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Rickie Traeger: We All Take Life For Granted…




First and foremost, my condolences to the family and friends of the victims in the double fatal accident a bit ago in Rockford. 

Please keep the family and friends and 1st responders in your thoughts and prayers.

There was a rollover accident in the 2100 block of 16th st a little bit ago.

2 people passed away and a 3rd victim was transported to a local ER.

I always hate working fatal scenes.   I can tell you every fatal scene I have ever worked over the years.

They are always heartbreaking to work.

We all go about our lives every day and do not realize or grasp the concept of how precious life really is, until it is too late.

Each and every time I work a fatal scene, it is sad. But it also reminds me of how lucky we are to be alive and to have those we love around us.

Also at the same time, I realize that some family is about to have the worst day in their life 🙁

I know doing what I do (Journalist) I have worked many fatals over the years.

And I can tell you I always dread working fatal scenes.  By far the most heartbreaking scenes to work.

This scene was a double fatal, possible triple. 2 Confirmed fatals.

Words cannot describe working a fatal scene.  My heart goes out to all those that are involved.

It is a grim reminder that we all take life for granted. The most cherished thing, and we don’t realize just how quick it can be gone.

Please take a second and hug those that you love, and tell them you love them.

And to keep all those involved in this horrific scene, in your thoughts and prayers








Rickie Traeger: Happy Sunday! Just Saying Hi




I was trying to get this posted before midnight, so it would be a Saturday blog. I am late, lol. So it is now Sunday, so Happy Sunday!  

Hopefully everyone is having a fun and safe weekend.  Mine is going good.  All except the snowblower decided not to start. So I had to shovel all that wet and heavy snow by hand. Free exercise I guess, lol.  This is by far one of the better winters I can recall, so a lil shoveling I don’t mind. 

I listen to spotify alot, but lately they been doing a ton of ads on there. It would freeze up and not play at all. So, I decided to go back to the Amazon Prime music.  Looks like Amazon upgraded their music stuff. So I guess I am done with spotify for awhile, and back to Amazon music 🙂 

Got our press credentials to work another worldwide event that is coming up. 
I won’t say much right now. But everything is set in stone now 🙂  Stay tuned! 

So I haven’t played my guitar in awhile.  I think after I write this up, I am going to play it. I am sure I will be rusty, lol.  As they say, if you don’t use it, you lose it lol.  We will see if I still have my guitar skillz.  LOL.   

Speaking of, i am going to pop off here.  I just wanted to say hi to everyone 🙂 

 

 








Rickie Traeger: Been a few days since I last posted

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Been a few days since I last posted. Hopefully everyone has been doing good.

I went to an Icehogs game the other night. That was fun. I don’t get into hockey much, but it was still fun. Got to go into the players tunnel and briefly meet them as they went onto the ice. Pretty cool experience. Got to see Jeff too 🙂

Sources sent information on a scene that happened last night in Winnebago. And we waited many hours before posting it, to see if police would release any information on it. They did not, so we posted the information that was provided to us.  People got mad as heck at us for posting it!  I can only post the information that IS provided to me. Plain and simple. Police did not release any information and are encrypted.  So I only had the information that was provided to me at the time, and posted it. Holy cow, tons of first responders got mad as heck at me. Was not my fault the police did not release any information on it, until after we posted it.  We waited and tried to get the info. confirmed before posting it. But as usual it was met with silence. Funny how quickly they responded though, after it was posted. Before it was posted, SILENCE. After it was posted, they were quick to release the information then. Funny how that works…  But the good news is, the people involved are reported to be OK. And RS got even more popular via all the haters, LOL.  As they say, keep on hating cuz all your doing is making RS famous.

I will keep saying it: The best advertisers are always going to be the haters, lol.  They scream loudly and peaks many peoples interest.  The traffic spikes were pretty sweet earlier, thanks to them, LOL.   I think haters are one track minded and don’t realize how much they help, when in their heads they think they are hurting, LOL.  The best free advertisers, are always going to be haters 🙂

Snow is on the way.  Guess we been spoiled long enough. Guess it is time for winter again 🙁  lol.

 








Rickie Traeger: Triple Shoe Mount, Photography Upgrades




Holy donkey balls is it cold outside!   

I will keep saying it, I hate winter, LOL.   On a serious note though it is cold out there. So please bundle up if you do plan on going outside.

I got a piece of equipment that will help me with working scenes. In the past, I was only able to use only 1 attachment at a time. Either a microphone or a light. This new piece of equipment is a triple shoe mount. I can add 3 items at one time, and use them all at once 🙂   So now the video and audio is going to be a lot better.  I am thinking about adding a cell mount to it, so I can put the cell on there while I do live videos and it be mounted.   So overall the quality of the videos are going to be way better 🙂

I plan on adding another piece of equipment that will also improve the quality of the videos and photos as well. I don’t plan on getting that for awhile though.  It is a gimbel. So I can be mobile and be steady. Instead of being steady only on a tripod.  I think it will greatly improve some content.  Being able to walk around and video, while being stable.  Instead of having to move and put down the tripod, move and put down the tripod, etc.. lol.

 








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