NaPodPoMo 8 – Feedback Show: National or International?

I received feedback on the topic of change from Day 6.

First we hear from Jen of Inside My Head and her take on change varies depending on the driving force behind it.

Next we hear from Will Brown of The Workshop who also brings up an interesting twist to the whole National Podcast Post Month. Is it only for the US? Can folks who live elsewhere participate?

Thanks so much for the feedback and for participating in the wild and crazy fun that is NaPodPoMo

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NaBloPoMo Day 7 – Movement

Movement is all around us.

The minutes, hours, days, weeks months, weather, temperature, seasons, people, life. It’s all moving. Sometimes we move and sometimes we’re moved. There are times we don’t want to move at all. We wish time would stand still. Even if just for a moment. We seek stillness. We want to stop and take a deep breath. Rest. Quiet. Peace.

There are times we seek the stillness to capture a moment other times to escape one. Yet no matter how much we wish time would stand still, there is always movement.

The earth spins, the sun rises and sets, the tides roll in and out, birthdays come and go, the to-do list gets done, and tomorrow it begins again.

NaBloPoMo #6 Storing up for the Winter

The Pecan trees are doing it and the Chile Pequins are doing it.

Winding down production and getting ready for the dormant phase that winter will bring along.

I find myself doing it, too.

Gathering the nuts that have fallen to the ground. Picking the last of the chile from the bush.

Storing up for the Winter.

It’s a natural progression to prepare ourselves with the changing of the seasons. The A/C has been off for the last few weeks. Open windows had become a bit of the norm. Then with the first cool weather, darkness appears earlier, blankets on the sofas and we look forward to warm comforting food.

Yes, it’s definitely that time.

Time for change.

NaBloPoMo #5 Time Shifting our Entertainment

Over the summer our family decided to bite the bullet and sign up for premium TV content . We have been a no cable family for about 8 years. Paying for high speed internet was a no-brainer, but to pay for a bunch of nothing on TV? Forget it!

That was until we discovered the wonder of having premium content and a DVR or Digital Video ecorder for the uninitiated. It has changed television watching for us. For the most part TV watching is a one way conversation akin to how a conference or seminar works. The TV or speaker does the talking and we as the audience sit in a stupor listening.

If watching TV is like being in a seminar or conference. Then watching TV with a DVR is like an UnConference. Conversations abound! With the DVR we are free to pause the action to discuss what just happened, rewind the action to see it again and again and again (very handy with sports programming). Or even better you are able to fast forward through those pesky commercials.

We’re also able to pursue our interests outside of the house without ever worrying about missing anything. I have a friend who drives his wife batty on Sunday evenings because he rushes her family visits because he doesn’t want to miss a moment of his favorite program. Imagine if they had a DVR? He could stay at the in-laws all night long secure in the knowledge that his favorite program will be waiting for him.

Our television watching has never been so conversational as it is now. We stop and discuss everything! Now I’m not encouraging you to spend the day watching TV, but if you’re going to do it then I highly recommend using a DVR.

NaBloPoMo #4 – Lazy Sundays and Football

Like most folks I enjoy a nice lazy Sunday. A day to rest, enjoy, chill, relax, kick-back….you get the drift. However during the Fall I also enjoy watching football.

What?! A girl who likes watching football?!

Yep, and I even understand the plays, penalties and can discuss play clock management. I grew up in the Rio Grande Valley. A place steeped in Dallas Cowboy football. This was when they were America’s Team back in the glory days of the ’70’s.

I was what you might call a tomboy and had plenty of boy cousins to play cops and robbers with or was that cowboys and indians? I could play a mean game of marbles and the boys didn’t count me out in chess or any game for that matter. So football or the understanding of football was a given.

Let’s fast forward a few years.  Our family moved to a different city where football or conversations about football weren’t as common. I grew up and my tomboy days were but distant memories. I married a man who could care less about the sport and that was fine by me. One year we were given tickets to a game and had such a great time! My husband was amazed I knew so much about the sport. It was the beginning of what is now a fun thing we do together. Watch football on Sundays.

NaBloPoMo Post #3

Today, I had the opportunity to hang out with my fellow Podcasters at our monthly gathering. Topics covered included PodCamp SA, January State of the Podcasting Union, New Online Web Tools and some general chatter.

As much as I hang out with my fellow podcasters online, it’s always great to connect with them in person. If you’re in the San Antonio/Central Texas area feel free to connect with us on the message boards  or check out some of our past shows on SA Podcasters.