Tuesday, July 1, 2014

GONE FISHING

I started my summer blog break with bacon chips and a Margarita drink!

Fredagsmys på en måndag. Baconchips & Margarita drink. #fredagsmysare #goodthing

I will be "away" during this month and August, more or less...

What will I do during the summer months, do you ask? ;) Good question. Here are some stuff that I will be busy with:




I will not go fishing in the murky waters of Almedalen...


Photo Credit: Angelina Cupcake via Compfight cc

As a "Personal Jesus," I will reach out to my guest bloggers and ask them to write posts on EGO blog.



Do you want to "touch" my readers? Reach out to me on the social web and I will send you an invitation to become a contributor of EGO blog.

Cheerio and so long! :)

Monday, June 9, 2014

IS YOUR SYNDICATED PODCAST CONTENT LIBERATED?

How do you store and distribute your podcast material? The title of the blog post is a hat tip wink to LibSyn (Liberated Syndication). In my Annual Blog Report XII post, I said that I will put more effort into my podcasting and get back on track with a regular schedule.

The question that have been asking myself recently is:

- How do I secure my content, save it and promote it in an effective way?

At the moment, I have podcasts at:




I have had a nagging feeling that all the above mentioned services have had their share of challenges and I want to have a "safe haven" for my content in the future.

Now when I got my first patron (of the arts), Niklas Larsson, I decided to sign up for LibSyn's podcasting + smartphone app packages with 400 MB storage for $20 per month. I must say that the mobile app feature with a potential of revenue sharing, is a sweet deal! So, I ask you to stay tuned for my own Podcast Box app on iTunes and Amazon App Store. You could now listen to my podcast and support my work at the same time! :)

Here is an excerpt from Robert Walch's post, Podcast Consumption as easy as Angry Birds:

Today more podcasts are downloaded directly to Mobile devices than to computers.
This is a huge deal.  In March 2013 for all the downloads from all the 13,000+ shows hosted with Libsyn – we saw the following stats for where podcasts were directly downloaded to:   

Mobile = 51.37%
Computer = 48.58%
Set Top Box = 0.05% 
There are a lot of people that even today say consuming podcasts is too difficult. 
Really?

Based on What?

Today podcasting is as easy to consume as Angry birds is to play
You open your mobile device – you tap on the app and you consume. It really is that easy.

Maybe people are saying “THEIR” podcast is tough to consume. And that might be because they don’t have their own smartphone app.

Looking at the Libsyn stats for March over 7.5% of mobile downloads happened directly to Podcasters own stand alone smartphone apps – not the generic apps – but their own branded apps. And that percentage is growing every month.

If you don’t have your own smartphone app in the iTunes store, Amazon Store and Google play store – then maybe your podcast is not as easy to find and consume as your peers.

The other advantage of having a stand alone app in the apps stores is discoverability. People searching for a subject matter may stumble upon your show – while not looking specifically for a podcast – and decide to give your app a try. 
Libsyn blog, April 12, 2013.

You will be able to find my future podcasts at EgoNetCast.Libsyn.com.

What's your take on the future of podcasting and the different players on the market?


Podcaster selfie at Hej5 Studio in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

ANNUAL BLOG REPORT XII

I have now been blogging for 12 years and published 2756 posts. Pageviews so far: 576,140. Before you listen to my podcast on SoundCloud, 12 Years of Blogging - EGO Blog, please read my post, Annual Blog Report XI.



Show notes:














Monday, April 21, 2014

EATING HOT LEMON CHILE PEPPER

I am eating a (hot) lemon drop chile pepper from an empty bottle of chile pepper olive oil. [Editor's note: Colored-pencil effect in Photo Booth.]


Related: My post, Eating Ghost Chile Pepper.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Interesting: Dive The Deadly Jacob’s Well In Texas

Interesting: Dive The Deadly Jacob’s Well In Texas: Jacob’s Well is a perennial karstic spring in the Texas Hill Country flowing from the bed of Cypress Creek, located northwest of Wimberley,...

Friday, February 14, 2014

COIN JEWELRY

How about getting a piece of coin jewelry for your Valentine? You could get great deals on coin jewellery (Aurista Coin Classics) from my coin webshop.


Here is a Morgan Dollar money clip:

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

CHEWING THE GOOD STUFF

What's your take on the Whole30 program?


Please read my post, A Quick Note on the Fast Diet.

Thursday, November 28, 2013