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
I was recently reinstalling macOS on my iMac, as I’m preparing to sell it. During that process, I followed Apple’s guide, which is great, and very detailed. I got through all six steps, erased the Fusion Drive on my iMac, and started the macOS Sierra installer. I thought I was done! End of the guide,… Continue reading MacOS reinstall woes with Fusion Drive?
One blog post a year isn’t a bad pace, is it? Once again, I find myself with a long-ish layover in the Copenhagen Airport. Only 4 hours this time – not too bad. I still thoroughly enjoy the space by gate A29 – nice and quiet. This airport is constantly updating itself – it’s on… Continue reading Copenhagen Airport, revisited
Gate A29, CPH, oh, how I appreciate ye. Copenhagen airport is one of my favorite airports – there are many obvious reasons: 1. It has great direct flights to the US, and a direct flight to our little local airport in Lithuania. 2. It has a lot of things to explore inside security – there’s… Continue reading Gate A29, CPH