Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Frankly, I confess, this one is over my head.

Neil Gorman likes the word "fuck", as in "I'll kick your fucking ass".
And he has an analogy between podcasts and a "fucking toaster".
Tod liked it so much he took a picture of this part of Neil's presentation.
It's a provocative and attention-getting statement, but what on earth does it mean?
neil explains ...

But the usefulness of his advice still eludes me.
Now if Neil had said "don't leave your brain on a frying pan", that I would understand.


Jan said...

Yeah, I had to go and see the presentation before I got the point of this slide.

The point is that unlike a toaster, a podcast (or a blog or other personal expression/branding effort) is not something you should just abandon when it breaks, starts boring you (the author), etc.

Rather you should "shake it up", make some changes to the format, invite a guest host, expand the topic you cover, etc.

Allan said...

I like the way you explain it.
And it becomes much easier to understand.
Instead of thinking about a toaster, i think about a podcast.

A good podcast is like a George Foreman grill, all the fat has been taken away.
A bad podcast is like a barber that's late for work, sometimes it just doesn't cut it.

Giving up on podcasting is like clipping your nails, sometimes you wish you hadn't done it when you have to deal with Scotch tape.

Most podcasts are like Brian Muroney, usually not very good.

Making odd and unusual comparisons is a lot like Naomi and Avi Lewis, sometimes you can be just a bit too smart to be effective.

What's your problem?

Tod Maffin's version of absolute power.
I wrote a comment at a famous blog.
Tod didn't like it, and took the intial steps of legal action to have it removed.
He was successful.

It made me an unhappy camper.
And I happen to really like it here.

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