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I'm a compulsive creator (words, images, videos, podcasts). It's not always an easy journey, but it is a rewarding one. The podcast is all about sharing some thoughts about my experience as a creator.

Thoughts and Tribulations of a Compulsive Creator JF Martin

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I'm a compulsive creator (words, images, videos, podcasts). It's not always an easy journey, but it is a rewarding one. The podcast is all about sharing some thoughts about my experience as a creator.

    Pondering

    Pondering

    In a week, I’ll be preparing to fly to Croatia for a three-week vacation with my wife. I’m still considering several aspects of the trip. How much blogging should I do during this time? Should I stay quiet and focus entirely on my vacation and photography? What camera equipment should I bring? Should I bring my MacBook Air in addition to my iPad Pro?

    I need to decide the right balance between being present in the moment and documenting the journey through my blog. While I enjoy sharing my experiences, I also want to fully immerse myself in the trip without the constant pressure of content creation. As for the camera gear, I’ll need to carefully assess what I’ll actually use versus what I might pack just in case. The MacBook Air could be helpful for editing photos on the go, but the iPad Pro is a more compact and convenient option. Ultimately, I want to travel light and focus on making the most of this vacation with my wife.

    I still have a week to figure this out.

    This is an Audiocast — A Narrated Blog Post

    This is an Audiocast — A Narrated Blog Post

    This is my second narrated blog post on Micro.blog. It seems to me that writing for sharing as a text-only post triggers different strings for me than writing for a narrated text post. It feels strange because this isn’t a podcast episode. There is no introduction, no conclusion. No background music either. Yet, I find this cool because this is going to be available also to my podcast subscribers. Because of that, I call this an audiocast since the textual transcription (the writing) is done before the audio recording. Audiocast: this word doesn’t exist, isn’t it? Remember that you read it, and heard it here first.

    First Narrated Blog Post Experiment

    First Narrated Blog Post Experiment

    Hi everyone. I might be late to the party, but I finally sat down for a few minutes to test Micro.blog’s new feature: narrated blog posts. It is strange because this is my first use and I cannot write a full review because as I’m writing this, my audio recording is still not done, and I don’t know how is the audio attachment and processing will actually work. It might be similar to when I post a new podcast episode. In any case, I think this is a clever addition to an already useful and enjoyable blogging service. Thanks to @Manton for this. Now, should I say, “have a great day and see you for another blog post?” Probably not.

    [Update #1]: It seems the play button doesn’t show up. Probably a bug with the Cards theme. Investigation started.
    [Update #2]: I found out that narrated blog posts come out as podcast episodes on Podcasts. I’m not sure this is what I want.

    Episode 06 — Wrapping Up 2023

    Episode 06 — Wrapping Up 2023

    It’s time to wrap up 2023! In this last podcast episode for the year😌, I reflect on twelve months of creative work. It was a busy year😅👨🏻‍💻, and I’m grateful for all of it.🙏🏻

    Links to some of the things I’m referring to:


    Bye Bye WordPress — Hello (Again) Ghost
    My Creator Workflow
    My Creator toolset
    Craft templates for sale on Gumroad
    Celebrating and Reflecting on my 30 Years Career in IT

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    Episode 05 — Sometimes It’s Better to Say No

    Episode 05 — Sometimes It’s Better to Say No

    The timing was right, and the target was well-defined, but the potential traction was far from guaranteed. Would this project be worth all the effort? Someone said: for every yes, there are a thousand no. After many weeks of thought and pondering, I decided against doing a unique project.

    Link:
    The Apple Rumors Hub

    Transcript

    Episode 04 — Did You Know?

    Episode 04 — Did You Know?

    Inspired by a recent podcast episode where Martin Feld interviewed John Gruber, for this fourth podcast episode, I decided to talk about my early years as a blogger.

    Links:


    Really Specific Stories podcast: https://pca.st/pcp6rwjs
    Interview with John Gruber episode: https://pca.st/i0xdkxfh, his announcement on his blog: https://daringfireball.net/linked/2023/09/20/really-specific-stories-yours-truly
    A reply to John Gruber about his interview: https://micro.blog/numericcitizen/23822941
    Search for the “BuildingiPhoneApps” keyword on the internet archive for a glimpse of my very first blog, and locate 2010 and beyond on the timeline.

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