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Author: Peter Witham

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Discussing a life of creativity. Everything from Photography and Software Development to Blogging and Crafting. I try to help you get the most from your creative time.

Everybody creates something, it's what we do as humans. Let's try and make the most it. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support
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The answer will be different depending on what you do. But here is a list where I have tried to break down a few different categories by type.Visual Sites- Pintrest- YouTube- Vimeo- Instagram- VSCO- Vero- DribbleTechnical or Readable Sites- LinkedIN- HackerNews- RedditMore dedicated, focused sites- Product Hunt- Specialized Forums- Slack Groups- Discord Groups- Your Own Web siteBooks and Written Material- Amazon Self Publish- Apple Books- Google BooksGeneric Social- Twitter- Facebook--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support
It is so important to have you're own domain name and Web site. Especially if you are thinking of building a brand or e-commerce. In this episode, I am going to give you very good reasons why you need to do this and not use a third party as you're home on the Web.Show Notes:- It will always be there for as long as you keep it live.- You get to control how it looks and all other aspects of the site.- You are free to change your mind at any time and take it in another direction.- You are not relying on a service that might go paid or disappear at some point. For example, many of the social networks that now no longer exist.- You are not dependent on a third party company and their privacy rules and how they use your data.- Users know exactly where to find you.- You can use the site and domain as a jumping point to anywhere else you want to direct people.- You can use services to see metrics and learn from your users what is working and what is not. This is invaluable data.- You can gather user information via forms and/or emails and start a two way conversation.- If you decide to sell goods or services, you are free to implement that the way you want it to be.- You are not forced to display advertising or other distractions based on the desires of another company.- You get to provide the experience to visitors and potential customers exactly the way you want it to be.Support this Podcast and my other work on Patreon, I would very much appreciate it.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support
You cannot attract everyone, and you do not need to.You just need to know who to attract, but do you know how? Here is some thoughts on how to work that out and an example.1 good audience member is worth a 100 bad ones in the long run.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support
Sometimes projects delay things, that's bad! So here's a new episode to get us back on track. In this episode I am going to talk about that very thing, making time and keeping commitment to your creative projects.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support
Trends come and go. Whilst they offer an interesting insight in to a direction you might want to consider, you should never just follow them without question. Or worse, abandon your own trend because something else is more popular. Just a couple of thoughts shared on how and why.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support
I am starting a new side project and the best part of that is I get to have a totally clean slate in front of me and the opportunity to work on it with new skills and new ways.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support
Experience Like A Customer

Experience Like A Customer

2019-06-1300:04:20

You need to try and experience your content the say as your customers will, and for that you may have to do a little homework, but it will be worth it. By experiencing what you make the same way a customer does you can ensure that you are making the right choices and delivering what you expect not what you assume.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support
Should We Fix Our History?

Should We Fix Our History?

2019-06-0600:03:46

It can be tempting to go back and fix those older works that just don't meet our newer higher standards, but they might just be beneficial to leave as they are. Previously not so great work by comparison to your standard today is a great way to show progression and improvement, and that my friend is a good thing.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support
Note: This episode was record on the move in some really terrible weather so the quality may not be what you are used to.Over a long time now I have noticed something, the weather greatly affects my creative mood and output. When it's damp and raining it somehow pushes me to a higher level.Terrible storms in Texas today reaffirmed this for me, so I thought I would share some interesting observations.If you listen to this episode on Anchor at https://anchor.fm/peter-witham you can now leave messages to share your thoughts, and I really would like hear them. Let's get a conversation going and maybe I'll share your comments on the next episode!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support
As I mentioned in the last episode, this week I started my setup and testing for live streaming. It proved very interesting and I share my thoughts and lessons learned in this episode.It gave me enough information going forward on how I can improve both quality and service. Now I can start work on my development and podcast streaming I think.A couple of streaming examples here from my game streams.YouTube: https://youtu.be/fBzet8HCb08Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/427190505--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support
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