Thought

Things are calming down. I’m contemplating a one-per-month podcast on the traditions. Fully produced on each with a bunch of comments from different people.

Not committed yet, considering.

Feedback


I set up a Google Voice number and would like to get some feedback. This number simply recevies a message. You don’t need to leave your name.

Solving the problems of what to do about the Sponsor magazine project has had several possible alternatives mentioned in private communications.

So far, they are:

  • Put ads on the site to generate income;
  • Get 2-3 ‘patrons’ to put up $5 per month to cover the basic costs;
  • Sell “Sponsor” chotchkies thru Zazzle or CafePress;
  • Let the project die with grace

Or you may have your own idea.

Please call and leave your information on the Google Voice number:  (919) 926-8237

I don’t know what the limit is on the message, so plan on making your brief comment. If you want to make a longer respect, do it in an email to sponsormagazine@gmail.com.

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Two Things

It is the first Sunday of the month and the next podcast in the Sponsorship series. Part four of the five part talk on Inventory as a Life Long process with Scott R. This has become one of my favorite series from XA-Speakers.org because it is personal and specific. It may help your sponsees, but it definitely offers the sponsor something worth sharing. Podcast here.

Secondly, there is a special announcement on the future of the Sponsor project. My realities has changed – mostly medical issues – and if the prod cast, magazine or book cannot at least coer its own costs, I will have to give it up. Details here.

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Changing to a 5, maybe a 4.

Later tonight I will post the next Sponsor Magazine Podcast and a change will follow.

I have new realities I have to deal with and am possibly dellusional in this project. Only two people respond to the posts, no one has commented to the blog and despite the subscription information that says x number of hits to the page or blog, I’m working in a vaccuum.

So I will step back. I will post a new podcast for Sponsorship on the first Sunday of each month starting in April (so there will be a post next week), and a new podcast for Speaker in a Box on the third Sunday of each month.

This will free me for projects that more clearly reaching an audience and will be tracked through this blog.

But it is my nature that I don’t like change. Of any kind. Even when it means things may imrpove within my new realities. That has not changed. What has changed is I am willing to take the action, make an attempt, but I also review what is happening and make changes that are appropriate. Not 1 or 10 on the scale, but somehwere between the extremes.

If you have gotten anything out of the original Anonymous Review Podcast, the first three issues of Sponsor Magazine, the Recovery Reader, or the other podcasts, I’d like to hear your thoughts on what you get from them, or how they can change.

RSS – Sort of…

These feeds will work to access the RSS feed directly in Firefox. They can be entered manually into iTunes podcast aggregator. They do NOT work in Chrome or Safari. Don’t know why. I don’t have the knowledge necessary to debug the RSS. Anyone who has that knowledge who would be willing to help out please check the help page.

iTunes will display ALL of the podcasts, BUT NOT IN THE RIGHT ORDER. Very frustrating.

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SPONSOR PODCAST FEED
feed://sponsormagazine.org/xml/smp.xml

SPEAKER IN A BOX PODCAST FEED
feed://sponsormagazine.org/xml/sib.xml

Two Up


SPONSOR MAGAZINE PODCAST #15 is up.

http://tinyurl.com/b2qqzwo

The new podcast, SPEAKER IN A BOX Podcast #1 is up

http://tinyurl.com/a5ftdro

And if you prefer the mobile device access page…

http://podcast.sponsormagazine.org/mobile/sib.html

I haven’t decided what day of the week will be the day for hte new podcast… I’m thinking Thursday, so the new meeting is up in time for Friday, when many people need an extra meeting. The format is not perfect, but it’s not a bad meeting.

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For the not really good news, RSS Continues to kick my ass and I don’t know when I’ll be able to get iTunes on board. But you can go to the links directly, download the files if you like, and not have to wait for the RSS.

Losing Jack

I was excited and writing to a few friends to share the good news for the Sponsor Magazine project with someone who encouraged me in the beginning. Jack McCarthy was the author of “Drunks” which sets the tone for Recovery Reader. And was heard in the first volume of the podcast, Anonymous Review (#8). And published again in Sponsor Magazine #1.

I mised him by three days. I knew he wasn’t well, he had cancelled travel plans and we hadn’t exchanged emails for a while. He had a large circle of people – friend, family and fellowship – around Puget Sound. I was barely a distant satellite.

He would have been happy. He told me to just do my work and give up the result.

When I found someone publishing his poem as “Anonymous” (and one where the guy with the website was claiming it as his own) I dropped him a line so he could protect what was his.

This is a different poem. But like many of his works, just some simple truth that sneaks up on you.

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Thanks, Jack. You are already missed.

http://youtu.be/xsTZohyFFJE

Movement

There is a lot going on with the Facebook page. A quick summary here…

The twelfth in the current podcast series is up: http://podcast.sponsormagazine.org/

The podcast now has a mobile page, intended for use with tablets and cell phones using iOS or Android. I’m not sure about Blackberry.¬†http://sponsormagazine.org/m.html

The Facebook page (http://facebook.com/SponsorMagazine) just hit 30 Like and made some new tools available to me to let people find out about the page. (Yeah, 30 isn’t going to change the world, but it’s still a landmark. Progress, however glacial, is still progress.

I’ll post more when there’s more.