New Media 101: Provide Behind the Scenes Information from “Blogging and Content Creation”

Part of the New Media 101/Blogging 101 series…

A quick tip from this 53 minute presentation – Blogging and Content Creation at the San Fernando Valley WordPress Group.

 
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Transcript:

One of the other things — people love behind the scenes information. If you are in a situation to provide behind the scenes information about your life, your work, your career, your artwork or the same for someone you’re working for — people will eat that up. If they can be backstage a rock concert, they will love it. That’s the type of stuff that you can deliver and most people throw that away. They don’t even consider stuff like that in their own life. For example, let’s go back to the artist metaphor. If an artist is creating a pot, sitting there in the lonely little studio — they’re all alone spinning their pots on their wheel — the fact is, if they recorded their process in doing that — they made some video clips of them doing that — people will eat that up. People will visit them and people will come to respect their work more because they see the work that goes into it. A lot of work we do in our lives is hidden. If we can open that up to people we can actually, again, show people what we do and how well we do it and why that pot costs $300 not $1 at the Dollar Store.Ok? There is that much work being put into it. And if you can show that to people, it’s a great thing to share on your blogs, on your YouTube Channel, on your Facebook, on your Twitter and so forth. 

 

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New Media 101: You are an expert! from “Blogging and Content Creation”

Part of the Blogging 101 series…

A quick tip from this 53 minute presentation – Blogging and Content Creation at the San Fernando Valley WordPress Group.

 
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Transcript:

I often tell people that you are an expert if you have one more piece of information or one more experience than somebody else.  If you have that, someone else wants to know that. If you have experience putting a plugin the WordPress Plugin Directory — and dealing with that — there are other people that want to know that. Ok? Because they are trying to do it, too, and they want someone with experience to lead them through the process. So you have automatically something  that you can share that will find an audience because people will do those searches online — people will ask those questions elsewhere — and there will be someplace for them to go for that information.

 

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New Media 101: A Reason for Podcasting from “New Media Question Time”

Part of the New Media 101 series…

A quick clip from this 30 minute presentation – New Media Question Time for UCLA Voiceover Class.

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Transcript:

There is a benefit of podcasting that works for us all — and that is that it gives us control over our product. It allows us to speak directly to our audience and so I believe anyone can benefit from that. Anybody — regardless of their career, their job, their art, whatever they are trying to do — can use podcasting to talk directly to their audience.

We all have an audience. It doesn’t matter what we do. We can be a plumber. We still have an audience. We still have customers we are trying to reach, people we are trying to effect, policies we are trying to change.

Anyone can and should start podcasting to benefit their career.

 

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Video: Blogging 101: Who you follow is more important…

Part of the Blogging 101 series…

A quick tip from this 53 minute presentation – Blogging and Content Creation at the San Fernando Valley WordPress Group.

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Transcript:

It’s not about who follows you on social media. It’s all about who you follow. Your social media feeds should have value to you. It shouldn’t be about obligation. It shouldn’t be about automatically following back. It shouldn’t be following the popular people. It’s about does what that person is saying have value to you. Because that is where you get the value out of your social media use — in that way. Say, as an example you have a friend who is an expert on knitting. There know everything there is to know about knitting and that’s all they post about on Twitter and Facebook is knitting, knitting, knitting. It’s great content! I don’t care. Ok. I’m  not a knitter. It doesn’t mean that person doesn’t have value. It just means their information doesn’t have value to me. Ok? Follow those people who have value to you. If you see a Twitter come through — if you see a Facebook post — come through and you are like “What the heck is that?” Click on that link and look at what they posted recently. Look at their last 10 posts — and if there is nothing of value in there — unfollow them. All they’re doing is polluting the value of your social media stream. You’re getting less out of your use of Facebook — less out of your use of Twitter — because they’re there. Because you can’t find the good stuff. And I apply that same rule to me. I look at my Twitter stream every so often. I look at my Facebook stream every so often. I look at my – whatever — Google+ stream — every so often. I look at it and say, “If I were coming in as a person who happened to see one of my posts and was thinking of following me — would I follow myself?

 

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Video: Blogging 101: Don’t throw away your content

Part of the Blogging 101 series…

A quick tip from this 53 minute presentation – Blogging and Content Creation at the San Fernando Valley WordPress Group.

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Music: “Rocket” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) under Creative Commons License.

Video: Blogging 101: The most important reason to blog

Part of the Blogging 101 series…

A quick tip from this 53 minute presentation — Blogging and Content Creation at the San Fernando Valley WordPress Group.

Watch the entire presentation

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Video: Blogging and Content Creation with Douglas E. Welch – San Fernando Valley WordPress Group

Douglas E. Welch, writer of Careers in New Media  and several other blogs, presents on Blogging and Content Creation to the San Fernando Valley WordPress Group (54 mins)

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This talk contains the following topics:

  • Why you should be blogging for yourself, your career and your business?
  • Where do you find content for your blogs, podcasts and social media?
  • Capture the content that already exists in your life and work
  • Let people “behind the scenes”
  • Create “series” to make it easier to develop content
  • Read voraciously!
  • Share your content everywhere
  

 

Music: “Rocket” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) under Creative Commons License.

