[Hpr] Getting In New Contributors

David L. Willson DLWillson at TheGeek.NU
Tue Sep 15 07:03:20 PDT 2015


Wait, I do have one idea. It may be lame, but it's mine and I love it.

Maybe we could do a free HPR T-shirt as a thank you?

I'd contribute toward the cost.

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David L. Willson
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This is a good time for a r3VOLution.

----- Original Message -----
> 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
> Mobile 720-333-LANS(5267)
> http://sofree.us
> 
> 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
> > bits
> > 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
> > I
> > suspect is also a barrier for those who have not yet contributed...
> > 
> > I have previously done shows about things like database design
> > related
> > things, cross-compilation, Raspberry Pi related stuff.  And
> > although
> > I
> > have some other technical subjects lined up I always return to the
> > same
> > thoughts, which are; with 16,000 subscribers there are always going
> > to
> > 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.
> > 
> > Mike
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > --
> > Michael A. Ray
> > Analyst/Programmer
> > Witley, Surrey, South-east UK
> > 
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> > 
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