“Welcome to episode one of the Social Hiking podcast”…. so began my first ever podcast, recorded with my friend Nina (@smirnieoutdoors) in her house in Shropshire. The podcast itself, now it has been published, has gone down really well (the feedback has been beyond my wildest dreams), but it is hard to believe that, as we sat there in Nina’s sitting room with our show notes and podcast sponsor, it was only two weeks before that I scribbled in my notebook: “podcast? guest co hosts? Nina?”. This post is the story of what inspired me to decide to record a podcast and how it went from an idea to reality (at minimal cost). Hopefully it will interest, aid and inspire.
Earlier in the week I was invited up to Nottingham by Phil Campbell to do an interview about Social Hiking – Share Your Adventure. I was joined by Chris (@pilgrimchris) who is a big user and advocate of Social Hiking and intends to use the site to share a pilgrimage on the famous Camino de Santiago de Compostela.
Over the last few trips, I have been experimenting with different services for ‘instantly’ sharing photos. I am by no means a good photographer, but often I see something I think others will find interesting and I want to point, shoot and share to my preferred networks from my phone with the minimal amount of hassle. On a recent trip to Dartmoor I had a play with Instagram, and was pleasantly surprised with the results. Continue reading “Quick sharing of photos whilst outdoors: Instagram”
Flattr is a new service which describes itself as a social micro payment platform that lets you show love for the things you like and helps support the people who create it.
I do really like the idea of Flattr, but sadly I think it is a model that has several major barriers to success. Continue reading “Flattr – great idea, but a big mountain to climb!”