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Top 25 Pages for 2016 from Douglas E. Welch

January 1st, 2017 Comments off

Looking back over my statistics for 2016, here are the Top 25 Pages here at WelchWrite.com/DouglasEWelch.com.

See something here you missed? Give it a click and check it out.

Interesting Plant: Campanula | A Gardener’s Notebook
Interesting Plant: Albuca namaquensis | A Gardener’s Notebook
TechnologyIQ: Codebender – An Online Code Editor for Arduino: Write Code & Program Your Arduino In Your Browser
Douglas E. Welch | CAREERS – GARDENING — NEW MEDIA – TECHNOLOGY
TechnologyIQ: Projects: 10 best Raspberry Pi projects you can do yourself from Trusted Reviews
Project: Steel pipe garden edging | A Gardener’s Notebook
A Gardener’s Notebook
Douglas E. Welch: Art, Design & Photography Products | Redbubble
TechnologyIQ: Project: Arduino Wind Speed Indicator from Geeky Gadgets
My Word with Douglas E. Welch
DIY: PVC Pipe Strawberry Planter | A Gardener’s Notebook
Pinterest: An Organ Pipe Cactus Wall | A Gardener’s Notebook
“Winter Sunset” Mugs by Douglas E. Welch | Redbubble
“California Poppies” Spiral Notebooks by Douglas E. Welch | Redbubble
TechnologyIQ: Sparkfun’s Field Guide to Arduino introduces you to the Arduino family tree
Propagating pittosporum | A Gardener’s Notebook
Noted: Charming Garden Gate via Gorgeous Flowers Garden & Love on Tumblr | A Gardener’s Notebook
“Villa in the Vineyard – Antique Photo” Stickers by Douglas E. Welch | Redbubble
TechnologyIQ
Garden Decor: The Bird sNest Box by All Lovely Stuff | A Gardener’s Notebook
Food: Homemade Ginger Beer | A Gardener’s Notebook
Douglas Welch – YouTube
My Word with Douglas E. Welch » Just hanging with my buddy today #cat #home #fun #funny #pet via Instagram [Photo]
The difference between your job, your work and your career – April 20, 2007
“A Face in the Garden ” Hardcover Journals by Douglas E. Welch | Redbubble

 

Video Rewind for February 2016 – What did you miss on DouglasEWelch .com? — 14 Videos [Video]

March 1st, 2016 Comments off

A playlist of all the videos I produced in February 2016

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.

A playlist of all the videos I produced in January 2016 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.

Video rewind february 2016

 

 
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Video Rewind for January 2016 – What did you miss on DouglasEWelch .com? — 15 Videos [Video]

February 1st, 2016 Comments off
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Video Rewind for September 2015 – What did you miss on DouglasEWelch .com? — 21 Videos [Video]

October 5th, 2015 Comments off
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My Work 2: My Photography Products Direct to You, Your Friends and Your Family.

September 30th, 2015 Comments off

Due to the wide and differing nature of the work I do, I am often asked by friends and acquaintances, “What are you doing now?” This blog series will keep you informed and up-date-date on some of my bigger projects, blogs, podcast and more! — Douglas


My Photography and Products

As you may have noticed from my blogs and social media feeds, I have been working very diligently to gain some financial benefit from all the photographs I have taken over the years – -and continue to take nearly every day. One way I have been doing this is through RedBubble. RedBubble is an online site which allows me to create a variety of products quickly and easily. These means I can sell these items without large investments in time and without spending a lot of money on items that might not resonate with my customers. Each item is printed on demand and delivered directly to you. RedBubble provides volume discounts on some items and also regularly hosts 20% off sales site wide.

Redbubble logo

If you visit my RedBubble Portfolio today, you’ll find almost 100 different photographs, each available on 7-22 different products ranging from cards to tote bags to laptop sleeves to iPhone/iPad covers, mugs and more. I have been adding about 2 new photographs each day as I find them in my archives or take new photos on my various photowalk and excursions.

