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Video: Making Hard Cider – Day 1 – Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 – 13/30

August 12th, 2014 Comments off

Part of the Dog Days of Podcasting 

Making Hard Cider - Day 1 - Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 - 13/30

 

Making hard cider is very, very, easy and I show you how in this video. Things get very busy after only 1 day of fermentation. 

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Previously in the Dog Days of Podcasting 2014:

What is the Dog Days of Podcasting?

“Essentially, it is a challenge to do a podcast for 30 days in a row.

In 2012 Kreg Steppe was looking to give himself a little push in regards to recording his own personal podcast since he wasn’t recording it very often. That turned into a challenge for himself to record a show everyday for 30 days believing that after 30 days it would turn into a habit. Once it was mentioned to Chuck Tomasi he took the challenge too and they decided it would be a great idea to record starting 30 days before Dragon*Con, culminating with the last episode where they would record it together when they saw each other there.”

Video: Making Hard Cider – Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 – 11/30

August 10th, 2014 Comments off

Part of the Dog Days of Podcasting

Video: Making Hard Cider - Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 - 11/30

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More information on Douglas E. Welch and Careers in New Media:

Previously in the Dog Days of Podcasting 2014:

What is the Dog Days of Podcasting?

“Essentially, it is a challenge to do a podcast for 30 days in a row.

In 2012 Kreg Steppe was looking to give himself a little push in regards to recording his own personal podcast since he wasn’t recording it very often. That turned into a challenge for himself to record a show everyday for 30 days believing that after 30 days it would turn into a habit. Once it was mentioned to Chuck Tomasi he took the challenge too and they decided it would be a great idea to record starting 30 days before Dragon*Con, culminating with the last episode where they would record it together when they saw each other there.”

Photo: Recording Dog Days of Podcasting piece at MacLeod Ale Brewing Co via #instagram

August 4th, 2014 Comments off

Recording Dog Days of Podcasting piece at MacLeod Ale Brewing Co via #instagram

Frame grab from podcast shoot at MacLeod Ale Brewing Co

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Video: Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 – Making Cornbread – Day 3/30

August 2nd, 2014 Comments off

Part of the Dog Days of Podcast 30 Day Challenge via Careers in New Media

Video: Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 - Making Cornbread - Day 3/30

Today it’s time for cornbread to take over to a friend’s house for a BBQ dinner. This recipe, combined with a well-seasoned cast iron skillet makes a great cornbread — fluffy on the inside with a great crispy crust.

 

 

To get some of those great collapsible measuring cups as seen in the video, visit this Amazon.com link

Chef’n SleekStor Pinch Pour Collapsible Measuring Cups & Nesting Measuring Spoons Set

Cornbread

Ingredients

1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 cup All-purpose flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/4 cup melted butter

Directions

Preheat oven to 425°

Oil cast iron skillet and place in oven.

Mix cornmeal, flour, baking powder and sugar in bowl. Add eggs, milk and butter. Mix until ingredients just mixed together. Do NOT over mix.

Remove skillet from oven and carefully pour in cornbread mix.

Bake for around 20 mins. Use knife to test for doneness. Knife placed in middle should come out clean.

Immediately remove from skillet and place on wire cooling rack.


Previously in the Dog Days of Podcasting 2014:

What is the Dog Days of Podcasting?

“Essentially, it is a challenge to do a podcast for 30 days in a row.

In 2012 Kreg Steppe was looking to give himself a little push in regards to recording his own personal podcast since he wasn’t recording it very often. That turned into a challenge for himself to record a show everyday for 30 days believing that after 30 days it would turn into a habit. Once it was mentioned to Chuck Tomasi he took the challenge too and they decided it would be a great idea to record starting 30 days before Dragon*Con, culminating with the last episode where they would record it together when they saw each other there.”

Video Rewind: July 2014: A monthly review of my recent videos — 30 videos

August 1st, 2014 Comments off

Look back over the previous month with this Video Rewind Playlist. Watch all or just one of the videos.

Video Rewind: July 2014: A monthly review of my recent videos -- 30 videos

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Video: Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 – Risotto Rosso – Day 1/30

July 31st, 2014 Comments off

Video: Dog Days of Podcasting 2014 - Risotto Rosso - Day 1/30 

Today I show off what’s on the stove for dinner. In this case, it is one of our Recipes in Rotation, Risotto Rosso, a tomato-based risotto with italian sausage.

