WelchWrite Productions: The Mentoris Project Podcasts: Harvesting the American Dream: A Novel Based on the Life of Ernest Gallo

Under the name of WelchWrite Productions, We (Douglas And Rosanne) took on the hosting and technical production for The Mentoris Project Podcast — a collection of interviews of Mentoris book authors who take important Italian and Italian-American figures as their subjects. We just published our 23rd podcast and all are available on the Mentoris Project Web Site. This is one example. — Douglas

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Listen to he Mentoris Project Podcasts: Harvesting the American Dream: A Novel Based on the Life of Ernest Gallo

New grant will support up-and-coming female streamers on Twitch via Polygon

A charity organization is partnering with Twitch to promote promising female streamers on the platform, offering them a series of financial grants to help sustain their channels.

The 1,000 Dreams Fund launched in late 2015, and defines itself as a non-profit organization that supports the “dreams of talented young women in need by providing access to critical funding, resources and meaningful mentor relationships. Now, it’s teamed up with Twitch for the 1,000 Dreams Fund Twitch BroadcastHER Grant.

The organizations will award the grant to at least two high school or college students every semester, with funds ranging from $500 to $2,000. The grants are supposed to be used for conference travel, equipment upgrades, workshops and other tools that align with the 1,000 Dreams Fund’s mission, Twitch said in a press release.

The goal is to help illustrate the gender gap women often face in specific fields, including streaming, which is still predominantly male. A 2016 study reported that women make up 35 percent of Twitch’s streaming landscape, and there aren’t any female streamers in the current top 10 list.

Douglas E. Welch Talks Creativity and More on The Grantcast with Grant Baciocco [Audio] (33:50)

It was so much fun sitting down with Grant Baciocco to talk creativity this week. Grant is an old friend from the earliest days of podcasting (2004) and I am always watching his career and enjoying whatever work he us currently engaged in, including his own podcasts — like Grant’s Advent Calendar, which we watched religiously when Joseph was younger — and his in-theater and on-screen work with PuppetUp! and much more!

Check out everything he does on MrGrant.com and also over at Saturday Morning Media, where he is always creating great, kid-friendly content. —Douglas

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Douglas E. Welch Talks Creativity and More on The Grantcast with Grant Baciocco


15 Minutes With author and podcaster Douglas Welch – GrantCast EPISODE #101

Douglas Welch is an author, podcaster and new media and social media consultant.  

In this interview we discuss how he uses creativity in his work, plus discussion on his past int he world of theater, Walt Disney Imagineering and more.

Listen to 15 Minutes With author and podcaster Douglas Welch – GrantCast EPISODE #101

Event: Podcast 101 with Douglas E. Welch at Hackerspace LA – July 13, 2016 @ 7pm

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Podcast 101 with Douglas E. Welch

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

6262 Van Nuys Blvd.2nd Floor – Room 2A,
Van Nuys, CA [Map]

Click to RSVP on Meetup.com

On this free meetup/workshop  you will learn the basic steps of how to start your own podcast.  Douglas E. Welch will be explaining both the technical and content creation aspects of how to run a successful podcast.  

To learn more about Douglas visit his website: http://douglasewelch.com/ 

Hackerspace Los Angeles weekly meet up.  Come by and mingle with like-minded people and see what others are working on.  Find out what planned activities do we have and how you can participate.  

If you are interested in helping us establish a permanent location in the San Fernando Valley you need to be here to help us plan this and make it happen. 
We’ll still be holding classes/workshops of various interests once a month.

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Word now! Stories Podcast – “Cold” – Listen Now and then come to a show! [Audio] (1:30)

Last Sunday we attended the latest performance of of Word Now! at the Fremont Centre Theater in South Pasadena.

The show is co-produced by a close friend and his wife was also presenting a story that evening, so we HAD to go, of course.

It was a great night out and the stories were absolutely amazing. We certainly plan on attending again!

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Word now cold readers

Each show works around a general theme and this month’s theme was “COLD.”

The stories approached it in a variety of ways. Cold weather. Cold People. Cold World and more!

You can listen to the entire show here and I also greatly encourage you to see the live presentation in South Pasadena.

>>> Listen to Word Now! Stories – Cold – Part 1

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>>> Listen to Word Now! Stories – Cold – Part 2

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Word Now! performs every 2 months, so watch the web site for their March dates!

2015 – A Year of Teaching with Douglas E. Welch

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As we start 2015, I have selected a theme for the year. Over the past several years themes have included: Year of Visibility, Year of Leadership, and Year of Opportunity. This year I have decided to focus on something truly dear to my life and career — Year of Teaching.

A Year (and more) of Teaching

Education — in all forms — has always been a part of everything I do. Whether working in IT, consulting, writing. speaking or coaching, it all comes down to learning and education. Education was always been there whether I was speaking about careers, technology, new media, gardening or any of my other many and varied interests. I’ve always been passionate about sharing my experience with those around me to help them build the career (and life) they deserve.

