Welcome to another AUG Blog Audio Post, located at AUGForums.com, that’s A-U-G-F-O-R-U-M-S.com.
This is your host, Tim Rodman, coming to you live on Monday, November 4th, 2019, from Columbus, Ohio where it’s a little cloudy today.
In this Audio Post we are going to be talking about: What is an AUG Blog Audio Post?
This is the first Audio Post, so I thought it would make sense to start off talking about what exactly this thing is.
Now, first I’d like to establish two ground rules for an AUG Blog Audio Post.
The first rule is: No Editing. That’s right, no editing. That means, you are probably going to hear some awkward pauses, you’re probably going to hear some sneezes into the microphone at some point, because there is no editing.
We press record. When we’re done, we stop, and that’s it, that’s all there is to it. It’s raw, it’s unedited, and the whole goal is getting something out there and not having to wait for an editing process or make it too burdensome to put together an AUG Blog Audio Post.
Second rule, Rule #2: Publish Immediately. This is only possible because of Rule #1. Since we’re not doing any editing, we can publish right after recording. The goal is to put more content out there at the sacrifice of not having a very high quality edited audio post.
Alright, so those are the two ground rules.
Now, what’s motivating an AUG Blog Audio Post? I’ve been blogging on the AUG Blog since April of 2013 and it’s still going great. I enjoy it. I try to do at least one post per month. Not a ton of stuff, but it’s enough and it’s doable for me at once a month.
But I’ve always wanted to do something audio related. I’ve gotten real comfortable writing, typing stuff up on the computer. But where I’m still not real comfortable is talking and thinking on the fly, thinking while talking. So I’d like to build up those skills. And I also think that doing audio allows you to put more content out there simply because you can talk faster than you can type. At least most people can, including me. And it’s also, I think, more sustainable. You can talk longer, talk faster, and, even if you could type really fast, there’s only so long you can type before your fingers start to hurt.
So the goal is to be able to get more content out there, do it in an audio format, build up some “thinking while talking” skills, and, at the end of the day, put more information out there about Acumatica.
Another thing that audio allows me to do is do interviews. There’s only so much information that I have to share personally about Acumatica. No one person knows everything about Acumatica. It would be great to have some guest interviews on, various people in the Acumatica community, to share information together, and share ideas, come up with things that maybe we wouldn’t have thought of on our own. You know, put two heads together and two heads are better than one. Come up with some new ideas and compare notes. I think an interview format is a nice option to have and it’s something that fits really well into an Audio Post.
Now, this is not a Podcast. When I was thinking about this originally, I was thinking about doing a Podcast. But I’m already doing the AUG Blog. I’m already doing the Forums, and the thought of adding a third thing with a Podcast was just too overwhelming and I didn’t think it would be sustainable for me.
But then I realized, well, I’m already doing the Blog. What if I just added another way of contributing content to the Blog in the form of an Audio Post. That sounds a lot more doable, a lot more sustainable, because it’s not a new thing. It’s just another way to contribute content to the existing AUG Blog. So that’s what gave me the courage, if you will, to start recording this first episode or post (I’m still not exactly sure what to call it), but I think that seems doable to me.
And that’s why I’m calling it an AUG Blog Audio Post. I know that’s a mouthful, but I think that’s the best description of what it is. It’s an Audio Post, instead of a Written Post, on the AUG Blog.
So it’s not a Podcast. You aren’t going to have the fancy intro music. You aren’t going to have the nice high quality editing done afterwards. It is what it is, it’s somewhat raw, but we’ll see how it goes.
I remember back in April of 2013, when I was doing my first written blog post, that I wasn’t sure if I would be doing a second one, or a third one. But, as time went on, I’ve continued to do it. I enjoy it. And I have the same general feeling now about this Audio Post.
This is the first one, but I’m optimistic that is something doable, especially with no editing, no Podcast where you have to do another setup and another cadence, if you want to get into a routine. This is just something on the existing AUG Blog where I already have a monthly cadence, at least one post per month. This just gives me another way to contribute a post. And it might be that I do one today, I might not do one for a few months, but it’s all done on the Blog, the existing AUG Blog.
Alright, so I think that’s all I’ve got for this first Audio Post. I just wanted to explain what’s motivating this, a little bit about the ground rules there. Remember Rule #1: No Editing. Rule #2: Publish Immediately.
We’ll see how this goes, especially out there for any future people who would like to come on and be interviewed in an AUG Blog Audio Post, I wanted to record this so you know what’s going on.
Even without interviews, I have plenty of ideas of things to record, things I just haven’t had the time to type into a written blog post. So I think we’ll have plenty of content with that list of current ideas, future ideas, and interview possibilities. So I’m looking forward to it.
Alright, well that’s it for today. Thanks for listening. And I’ll catch you on the next AUG Blog Audio Post. Take care.