Long Running Train scores impressive win

first_imgThe Harry Parsard-owned and trained American filly LONG RUNNING TRAIN showed just how much she had improved with a decisive victory in the 3-y-o and up open allowance mile at Caymanas Park yesterday.Installed a 6-5 favourite with former champion Wesley ‘Callaloo’ Henry aboard, LONG RUNNING TRAIN rebounded from her fighting second to top-distance horse PERFECT NEIGHBOUR in the grade one Harry Jackson Memorial Cup over 2400m on Boxing Day to beat old rival and 7-5 chance CAMPESINO by 1-3/4 lengths in a field of 10.Never far off the pace as the outsider RAGING PROSPECT led from up-in-class hat-trick seeker DIFERENTGENERATION and highly fancied ALL CORRECT, LONG RUNNINGTRAIN disposed of the leaders on entering the straight to hold the apprentice-ridden CAMPESINO at bay from below the distance.INSUFFICIENT LIFETIME EARNINGSLONG RUNNING TRAIN was notching a third win from her last five starts and her fifth from 11 starts lifetime with total stakes of $2.7 million. While happy with the win, Parsard had one lingering regret:”I was really disappointed that she failed to get into the rich Diamond Mile early last month due to insufficient lifetime earnings, and her performance in her two races since has shown me that she would have impacted on the outcome in the $13.5 million race. That’s why I am insisting that the format be changed to an invitational race this year,” said the veteran trainer who won a number of grade one trophy races with UPPA TUNE, POCHEEN and St Leger winner SUPERLUMINAL last season.Meanwhile, BRAWN, running as the 3-2 favourite with Aaron Chatrie riding for trainer Gary Subratie and owner Michros, closed rapidly in deep stretch to win the Allan ‘Billy’ Williams Memorial Trophy overnight allowance race at 1400 metres. And the Philip Feanny-trained DANCING QUEEN (2-1) with Ian Spence aboard and 3-5 favourite POISON GAS with Omar Walker riding for trainer Philip Elliott won the respective sections of the Eight Thirty Sprint over the straight for native-bred maiden 3-y-o fillies.last_img read more

Messi staying with Barcelona to 2021 after new contract

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi takes part in a training session at the Sports Center FC Barcelona Joan Gamper in Sant Joan Despi. APBARCELONA, Spain — Barcelona enjoyed a big win on Saturday (Sunday Manila time) without even playing.Lionel Messi finally put Barcelona and its fans at ease by signing a new contract that will keep the Argentine forward at the Spanish club through 2021 when he will be 34.ADVERTISEMENT “The club … is my home,” Messi said. “My dream was to finish my career at Barca and we are moving down that path.”The club did not reveal many financial details, including Messi’s salary. According to El Mundo newspaper, Messi will receive 30 million euros ($35.8 million) per season along with a signing bonus of 50 million euros ($59.6 million).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneWith his former contract set to run out next summer, Messi would have been free to listen to offers from other teams on Jan. 1. That approaching deadline generated speculation Messi could follow Neymar’s lead and leave.Messi’s new deal includes a buyout clause of 700 million euros ($835 million). The massive figure is aimed at keeping away even the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, which secured Neymar in the offseason by triggering his buyout clause with a record 222 million euros ($262 million) payout. Club president Josep Bartomeu said Barcelona and Messi already agreed to a new deal in June, but that following Neymar’s departure they revised it to more than double the buyout clause. It was originally set at 300 million euros ($358 million).Bartomeu said the new contract “is more in line with the current situation in the ever-changing world of football.”Barcelona announced in July that Messi agreed to a new deal that it would make official “in the coming weeks.” The wait that turned into months eventually caused many Barcelona supporters to fear the worst.Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said having Messi signed up for four more years should help the team focus on its strong Spanish league and Champions League campaigns this season. Barcelona visits second-place Valencia on Sunday seeking a win that would give it a commanding lead as it tries to retake the Liga title from Real Madrid.“I am not an expert in contract clauses, but if we look at what happened with Neymar, then you have the answer,” Valverde said. “The renewal of Leo is great news for the club. It calms everything down, especially all that surround the team. We already were calm because we see him train every day and we see his commitment to the club.”ADVERTISEMENT Messi has been the heart and soul of Barcelona for more than a decade.A five-time world player of the year, Messi has helped Barcelona win 30 titles since he arrived from Argentina at age 13. That haul includes four Champions Leagues and eight Spanish leagues.Now in his 14th season, Messi is the club’s all-time leading scorer with 523 in 602 matches.He received his fourth Golden Shoe award on Friday for leading all of Europe’s leagues in scoring last season.“The objective is to continue achieving things, fill the club’s trophy cases, and keep making history at Barca,” Messi said. “We’ve been lucky enough to have won a great many things and I hope there will be more in the future.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award United, Chelsea rely on strokes of fortune in EPL LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Knicks hold on to beat Nets after Porzingis leaves

