A Series of Updates

I don’t have a particularly long post to share today. I have a couple of things in my head that I’d like to try to get written in time for Christmas and/or New Year’s, as well as a guest post that I’ve been working on coordinating. With that said, I wanted to put out a few bullet points towards items that I’ve talked about on this blog before.

Charity Drive Update

First and foremost, the charity drive I’m running where proceeds from my book are going to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is coming to a close. With only seven days left as of this post, there’s been a total of $22.02 raised for the AFSP. While that’s a low number, considering that’s almost double where we were just two weeks ago, I’ll take the small progress.

If you want to buy the book as part of the drive, you have until 11:59pm on December 24th. If you purchase from the CreateSpace store, nearly double the amount of money goes to the AFSP compared to purchasing from Amazon[1]. That said, if you purchase the Kindle copy, 68% of the total cost you pay is going directly to the AFSP[2]. And if you’re one of those awesome people who has Kindle Unlimited — just reading the book gets money for the AFSP. If you know someone with Kindle Unlimited, please encourage them to read the book to raise money.

Podcast

I haven’t mentioned it in a few weeks, I do have a podcast with Samantha Clarke, blogger at Comic Wisdom. Since I last mentioned it, our podcast, Everyone Is Funnier Than Us, is now available on iTunes, Google Play, and Pocket Casts for download. So far, the podcast seems to be going quite well. If nothing else, I enjoy getting to talk behind a microphone again. It’s like I’m back on radio. Though I’m not talking sports this time, it’s still a pretty exciting experience.

If you’re someone who listens to podcasts — and if you’re a commuter, even if you don’t currently, I’d highly recommend it…it’s the one thing that keeps me sane during my long drive to work — please subscribe to our podcast and give it a listen. We’re still learning what we’re doing a bit, but overall I’ve seen a lot of growth in our content, even in only 7 episodes.

Writing Project

In my last post, I talked about how I might do a writing project wherein I’ll be writing a story over the first part of next year — ideally a chapter a week — then sharing updates with a small group of people to get feedback, make adjustments, and see what people think. I have the story idea framed out and I think I’ll be on track to start this in the new year. That said, if anyone is still interested in reading and providing feedback. I think I have two people willing to do so right now, which means I’d like to have 1-2 more to do so.

 

That’s all for now. The next update will likely be at the end of the charity drive, barring any drastic changes.

First Podcast (w/Samantha Clarke)

I’ve got a podcast now. Sorry kids, not burying the lead this time. You can find the audio below.

Now for more of a full story. Samantha Clarke of Comic Wisdom and I have decided to start a podcast. It’s definitely a thing at this point. We don’t know exactly what kind of thing it is…but it’s a thing nevertheless. I wasn’t exactly sure where I was going to go following shutting down That Tiny Vlog Series. That said, between my radio/audio editing background, Samantha’s storytelling capabilities, and still wanting to do some sort of project, this seemed like a natural landing spot.

With that said, we have questions that we’d love to have answered if possible. I’ve taken most of this list from Samantha’s post introducing the podcast, with a couple of other additions.

  1. What the hell should we call this thing?
  2. Ideas for how to get it online for free?  Soundcloud charges after a bit, like 190 minutes I think.  Should we host it on Samantha’s blog/my blog?  Do I have room[1]?  Right now we have it on archive.org which is fine but is that where boring podcasts go to die?
  3. Where should we submit it?  Google Play, iTunes…that’s all I’ve got.  Halp.
  4. Are we interesting or funny, like, at all?
  5. If it’s terrible, do you still love us?
  6. What kinds of topics do you want to hear about?
  7. Any other sage advice?  We’ll take anything you’ve got.

Samantha called you all beautiful swans and I’m sure some of you are. You know who you are. But for those of you who are not…thank you for listening and giving feedback anyway.