Tomorrow I’m heading over to PodCamp Philadelphia, so right now that means I’m writing notes, printing business cards (it would have been stupid for me to realize that I ran out 3 days before PodCamp and can’t get them in the mail in time), and just generally doing a lot of stuff that is fun, not useful for PodCamp. Things like laundry, packing, and getting my hair cut will have to wait until tomorrow.
Things I AM doing today – besides work! – are frivolous, like firing up CorelDraw again to make a few surprises on my CO2 laser cutter from way back in my scrapbook retail days. I had a great idea last night, and woke up this morning with all intentions of making it a reality. With any luck I’ll have some super kick-ass presents via my über-high tech toy for friends. Problem is, I used to be an amazing wiz in CorelDraw, more specifically vector graphics. I now use Illustrator, but that program is not set up to interface with my laser cutter. Anyway, if I can figure out what the hell I’m doing again in CorelDraw, I’ll have cool gifts. Otherwise I’m just spinning my wheels and wasting time.
I’m scheduled, sometime during this weekend, to be giving a talk on Second Life and how new media & podcast types can utilize it. The only thing for me is, there are SOOO many ways and SOOO many ideas that organizing them into something understandable and tangible will be hard. At least without overwhelming the few people that show up for the talk! Other than that I’m planning on working the registration table, and meeting up with old friends, making new ones, and seeing what sessions I want to attend to broaden my knowledge of the art. I’ve ‘been in’ podcasting for 3 years now, and sometimes I need to step back and realize how new it is for 80% of the people out there.
While my own shows have fallen to the wayside, I have been busy cranking out content and production for other companies – the most recent being a travel agency company/website. I need to step it up a notch for my own stuff! Especially before Podcast & New Media Expo end of September. UGH.