Showing posts with label Giving Advice. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Giving Advice. Show all posts

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Starting A Podcast, What You Need!

                This has been on the schedule, sorry the list for quite some time now and I want to talk about this to help you new podcasters out especially. I have been technically been podcasting almost 5 years now so now I wanna give back to you guys after the years I have been doing this. So today's topic out of several which mind you I do not know how many exactly, but it could be 3 - 5 at the most tops no more then that. If there is part of this I am missing please do feel free to contact me and I will cover it on the blog. Today's post is about starting a podcast which takes numerous steps to get done. 

1) Microphone/Web Cam- Microphone doesn't have to be as professional as mine Next up is a Web cam especially if you are on a video platform like Twitch or YouTube which I do not recommend YouTube as you know by the situation I went through with YouTube but a good web cam is recommended but I will get into that under equipment later.

2) Choice of Platform- There are so many different podcast platforms to where your RSS Feed comes from,, Mixer, Anchor which Punk Rock Cheeseburger Podcast uses and yes I gave Rocky a shoutout there! lol. There is other platforms you can put your podcasts on from submitting You're Podcast which will be in this blog series, but not sure. I want to do different platforms you're podcast can be on and think that will be tomorrow actually where I will cover that. 

3) Program- You will need a recording software to record which is key to recording and again that will be under equipment post later on when I actually do that nut it is key to recording a podcast even if you stay Audio ONLY like I have been doing for the past 2.5 years now soon to be 3 years. 

4) Subject/Theme/Topic- Finally you need a subject/theme or Topic. For example for me as you know, I talk Reality TV each and every week and also as you know occasionally the Power Rangers Podcast. That is kind of what I mean is to have an topic or subject and best to try staying on the same topic week but if you wanna just go off the cuff that is good too. 

                     There is what you need to start a podcast and I know it is quite a list and I cover most of what you need and I will talk about the equipment you need and that is actually tomorrow's blog post is about is the actual equipment part as I tried to be short on my points that I made as some of them I will be covering tomorrow. However it is upmost important to have these 4 items in order for a successful podcast and of course its common sense that you need these things honestly if you wanna succeed in the world of podcasting which has become a really big thing these days. 


Saturday, August 10, 2019

Promotion Is Key As a Content Creator!

             Not sure if I ever talked about this here on the blog but I am going to in case I didn't. Promotion is key especially when it comes to being a content creator. I have been told this back when I was still streaming and honestly I didn't have much in the way of social media when I was a regular broadcaster back in the day in 2011 which is a long time ago honestly. However it is very, very important to keep your fans up to date especially when it comes to technical issues which I experienced yesterday and the day before which seems to been ironed out. Anyways I let you guys know what was going on but mind you I didn't say anything Thursday as I was live somewhere and there was mic issues even then. However to always be in contact with you guys in the up most important thing for me so this way you guys know what the heck is going on with me especially and usually I am good at telling you guys these things and I do not hold back if something is on my mind especially tech issues is the biggest thing. Now moving on from tech issues to post up the podcast, I give as many links as I can. Normally 3 or 4 then where else you can find the podcast. Same with the blog I will post up the links everyday if the posts are everyday compare to me missing yesterdays but, yes but, I told you guys the truth why I wasn't going to post but what I should of done was told you guys in the morning but how the heck did I know that I was going to happen so that's way I made the late announcement as I got busy fixing the tech issues.

                 Now I even schedule the tweets out for promotion, from the blog post to the podcasts and it helps but other then that my tweets are genuinely me talking. Only things that are set to schedule is the blog posts and podcasts. The more you promote the better chance your podcast will be noticed and it took a long time over a year to start being noticed as a podcaster. I usually use these hashtags for my podcast #EverythingAboutRealityTV, #Podcast, #Podcasts, #Podcaster,#contentcreator, #blogger, #blog. I think you guys get the idea but hashtags helps a lot with content and helps you build your community and following and when I first started out as a podcaster and blogger full time I had very little so that is why I am saying hashtags really do help as a content creator in general, it helps you grow pretty quick. Another point when I first started I had about only 1200 and now over 3400 however lost a bunch thanks to the Twitter purge and hope to grow again and get to the 4k mark finally. My final advice just keep promoting, promoting and promoting, it will help you and if you need any help please do not hesitate to contact me via email here on the website, Twitter or Instagram and I will be more then happy to help you guys out. I am happy to help podcasters, bloggers, YouTubers out to grow their content, their channel. 


