Daily PodCamp Pittsburgh Post

Today was my turn to write a post for PodCamp Pittsburgh. Originally I wanted to write about why someone should attend PCPGH but as I started the post just felt wrong. I was going to compare PodCamp to other professional organizations when I realized that was too narcissistic. The post would be better if it was more inspirational than all about why PodCamp is awesome n’at. So that’s what I tried to do.

Something Completely Different

As I type this post I’m listening to my new favorite album, R.O.B. (ROBOTIC OPERATING BUDDY) by Bochum Welt. Its European electronic that is super smooth and full of great energetic songs. My favorite is Feelings on a Screen and Gyromite, but there are a lot of excellent tracks. You can listen for free at that link.

PodCamp Pittsbrugh 3

We laughed, we cried, we blogged.

I’m still recovering from PodCamp Pittsburgh 3 this past weekend. I don’t mean in the had too much to drink sense, but in the over load of information and ideas. I want to thank all my fellow organizers for pulling out all the stops to make such a great event happen. I love working with you guys. I’ve said this before but if I could work full time with the PodCamp PGH crew I would in a second. Getting things done is is so much better when you are working with people who are all trying to achieve the same goal. 

I’m really looking forward the Pittsburgh group blog that was born out of a session yesterday lead by Chris Brogan, OMG Pittsbrugh. I think that this type of project is going to live or die by the interest of the community, but has the potential to really be something. I flesh this idea out a little more in my second post on omgpittsbrugh.com.

What was most interesting for me this year is the fact that this is my first year with real blogging experience under my belt. I was glad to be able to lead sessions and share ideas. While I’ve been a part of the new media community here in Pittsburgh ever since 2006 I really wasn’t writing a blog or creating content until last year. Now I really never have any free time. 🙂 

My real angle as a blogger comes from the niche world and you can see that over on Casual Magic. That started as an experiment and has really become a great way for me to connect to a community of gamers I would otherwise have no access to.

One takeaway I have from this year’s podcamp is that I don’t spend enough time with normanhuelsman.com. I’ve always left it as a place to share with friends but perhaps I’ll find more to say and more to write about. Talk to Yinz soon.  

Photo by Jenn Schooley.