As part of this Year of Teaching I want to focus on several areas where I think I can have the most impact. Perhaps you can help me in the coming year. I would greatly appreciate your advice, opportunities and your connections to others who might be able to use my skills.

I am looking to formalize my teaching in a number of ways. I am interested in connecting with organizations and students, of all types that could benefit from my experience, skills and, above all, my teaching abilities. Here are a few of the possibilities I foresee:

  • Classroom teaching using existing curriculum or creating curriculum designed specifically for your students
  • Seminar and Guest Speaking – both on-site and remotely
  • Webinars/Online Courses
  • Instructor positions at organizations, colleges and vocational schools

Over the years I have applied my teaching skills to Career Development, Gardening, Technology, New Media and more. You can find many examples of my writing, and both audio and video presentations on my web site at DouglasEWelch.com. I believe that each of these interests plays off the other and expands my ability to reach a diverse audience of students.

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CareerCamp International will also continue to be an on-going part of my teaching efforts this year. I’ll be working to spread the word about CareerCamp and help develop as many additional CareerCamps as possible. I believe that CareerCamp provides a great opportunity for people to share their knowledge and experience — teaching important concepts and lessons to those around them. I’d love to bring CareerCamp to your college, school, business or organization. You only need to ask.

A Year of Teaching Begins

2015 is providing a good start for this Year of Teaching. I currently have 4 speaking/teaching engagements scheduled and I am in discussion for several more:

  • New Media and a Career in Voiceover – Pursuing a Career in Voice Overs (Online) course at UCLA Extension Class – January 2015
  • CareerCamp: New Methods for Building the Career You Deserve – 2015 California Placement Association Conference – February 25-27, 2015
  • Transition as the New Normal – Ventura County OPEN Group – February 27, 2015
  • Smartphones, Technology and Your Career – GLAPros – March 12, 2015
  • Career Tools and Techniques for the 21st Century – Career Development Theories and Techniques Class – Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology – March 2015
  • CareerCampSCV (Santa Clarita Valley) 2015 – July 2015
I’m looking forward to a great year of teaching — of all sorts — in 2015 and I am wishing you the best year, too!


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

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!


New Media Jobs Available – All types of job listings at Jobs.WelchWrite.com – Search by keyword and location

Looking for a job? There are a host of job listings available on Jobs.WelchWrite.com every day.

Enter the keywords you are searching for and your location to get fresh and focused listings.

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Post a Job! $20 for 7 days

Read Careers in New Media via Flipboard

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New Media Jobs Available – All types of job listings at Jobs.WelchWrite.com – Search by keyword and location

Looking for a job? There are a host of job listings available on Jobs.WelchWrite.com every day.

Enter the keywords you are searching for and your location to get fresh and focused listings.

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Post a Job! $20 for 7 days


Top 20 Blog Posts for 2013 from Careers in New Media


Looking back over my stats, like a lot of folks today, I see that these were the Top 20 blog posts on Careers in New Media for 2013

  1. What do you need to live video stream your event?
  2. 10 Tips for better Skype Audio and Video Calls
  3. Tread carefully when editing WordPress themes (and how to recover when things go awry)
  4. New Media Gear 015: Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone
  5. Real World Example: Moving to a new podcasting web host and why
  6. Apple podcasting changes cause problems with GoDaddy-hosted podcasts
  7. Subscribed 015: Vintage Beef – Gaming Let’s Play and More!
  8. Feedburner Email Subscriptions
  9. New “Interactive Transcript” button appears on YouTube videos
  10. New Media Gear 010: Brian Herbert of the Indy Autographs Podcast and Hoosier State Sports Show
  11. New Media Gear 018: Canon VIXIA HF R400 HD 53x Image Stabilized Optical Zoom Camcorder and 3.0 Touch LCD
  12. Subscribed 38: EthosLab – Minecraft Done Technical
  13. Subscribed 023: Cooking Stoned with James Stone
  14. Subscribed 019: Building with BDoubleO
  15. Subscribed 021: Make Magazine, Make Blog, YouTube, Podcasts
  16. New Media Gear 21: Fancierstudio 3000 Watt Digital Video Continuous Softbox Lighting Kit
  17. Audio: Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol read by the Podcast Community on Facebook
  18. News: Update Powerpress WordPress/Podcasting Plugin ASAP
  19. New Media Vocabulary: Pageview(s)
  20. New Media Vocabulary: WordPress

Douglas’ Top YouTube Videos for 2013

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Please subscribe to my YouTube Channel to see all my new videos in 2014!


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

Converting audio files with iTunes
4,780 Estimated Minute Watched

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

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

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

Garden Tip – Wine Bottle Container Waterer
949 Estimated Minute Watched

Install Firefox for Mac
1,840 Estimated Minute Watched

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

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

KitchAid Mixer Unboxing
2,565 Estimated Minute Watched


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. 