Wednesday, August 7, 2019

I Have To Work On My Patience and Problem Solve Better

              There is a certain level I can tolerate with my patience level but if my patience is pushed then you will see a side of me that you do not want to say. Yes I am speaking about the future of Power Rangers Podcast, there will be 2 different press releases eventually and I am just not ready to announce it publicly as of yet. Yes my patience has been tested with the future of the Power Rangers Podcast however, things changed very, very quickly and again I am just eager to announce it eventually. However I still have to work on my patience but honestly I feel like it is getting better, however, some things I can and cannot tolerate and what I honestly think, there is a certain extent to where the patience will not be as patient if that makes any sense to you honestly. Let me put it this way, if it goes beyond my patience then there is nothing I can really do. There is hell to pay and that has been shown in the past from the Power Rangers Podcast to dealing with my phone company well that really pushed me over the edge and trust me you didn't wanna hear the language out of my mouth last night. I had quite the sailors mouth as the saying goes but there is a certain level, I need to watch my P's and Q's tho as that could and can get me and my mouth into trouble. Anyways I should of not lost my cool because I wasn't patient enough to fix the issue with charger which I have now replaced but one other unit the plug itself has to be replaced. I should of been a bit more patient and not take it out on them. Anyways moving forward I need to problem solve before going nuts on someone.

                 There is a bit more to work in the way of patience and also problem solving but I can be honest I have gotten indeed better at problem solving now but just gotta keep it up. I cannot back down on improving myself from here on out, just gotta keep working hard to better myself as a human being and I know it takes time and it cannot happen overnight technically but in time it will definitely happen. The problem solving I do find myself doing a lot more of and it is getting better but still needs some work. However my patience with the podcast has gotten better and gotten patient with the editing side of things but sometimes the technical side of things are not great from time to time but able to trouble shoot the problem.   Working hard to these goals and know if I keep my mind in the game, I can do it.


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

How Do You Trust Someone?

            Trust is hard sometimes, you think you can trust someone but they screw you over so many times, you have to start thinking are they truly your friend at this point? I have been thinking about this for quite sometime with friendships being tested and really makes me think, maybe it is time to move on? I am a very good and dedicated friend but sometimes I feel like I am always the one that calls or texts. Also the fact I haven't hung out with them since January/February really is making me think, maybe they are not truly my friend? Trust is really hard to come by with me and the reason is because of my past of having a team from 2005 - 2017 trust is hard to come by with me these days but if you can have my trust it is a good thing. I am very Leary of trusting people especially someone who keeps on messing up.  

            I can trust people but to a certain point where I have to put my foot down and make a decision if their really my friend or not and trust me the decision is no easy at times but I have to make the right one, not the wrong one. Sometimes the right choice is the right decision and you have to trust your gut instinct. There a few things you should do to trust someone. One is will they always be there for you? Will they wanna hangout with you? Spend time with you? I haven't felt that kind of vibe with one of my friends and unsure what my next move right now. I am kind of playing it by ear right now see what happens in the next 11 hours but I am NOT playing games especially this happening non stop with the bickering that is another piece of advice to not always give em chances after chances, because it will just become a problem and that is what I am going through at the moment and it sucks to go through trust issues with someone. Yes I may be stubborn as a mule from time to time but I am trying to make the right decisions these days not the wrong decisions.

               I hope this helps you guys with trying to trust someone or anyone in general, it isn't easy but you just have to go with your gut feelings and try and listen to what is in your mind and hope it is the right decision.  As an adult it is still difficult but yes I am in my early 30's but don't forget I have autism it can be quite harder to make the decision. However I am trying my best to make the right choices in my life. Anymore question please feel free to ask or send me an email


Saturday, May 5, 2018

How I Work Hard To Be Successful!

              I know sometimes success can be taken away from you at times of stress and panic but to be successful, you gotta work hard and gotta grind and that is what I have been doing is grinding hard to get caught up in the content you guys either every day or every week, depending what content comes out and whether it is scheduled or not. But you have to work hard, grind, grind, grind, even with the going gets tough, just keep on going, do not stop or give up. Giving up is not a good thing, trust me, I ended up giving up and look at where that took me, so far behind on the podcast I kind of gave up and giving up is not a good idea, look at what happened, I ended trying to catch up this week towards the end of the week. With Finale week beginning less then 24 hours from now, I gotta make sure to post up the Big Brother Canada RECAP today at the most. 