Douglas E. Welch RedBubble Portfolio

If you are interested, please check out my portfolio. I hope there is something there that might add a little beauty to your home, technology and life. Even better, if you like something, please consider sharing it with your friends or family either in-person or via social media. Selling products is a volume game, so the more people who know about my products the higher my chances of selling. After all, people can’t buy what they don’t know about. Thank you in advance! Your help is always greatly appreciated.

In addition to these RedBubble items, I can also create custom items directly on commission. See something you like, but want it in a different format? Send me an email and we can develop something together!!

On A Personal Note

These products are just one more way that I am creating a career out of many disparate parts. I have always had a variety of interests in my life and this hasn’t always fit neatly into the standard definition of a job and career. As I have grown older, I have sought out ways to combine all these interests into something that gives me the variety I crave in my work while also supporting me financially. It isn’t easy, but after several years of working in the corporate world, I don’t think that was the proper place for me, either. Despite the challenges of creating what I call a “hybrid career”, I think it fits me best. If you see something here that catches your fancy, please consider making a purchase and helping me in this lifelong quest to create something unique. Watch for more posts in this My Work series to see other parts of this “hybrid career” in action.

A sample of laptop sleeves created using my photographs

Laptop Sleeves from Douglas E. Welch

A Sneak Peak

I know it’s only the last day of September, but preparing for the holiday season takes a lot of time. so I am already creating a series of Christmas Cards so that you can share the spirit of the holidays with your friends and families! I’ll be adding even more Christmas-related cards and such in the coming weeks, so keep watching. Order early, so you can be sure if having your cards in hand when you are ready to send them out. All RedBubble cards come with a 30% on when buying in sets of 8 cards, so you can save by buying enough to everyone on your list.

Christmas Cards by Douglas E. Welch

This is just a small selection of Christmas Cards I will have available, so check back often to see more!

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Your Career is About You from Two Challenges in Building the Career You Deserve [Video Clip]

August 24th, 2015 Comments off

From the Career Opportunities Podcast…

A Clip from Two Challenges in Building the Career You Deserve with Douglas E. Welch. Watch the entire presentation.

Your Career is About You from Two Challenges in Building the Career You Deserve [Video Clip]

 

Douglas E. Welch (http://douglasewelch.com) presents to the class Career Development – Theories and Techniques at Pepperdine Graduate School of Education & Psychology taught by fellow CareerCamp Co-Chair, Danielle Gruen

The two biggest challenges are deciding what you want to do as a career and then building the career you deserve once you decide.

I discuss the Career Compass method of discovering your career wants, needs and desires and then using various social media tools to show people “What you do and how well you do it”

Transcript:

It’s not about those external things out there. Although, yes, we focus on resumes and we focus on interview skills and everything else, in reality it’s about you. It’s about the people you deal with and it’s about developing, as Danielle said, “The Career You Deserve” and I really do believe that. That became the subtitle for my column and podcast and I really do believe that. We all deserve a great career. We’re not entitled to it. It doesn’t mean that I get it because I’m a happy little special snowflake. It means that all of us, collectively as humans, deserve a great career and we can make that happen — and we can help others make that happen — if we think about it in this very personal way. 

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How do you raise your career visibility? — from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio] [Archive]

August 21st, 2015 Comments off

Visibility in a down economy

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From the Career Opportunities Archives…

I have written before about the importance of visibility in your career. (See Visibility for you and your career and A Year of Visibility video) Now that the economy is slowing down, I want to reiterate my call to Visibility and reinforce the need for it in the coming year. Not only are you seeking to develop a better career, you might be facing the creation of an entirely new career. Even worse, you are now competing with a host of talent that is also aggressively searching for new jobs in a market that is reducing the number of jobs available. If you want to continue to have a productive career or recover from a layoff, you have to do everything you can to let people know what you do and how well you do it.

Read this entire column – Visibility in a down economy

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Transition is a Force for Good from Transition as the New Normal 2015 with Douglas E. Welch [Video Clip]

August 18th, 2015 Comments off

A clip from this longer presentation — Douglas E. Welch presents “Transition as the New Normal” to OPEN (Outstanding Professionals Employment Network) Ventura County in Simi Valley, CA on February 27, 2015.

