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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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So you reached the end of your day, you finished work, maybe the kids went to bed and it's that moment when time is yours to do what ever you want with... what now?Well, I have a few suggestions on how you can take advantage of that time and keep those projects and what ever else you want moving forward.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support
The Power of Silence

The Power of Silence

2019-09-3000:07:18

Do you like silence?For me, silence is a great way to recharge my battery and gives me the opportunity to focus. But I appreciate it's not that way for everyone. Silence in todays society is almost a weird fifth wheel.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support
Part 1Every time I start a project, I believe it's the one that is going to work out and make the difference. I have to, and you should as well, why? Because if you do not believe in it at the beginning, why bother even doing it.Part 2 Do you maintain a list of skills you want to work on? I do, I have a list of skills I want to improve and a list of skills that I want to learn. This keeps me motivated and excited to try new things.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support
There is no shame in using a template or preset to get a project started. Often I hear that there is some kind of stigma attached to using a pre-built solution. But often that is the fastest way to get to what really matters...making content.To start a new project you need to remove any excuse to procrastinate, and often it seems that generating a tool or system to make the thing you want to make gets in the way. So let's start by avoiding that.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support
It's the huge question that always sparks debate. So rather than say what I think you should do, I'm just going to tell you what I do.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/peter-witham/support
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
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