The original recipe for Risotto Rosso comes from the cookbook, Cucina Rustica by Viana La Place and Evan Kleiman. It is now available new in paperback from Amazon.com and others.

For all of or family Recipes in Rotation, check out this free cookbook, Recipes in Rotation, available via the web or for your iPad using the Cookbook Cafe app.

Previously in the Dog Days of Podcasting 2014:

What is the Dog Days of Podcasting?

“Essentially, it is a challenge to do a podcast for 30 days in a row.

In 2012 Kreg Steppe was looking to give himself a little push in regards to recording his own personal podcast since he wasn’t recording it very often. That turned into a challenge for himself to record a show everyday for 30 days believing that after 30 days it would turn into a habit. Once it was mentioned to Chuck Tomasi he took the challenge too and they decided it would be a great idea to record starting 30 days before Dragon*Con, culminating with the last episode where they would record it together when they saw each other there.”

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Friends and Podcasting Plans for the Dog Days of Podcasting – End of the Day for July 28, 2014

July 28th, 2014 Comments off

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An unplanned visit from family friends today put me off my schedule a bit, but it is always important to remember to take a some time to just exist for a while. Work can subsume everything else that we do and overwhelm any sense of life or balance. When I get “heads-down” on a project, the world can disappear and I can work just a bit too hard. I wake up one morning just mentally beat and wonder what happened. I did it to myself, of course, but we can all get lost in our work without realizing it. We sat and talked, visit PizzaRev for dinner and then shared birthday cake with our long time friend Liam C. I met Liam during my first semester of college, just about the same time I Rosanne, so it is am important relationship to maintain. We have seen much together and I expect will se much more in the coming years. Cheers, Liam!

This means, though, that I needed to sit down a little later than usual to write up my thoughts on the day and finish a few tasks that are usually done earlier in the day. That can make it seem a little overwhelming — so much to be done before bed time. Still, I have found it important to capture my thoughts each day. I think it helps me frame my days well and gets things off my mind so I can sleep well. I highly recommend it for each of you, too. You can write text such as this or record audio, video, dictate into your phone, whatever makes the most sense for you. We all have our own preferences. It is more important that you do it, rather than how you do it — as I often say about a lot of things in life.

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Next week I will be adding another element to this daily madness(?) when we begin this year’s edition of The Dog Days of Podcasting. This is a 30 podcasts in 30 day challenge where podcasters look back to the earlier days of podcast and try to capture some of the magic of time. We focus on newly created content, typically audio (although I will probably do a few videos, too). Much of this is slice of life material, audio blogs, interviews with friend and family — many of which I have been wanting to interview for a while — comedy, music, whatever strikes out fancy over the 30 days. I’ll be posting these podcasts on the Careers in New Media blog and sharing some of other blogs as they fit the topic and theme. You can find out more about The Dog Days of Podcasting — and even join in — on the web site. I hope you’ll check out my podcasts and some of the other folks, too.

Previously on End of the Day:

Midsummer Book Sale — All My Kindle Books 99¢ each for the next 30 Days!

July 23rd, 2014 Comments off

That’s right!

As a special Midsummer treat to all my loyal readers, listeners and viewers, all my books are now just 99¢ each for the next 30 days!

Offer expires August 24, 2014

For career-minded types, there is my original book, The High-Tech Career Handbook, Cultivating You Career Reputations and, for those looking to decide where to take their career, Career Compass: Finding Your Career North.

Social Media fans can check out Social Media Self Preservation and learn how to take advantage of social media without losing your mind.

Finally, fans of A Gardener’s Notebook might like my collection of gardening essays, From A Gardener’s Notebook.

Read the Kindle book using your Kindle, Computer or Mobile device!

 
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It can be difficult to ask for help… and money – End of the Day for July 22, 2014

July 22nd, 2014 Comments off

End of the day LogoThroughout your life, asking for help can be one of the most difficult things you do. This is closely following by asking for money.

