Shepherds and Kings

In the Christmas story, the baby comes for everyone – from the highest of the high to the lowest of the low… with a bias towards the unwashed and agricultural. Who are you working for? Which side do you lean towards when you have to choose? Happy Christmas 2019.

Conference: small stages

Good conferences create a range of stages for members of the cohort to try things out on. Workshops, seminars and meetings happening alongside the keynote and plenary sessions create value for presenters (a chance to meet interested people and try out material) and for the cohort (a testbed for discovering new ideas, finding new contributors and new speakers and leaders).…

Conference

What does a conference do? Conferences are a way of aggregating – of bringing together – several different valuable things. Conferences aggregate people… A conference brings together a group of people who are focused on a shared interest. If the people at your conference are similar to each other but not interested in similar things, you’re wasting your time. The…

Attention hours

We often focus on the attention economy as it relates to life online, but it’s a helpful lens for thinking about the rest of our lives too. Attention hours are a useful thing to count when thinking about how valuable an activity is, and how much time you might be wasting if you do it badly. Ten hours of your…

Podcasting resource: Anchor.fm

anchor.fm comes highly recommended as free-to-use-with -almost-no-limits one-stop-shop for podcasting. It’s apparently brilliant, intuitive and powerful, and an easy way to get your podcast onto googlepodcasts, apple, Spotify etc. It’s on the hitlist – more soon! Thanks to Ryan for pointing it out.

2001

One of the great pleasures of writing a daily post here has been watching the steady trickle of visitors coming through. In the last 365 days, a little over 900 visitors from 61 countries (list below) have viewed this blog a total of 2001 times. One way of looking at this is that almost no-one reads DriverlessCrocodile – which makes…

Postbox: good info

Crikey, it’s a very long photo of a postbox – read on for some thoughts about information architecture and the Royal Mail. From a distance Everyone knows what a postbox looks like – if you’re looking for one, they’re easy to find Anyone who isn’t looking for a postbox can ignore the postbox at no cost to their time and…

198

DC had 198 views in March, from 82 visitors. In internet terms, this is a pitiful statistic. Almost no-one reads anything I write. But I love it. Even apart from the fact that I write DC for reasons other than its enormous readership, I love it. I mean, apart from this, when was the last thing anything I’ve written was…

Podcasting resources from Buzzsprout

I just came across these excellent tutorials from Buzzsprout: Audacity Tutorial: 17 Essential Podcast Recording & Editing Tips Loads of stuff about settings, filters, export quality (although they recommend exporting to 256kbs, four times the quality of the 64kbs that most people recommend for mono audio for a podcast). Podcasting 101 Guide:How to Make a Podcast This is a good…

DriverlessSpecodile (The DC Podcast Spec)

This is an attempt at speccing the DC podcast using questions from Seth Godin’s This is Marketing. 1. Audience: Who do I seek to serve? What is the world view of the audience you’re seeking to reach?  The Driverless Crocodile podcast is for people who believe that the world can be better – in big ways or small – and…