The ‘freemium’ or ‘productized consulting’ business models are fairly common these days: 1. Have a blog, podcast, mailing list, social media account, or some combination of the above 2. Write relatively-high-level content about what you do, give it away for free, build an audience 3. Upsell that audience to your product or service. When the… Continue reading Stratechery and providing value
I was looking through domain name options, as you do occasionally, and typed in reddit, to see what was available. It turns out that a) .church is an available domain ending (TLD), and b) reddit.church is available. I have no idea what you’d do with it, but .church just sounds like a domain ending for… Continue reading reddit.church is available.
I was a part of the first cohort of The Podcast Fellowship, a Seth Godin course, last summer. I’ve been a big fan of Seth’s work for a long time. I read Purple Cow and Free Prize Inside about 15 years ago, when my mom brought them home from a library book sale. I’ve been… Continue reading Podcast Fellowship reflections
I’ll make a post at some point about the podcasts I listen too, and why I prefer those podcasts. But, before that, I have a recommendation for an episode: Jim Collins on the Tim Ferriss podcast (transcript here) I don’t listen to all of Tim Ferriss’s episodes – maybe 1 in 10 at this point… Continue reading Podcast recommendation: Jim Collins @ Tim Ferriss
I’ve been teaching a Web Design course at LCC International University for a few years now; about 10 semesters in total at this point. It’s a 300-level course, designed for Juniors (and Sophomores) who are Communication majors, and gives them an introduction to building websites. It’s an interesting problem – in a world with WordPress… Continue reading Teaching Web Design in 2019
I’ve taught COM 302 Web Design at LCC International University for a few years now. It’s an introduction to building websites, which also discusses a lot of the related topics (marketing, usability, working with clients, etc). The course is required for all Communication majors, and many Business Administration majors take it as an elective. I… Continue reading Adios, CodeCademy
I was working at WordPress.com when Automattic, the parent company behind WordPress.com, launched the .blog TLD. (For the non-technical, that means that they were the owners and operators of whatever.blog, seths.blog, tim.blog, etc.) One thing I often wished was true (but isn’t), is that Automattic would also own blog.com, and then automatically create whatever.blog.com and… Continue reading .whatever registry? Idea: also get whatever.com