              To gain a follower ship or a good fan base like I have, you have to work hard, gotta promote your content each and every time you post up content you have to do the PR work behind it. What I do is give a far warning like a 1 hour warning till the content comes out or the exact time it goes up. I also take advantage if I have to run out to do errands or have an appointment or in bed when content goes out late, I use the scheduling feature on Twitter and is the only time I will use the feature, 99.9% of the time I am posting up things live minus if I am in bed early or out on errands or at an appointment, I find it good tool to have especially if I am on a very busy day and I tend to forget to post up the content links, whoops! I was given advice from someone who told me PR is the most important thing when it comes down to promoting content.

               The final point I would like to make is try and make a schedule when your content comes out, so your fan base knows when the content is out on time and yes I realize I am off schedule myself but working hard to get it out on time on schedule. But scheduling is key, especially if you want to keep the fan base happy and not lose fans over content being up late.... Cough, cough I am a prime example but I am sure if your fans are understanding, I know you guys who read this blog and understand my recent circumstances. If you are going to be away like I was in April, you gotta get a make up schedule made or work around being away this way you do not miss the content going out and have it posted up the following week. Hope this advice helps you guys out and feel free to ask questions in the comments below, I will be sure to answer them and never know I may do a follow up. 

Have a great day!


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Why is Everything About Reality TV Podcast Successful After 2 years?

              Everything About Reality TV has been successful because I have connected with other podcasters which has helped me drastically. This also has helped my podcast grow as I have had likes and retweets, however I do not get many likes or Retweets often but that's ok though, I know you guys see the posts as from to time I will glance at the analytics to the tweet itself and I can see how many people I have reached in that particular tweet.  Also the fact I constantly am reminding you guys the podcast is coming out soon does help and any special reminders I have made to scheduling changes or the podcast is delayed a day or two. I am always constantly updating you guys on the podcast and I think that has helped me quite a lot in this podcast journey! 

              Also I do hashtags, such as #EverythingAboutRealityTV, #podcast or #podcaster. So that helps the podcast get noticed out there and I use the appropriate hashtags for the content I put out there on social media that is another reason why my podcast has been successful for the past 2 years and 5 months to be exact. If you are to be a content creator, whether you are putting content on YouTube, on a podcast or a blog post, make sure to put in the hashtags, like I said that is what I do. 

              The next reason why the podcast is a success is because of the platforms my podcast is on. Yes I know it started on Mixcloud then, TuneIn, Player FM & ITunes and the list goes on. My strategy towards that was the platforms that will get the most views and honestly I believe that I made the right choice on what platforms I have put it on. & ITunes are well know platforms for podcasts, TuneIn also well known for radio stations both online and local radio stations as well. Player FM, I made the right choice going back to them after a very short stint with them late 2016, however, they have featured me on their website under Reality TV section of the website, which is so amazing and probably why my podcast has seen it's success as I connected with such amazing platforms and they have been helpful when I have had issues with it updating. These are the reasons why my podcast is successful and I hope you enjoyed this post and there will be another blog post tomorrow.


Friday, August 4, 2017

Depression: How I Deal With It On A Regular Basis!

              I have had a rough go in the last year with staff betraying me and turning their backs on me and the change from YouTube to Podcasting field and I have had my share of depression and dealing with it quite often enough when stressed or this heat is driving me nuts, I tend to get down and depressed. 

                A few ways I deal with the depression are watching funny TV Shows such as Home Improvement, The Three Stooges, which I gotta say The Three Stooges will really lift my mood up and some of the days it doesn't help and that's OK, I just try to take it easy if that is the case I just try to deal with the situation to the best of my ability and try to keep a positive mind and some days when I am not having it and just don't wanna do crap for all, I just decide to play video games for a while or for the remainder of the night and get back to my task at hand in the morning when my mind is fresh and good to go.  That is the strategy when I am down and depressed on those particular days. I don't give up but sometimes walking away and leaving it be till the next day. Just yesterday if I remember I got back into catching up with Big Brother 19 Which I was behind 5 episodes from the past week and Amazing Race Canada 5 which I am not sure what in the world got me motivated, yes I have been down and depressed the last few days and I guess that motivation and drive came out of me wanting to get back to and catching up on the podcasts and now I am doing a blog post to catch up on these too! I guess when I get depressed, the drive and passion was there in my head, wanting to catch up with things try to continue on with Chris B On The Web. 

