Monday, September 15, 2014

Ask Rob, and Sharing

OK guys, I know you've been seeing a lot of stuff from me the last few weeks. I apologize if it's not all your cup of tea, but I hope most of the people reading this do get some enjoyment from all the added stuff (video and otherwise) on this blog lately.

I'm interested in launching a new video series from my own personal YouTube channel, which I am for the time-being calling "Ask Rob". At some pre-defined interval (more than likely on a weekly basis), I am thinking about taking some time out of my day to take a question (hopefully from one of you reading this) and answer it the best way I know how, with some curious research. I know there are a couple of you out there that read this blog with voracity, and so in some ways I'm counting on you to get the ball rolling with some good questions! I'm not too concerned about the topic, I'm willing to cover pretty much anything at this point. Basically, I want to find out what interests you, and to be able to learn more about what people care about and are curious about. I love science and technology, but I would be much more interested in hearing about what you like and want to know more about, so seriously, ask me anything...You can find a little form I've created right here, and submit as many questions as you'd like! You can also email me questions at askrob@robattrell.com if that seems easier to you.

Before you go, I've also been thinking a lot about sharing.

This past week (and probably a lot longer in vaguer ways), I've been thinking about sharing and how I can get my interests and what I do online further out into the world. It seems obvious in retrospect, but one of the best ways to get your friends and acquaintances to spread your work is to ask them to do so. One of the easiest ways you can help me is to click a like button on something I've done (or retweet or +1, etc.) if you enjoyed it. This takes almost no effort but it means so much to people who put a lot of work into what they do, and because we're used to seeing well-funded entertainment these days, seeing one person put effort and time into something with basically no budget doesn't seem as important. A much bigger way you could help me out is that if you see something you like or enjoy on my blog (or on my projects' respective homes on the web), is to share it with the people in your social circles. I don't get a lot of traffic to my projects this way, at least as far as I know, but if you're reading this, I encourage you to think about the person who put work into something when you are watching/reading/listening. I'm not just referring to me in this case, but artists of all genres.

On that note, once again I am now accepting ANY questions you might have on any topic, right here, or by email at askrob@robattrell.com.