Blog and Pod Tricks + Podcast: Dwayne Sharpe’s Sci-Fi

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Photo of K-D-doggie giving da-AL a sloppy kiss.

1. Getting the word out about Happiness Between Tails Podcast takes time away from writing my novels. Rather than worry I’ll never get my books done, I remind myself this stretch of learning is an investment for when I’m ready to produce serialized audio drama versions for the novels.

To that end, it occurred to me — duh, after all this time lol — that while Happiness Between Tails is meant to be a play on “tales” as well as “tails,” only the wag-able kind is represented in this site’s photo. A few days ago, I was feeling rather under-the-weather pasty, but hey, my hair was clean and brushed. Time to set aside excuses and dust off the selfie stick. The new masthead and the photo below are the results. The books? There’s a pile of them on my lap, but they kept sliding, so the book stamped onto my shirt must suffice.

2. Do you have business cards? Does anyone use them? I dunno, but it seems like the thing to have “just in case” if one is to be in business, so here’s mine. The two versions are because I discovered sites like t-h-i-s o-n-e that offer free QR codes. Who knew COVID would bring them back in style?

Screenshot of da-AL's business cards.

3. Podcasting and some lingo: It’s one thing to have a hosting site, like AnchorFM, where one’s podcast lives. “Directories” are also needed to get it into listeners’ smartphones and desktops of various operating systems, and such. For weeks I’ve researched “directories,” among them Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Pandora, and so on — they’re the apps and sites that catalog and feature podcasts.

It would be impossible to get onto all the zillions that exist, so I just did my best and now I’m done, at least for now. Take a look at the list, not merely for to know where to listen, but to copy for when you submit your own podcast to directories.

The extended list of directories and other pertinent links are H-E-R-E at Linktree. It’s a site where, among other things, multiple links can be simultaneously funneled into a “master link.” A click of the screenshot below will also take you there…

Screenshot of Happiness Between Tails at LinkTree.
All Happiness Between Tails links are listed and scroll-tap-click-able at LinkTree.

Time-saving Linktree tip: before adding links there, first organize them in another document. Then drop them into Linktree starting with the last one. The last one loaded lands at the top.

Back to today’s podcast — here’s a video version of it…

Dwayne Sharpe submitted the story when Los Angeles was first quarantined, so… 

When you first heard about COVID, how did you think your life would be impacted?

19 thoughts on “Blog and Pod Tricks + Podcast: Dwayne Sharpe’s Sci-Fi”

  1. Great post and I loved listening to the podcast! It’s filled with beautiful voices and the sound effects is brilliant. Leaving so much for my imagination.Wishing you lots of joy and happiness in all your future endeavours 💕🌸

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  2. Awww, those are gorgeous photos, both the main shot and the business card one. Absolutely brilliant, da-AL.

    I was surprised at how QR codes have become all the rage, too. Now you can’t escape from them, regardless of whether you have a smartphone and even the slightest clue what they are or not.

    I think the time spent on the podcasts is a worthwhile investment, too. It’s not always easy to have to choose between ventures when time is short, but it’s all a period of growth, learning, developing, creating new content, and all of that is worthwhile in any form.

    I actually just set up a Linktree account after seeing this. I only have links for my blog and three social media sites so it’s a pretty short list! Could be useful for linking to on Instagram though as I think you can only have one clickable link on your account page.

    Great podcast – I really like the sound-effects, the music and the clapping. And I’ll never tire of your voice and accent – perfect for the likes of audiobooks, podcasts etc. Ever thought of doing relaxation MP3s? xx

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  3. Thank you for sharing!!… like your photo and cards!!.. how is K-D dealing with the fame? 🙂 .. listened to your latest podcast and you are getting very good, did enjoy listening!!.. kudos to you, YOU GO, GIRL!!… 🙂

    Until we meet again….
    May love and laughter light your days,
    and warm your heart and home.
    May good and faithful friends be yours,
    wherever you may roam.
    May peace and plenty bless your world
    with joy that long endures.
    May all life’s passing seasons
    bring the best to you and yours!
    (Irish Saying)

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