                    As long as I got that passion and drive to continue on with Chris B On The Web which is probably a good thing. These days I try to forget I am depressed and try and live my daily life to the fullest, it may not be easy but I try to make the best out of it everyday to the best of my ability and not worry about what makes me down and depressed, sometimes it catches up to me someday's I am so distracted, I am just purely just focused on the task at hand and it sometimes works and sometimes it doesn't. It truly depends what mood I am in, some days I dont wanna have it with any of my website and not do anything, some days like the last day or so, I wanna catch up like this week, which is good there is motivation still there for me.

Have a great night!


Sunday, July 30, 2017

How I Motivate Myself To Continue To Do Well What I Love To Do!

           Between recording Everything About Reality TV and blogging and fixing the website from the bad timing of a website going down, yes you can tell I have been a bit off in the last almost 24 hours with the site going down. Every month as it is seems to have its oddball issues I get stressed which means I am up to wee bits of the morning stressing over it. Plus catching up on Everything About Reality TV even though 2 days a week isn't overly a hard schedule. How do I motivate myself to get myself back on track under so much immense pressure of trying to keep up with the podcast. Well, I come down with a plan to catch up on a day I have nothing planned and make a precise schedule how I am going to do this catch up whether I have to catch up on Big Brother 19 or podcasts that I am behind. It can be not just the podcasts, it can be the FACT you haven't blogged in what 5 days, yes I am referring to me not posting up on this blog but I'm getting much better at posting up these days! 

                Anyways pick a day that is close to the day you are suppose to bring out the content that you were suppose to have out, let's go right into an example: I had a podcast, no podcast in particular but let's say it is out on a Friday (Yesterday) for an example, and you got time today (Saturday) then that would be the more suitable time to post up the podcast, YouTube video, or blog post or whatever content you create, it is essential to make up the time you have lost and catch up. Do not get over stressed about it, just try and fix the situation and get caught up on things so this way you do not fall behind really bad, trust me I have been there so many times and especially that I will be doing another podcast so I have to keep up to speed on things. I know how to persevere through the struggles and get caught up and it is the best fans in the world that keeps me motivated and going and I get so much love and support, not only that but I also get so much encouragement to keep on going that is what is keeping me on going with the podcasts, the blog & also I am very gracious to have such a great fan base and able to share my experiences, thoughts and opinions with you guys on almost a daily basis. You know I wanna try to blog on a almost daily basis not a week apart from each other. My final bit of advice in today's blog post is to not do not give up on your dream, your passion keep doing what you love to do even if you fall behind on posting up on your website or YouTube or on your blog, just keep on working hard and eventually you will end up caught up or back on the right track or back on schedule. 

Have a Great Sunday!


Sunday, July 9, 2017

Walking Away From An Argument

         Almost a week ago I did the unthinkable, something I have rarely done over in a very, very long time and that is walk away from an petty argument that was over the patio stone project. Now it isn't the first argument I have had over the patio project, but I consider it creative differences but that's OK, we all have our own opinions on things and we are entitled to have our own opinions. But I felt so frustrated with the arguing that was going on, I just needed to get away for 15 - 20 minutes or as long as I need and I felt walking away going inside in this instance was what was best for me at the time and I need to cool off and calm the heck down before I say something I regret. Same with July 1st I got pissed off at my brother and my dad when I said I was going to cook yet they took it over and not tell me they already have started and I said something I should of not said. However I came down to my room and laid down for a minute to cool down then went to continuing playing Rocket League with my niece and nephew and moved on with the rest of the day and everything was fine for the remainder of the evening.

        So you can see there if you cannot come to consensus and not agree on anything or someone is continuing to argue then it is the best idea to walk away from the situation and just cool off for a few minutes and if you need extra time do take the extra time to cool down then if you are clearly ready to go back and try talk things out or go back to the task at hand that you were doing at the time of the conflict/argument occurred. But sometimes it is OK to stop for the day and maybe start tomorrow or if it is the weekend as you guys know I do not work on the patio on the weekend not even a Saturday or on a Sunday, it is usually during the weekdays when there is working being done on the patio. 

       However in conclusion walking away is the best thing to do and staying in the same room or in my instance go inside from the patio or wherever you are it is the best thing to do and arguing is just not worth it. Walk away and cool down before you regret saying something that you do not want to say and will have major regrets in the end and if you say something to friends, then you will lose a friend or friends in the process and you don't want that to happen. 

Have a Great Sunday!