NaPodPoMo 2010 Wrap Up

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 was  “How To Make A Camp”.  It was going well.  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.

NaPodPoMo Day 3: Why Do A Camp?

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

Here is the link to their insightful comments.

I have a question for you. In what way would you all prefer me to respond to feedback? Within the daily podcasts, in a separate Cinch recording or via blog post? I’m open to your suggestions.

Cheers!

National Podcast Post Month 2010 Day 1

It’s that time of year again. The month of November heralds a whole host of online community events. From National Novel Writing Month to National Blog Post Month to Movember there is no shortage to the types of events in which one can participate.

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.

NaPodPoMo Day 1

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Being Active in the Community

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.
Don’t wait…period…amen!

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.

This is it.

Go! Do! Be!