Monday, January 27, 2020

New Year, New Decade, New Way!

Welcome to the 2020s!  As we begin a new decade, I want to share something which may sound a little rah-rah, and "common sense-y," but in addition to holding myself accountable, I think it may actually be of benefit to others---not just in detecting, but in the game of life.

Truth is, I am not big on the whole "New Years Resolution" thing.  Most of us greet January 1st with an exhale and a feeling of relief that we survived the previous year, all the while glancing hopefully toward the future. Having a goal is great, but adding pressure because "everyone else is making resolutions," can really be deflating.  Instead, I have decided to look at the new year and this next decade as a "reboot".

That's right.  Another ten years wiser (hopefully), I have come to realize that having no structure in place for achieving goals is a guaranteed fail. (Duh!) Whether it's building up the courage to door knock, learning how to create YouTube videos, or even something personal like eating healthy, or finding a new job; instead of scheduling it for New Year's Day (which many have undoubtedly done), let's use this as a clean slate--a time to start fresh and take control instead of simply reacting defensively to things as they happen.

Below are a few tips which may help in creating the perfect offensive plan:
  1. Identify your goals and WHY you want to achieve them.  (Incidentally if you are attempting to achieve a goal for someone else, you're probably going to fail.  You have to want it for yourself!)
  2. Identify what DOESN'T work.  What have you done in the past that has failed.  Yeah, don't do that again.  Looking at past patterns. You may find that you've been repeating the same behavior over and over expecting different results (That whole "insanity" thing).
  3. Have a contingency plan.  What happens if things do not work out as intended. Obstacles are constantly being throw in our way.  What type of snags are you likely to encounter and how can you work around them?
  4. Get out of your own way.  While identifying your goals, you may realize you are trudging along the same path you've gone down before (see step 2).  Be willing to take a small step back or at least in another direction, to avoid repeating the same mistakes.
  5. Develop a plan and work it!  Don't just say you are going to do something and wait for it to happen; as if shouting your words into the ether will propel you forward. Set a schedule, do something that inspires you, whatever it is that keeps you focused. Work your plan every day.
  6. Set small goals.  Taking baby steps and celebrating small achievements builds confidence, increases will power, and snowballs into success.
So there it is!  I hope these tips will help guide you to unspeakable treasures!

xoxo Siren Kimmie (HDIC Girls Rock Metal Detecting and Nokta Makro Field Team Member)

For more information about the Simplex+ check out my Quick Start Guide on Youtube.
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Friday, November 15, 2019

Nokta Makro Simplex+: Separating Fact from Fiction

From the moment Nokta Makro hinted at the manufacture of the Simplex+, detectorists were instantly a buzz.  And rightfully so.  A fully waterproof, wireless, lightweight machine, packed with advanced features;  boasting great depth and separation at an affordable price?  It sounds too good to be true!

Aside from offering a new option to the entry level detectorists, the Simplex+ has struck fear in the hearts of those who stand to lose a big chunk of the beginner market. Beyond that, the Simplex+ has been performing so well, some individuals have felt compelled to compare it to machines high above its price range. And amazingly the Simplex+ has proved impressive.

Enter the trolls:  Just as quickly as the excitement started to build, so did the attacks and rumors from individuals who had never so much as laid eyes (let alone hands) on a Simplex+.  Some short, but necessary delays added fuel to the fire as these naysayers jumped at any chance to sabotage Simplex+ sales.  Yet, inspite of saboteurs' misleading with improperly set up machines in comparison tests, concocting conspiracy theories, and spreading flat out lies, the Simplex+ stands tall in the crowd. The rumors of a Simplex+ death have been greatly exaggerated (in other words... FALSE!)

So you have to ask - when someone is actively attacking the machine, is it opinion, or do they have an agenda.  Clearly Nokta Makro has an agenda; to put out a superior entry level machine which taps into the lucrative beginner detectorist market. And for consumers this is a GOOD THING. It will force all manufacturers to hit the drawing board and come up with competing machines, resulting in more inexpensive options for detectorists; not to mention breeding advancement in technology.

Meanwhile the Simplex+ has been finding its way into the hands of many well pleased consumers who have given unbiased and very positive feedback.

The Simplex+ is here to stay and is shaking up the metal detecting world...for the better!

xoxo Siren Kimmie (HDIC Girls Rock Metal Detecting and Nokta Makro Field Team Member)

For more information about the Simplex+ check out my Quick Start Guide on Youtube.
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Check out Girls Rock Metal Detecting at all of these fine establishments:
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Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/GirlsRockMetalDetecting
Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WeRockMetalDetecting/
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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/girlsrockmd/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GirlsRockMD
Ello: https://ello.co/sirenkimmie

Nokta Makro Detectors: https://www.noktadetectors.com/

Monday, October 21, 2019

Simplex+ Quick Start Guide: https://youtu.be/8UQovPgUtr0

Have you been considering Nokta Makro's Simplex+ metal detector? This is the machine everyone has been talking about - Low price and easy to use, waterproof, wireless, light weight and  packed with tons of advanced features.  Check out the Simplex+ Quick Start Guide for an unboxing, set up, and run down of what it has to offer.

xoxo Siren Kimmie (HDIC Girls Rock Metal Detecting and Nokta Makro Field Team Member)

© 2019 Siren Kimmie/Girls Rock Metal Detecting. All Rights Reserved.