OPEN Facebook Page

Also mentioned in this talk is “Career Compass: Finding Your Career North”, an Amazon Kindle booklet

 

Transcript:

Transition — and this throws people off a little bit when I say this, but — transition is a force for goo din our lives and in our careers and many of us do not see it that way. We are fearful of it. It is the sabertooth cat outside the cave door. When I last gave this talk, off the top of my head I came up with a metaphor — “Don’t think of it as the sabertooth cat outside the cave door. Think about it as a domesticated cat keeping the rats out of your cave and sitting by your side and keeping you warm.” It is a good factor in our lives. It brings wonderful, new things, into our lives and our careers that we need to thrive as human beings. If you become too scared of it and avoid it at all costs, I think, personally, that you are limiting your lives. 

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What are you thankful for? – Thanksgiving from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio]

August 14th, 2015 Comments off

What are you thankful for? – Thanksgiving

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From the Career Opportunities Archives…

It’s the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US and many families are tucking into huge holiday meals and suffering the ill effects of too much food, too much wine and, in some cases, too much family. Others are less fortunate, though, and Thanksgiving Day becomes a source of sorrow instead of joy. The world is made of such dichotomies and we should all be reminded that even the smallest of our successes are sometimes denied to others. In the end, appreciating those things we are thankful for requires thinking about how thankful others would be to have achieved the same successes. We fail to appreciate our successes exactly because they are ours. Having achieved these successes, they no longer mean anything.

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A Day at CareerCamp Part 2 – Ticketing from CareerCamp: New Unconference Career Building Methods [Video Clip]

August 13th, 2015 Comments off

A clip from this longer presentation – CareerCamp: New Unconference Methods for Helping People Build the Career They Deserve with Douglas E. Welch

CareerCamp Founder, Douglas E. Welch, shares CareerCamp with the attendees of the California Placement Association at their annual 2015 conference in San Luis Obispo.

He discusses What is CareerCamp?, how it might be used in your organization and takes you through an example of a Day at CareerCamp.

A Day at CareerCamp Part 2 - Ticketing from CareerCamp: New Unconference Career Building Methods  [Video Clip]

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Transcript:

We use  service called Eventbrite (eventbrite.com) — and I have some links at the end that I’ll show you — for tickets. If your event is free Eventbrite tickets are free. You set up a little page on their web site. You can do all sorts of ticketing things — we basically have 1 ticket — I’m an attendee. But you can gather information from the attendees. You can send them automatically, e-tickets — they’re PDF documents that they can either show on their phone and/or print out. We can then read them with our smartphones and say ‘Attended” so we actually know they — not that they just signed up — but that they actually came. It’s a big operation. It’s like a theater operation ticketing system, usable for free if your event is free.  


What is CareerCamp and Career Camp International?

CareerCamp is a community organized, career-focused, unconference which calls upon local communities and people to share their knowledge, expertise and other important information on developing yourself and your career.

What is an unconference?

Unconferences are self-organizing conferences, similar to many professional conferences, but instead of hiring well-known, professional speakers, they call on the attendees themselves to provide the content and focus for the event. Every person who attends is highly encouraged to present on some topic deeply important to them or, barring that, to facilitate an open breakout session or round table discussion or even just to engage and converse with their fellow attendees between presentations. A few organizers band together to find a venue for the event, recruit sponsors and invite attendees, but the focus of the unconference is driven solely by the attendees.

Some might question the usefulness of presentations by their peers, but we have found that there is an enormous amount of real-world expertise available in each and every local community. CareerCamp utilizes a format that draws out that expertise and benefits everyone. CareerCamp (and other unconferences) provide a structure and an opportunity to share this expertise in ways that traditional conferences do not. Additionally, CareerCamps also attract career development professionals who can use CareerCamp as a way of introducing themselves to a new audience of potential clients.

How was CareerCamp developed?

The genesis of CareerCamp was found by attending BarCamp unconferences held around the world. CareerCamp founder, Douglas E. Welch, was a long time attendee of BarCamp, which is an event that embraces any topic, although it often leans toward technology. After seeing the success of BarCamp as a way to illuminate and educate within a community, Welch applied the unconference concept to the specific world of Career Development.

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