first_imgBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Enes Kanter had 13 points and nine rebounds for the Knicks, who earned just their second road victory of the season. Their only other one was Oct. 29 at Cleveland.Spencer Dinwiddie had 26 points for the Nets, who have dropped the first two games to their city rivals. Hollis-Jefferson added 25 points on 10-for-16 shooting and Caris LeVert added 15.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkNew York appeared on its way to an easy one after shooting 23 for 43 from the field and 6 for 13 from the 3-point line and leading by as many as 18 points in the first half. The Nets rallied to take an 82-79 lead on DeMarre Carroll’s 3-pointer with 1:49 left in the third.But the Knicks went on a 8-0 run to close the quarter, capped by Lee’s 3-point shot that increased their lead 87-82 with 25 seconds left. Washington Huskies to retire Isaiah Thomas’ jersey in February View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ New York Knicks guard Courtney Lee (5) celebrates after hitting a three-point basket in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK — Courtney Lee scored 18 of his 27 points in the second half, Michael Beasley added 15, and the New York Knicks held on to beat the Brooklyn Nets 111-104 on Thursday night after losing star forward Kristaps Porzingis to a sore left knee early in the second half.Porzingis motioned to the bench with 9:25 remaining in the third quarter after contesting a shot made by Brooklyn’s Rondae Hollis-Jefferson. The Knicks’ leading scorer had scored 13 points in nearly 18 minutes in the first half.ADVERTISEMENT Brooklyn managed to get within three points on a couple of occasions in the fourth quarter, including 100-97 with 3:09 to go. But 3-pointers by rookie Frank Ntilikina and Lance Thomas extended New York’s lead to 106-97 with 1:07 left to seal it.TIP-INSKnicks: Center Kyle O’Quinn had nine points and 10 rebounds.Nets: Shot just 12 for 42 beyond the 3-point line.NO RUSHNew York guard Tim Hardaway Jr., out with a stress injury in his lower left leg that’s caused him to miss the last 12 games, is unsure when he will return to the team and thinks it would be smart not to “rush” back.“The goal is to just get better first. I’m not giving myself no deadline”, Hardaway said before the game. “I’m not going to rush it. I’m going to wait until I’m 100 percent mentally ready to go. If it was the playoffs, I’d be out there right now. But you got to be smart and do what’s best for you. I trust the team.”ADVERTISEMENT Hardaway is averaging 17.8 points. He expects to be re-evaluated next Tuesday.UP NEXTKnicks: Host the Oklahoma City and former Knick Carmelo Anthony on Saturday night.Nets: Visit the Toronto Raptors on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone LATEST STORIES Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finalslast_img read more

‘Old fire’ fuels Petron

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Petron coach Shaq delos Santos, however, defused the building pressure and sent his squad into the knockout duel for the gold on the saddle of calmness.“We don’t have to be pressured,” he told them. “This is just volleyball. We have to play our normal game if we want to win the crown.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissMore importantly, he asked them to rediscover the energy they had rode on through all their title runs.“I just told them to bring back the old fire that made Petron successful in the past,” said Delos Santos. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netStalled in its bid for a tournament sweep en route to the crown, Petron suddenly found itself on the verge of a painful defeat.F2 Logistics, its chief rival the past few years, forced the Philippine Superliga finals into a sudden-death showdown and flaunted a form that seemed ready to flip the script of the All-Filipino conference.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Folayang ready for defense vs Aoki The players responded.Led by Rhea Dimaculangan, who became the first setter in four years to win an MVP trophy, Aiza Maizo-Pontillas and Bernadeth Pons, the Blaze Spikers slammed the door shut on the Cargo Movers, 25-22, 26-24, 25-23, in Game 3 Thursday night to successfully defend their crown.Maizo-Pontillas and Pons provided the scoring firepower while Dimaculangan made sure her hitters had prime looks at making kills as Petron bounced back from a Game 2 defeat—the team’s only loss the entire conference.“We really never thought of completing a sweep,” said Delos Santos. “We know how tough the competition is and winning all of our games will be very impossible. So instead of eyeing a sweep, what we did was prepare hard every day, give our best and respect our opponents.”Dimaculangan, the 27-year-old former stalwart from University of Santo Tomas, expertly distributed the ball to notch the MVP trophy, the first for a setter since Army’s Tina Salak pulled off the feat four years ago.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk MOST READ Her partner during their UST days and now Petron teammate Maizo-Pontillas was named Best Opposite Hitter.Cignal’s team captain Rachel Anne Daquis was adjudged First Best Outside Hitter, while Generika-Ayala’s Patty Orendain was Second Best Outside Hitter.Another Lifesaver Marivic Meneses ran away with the First Middle Blocker honors, while F2 Logistics’ Majoy Baron was Second Best Middle Blocker.F2’s Kim Fajardo was Best Setter, Generika’s Kath Arado was Best Libero and Cignal’s Mylene Paat was Best Scorer.Also instrumental in Petron’s success were star middle Mika Reyes, Remy Palma, Ging Balse-Pabayo, Frances Molina, Pia Gaiser, Chloe Cortez, Angel Legacion, Sisi Rondina, Mela Tunay, Ria Duremdes and Jasmine Alcayde.Assistant coach Ian Fernandez should also be credited for coming up with a solid scouting report on the Cargo Movers.“This is a total team effort,” Delos Santos said. “This victory will not be possible without the he players, coaches, staff and the SMC management.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom View commentslast_img read more

