The Struggle of Creating Content

Posted by Steve Whittington on Jul 11, 2013 3:02:22 PM

Around Everest Base Camp Around Everest Base Camp

Sitting on a glacier at 17,500 feet, outside in the cold and wind is not an ideal environment to be writing in.  To access to the internet you have to hike/scramble fifteen minutes from camp to reach a high moraine which has a line of sight to the nearest cell tower many miles down valley.  As an added challenge the tower is solar powered and will only work when it is sunny thus bright sun glares on your laptop screen turning it opaque enough so you cannot tell what you are typing unless you hold your hand against the screen or unzip your jacket and create a hood for your laptop.  Despite these difficulties I wrote blog posts, quite regularly that were verbose, scripting several at 1700 words or greater.  From base camp many others joined me at the “ internet hotspot”  and they produced reams of content.  My climbing team alone (three western climbers and our expedition leader Wally Berg) had so much to write that in the 70 days we were away from North America we created 256 pages of content!

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Topics: creating content, creativity, content creation, content tactics, Managing content, creative writing, Blogs

The Idea Room

Posted by Steve Whittington on Jul 28, 2012 3:34:42 PM

I have never been one to pay much attention to work place design. Several months ago the Ninth Store team received a physical workplace transformation. The scattered physical team was relocated and consolidated into one room. The room quickly got labelled: The Idea Room by the new occupants.

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Topics: Creative work space, creativity, marketing, Blogs

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