Rest assured, folks, I have not abandoned anything! I am going through a “Bit Off Much More Than I Can Ever Chew By Myself” phase lately. I love my websites and podcasts, and I don’t want to discontinue any of them. This means that I will need help.
I would like to take this opportunity to put out a call for volunteers to help me revive my blogs and podcasts and get them back to a weekly release.
If you would like to write an article for the blogs, I’d be delighted to share it!
–The Balcony Farm – Any articles pertaining to no-land gardening, container gardening, hydroponics, indoor gardening, etc. These could be reviews, how-to’s, sharing/documenting experiences, among other things.
–Knit Misadventures – Knitting articles of almost any kind would be graciously accepted here. How to fix mistakes, personal stories of knitting perseverance, product reviews, etc. would all be in keeping with the “hard-knock” knitting theme of the site.
–ADDed Personality – Articles about coping strategies, book/product reviews, and any type of self-help/mutual-support group topics are greatly welcomed.
If you are feeling ambitious, I could always use material for the podcasts. You could record individual segments (3-5 minutes long is a good ballpark), or offer to guest host an entire episode if I am unable to get a show out. Co-hosting may also be an option if someone can teach me how to record that way.
–The Balcony Farm – As with the guest-blogging suggestions, anything pertaining to no-land gardening is fair game.
–Knit Misadventures – The most important segment I want is the Mishaps and Lessons Learned. If you have any stories to share about something you’ve learned the hard way, I’d love to play it on the show. I can always use material for the Nifty Thrifty and Library Book Review segments, too.
–ADDed Personality – As this is a virtual support group, I’d love to play anything you’d like to share about ADHD.
I can also use help on the technical side of things for all shows/sites.
–Troubleshooting – If anyone can be available to answer questions about rss feeds, itunes, etc., that would be a tremendous help. Alternatively, if anyone can direct me to any tutorials on how to fix problems as they occur, that would also be awesome.
–Show notes – Organizing and posting show notes isn’t hard in and of itself, but it can be taxing after going through the recording process by myself. If anyone would like to help organize links and come up with brief synopses, you would have my undying gratitude.
–Moderating forums – I’m not always able to keep activity going on the forums for the podcasts, so if anyone is interested in the care and maintenance of the message boards, I’d gladly promote you on the respective forums.
Sometimes I just need a kick in the behind to remember to get things done. If anyone would be willing to check in with me every couple days via email, IM, Skype, or whatever, that can help my ADD brain stay on task.
If you are interested in contributing in any way to the production of the podcasts and websites, drop me a line and we can set things up. I try to respond to my messages as soon as possible, but don’t be alarmed if it takes a day or two. If you haven’t heard from me in 3 days, please double-check with me to make sure I got the message, and feel free to bonk me on the head.
The Balcony Farm – firstname.lastname@example.org
Knit Misadventures – email@example.com
ADDed Personality – firstname.lastname@example.org