Paparazzo injures paparazzo while following Britney Spears

first_imgA paparazzo on a motorcycle was injured today when another paparazzo in a Range Rover made an illegal right turn and struck the man as they both were following Britney Spears in Beverly Hills, a police official said. The crash occurred about 5 p.m. on Santa Monica Boulevard near Elm Drive when a paparazzo following Britney Spears collided with another paparazzo on a motorcycle about a mile from the Beverly Hills Four Seasons Hotel, said Beverly Hills police Sgt. Jay Kim. The injured paparazzo was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center with abrasions to his legs and arms, Kim said. His condition was not immediately known, he said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Britney Spears was not injured and had “no direct involvement” in the collision, Kim said. No arrests were made and no citations were issued in connection with the collision, which Kim said appeared to be “just an accident.” There were no signs of alcohol playing a part in the accident, he said.last_img read more

Man appears in court facing more than 30 sex assault charges

first_imgA Donegal man was arrested yesterday on more than 30 sexual assault charges.The man, who cannot be named, appeared at Falcarragh District Court having been arrested at 7.15 yesterday morning. The charges related to alleged offences dating back to 1998 and 1999.Detective Garda Bosco Gallagher said the man replied ‘no, not at this time’ to all charges when cautioned.The man was released on his own bond of €1,000 and has to sign on one day a week at a Co Donegal Garda Station.Man appears in court facing more than 30 sex assault charges was last modified: October 21st, 2017 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Falcarragh District CourtMilford Garda Stationlast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL’S Mark English has been named as the Athlete of the Year at the National Athletic Awards this afternoon.On a stunning night in Zurich, English claimed the bronze medal in the 800m final of the European Championships.And the performance of the 21-year old Letterkenny man marked Ireland’s first ever medal in the two lap event at any major outdoor championship. There was also a special moment for Roisin McGettigan – grandparents from Donegal – this afternoon when she was awarded a retrospective bronze medal for the 1500m from the 2009 European Indoor Athletics Championships in Turin.The winner of that race, Anna Alminova of Russia, was subsequently banned for a doping offence. McGettigan will now enter the record books as winning Ireland’s 21st European Indoor medal. BRILLIANT MARK ENGLISH NAMED ATHLETE OF THE YEAR was last modified: November 26th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:mark englishtrack and field athlete of the yearlast_img read more


first_imgThree men have been charged with a combined total of 30 offences in Derry after a cross-Border chase earlier this week.David Kelly, 32, of no fixed abode; Robert Paul McBride, 32, from Gortree, Newtowncunningham and Kevin Harkin, 26, of no fixed abode, appeared at Derry Magistrates’ Court. The charges they face include assaulting police officers, resisting arrest and dangerous driving.No bail applications were made and the three men were remanded in custody.The charges relate to a series of incidents in Carrowbane Walk, Racecourse Road and Groarty Road in Derry on Wednesday and follow a chase by Gardai at Bridgend on the same day.The men will next appear, by video link, on March 8.THREE DONEGAL MEN FACE 30 CHARGES AFTER CROSS-BORDER CHASE was last modified: February 17th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:THREE DONEGAL MEN FACE 30 CHARGES AFTER CROSS-BORDER CHASElast_img read more