When you first start working as a freelancer, it ca be a bit difficult to ask for money. Many of us are concerned about the value of our work — even if it is exceptional — and asking for the check, the cash or the credit card can be daunting. What if they didn’t like the work? What if they think I’m too expensive? What if they just laugh at me? ( I know that can sound extreme, but asking for money can bring out deep insecurities in even the most confident person)

You soon learn, though, that people are willing to play for your work, even gladly when you solve major issues for them. It is only over time, though, that it becomes slightly less uncomfortable to ask. There will always be a small voice in the back of your mind, whispering negative things to you. I your change you work or career, those voices can become quite loud again.

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I am facing this type of change myself, right now, in fact. While my New Media consulting work is charged in much the same way as my previous computer consulting, asking people to support my own new media content is an entirely new world.

In the past, I used the rest of my career to subsidize my blogging, podcasting and writing. The work paid for web hosting, equipment and other costs, so the blogs didn’t really need to support themselves. Now, though since my new media content work is part of my overall work, I want — and need — to reach out to my readers, listeners, subscribers and viewers and ask for their support to continue — and improve that work.

This has me feeling a bit uncomfortable and a bit confused. I know of the many various ways of supporting content — donations, subscriptions, patronage, fundraising drives, etc, but having never HAD it do it, those small voices of insecurity are growing. Despite my long experience producing my shows and the great feedback I have received over the years, I am worried that my call for support will be met with deafening (and disheartening) silence. It is always a possibility in this crowded new media landscape, but I find that those worries are stopping me in my tracks.

Now that I have the time, I want to grow my various shows and such to the size, frequency and status that I had always dreamed of. In order to do that, I have to get over my fears and insecurities, just as I have done with other endeavors in the past.

As a way of getting started, and a bit of a cop out, I admit, I am going to ask people HOW they might consider supporting my content. Do they prefer patronage, sponsorship, advertising, donations, fundraisers, speeches, what? I hope in thinks way to draw out some ideas and find some direction in how to proceed. Many of my readers and listeners have been with me for a while, so I think they have a good idea of the quality and the frequency of the content and might have some great ideas. If I can get over the insecurity of asking them that I think I can probably move forward and actually ask for their help in supporting the content — hopefully great and useful content — I create now and would like to create in the future — with their support.

Wish me luck!

Please share any ideas you might have. I’d appreciate any insight you can offer!

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Making my way in a new career – End of the Day for July 16, 2014

July 16th, 2014 Comments off

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It feels odd to be in a career transition, but then again, it does give me a lot to talk about when I give presentations like the one I had for Tuesdays with Transitioners a few days ago. The topic was “Transition is the New Normal,” and I truly believe that, especially based on my experience of the last year or so. Transition is always with us and always ail be. The sooner we realize that, the better for all of us.

I saw some movement in my own transition today when I took a sales call about some New Media consulting. It was actually quite different and pleasurable to NOT be talking about the nuts and bolts of computers and rather what can be done with them. I didn’t have to fight to remove a virus, repaired a crashed hard drive or find a way to fix a document that had gone awry. That is exactly where I wanted to be. I wanted to be thinking and doing in different ways, which is one major reasons I started this transition in the first place/

Of course, it has been a long slow road to this new career and it is destined to be a slow progression even from this point. I seem to be feeling a break, an opening, in the New Media world, though. I think more people are realizing what New Media can do for them and why they need to make better use of it…especially in the world of business. I suspect the economy making small gains has also helped in some regard, too. People simply have the confidence to mover ahead with new projects and move out of austerity mode — at least a small bit.

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One thought that struck me in today’s meeting is how important it is to teach not only the WHAT of New Media, but also the WHY. Each situation is unique and something that works for one may not work as well for someone else. Talking out what people want to accomplish is so important and, even better, never fails to yield new ideas, new tools, new projects and new methods. Each new meeting, each new situation, each new person builds on earlier experiences and creates something new and, hopefully, even better.

Of course, teaching is what I love to do, no matter what part of my career or life I’m involved in at the time. I love sharing what I know, what I’ve learned, and the questions that are rolling around in my mind looking for answers — which are often found with the help others and their conversations. The fun part is that we can (and should be) both student and teacher during any given day. For moment we are a student learning something new from a teacher and then the roles can quickly switch. I find such energy in the give and take of teaching and learning. It excites and energizes me more than nearly anything else I do.

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