Photo: Podcasting Interview from 2006 with Dan Klass from The Bitterest Pill

I am backing up a lot of older photos to Google+ and came across this photo from 2006. G+ Auto Awesome turned it into an animated GIF.

 

Back on My 20, 2006, myself and Dan Klass, fellow LA Podcaster and producer and star of The Bitterest Pill were interviewed by the Red Fence Project web site. It has taken a while, but it is great to see this 12 minute video that resulted. We talk about podcasting and the LA Podcasters, and have a little fun while we are at it.

Watch the entire interview here –  “Podcasters” from Red Fence

Video: New Media Question Time for UCLA Voiceover Class

Douglas answers questions from students in Janet Wilcox’s online Voiceover class at UCLA Extension. (http://uclaextension.edu). I talk about the why you should start podcasting, how to market yourself and some of the equipment involved.

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Music: “Rocket” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) under Creative Commons License.

Video: WordPress Wednesday 10: Weekly Check-up and using MangeWP.com to update multiple WP blogs

Short WordPress tips to ease your way, especially if you are just getting started with WordPress.

Doing your weekly check-up and using ManageWP.com to update multiple WordPress sites from one location.

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See previous episodes of WordPress Wednesday in this playlist

Music: “Go Kart” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) under Creative Commons License.

Video: Blogging 101: Using DLVR.it for automatic blog post sharing

Blogging 101 is short tips on how to get started blogging for personal and professional reasons.

Using the DLVR.it service to automatically share your blog posts to Twitter, Facebook and other accounts.

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Previously in Blogging 101…

 

Music: “Broken Reality” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) under Creative Commons License.

Video: WordPress Wednesday 9: Blog Post Toolbar

Short WordPress tips to ease your way, especially if you are just getting started with WordPress.

Introduction to all the icons in the WordPress Blog Post Toolbar. 

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Music: “Go Kart” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) under Creative Commons License.

Video: WordPress Wednesday 8: Using Categories

Short WordPress tips to ease your way, especially if you are just getting started with WordPress.

How and why to use categories from the very start of your WordPress blog. Make it easy for your readers, and yourself, to locate collection of blog posts in any category. 

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Music: “Go Kart” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) under Creative Commons License.

Video: WordPress Wednesday 7: Embedding YouTube Videos

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Short WordPress tips to ease your way, especially if you are just getting started with WordPress.

How to embed YouTube videos (and more) in your WordPress blog posts.

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Music: “Go Kart” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) under Creative Commons License.

Video: WordPress Wednesday 6: Using Images in your blog posts

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Short WordPress tips to ease your way, especially if you are just getting started with WordPress.

How to add images to your WordPress blog posts

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Music: “Go Kart” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) under Creative Commons License.

Douglas’ Top YouTube Videos for 2013

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Repairing a damaged soaker hose – A Gardener’s Notebook
2,875 Views
5,836 Estimated Minute Watched

Converting audio files with iTunes
2,821 Views
4,780 Estimated Minute Watched

How-to: Wine bottle edging for your garden beds project
2,415 Views
7,296 Estimated Minute Watched

Forwarding GoDaddy Domain to WordPress.com blog
2,319 Views
7,116 Estimated Minute Watched

TechnologyIQ – Bluestacks Android Emulator for Mac and Windows
1,315 Views
1,581 Estimated Minute Watched

Garden Tip – Wine Bottle Container Waterer
1,221 Views
949 Estimated Minute Watched

Install Firefox for Mac
1,084 Views
1,840 Estimated Minute Watched

Bill Farmer, The Voice of Disney’s Goofy, Talks about “A Career in Voiceover”
1,055 Views
6,252 Estimated Minute Watched

A Gardener’s Notebook:Repairing a damaged drip irrigation line
1,014 Views
3,140 Estimated Minute Watched

KitchAid Mixer Unboxing
877 Views
2,565 Estimated Minute Watched

 

Video: WordPress Wednesday 5: Learning about WordPress using WordPress.com

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Short WordPress tips to ease your way, especially if you are just getting started with WordPress.

A quick introduction to setting up an account/blog on WordPress.com and posting your first blog post.

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Music: “Go Kart” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com) under Creative Commons License.

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Video Rewind: December 2013: A monthly review of my recent videos

Here is a playlist of all the videos I produced in December 2013.

You can find all my past videos on my YouTube Channel. If you enjoy a video, please click the Like button or Subscribe to the YouTube Channel. Doing that directly effects how many other people see my videos. 

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Click the playlist menu Youtube playlist icon to see a list of all the individuals videos in the playlist. 
 

Video: WordPress Wednesday 4: Removing unused plugins

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Short WordPress tips to ease your way, especially if you are just getting started with WordPress.

Removing unused and unwanted WordPress plugins to prevent malicious exploits and just keep your WordPress installs neat and tidy

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Video: 2011 Live Reading of A Christmas Carol

For your holiday enjoyment, I present this live video recording of our previous 2011 Live reading of Charles’ Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

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