Google Maps Adds Businesses in 30 African Countries

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Google#news#NYT#web marshall kirkpatrick Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Google Maps is a great program, but it’s always been disappointing to see where in the world it doesn’t offer much coverage. Today the Google Africa blog announced that local business data has been added for 30 countries in Africa.“As well as searching online Maps for towns, highways, or roads,” Joe Mucheru and Jarda Bengl of Google wrote today, “Google Maps users can now find local businesses. This could be a burger place in Lagos, a garage in Kampala, a hairdresser in Accra or an airport shuttle in Dakar.”Google added a large number of streets and roads throughout Africa to its maps in May of last year and has offered mobile location services in Africa for several years.Today’s announcement included pointers to the Local Business Center and Maps API, so users in Africa can help fill out the maps all the more. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

Everything You Need to Know Before Posting Your Videos on Reddit

first_imgThe allure of Reddit’s front page may be great, but reaching it is easier said than done. Here’s everything you must consider before posting your videos.Cover image via ShutterstockThe Reddit community is as vast as it is fickle. Having a video of your creation climb across its various subreddits can garner thousands of views, likes, and comments and can turn even the most unassuming videos into viral hits. However, on the flip side, the community is built to be an aggregator and forum for found content, not shameless self-promotion — and there are several built-in failsafes to keep it that way.Before we get into the recommended posting strategies and etiquette, let’s take a look at what makes Reddit unique.Reddit By The NumbersBy Reddit’s own metrics (featured above), the site averages almost one million unique page views a day. The site currently sits as the Alexa-ranked 24th most-visited site on the internet across the globe. However, despite its popularity, it still retains its close-knit aesthetics and serves more as a community bulletin board than social media platform. This means, if you are looking to post your own videos, you’ll need to learn how the community works.Understanding the CommunityImage via Alpha CodersThis is actually a bit of a misnomer — while Reddit as a whole can be understood as a community (which it is), it is actually (and more accurately) a conglomeration of hundreds of thousands of smaller more specific, niche communities housed within.If you look from a front-page down perspective, it really is quite amazing how each individual community can be wholly unique, yet still retain so many of the same nuances that define the entire congregation.Reddit entries are organized into areas of interest called “subreddits.” Originally, the front page was the “main-reddit,” and other areas were “subreddits.” There is now no longer a single main-reddit. Instead, there are now 50 “default subreddits” dealing with topics such as books, television, and music, and thousands of additional non-default subreddits. — from the Reddit Wikipedia pageWithin the subreddits, you can find communities organized by locale, professions, hobbies, and interests common and bizarre. Depending on your inclinations, you “subscribe” to various subreddits and build your own unique main-page and Reddit experience. For example, if you are interested in filmmaking and videography, you can subscribe to /r/filmmakers and /r/videography.Finding subreddits in which you share interests and knowledge is an important first step for you to make connections and start building your karma (more on that later).Speaking the LanguageImage via Digital TrendsReddit comments and submissions are occasionally abbreviated and peppered with terms that are understood within (and in many cases also outside) the Reddit community, ranging from OP (for “original poster,” the user who posted the submission being commented upon) to NSFW (for “not safe for work”). — from the Reddit Wikipedia pageIf you are completely unfamiliar with Reddit, you may want to spend some time browsing the front page and various subreddits in which you may be interested to get a gist of how people post. However, to be extra helpful, the subreddit /r/TheoryOfReddit has a partial glossary of many of the terms and acronyms.Practicing Proper ReddiquetteImage via TechwyseAlong with understanding the communities and speaking the language, it’s important to learn and practice proper etiquette (or reddiquette). Again, you’re in luck, as Redditors have compiled and laid out a canonical list of “Please do” and “Please don’t” rules to follow.With the eventual goal of sharing your own videos as posted content, it’s important to note the following:Feel free to post links to your own content (within reason). But if that’s all you ever post, or it always seems to get voted down, take a good hard look in the mirror — you just might be a spammer. A widely used rule of thumb is the 9:1 ratio, i.e. only 1 out of every 10 of your submissions should be your own content.The 9:1 ratio is the real kicker, and if you’ve tried to post your own content before only to be down-voted and possibly heckled, it’s the rule that can quickly get you into trouble. Which leads us to how to avoid such problems.Building Your KarmaImage via /user/algae12Why should I try to accumulate karma? Why should you try to score points in a video game? Why should your favorite sports team try to win the championship? Or, to look at things from a less competitive and more altruistic perspective, read what philosophers have said about the matter — namely, don’t set out to accumulate karma; just set out to be a good person, and let your karma simply be a reminder of your legacy. Note: reddit makes no guarantees about