Won’t you be my neighbor?
Sorry. Couldn’t resist.
Imagine a video that starts with me in my sweater, welcoming someone from the WordPress neighborhood. You get the idea.
The Moment When You Organically Find New Content
You may know the feeling. You have something planned around your site and blog. Part of it takes you in a different direction, a path you haven’t taken very often. It’s not really a new topic. In fact, it settles into the stream of things just fine.
That happens a lot here on our site. It’s how I introduced eCommerce but also kept the basics of WordPress, blogging and content marketing on the front burner.
The World of Multi-Media
We have seen the multi-media phenomenon morph in many ways over the years. Content though the written word, screenshots, video, audio, all massaged and served up in different ways. Every year we hear something like, This is the year of video. (I think I have heard that one a few times—in different years.)
I’ve used all mediums in one way or another over the eight years of the life of this site. And all the time I am discovering different ways to do things. It may take me a bit before I find my own sweet spot in any medium, but that’s the way it works for me. I never jump on the bandwagon. I do things intuitively, when they feel right.
My 48-Hour Content Marathon
I’ve been hinting at this for a while. One week from today, I will formally announce it and give you all the details. But during the planning time and content creation of this two-day event, I discovered something.
The BobWP Neighborhood.
What is the BobWP Neighborhood? Another Podcast?
Let’s start by answering the second question first. I guess it is.
Why a neighborhood? Well, it’s a part of a community. Not necessarily leaders. or a select group of ‘special’ people. Not a clique. It’s a group of people brought together by the fact that they have simply found their home. And when it comes to WordPress, although it may not be your home, it may be familiar to you and part of your everyday life.
Also, Mister Rogers was a laid-back guy. Open-minded. A glass half-full kind of person.
I like to think I am the same. In fact, I think I would have been one happy camper in Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.
So as I was setting up content for my two-day marathon, I found myself reaching out to some WordPress people I knew to bring in and just chat. It might be more of a Q&A around something WordPress. It might be about their own journey and experience. Or something else WordPressy. It was basically either audio or video that didn’t fit in my other podcasts: Do the Woo, BobWP eCommerce Show and the BobWP Monetizer.
I know there is no shortage of these kinds of podcasts in the WordPress space. I could name several of them off the top of my head.
But yet, this was fun.
That brings me to the new piece of BobWP, called The BobWP Neighborhood.
I feel I can bring something a bit unique to the space beyond just chatting with some WordPress peeps. We’ll be taking a different slant on the questions they are typically asked. Bring more conversation into play. It will be around WordPress, but I cannot guarantee it will be all WordPress. In other words, we will go where it takes us.
This podcast will vary between audio only or video and audio, depending on our mood.
When Will This Happen? What Does Your Schedule Look Like Now Here on BobWP?
Good question I am wondering about myself. No, seriously, in a perfect world it would be seen every (fill in the name of the day). In fact, I have kept up a pretty decent schedule on my current podcasts. And I know we are all creatures of habit and like the consistency.
But I am going to be realistic here. Today I am officially taking the word weekly off any of my podcasts or content. With this becoming the fourth podcast in a sense, and with all the other content I write, I’ll post stuff as I create it and place it on our editorial calendar as it fits.
With that all said, see you, one way or another, on the flipside.