The whole point of Sonitotum is to share my own experiences so we can all learn while I try to make things, find success, and stay sane.
To that end, it’s important that listeners understand where I am as far as prosperity, productivity, mental and emotional health, and creativity at this very early stage, so that everyone knows I really am right at the beginning… at most, maybe just a step or two ahead of you.. if that!
So this episode, I spell it all out: the state of Matt at the start of Sonitoum… and what I hope to achieve.
It doesn’t end with this episode, either. Every month, I share my previous month’s revenue and expenses as an independent creator and creative freelancer, and on my Now page, you can see what I’m up to… well, now.
I hope you enjoy the episode, and I hope you’re willing to share where you stand, too… let me know by leaving a comment!
Links and Topics Mentioned In This Episode
- My Scribtotum article on the necessity of solitude in your creative writing life.
- Parkinson’s Law: work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.
- How task switching messes up our focus.
- KPCC – Southern California Public Radio.
- Want to know what’s in my blogroll? Let me know in the comments!
- The importance of down time.
- My creative endeavors include books, short stories, and music.
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Making the Episode
This episode took about six hours to record, edit, and produce the two different editions of the show, and to prepare and write these show notes. There was a false start in the recording, which added an extra hour to the process. That was a drag, let me tell you.
Equipment and Software
For those who are interested (folks sometimes ask), here’s what I used (and use) to make this episode. I have affiliate arrangements with some of these products and services. If you make a purchase when you click through using my links, I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. It’s a great way to help support the podcast… so thank you!
- Aurycle a460 large diaphragm studio condenser microphone
- Zoom R16 Recorder:Interface:Controller (digital multitrack recorder)
- Akai Professional MPD218 (MIDI drum pad controller for performing drum parts of “Anastasia”)
- Sennheiser HD 202 headphones
- Mixcraft 8 Pro Studio (digital audio workstation / music creation software — used when recording and producing “Anastasia”)
- Adobe Audition CC (digital audio workstation for recording, editing, and producing audio — used to mix and produce the podcast)
- Zencast.fm (podcast media file hosting and distribution service)
What Do You Think?
For me, a podcast is much more than just talking into a microphone and putting the result out into the world. It’s an invitation to a relationship; to community.
I strive to be as transparent, honest, and vulnerable as possible in this, and every episode. Let me know that’s valuable to me and return the favor:
Tell me what you think about the episode, and if you’re willing, please let me know where you’re at in terms of your own creative, emotional, and financial state, and what you hope to achieve. Let’s hear from you in the comments!