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That was January, how did it go? Journaling answered my questions

That was January, how did it go? Journaling answered my questions

Can you believe we are at the end of January already? Amazing! In this episode, I discuss what I have learned from the changes I made this year. A lot of that is thank...

Experiment to learn and improve existing work and find customers

Experiment to learn and improve existing work and find customers

I share some thoughts on changing existing content to find ways to improve outreach for existing content consumers and improve the chances of finding new ones.

Asking for reviews pays off, a great motivation for the start of the year

Asking for reviews pays off, a great motivation for the start of the year

A quick thought on checking those reviews and ratings now and again to help motivate you.

You have to make ugly before you can make pretty

You have to make ugly before you can make pretty

Not everything you make is a 10. And you won't get to 10 without starting at 1. Some thoughts on why making ugly is just fine as a path to making pretty.

An old love, with a new twist. Infrared Photography

An old love, with a new twist. Infrared Photography

I am kicking off the new year by discussing my exploration of Infrared photography. How and why you might want to explore this creative twist.

Is film photography making a come back?

Is film photography making a come back?

I read an article this week that Pentax is exploring the idea of making a new film camera. This is exciting news even if it never comes to production, some thoughts on...

I took my own advice, and a good idea did not go as planned

I took my own advice, and a good idea did not go as planned

A humorous story of how taking my advice from the previous episode ended with a funny, unexpected result. In other words, do what I suggest, not what I did.

Use the season to practice those skills just for fun

Use the season to practice those skills just for fun

This episode is brought to you by me putting the lights outside the house, it will all make sense when you listen.

My creative struggle with phone vs actual cameras

My creative struggle with phone vs actual cameras

A bit of self-reflection and creative struggle in this episode as I discuss my battle with phone cameras vs. dedicated hardware. No surprise, which I prefer, but it is...

Stop over complicating the solution to simple problems, lesson learned

Stop over complicating the solution to simple problems, lesson learned

A lesson learned from me in this one with a great example of over-complicating the solution to a simple problem.

Tis the season to enjoy as much as make

Tis the season to enjoy as much as make

It is the holiday season here in the USA and probably in other parts of the World. This is a reminder and some thoughts on remembering to stop and enjoy it.

Are you giving a personal voice to your creations?

Are you giving a personal voice to your creations?

I think the best creations and content come when we give them a personal voice and feeling.

Is your current task worth the effort?

Is your current task worth the effort?

We owe it to ourselves to evaluate if what we are doing is worth the effort for the chance of the outcome we are hoping for. Some thoughts in this episode.

Don't fight the calendar and clock, schedules can slip

Don't fight the calendar and clock, schedules can slip

Trying to deliver on a regular schedule is suitable for content creators. But that is easier said than done, and it's OK to slip a little.

Are you going for happiness or likes?

Are you going for happiness or likes?

Be honest. There are no wrong answers. Are you making things to be happy or to try and trend?

Subscriptions are good for learning

Subscriptions are good for learning

In this episode, I share some thoughts on why I found subscriptions to be better for learning instead of one time purchases.

Think of Googling as a reminder for what you know

Think of Googling as a reminder for what you know

Today, we are expected to know many things for our careers or day jobs. Often folks say you should know something and not have to look it up. I disagree with this sham...

It's OK to do something badly and ship, don't wait for perfection

It's OK to do something badly and ship, don't wait for perfection

Perfection is an impossible target, yet we tell ourselves we cannot ship until we reach the goal. That is wrong, and I'm going to tell you why.

Some times you need a break, and that is fine

Some times you need a break, and that is fine

As creators, we are constantly working on some project or idea. It is easy to miss the signs that we need to take a break. My thoughts on why breaks are good.

The good and the bad of being busy

The good and the bad of being busy

It is great to have plenty of things to do and keep you occupied. But sometimes you also need space. I've crunched it this week and earned myself a break over the week...

Everything is urgent, how to deal with this situation

Everything is urgent, how to deal with this situation

It never fails that at some point, every client will say their needs are urgent. So as we all know, when everything is urgent, nothing is urgent. So how do you deal wi...

What do I work on next? The constant struggle

What do I work on next? The constant struggle

Knowing which side project to work on without feeling guilty that I'm ignoring something else is a constant struggle. Some thoughts on this, in this episode.

The difference between YouTube and Live Streaming Content

The difference between YouTube and Live Streaming Content

In the previous episode, I shared some thoughts on the complications of creating YouTube content. In this one I want to explain the differences between YouTube and Liv...

Variety is the spice of content

Variety is the spice of content

Yes, life as well, but also content. Some thoughts on mixing it up.

When it all comes crashing down

When it all comes crashing down

A tale of disaster, frustration, recovery, and hopefully now sleep!

To Blog or not to Blog?

To Blog or not to Blog?

Blog posts take time, but that's what makes them better than 30-second splash and dash social network content. Some thoughts on long form content and why it still matt...

Don't be afraid to ask when help is offered

Don't be afraid to ask when help is offered

Any time someone comes to you offering to help and asking how they can do that, do not be afraid to ask for something. Here's a great lesson in taking someone up on th...

Freedom to express via personal projects

Freedom to express via personal projects

Personal projects provide me the freedom to do anything I want. Here are some thoughts on why that is important.

The things that make you happy, a guide to stress survival.

The things that make you happy, a guide to stress survival.

This week was nothing but stress for me. So I needed to break my normal patterns and do things to ensure I relaxed and had some fun.

Why Twitter changing hands is a good reminder to own a Web site

Why Twitter changing hands is a good reminder to own a Web site

This is not an episode about Twitter changing hands. It is a reminder that having your own home on the Internet is so important.

Peter Witham