[Hpr] Getting In New Contributors
David L. Willson
DLWillson at TheGeek.NU
Tue Sep 15 06:53:09 PDT 2015
Mike and similar,
Please don't let a hunch that you are not most qualified to speak on a subject prevent you from doing a show.
I'll present my rationale.
1. You're probably more qualified than you suppose.*
2. For every listener more qualified than you are, there are three to ten who can learn from you.*
3. An intermediate user of thing is a better teacher for a beginning user of thing than an advanced user thereof.*
* unsubstantiated hunches.
And now some more unsubstantiated blather:
I like not-purely-technical shows. Some of my favorites so far, are: smoking a pipe, highway noises, and making a baby. That said, there was also a good show on vmstat, which is pretty technical, and a bunch of good ones on bash.
On over-working the few and the proud, I have to hope they don't mind, because their voices are like old friends to me. I love knowing that Dave Morriss, Ken Fallon, Jon Kulp, and other regulars will appear every week or so.
I have no idea how to get more different contributors. Since I don't, I'll just regard this as a reminder to do a show, since I'm overdue.
I do still love the idea of repeats of old shows. Maybe I'll pull one of my favorites out and put bumpers on it saying how much I love that show, and submit that as a show. Not really. It's a fine idea, but it's not consistent with my idiom.
Hm. Maybe the last bumper could have Ken saying, "You probably owe me a show."
David L. Willson
Teacher, Engineer, Evangelist
RHCE+Satellite CCAH Network+ A+ Linux+ LPIC-1 Ubuntu_CP SUSE_CLA
This is a good time for a r3VOLution.
----- Original Message -----
> On 15/09/2015 13:59, Ken Fallon wrote:
> > On 2015-09-15 14:44, Kevin Wisher wrote:
> >> Promotion & PR for new hosts??
> > Promoting HPR, and getting new hosts from out side the community is
> > an
> > on going effort. However the problem I want to address in this
> > thread
> > is how to get our existing subscriber base to contribute shows.
> I wouldn't want to hear the intro get any longer, with additional
> of 'encouragement'. Each contributor should probably make the point
> that it is a community resource that badly needs contributors.
> I have a problem which is a barrier to me producing more shows, which
> suspect is also a barrier for those who have not yet contributed...
> I have previously done shows about things like database design
> things, cross-compilation, Raspberry Pi related stuff. And although
> have some other technical subjects lined up I always return to the
> thoughts, which are; with 16,000 subscribers there are always going
> be people listening who know far more than I do about the thing I'm
> talking about. I am sure this is also what makes it so difficult to
> find speakers for the couple of LUGs I go to.
> Michael A. Ray
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