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Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/GirlsRockMetalDetecting
Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WeRockMetalDetecting/
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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/girlsrockmd/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GirlsRockMD
Ello: https://ello.co/sirenkimmie

Nokta Makro Detectors: https://www.noktadetectors.com/

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Siren Kimmie's On The Field Team

I was passively shopping for a new metal detector when I first heard the name Nokta Makro. A little-know machine called the "Anfibio," which was garnering great reviews, had piqued my interest. As I dug deeper, I found a respected manufacturer who met my long list of qualifications; which is important considering any detector I swing would inadvertently find its way into my videos and writing. As such, the Notka Makro Anfibio Multi landed squarely onto my "wish list."

Call it serendipity, but a few weeks later, I was approached to lend my voice to a podcast commercial for none other than Nokta Makro Detectors. In exchange, I earned the very machine I had been coveting from afar! It was almost as if the universe was trying to tell me something.

I will admit it felt a little odd. Metal Detecting, for me, is about recovering history; so it had never occurred to me to use the hobby as an income source or payment-in-kind. But turning down a gig which compensated with free equipment would just be silly--So long as it was not at the expense of my integrity of course. Being that I was not asked to offer any opinion or endorsement, my conscience was clear; I became the proud owner of a Nokta Makro Anfibio Multi.

As time went by, I quickly fell in love with the Anfibio.  Meeting with success right off the bat I began sharing my finds as well as my excitement with the online community. So, it really should have come as no surprise when I found myself in conversation with Nokta Makro about joining their field team. Yet, during our initial discussions, I kept hearing David Byrne's voice in my head.

"How did I GET here?"

There are some who would jump at the chance for a sponsorship opportunity without even hesitating. However, being an over thinker, I wound up in a deep moral conversation with myself. Certainly, I would never risk my reputation on a product I do not have confidence in; nor would I align with anyone who does not mesh with my beliefs and personality. In fact, I have declined offers in the past citing one or more of those reasons. I also wouldn't want to be in a situation where metal detecting becomes "work". But with Nokta Makro, everything just happened so organically... I was already using their product and loved it. I already knew Nokta Makro had a good reputation.  Everything just seemed to fit.  Most importantly, it was understood and encouraged that I would remain honest in my reviews and critique.

Finally, what capped it off for me, was the type of team Nokta Makro is intent on building. They are not looking for "yes men." They did not seek out the most "popular" social media detectorists or bring in "YouTube stars." They chose me to be a part of their team because of the reputation I have gained through my videos, blog posts, and social media presence. I felt a tremendous sense of pride when I realized, Nokta Makro saw me as a person of character and integrity (there is that word again). This of course bolstered my confidence in Nokta Makro as a company and solidified my decision to become a part of their field team.

So there it is. I am officially a field team member for Nokta Makro Detectors. I am excited for this next adventure, it should be GREAT fun!

xoxo Siren Kimmie (HDIC Girls Rock Metal Detecting and now... Nokta Makro Field Team Member)

PS! If you want to give a listen to the podcast commercial that started it all check out All Metal Mode!


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Ello: https://ello.co/sirenkimmie

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Home...Beer...Bath (In That Order)

I just finished a quick dig in 109 degree weather.  I'm sweaty, overheated, and certainly look a sight. But I made a necessary stop at the grocery on the way home for some essentials and sundries.  I mindlessly apologized to the clerk for my appearance as I paid for my items; explaining the well-earned six pack (as if it's any of his business).

"I've been working in the yard," I fibbed.

"Oh, I can appreciate that," he replied in an understanding voice.

Sometimes you just don't have it in you to field the 500 questions that inevitably arise when you mention that you're a metal detectorist. 

I just wanted home, beer, bath...in that order.

As I climbed into the tub with my frosty brew, I glanced down at my legs to discover my knees, caked in dirt.  I knew I looked rough, but I had no IDEA!

Oh well, all in a day's work metal detecting!  (Or a good solid hour and a half before heat exhaustion kicked in anyway).  Happy Dig Sunday everyone!

xoxo Siren Kimmie (HDIC Girls Rock Metal Detecting)

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/GirlsRockMD
Ello: https://ello.co/sirenkimmie

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Listen Through The Noise


Listen Through The Noise T ShirtYesterday I set out with my detector not only in hopes of finding something cool, but also to clear my mind.  I was annoyed over some inane bit of social media negativity which my brain seemed intent on rehashing.  Pointless I know, yet I couldn't seem to stop my wheels from spinning.

I cranked up my Anfibio and dialed it to "deep mode."

Maybe it was subliminal... Deep thoughts for deep targets???

Either way, I began listening for a decent signal throughout all the blips and bleeps commonly found in a littered area.  I honed my ear in to a little squeak hidden within the scratchy iron sounds and retrieved a coin which was masked by bits of rusty metal and rubbish.  As I was inspecting the find, pleased with myself for having sniffed it out, a proverbial light bulb went off over my head.

Why is it, I seem to have no problem tuning out junk when searching for a good target, but when it comes to daily life I often get tripped up by trashy signals?  Rusty nail groans are easily dismissed while detecting; but in dealing with humans too much time is wasted analyzing negative grunts and grumblings.  Why not apply the same sort of discrimination used in metal detecting when interacting with people?  Just notch out anything counter productive, focus on the quality signals, and really listen through the noise.  Because after all, that's where you find the good stuff!

xoxo Siren Kimmie (HDIC Girls Rock Metal Detecting and Nokta Makro Field Team Member)

© 2019 Siren Kimmie/Girls Rock Metal Detecting. All Rights Reserved.

Listen Through The Noise T-Shirt

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Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WeRockMetalDetecting/
Nokta Makro Field Team (NOMADS) Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/nomadsgang/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/girlsrockmd/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GirlsRockMD
Ello: https://ello.co/sirenkimmie

Nokta Makro Detectors: https://www.noktadetectors.com/