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If you run a blog or a podcast, promoting your material can take as much time (or more) than content creation itself. Just like a small business marketing and promoting your efforts take time, effort and energy that can take you away from what you'd rather be doing: making great stuff.
This podcast discusses the germ of an idea, and its fledgling implementation, for creating an open-source tool for managing the distribution of posts to social media and doing it in as non-spammy a way as possible.
The premise is simple: take information from a number of disparate sources, and promote it to a number of disparate destinations. The challenge is doing it without violating the social norms of the destination networks, and without crossing the line between promotion and spaminess.
After listening to Ahuka describe his favourite podcasts on HPR1479 and HPR1482 I was surprised to see how few of the shows we listen to overlap. There are so many podcasts out there it's always good to be able to get recommendations. I present to you my list of 30 podcasts (I had to cull the list down a bit).
- 99% Invisible
- Accidental Tech Podcast
- The Alton Browncast
- Astronomy Cast
- Back to Work
- The Domestic CEO
- FLOSS Weekly
- From Python Import Podcast
- Website: http://frompythonimportpodcast.com/
- Feed: (Ogg): http://feeds.feedburner.com/FromPythonImportPodcastogg
- Feed: (MP3): http://feeds.feedburner.com/FromPythonImportPodcastmp3
- Geologic Podcast
- Get-It-Done Guy
- Girl on Guy
- Going Linux
- Grammar Girl
- Hacker Public Radio
- A History Of Alexander / Hannibal
- The History of Rome
- IRL Talk
- Mac OS Ken
- Mac Power Users
- The Memory Palace
- Mission Log
- The Nosillacast
- RunAs Radio
- Security Now
- StarTalk Radio
Keith Murray talks about the things you need to consider when setting up your own blog. Topics discussed include hosting options, software platforms and a brief discussion of some of the underlying technologies involved.
Links to many of the topics and projects discussed are included below.
- Apache: http://httpd.apache.org/
- nginx: http://wiki.nginx.org/Main
- Wordpress: http://wordpress.org/
- Joomla: http://www.joomla.org/
- Drupal: https://drupal.org/
- Jekyll: http://jekyllrb.com/
- Second Crack: http://www.marco.org/secondcrack
- Markdown: http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/
- Wordpress: http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress
- Drupal: https://drupal.org/documentation/install
- Joomla: http://docs.joomla.org/J3.2:Installing_Joomla
- Blog: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog
- Virtual Private Server: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_private_server
- Plain Text: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plain_text
It seems that telling the tale of how you came to be an active user of Linux or open source software has become the de facto first show topic, so here's my story. I hope this slightly different take on the how-I-came-to-Linux story will be of some interest to you. If you're interested in any of the other things I do you can find me on twitter @kdmurray (https://twitter.com/kdmurray) or on my blog at http://kdmurray.net/.
- Red Hat Linux for Dummies: http://books.google.ca/books/about/Red_hat_Linux_for_dummies.html?id=iKJAOAAACAAJ
- RTFM on XKCD: http://xkcd.com/293/
- Audacity Project: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
- Notepad++ Project: http://notepad-plus-plus.org/
- Going Linux Podcast: http://goinglinux.com/
- Ubuntu Experiment Blog Post: http://kdmurray.net/three-week-ubuntu-experiment-migrating-to-open-source/