Today I had a breakthrough in my thinking about how to combine my digital content into a cohesive, unified system. I realized that I need to create a vehicle that will allow me to both sell some content and advertise/share other content. The trick will be to point all the pieces towards a "funnel" that will sort the various requests for information about my work and direct those requests appropriately.
Something as simple as providing captioning for YouTube (as seen below) movies of music that has lyrics can make a big difference in terms of accessibility to that music. It took a little while to do this today in YouTube but I am very happy with the results. I also set up Google Analytics to help me track activities at the Harlem Voices website and the website devoted to the Lewis-McKinley Symbolic Language (LMSL), a language (including software) I invented 20 years ago that describes the evolution of systems over time.
These two, disparate websites are an example of my dilemma: the Harlem Voices site needs to invite people to collaborate with me in producing the show (and purchasing products from it), while the LMSL is a highly abstract, intellectual work that I wish to share in order to advance a theoretical contribution to the fields of logic, cybernetic systems, software development, systems management and design, and visualization technology.
It will be interesting to see what develops!
About this blog.
This blog is a place where many of the confluences of my life can be shared. I am, at the core, a creative person. I approach everything from that basis... whether composing symphonies, playing the cello, being a serial entrepreneur, writing sermons and essays, flying airplanes, or creating software apps. I am deeply passionate about creativity, issues of social justice, and spiritual enrichment. These are fundamental to everything I do. Welcome to my journey!