As I often do, I’m changing the plan some. Blogs are cool to work on alone, but podcasts and frequent YouTube shows are team projects. I’m still going to put out a few videos this month, in part to maybe attract a team or use as templates if I outsource pieces. But the weekly podcast and video are out (not happening) for now.
It’s not the work of loading and editing the podcast and setting up the audio and video, I’m ok at that now. The hard part is the podcast’s that I like are generally conversations, and with no guest or co-host I’m talking to myself, lame. Friends just don’t get the format yet. They will. I have a podcast edit and over an hour of video. I’ll post those when standup daily has more momentum in those areas and can afford to have some pretty slow content out there without making people never read again. More on this soon.
Today (hopefully within an hour of posting this) I leave for surf expo down in Orlando. This should be pretty sweet. As I mentioned a few days ago, I went in 2012 and thought it was a great experience.
It’s going to be about a 450-mile drive down to Orlando. I’ll be testing my number one product on the way there and creating a fair amount of content on the trip to build a better site for the business. I trust the product, but didn’t feel good about moving a bunch until I have tested its limits myself. At least that’s part of the reason I haven’t made them available for sale yet. If this product fails in extreme situations it could lead to accidents and serious property damage. I want to create value for customers, not piss people off.
Trying a new technique to learn stuff on the drive down. I’ve recorded an audio file of reading over product content and pricing sheets I want to be familiar with for the expo. Going to listen to it on my ipod for the trip.