Blogging, Vlogging, and Podcasting | Episode 5: What’s the Point of My Podcast?

I didn’t make much headway with the podcast this week. I got so far as figuring out what the podcast is about, what you’ll hear on it, and who might want to listen to it. I also only read one chapter of the book I bought, and have yet to answer the question that it left me with.

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Blogging, Vlogging, and Podcasting | Episode 4- Narrowing My Focus to Podcasting

Last week, I said that this episode would be about advertising, because what’s the point in putting this content out there if I didn’t want people to see it? Late last week, I decided that I needed to narrow my focus when a pang of anxiety struck me as I was trying to figure out whether to post links to this project on my Twitter or Instagram. What I decided to do instead was narrow my focus.

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Blogging, Vlogging, and Podcasting | Episode 3: Keeping Track of Your Ideas

Anecdote

In a 2013 study, researchers Kathleen Vohs, Joseph Redden, and Ryan Rahinel found the that a disorderly space can have a positive impact on behaviour. They found that people are more likely to be creative when in a disorderly space than when in an orderly one. They did this through three experiments.

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Testing Different Microphones

I’m having a hell of a time trying to figure out how to get good, clean audio recordings for my videos. So, tonight, I tested a few different options that I have available to me. Here’s the video that resulted:

In the end, I’ve come away knowing that I need to learn more about audio recording. This is going to take some time but it’ll be interesting enough.

Finding a Voice

Several years ago, when I had first moved to Toronto, I was going to a good number of job interviews. One of the most common pieces of feedback I got when I wasn’t successful in an interview or when I was being let go was that I was “too creative for the position.” At the time, and even now, it felt like a nice way to brush me off without having to provide too many details about why I wasn’t right for the position. As the years have passed, I think that the feedback might not have been too far off the mark.

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Sponges

I was stood there for at least 35 minutes, staring at the range of choices available to me, unable to make a decision. Each choice I was given offered different options: scouring, non-abrasive, non-stick, heavy duty, pots and pans, etc. Often, it’s the easiest decisions that are the hardest to make. Continue reading “Sponges”