Sunday, April 19, 2015 encompassed a hodge-podge of activities.
I spent a couple of hours on Sunday writing an appearance release that I will ask guests to sign before recording their interviews for various Shinecast shows.
Why am I asking for a release?
I plan to repurpose at least some part of the interviews for more than one show that I’ll be distributing across the Shinecast network. I also plan to use information, quotes, etc. from the interviews in other forms of content that I will make available, either for free or as part of a premium package.
I want my guests to know beforehand that I may be using their interview content for a variety of purposes. I think that’s the right thing to do.
The Release confirms that I own the worldwide copyright to the content in the show and have a right to use the guest’s “likeness” (the right-of-publicity issue).
The guests, of course, will benefit from the additional publicity and be able to share their interviews with their respective communities and use the podcast episodes and free Shinecast content on their own websites.
In general, it’s the same type of release that a person might be asked to sign before appearing on a television show.
I sent out follow-up emails to the guests I have scheduled to interview this week, along with a PDF of the release so they could review it in advance.
Podcast Editing Help
Although I plan to do most of the editing myself, once the semester ends and my work duties are completed, the reality is that my schedule right now is packed and it’s not going to slack up before June.
I’ve intended from the outset to bring in someone to help edit the May episodes of the Birmingham Shines show, so I posted that job on elance and will select someone to edit the first two episodes on Tuesday. If it goes well, I’ll probably use the same editor for the next two episodes, as well.
I also posted a quick “research” job on elance, as well, for a VA to do a research task that would take me 2-4 hours, at least.
I’m trying to use my bootstrapping resources carefully to maximize my productivity and quickly get the Shinecast network into profitability mode.
Social Media Sharing Tools
I spent a bit more time looking into the social media optimization plugin I mentioned yesterday. I do intend to purchase the premium version of that plugin and will share more about that in the future.
I also spent a little bit of time looking at new social sharing buttons / plugins. So many of these.
I’ve used several different social sharing plugins over the past 3-4 years and just thought I’d see what else is available. Many, many choices.
I want a social sharing plugin in that is mobile-responsive, doesn’t conflict with my theme, and has a look-and-feel that is 2015, not 2007. Because of all the choices and my lack of concentration when perusing the comments by/from users, I can’t say I made any headway.
Several weeks ago I created a “possibilities” list of royalty-free music tracks on Music Bakery, Neosounds and PremiumBeat that might work for my Shinecast shows.
On Sunday, I went back through those 12-15 possibilities and narrowed my list.
What else did I do on Sunday?
Various. I’ve come down with a rare cold so I didn’t feel stellar on Sunday. Drainage down the back of my throat and ear-ache dragging me down.
Thanks to the student who came into my office sniffling last week. I managed to get through the winter flu-strep-mono epidemic unscathed, only to have another sick sniffler show up for extra help on a project. I think it’s a cold, but I suppose it could be some type of allergy. I almost never have allergies and have colds even less often. Oh well, I’ll manage.
In between downpours, I walked outside and shot a few photos of flowers and other things to use as background textures. And I flipped through an old photo album to take another photo of the Zoom publicity pictures from 1972 and a few other items to use in social media sharing.
Just before bed, I connected the external drive and used Photo Mechanic to ingest the day’s photos.
Also did the household chores, some reading, and cooking that occupies my time each day. Some reading, although not as much as I’d hoped.