During the 2010 National Podcast Post Month, I endeavored to work on combating my Shiny Object Syndrome (SOS). Like most things in life, what I planned and what actually happened were two entirely different things.
If you will recall, my topic wasÂ “How To Make A Camp”.Â It was going well.Â I recorded 11 days of podcasts faithfully until day 12 hit. Client projects and general busyness took me away from the daily NaPodPoMo podcasts. So, instead of throwing in the towel, I opted to record the remaining podcasts in one sitting.
On November 30th, I sat down with my outline and hit the record button 20 times (19 podcasts plus 1 to intro my mad dash recording frenzy). It was fast, furious and a whole hell of a lot of fun. I love podcasting. National Podcast Post Month always reminds me what got me into all of this social media craziness to begin with.
If you want to hear all of the 30 audio posts you can do it by checking out my NaPodPoMo 2010 Album on Cinch.
On day four, it is all about the who factor. Just who should organize a camp?
Really anyone can, but it takes a dedicated team of organizers and volunteers to make a camp happen. While sessions are not created until the day of the event, that doesn’t mean there aren’t things that need to be put in place to make sure it is a success.
On day three, I share what I consider to be the three reasons you should consider doing a camp.
BTW, the feedback on this series has been great. Love that this topic has turned into a dialogue. Yesterday’s podcast, What Is A Camp received a couple of thought provoking response from @LynetteRadio & @TheGrannyGamer
On today’s podcast the concept of Camp is discusses. What it is and more importantly what it isn’t. The meaning behind the whole Learn, Share, Grow of a user-generated conference as well as the definition of a successful event.
For year 4 of NaPodPoMo, I have chosen to podcast about The Anatomy of a Camp. As someone who has been organizing camps in San Antonio area since 2007, I felt it was time to share some of that experience and knowledge. It will cover concepting to venues to sponsors to technology. From pre to during to post, my goal is to cover every aspect of what it takes to make a camp happen.
There seems to be this perception that only a select group of folks can create community events. This could not be further from the truth. There is no secret club or handshake required for you or anyone to create a community event. Whether that’s a Tweetup or an UnConference.
If you have an idea and can find some other folks to champion the idea, then do it.
Don’t wait for permission.
Don’t wait for approval.
As long as you follow the guidelines for an event which are usually on a wiki somewhere then you should be golden.
Do ask your fellow community members to help make it happen.
Do solicit advice from the more experienced members of your community.
Do be bold and adventurous.
So if you have been waiting for permission to make your community event go from concept to reality.