. Putting this in further perspective, the first uploaded video, on YouTube has been viewed over 2.5 million times. and is only 19 seconds long.

Art imitates Life? Homer Simpson, Every Day

What has Noah Kalina Meant to you?

Noah Kalina went on line in 2000, and it was then that he started his daily photo log. Blogging was quite new, with most of that done by real journalists, not like today. Noah Kalina's passion for photography, and disdain for portfolios, is the type of attitude that has made our interaction and internet entrepreneurship possible.

In his April 2009 with Jake Stangel Noah Kalina had this to say about the Internet and his art: "I have not gotten work any other way. The whole drop your portfolio thing off never worked for me. I found that approach to be the most frustrating and demeaning process there is. I have a portfolio but I never show it around. I really haven’t needed to. I have also never sent out postcards or done any self promotion campaign."

Noah Kalina's every day photo log shows that we change minutely every day. Our blog posts and tweets our Facebook and MySpace, our blogger and wordpress, and our hub pages, should not be the diary of a "bland housewife" but a slice of our daily life, and highlight those changes, those enlightenments.

What you may notice in the video is mostly Noah's wildly untamed hair. As his facial expression never changes, (he calls that his control) and his surroundings change rarely, or barely, his hair becomes the focal point and is distracting at times. It is like the waves of the ocean, or the waves of grain in a field. The music adds to the rising and falling motion, filling the observer with emotion, as time passes before our very eyes.

Noah, however, takes little credit for the idea that has been much imitated, as well as receiving mixed reviews from raves to rage. Nick gives credit, and sends the public to Jonathon Keller, who has been working on his daily photo project "Living My Life Faster" since 1998.

While Noah's idea to photograph himself every day was his own, he says his video was inspired by Ahree Lee. He also sends his public to her web site as well as to the MySpace page of Carly Commando, whose composition really enhances his YouTube video.


Living My Life Faster

Ahree Lee-"Me"

Just The Facts

The facts about these videos are these. Ahree Lee was taking photos of herself for three years and made her video uploading it to YouTube on August 11, 2006. At the time of this writing, the forst video had been viewed over 6.8 million times.

Noah Kalina uploaded his video on August 27, 2006, at the time of this writing it has been viewed over 15 million times.

Living My Life Faster, by Jonathon Keller was uploaded September 26, 2006, and has had 1.3 million views as of this writing.

I can only make my conclusions based on these facts. What made Noah's so much more popular? I mean, he even refers people to Ahree Lee, and Jonathon Keller. Jonathon Keller has been doing this longer, and the video was Ahree's film project to begin with...

Noah has been branding himself on line with his name since 2000. Search Noah Kalina, and you will find that he is in control of the Google search engine for his name, even beating out Wikipedia. Google searches for Ahree Lee and Jonathan Keller are not quite as successful.

Just Curious

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What Noah Kalina Means To You

There is nothing new under the sun, cliche', right? The fact is it is still the truth. No matter whether something has been done twice, or a thousand times, when you make it your own then you take the chance of turning that project into something that can go viral.

I have no idea what might make Noah's work any more appealing than the multitude of others, except perhaps his eyes. There are many comments on his eyes. Noah is also a photographer and I can't wait for you to see some of his work. I am personally in love with one series called Internet Sex. No it is not a bunch of porn! It is art. It is unique. Check out more of Noah Kalina's photos on Flickr.

The point of all we do here, on line and in our every day lives, is that we "market" ourselves. Think NIKE, and you see shoes.

What do people "see" when they hear your name?What do you want people to "see" when they hear your name? What do you want them to think of, when they hear your name? What do you want people to say about you, and how do you want them to market you to others?

Apparently, for Noah Kalina, the answer has always been Photography. For me the answer will always be writing. Hopefully good writing, or writing that makes you think, but writing is what I wish to be known for. What one word describes you, and what you want to be known for?

Brand yourself, and then market yourself, sign your work, and never be ashamed of who you are or what you do. You just might go viral.

A photo from Internet/Sex, by Noah Kalina

Helping Mothers and Others Earn income from home

Speaking of Viral, Helping each other is Key. These viral videos don't go viral on their own, it is because people share them.

If you would like to earn tangible residual income each month within a year, please contact me. You will be making a commitment to help others.

If you need help with anything from coping to writing please feel free to contact me as well. I do not charge for my knowledge. Just tired of seeing everyone taking advantage of others. Contact me (Faybe Bay) via HubPages through the link at the above right.

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Lynda Gary 6 years ago

clever


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you Linda. I hope it is helpful, I have to add links to his work.


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Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York

Interesting and, Lynda, you're right...clever!


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

I am glad you think it's clever, but I think he's a genius. I can't believe how understated it is. I have so much I need to add to this one.


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Rafini 6 years ago from Somewhere I can't get away from

It must be fate...I have a memory, from somewhere around 2000-2001, about something exactly like this. It's a vague memory, though, but here it is:

Use the internet for marketing, marketing yourself, so you never have to send out another resume, people will be coming to you, this is what the internet can be used for, this is how I (memory person) intend to use the internet.

I incorporated this into my lifelong dream of writing as soon as I heard it 10 years ago and is one of the reasons I joined HubPages! ** Nice article, btw ** :D


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Exactly, Rafini! I know that everyone wants instant money, but the fact is it takes time. The average is two to three years, although there are a few who can do it sooner. The longer you do the same thing, the better, supposing that what you are doing is something that somebody wants.


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Sage Williams 6 years ago

Very interesting. The videos are cool. I had never heard of Noah prior to this. Thanks for sharing,

Sage


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

I am glad you liked it Sage; the odd thing is that 15 million views of our articles would be great! That would be famous and successful, don't you think?


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carolina muscle 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

wow... an interesting hub!!


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

I am glad you found it interesting, Chris. It is all about being consistent isn't it?


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

smart, Happy Mothers Day Faybe, Maita


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you Maita, I have recently discovered my family on Facebook, and have been there lately. I hope all is well here, in hub land. Thank you for stopping by to read this. I hope it is helpful.


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Ann Nonymous 6 years ago from Virginia

Very interesting and smart, Faybe! Two thumbs up!


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Ann, I am glad you're back! Thanks for choosing to read this one. I know it hasn't gotten a lot of traffic, but I do believe it's an important lesson for all of us. Even me, who hasn't written a hub in three weeks.


J² 4 years ago

Noah's is more popular for two key reason.1. His environment/increased elements to perceive, 2. The music. Jonathan Keller has music akin to torture and the background is uninspired. The SEO followed the popularity of the video, not otherwise.


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Faybe Bay 4 years ago from Florida Author

I agree. At the time of this writing I was exploring the fact that anyone can go viral, even with something so simple as photographing themselves every day and setting the photos to music. I didn't have a very good grasp on SEO and pointed out that his video was not unique. I still have little regard for SEO as I am more interested in becoming an effective writer and researcher. I hope that as a writer, I will be able to point out areas of interest and possibly aide others in their pursuit of happiness as a writer.

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