News: WordPress 3.7 Update Now Available

WordPress has been upgraded to version 3.7 and I saw notification of this in my WordPress Dashboard today. As usual, this is for users who host their own, local, copies of WordPress. If you you use WordPress.com, your blogs will be updated automatically.

Here are a few updates available in this new version…

  • Background Updates
    • Automatic updates for maintenance and security updates.
    • Daily updates for developers using nightly builds.
  • Stronger Password Meter
    • New password meter to encourage users to choose stronger passwords.
  • Improved Search
    • More relevant search results.
  • Better Global Support
    • Localized versions will receive faster and more complete translations.
    • Background updates will include translations

For a complete list of the extensive updates, view this page at the WordPress Codex, WordPress Version 3.7.

Upgrade your locally hosted WordPress sites today!

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New Media/Social Media Jobs Available – Search by Location and Keyword

Check out our list of New Media jobs (and others) available via SimplyHired.com.

Enter your location for jobs close to you. You can also search on other keywords.

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More WelchWrite Work Examples: UCLA Extension Writers’ Program – 20th Annual Publication Party Videos

Below is a playlist of some additional work we recently produced for the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program — recording and editing individual author videos from their 20th Annual Publication Party. Six videos are currently available with another 12 coming soon. You will eventually see all 18 videos on this playlist.

If you a writer, I highly recommend subscribing to the UCLA Extension Writer’s Program YouTube Channel for more great content like this and the author interviews we produced for their new books television and film writing, Cut to the Chase and Inside the Room.

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Dog Days of Podcasting – Day 19 – Video: Container Garden Update Live – Recorded Version – Episode 39

As part of the Dog Days of Podcasting (http:/dogdaysofpodcasting.com) I am showing off a wide variety of podcasting styles and methods.

Today, I will be streaming my weekly series, Container Garden Update, LIVE using Google+ Hangouts on Air.

Join us at 7pm EDT/4pm PDT, using the links below, to watch and interact live.

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Watch live and ask questions via Twitter, Google+ and more. I will embed the video on A Gardener’s Notebook blog page, (http://welchwrite.com/agn/) too, so you can watch directly from there.

Come join in the fun!

Video “Polish Workshop: Making Your Best Even Better” with Michael Weiss from “Cut to the Chase”

The fourth in a series of videos we produced for the UCLA Extension Writers Program to accompany their new books on television and screenwriting, Cut to the Chase and Inside the Room.

There will be 14 more videos from various chapter authors released over the next several weeks.

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Video: “Jump-starting the Screenplay” with Jon Bernstein from “Cut to the Chase”

The third in a series of videos we produced for the UCLA Extension Writers Program to accompany their new books on television and screenwriting, Cut to the Chase and Inside the Room.

There will be 16 more videos from various chapter authors released over the next several weeks.

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Dog Days of Podcasting – Halfway There! – What are your thoughts?

So, as of today we are 15 days into the Dog Days of Podcasting Challenge. It has been somewhat easier than I thought, as I have a number of shows I try to produce regularly, so I only have to fill the holes that remain. Still, it as also gotten me moving on some ideas I have had for a long time.

Today’s podcast, MineFull – A Minecraft Let’s Play, has been in my mind for a long time, but I never had enough motivation to get moving on it. Things always seemed to get in the way and the thought of doing a podcast about playing a game seemed a bit frivolous. That said, it is a different form of podcast than anything I have done in the past, so it is a great stretch of my podcasting muscles. 

I had also been meaning to do many more interviews for all the podcasts, but most especially Career Opportunities. I think it is so important to introduce readers and listeners to new people, new jobs, new careers and new ideas in order to help them grow. Again, the Dog Days finally got me moving on that project, along with some new equipment that was purchased for producing a series of videos for a client. I now have a better video camera, better mics and, most importantly, some decent lighting for shooting indoors, especially for interviews. I have recorded 3 interviews so far and will record another one today. I will probably be releasing them once per week for the next several weeks.


I thought at the beginning of the challenge I might have to fill in with more stream-of-conciousness audio podcasts in order to fill all the podcast slots, but that hasn’t happened. That said, I may still do some of those merely as a way of playing around and showing the possibilities of Podcasting and New Media.

Listen to “What you SHOULD be sharing in your social media feeds!” from Career Opportunities


Of course, now I want to hear what you think about the Dog Days of Podcasting Challenge as we head into the downhill portion of the month. Has it been illuminating, boring, challenging, frightening, enlightening? Have you listened to or watched other podcasters who are taking the challenge? You can find all our podcasts over the on Dog Days of Podcasting web site and associated RSS feed. You can even subscribe to the feed and have each days podcasts automatically downloaded and moved to your iTunes, iPod,  iPhone or iPad.

Leave some comments to tell me what you think AND what you’d like to see and hear in the next 15 days of the Dog Days of Podcasting Challenge!