A Friend's Blog

A friend of mine has been working on a couple of blogs and podcasts for some time. He is actually pretty good at the podcasting. He has all the necessary equipment and the knowledge to make it work. His challenge has been two fold. First, some of the relationships he has fostered for his podcasting and blogging have not born fruit. Second, frustration matched with restrictions on his time have made his endeavor very difficult.

I too attempted to start my own blog and podcast last year, but didn't have good relationships with anyone of note that could help and I too lacked the necessary free time. Actually, I lacked the enthusiasm. I had a plan though.

Of late I have offered that plan to him with the hopes those designs may aid him in his endeavors better than they did in my aborted attempts. They are by no means special or even that specific, but they are building blocks based on what I've seen of others and what may be the cornerstone of their success.

I may provide my friend with more substsintial assistance, if he asks; but even if I don't I know my plans will have seen some fruit. I also know that I have helped a friend. If I'm allowed to participate in the production then I'm sure I will enjoy doing so.

If I do, I will post the results here.

My Online Tools - Websites Are Easy

WordPress 3If you are curious as to how I keep up my online presence, then check out this page on my site: My Blogging Tools. I quickly explain my methodology and then list out all of my hardware, websites and software that I use to update not only this site but all of my social networking accounts. It's really easy to create your own website. You can use tools like WordPress or SquareSpace that are totally web based; or you can use tools like Rapidweaver for the Mac that allow you to edit your website locally on your Mac and then upload to your personal domain. You don't even have to have a personal domain. You can use tools like WordPress.com or Blogger.com and have a totally free and very personal web presence that's easy to maintain.

You don't need powerful hardware. You can use your personal computer (Mac or PC). You can use your smartphone (Android or iOS). My preference is for Apple products, but you don't have to go down that road. Getting started is very easy and really quick. All you need is a little imagination and a bit of desire. In less than 30 minutes you too could have your very own website!

If you have any questions, please drop me a line. I would be happy to give you some pointers.