attaining Nirvana. — Excerpt from Reddit FAQDespite how Reddit may attempt to soften it, “Karma” is the underlining currency of the Reddit community and determines the success of a post by dictating how high up it will be placed on any given page or post. It is also crucial in regard to your username and what/where you are allowed to post and how your account will be judged by others.For example, to post in the hugely popular (and tightly moderated) /r/videos subreddit, you must have a score of 10 link and 10 comment karma. If you try to post without accumulating, you’ll get this message.Hello /u/username,Thank you for your submission. Unfortunately your account does not have enough karma to submit things to /r/videos at this time./r/videos requires users to have a minimum of 10 link and 10 comment karma. We suggest that you comment in some popular threads and make submissions to other subreddits to build up your karma and then come back.This is one of the failsafes to keep spammers and bots from pestering the boards with links to unauthentic websites and posts. So, to build your karma, you’ll need to go back to those smaller subreddits (like the ones mentioned before) to post and comment as you see fit.Again, this isn’t meant to deter you from sharing your work per se, it’s actually meant to force you to engage and share meaningfully within subreddits of your interest. You can think of it as a training grounds to practice and learn what types of posts and titles work best for you.What/When/Where to PostOutside of sharing your own videos, you’ll want to post relevant links to pages, images, and videos related to your various subreddits for a while. While there is no exact science or formula behind what, when, and why certain posts do well and earn good karma, there will always be those who try. Here are some findings from blogger (and Redditor) Randy Olsen.Where to PostWhile this may seem obvious, it’s actually quite interesting. In general, posts on the larger subreddits receive more upvotes than on the smaller ones. While communities will vary in how supportive they may be, it comes down to a cross between a high relevancy/interest in a post and perhaps pure luck. Also, if you’re shooting for the stars, the larger subreddits will be exponentially more likely (or, conversely, less likely) to take off based on sheer volume potential.When to PostWhile Reddit has now become a global phenomenon, it still leans heavy toward its audiences in the US and Europe. If you follow the trends, your best windows for posting would be on weekdays for the early US crowds (7AM-8AM EST) and avoiding nights and weekends. However, if you feel you know your communities, certain “down-time” posts can become quite popular as well.What to Title Your PostSimilarly covered in the language and reddiquette, titling your Reddit posts can be paramount to its eventual karma success. As you can see in the word cloud above, while titling is endlessly diverse, there are some major themes which you can tap into.Posting Your VideoImage via YouTubeOnce you’ve successfully navigated Reddit for a while and built up your karma, you should be able to post your own videos and unique content sparingly. Hopefully you will by then fully understand the intricacies of doing so, but the basics will remain the same for posting a video.Upload to YoutubeYes, if you see fit, you can host your video on other sites like Vimeo or others, but the vast majority of video content is shared on YouTube. In fact, from Randy Olsen’s same research, YouTube is actually the number one link domain shared on Reddit by a pretty wide margin. If you’re serious about going viral and reaching the front page, YouTube would be your safest bet.Create Your PostLike the research above, the highest likelihood of your post taking off would lean in favor of posting on one of the major subreddits. Some of the most trafficked suitable for video would be /r/funny, /r/science, and obviously /r/videos. You can also view a realtime list of the top subreddits to search for the right one for you.Monitor Your PostOnce your post is up and your video is out there for the whole Reddit community to view, it can be important for you to stay engaged to monitor and reply when necessary. This is not always the case, but in general reflects good practice as a way to explain (or perhaps justify) what it is you posted and why you think it is of interest.Things to ConsiderImage via /user/doyoulikebreadPosting to Reddit can be quite intimidating for those who have not been active and immersed within the community for several years. Although posts seem to go viral out of the blue, it really depends on the climate, quality of the content, and many elements of right place at the right time-ness. Short of picking the brains of the 234 million unique monthly users, here are some things to consider.Why is your video interesting?Who is it for?Why could it be successful?And finally…Why does it need to be a video?If it doesn’t seem to be of value or interest to others, or need to be presented as a video format altogether, why not consider sharing the content as an image or GIF?Hopefully, for those first time Redditors or occasional lurkers, this will be a helpful guide for building your karma and creating positive-karma producing posts. If anything, it will encourage you to become more engaged with your communities and explore the site, which can be quite entertaining and informative (if not a complete time suck) moving forward.Tl;DR: Reddit isn’t meant for you to shamelessly plug your videos. However, if you care enough to join the communities and contribute to various subreddits in which you are knowledgeable, you can occasionally share projects that you are passionate about and hope they may be potentially rewarded with upvotes.How have your Reddit posts faired? Have any additional tips? Let us know in the comments!last_img read more