JUST GOOGLE IT
- What is a drabble?
- What is flash fiction?
- What is microfiction
- What is a podcast?
- How do I listen to a podcast?
- How do I subscribe to a podcast?
WHAT IS THIS?
This is a podcast of stories that are 100 words long. I post a new story every day and The Weekly Challenge topic every Sunday. The results of The Weekly Challenge are posted the next Sunday, along with a new topic.
WHY ON EARTH DO YOU DO THIS?
I started writing drabbles after a friend in college wrote a set of them in a 100×100 project. Woody Allen’s play about Abraham Lincoln obsessing over “How long must a man’s legs be? Long enough to reach the ground” inspired me.
Then, a group of writers started the site “100 Words Or Les Nessman” where they challenged themselves to write about a topic, or they had to write about Les Nessman. Featured writers posted on the site, and guest writers joined in the comments section of each post.
On a whim, I recorded my stories, and those recordings became a separate podcast feed and archive on May 31, 2005. I swore that I would write a story a day until the day I die. Since I’m not dead yet, I’m still writing these things.
I tried to encourage the other Nessman writers to join me, but they all whined about hating the sound of their voices. Wimps.
When the Nessman group went under for the last time, I started the Weekly Challenges and invited the commenters to join in.
WAIT… MAY OF 2005?
Yes. I’ve been around that long.
I have never taken a formal break from the show since then. Which, according to my research, makes this podcast the longest-running daily podcast of original material in the world.
Sure, there’s been a few times where the schedule function failed. And then there was Hurricane Rita, when I posted a normal episode and not the planned Weekly Challenge. And when I broke my elbow, I’d already scheduled the daily shows, and the half-finished Weekly Challenge was completed and posted.
Okay, I’m sure that there’s some NPR feeds that have been running since before I started, but those started as repurposed radio recordings, not original content intended for podcast. Which, I feel, doesn’t count.
WHY ISN’T THIS SITE 100WORDSTORIES.COM?
Because I suggested that the Nessman group use it. When they quit doing stories, I asked them about it. They’ve never returned my emails about it.
Maybe they’re all dead, or in the Witness Protection Program? Who knows?
I kinda prefer oneadayuntilthedayidie.com as a domain name. Not great for branding, but it is a conversation starter.
HOW DO I MAKE THIS?
I use a Blue Yeti plugged into an Asus G752 that runs Audacity. The MP3 files are recorded at 128k mono.
MAKING AN ASS OF MYSELF… LIVE!
ADVERTISING AND TIP JARS
Early on, this podcast was a part of my isfullofcrap.com sites, which had banner ads through Pajamas Media. And then I joined the Fresh Media Works family of podcasts.
However, these days I do not have any ads on the site, affiliations with podcast networks, or a PayPal tipjar on the sidebar.
This is a hobby, and I get the server for free through work. There’s no need for me to be rattling a cup for nickels and dimes for this.
PROMOS FOR OTHER SHOWS
If you send me a promotion for another show, I might listen to it, but I probably won’t run it.
However, if you include a promotion for another show as part of a Weekly Challenge submission, I will probably include it with your entry. “Short shameless plugs” are always welcome so that listeners know where to find all your other stuff, you whore.
WHAT DO I GET IF MY STORY APPEARS ON THE WEEKLY CHALLENGE?
Give yourself a pat on the back. Good writer.
Feel better now?
CAN I BUY ADS ON YOUR PODCAST OR SITE?
No. This podcast is not for sale.
However, you’re welcome to shamelessly plug your stuff on a Weekly Challenge entry, you whore.
Do not submit this podcast to any website or podcasting awards.
If you see that this podcast has been nominated for an award, please tell the organizers of those awards to look at this page so that they will remove this podcast from consideration. Also, tell me about it, so I can confirm with them that I do not want my name associated with their awards.
I don’t need awards, nor do I want them. The moment you allow others to negotiate, mandate, and manipulate your sense of self-worth, you have none.
This podcast uses the Explicit tag because of the fucks, shits, blasphemous rants.
I do my best to label this podcast as Explicit so that people can use Parental Controls and other content-filtering tools to avoid it if necessary.
I do not censor myself. Nor do allow others to censor my content. It takes less effort to use those controls and tools than to write me an email bitching about it, and for me to reply back that you should go fuck yourself.
This has cost me listeners, participants, and friends. A price I’m perfectly willing to pay, considering the lack to true value in such poor-quality currency.
Participants in the Weekly Challenge are welcome to swear as little or as much explicit content as they want to.
JUST GOOGLE IT
Oh crap. There’s more than one of them?
I tried to add the podcast to the Drabble entry in Wikipedia, but it got wiped off of the page.
And yet, other examples are on the site. Pffft. Douchebags.
WHO AM I?
I’m a technical writer for a software company in Houston, TX. So, I’m both an amateur and professional sociopath.
That’s pretty much all you need to know, really.
Contact: isfullofcrap (at) gmail.com
I’ve been in a few podcast products here and there, way too many for me to remember or list, and at some point the phone stopped ringing.
WHO IS PLANET Z?
Me, more or less.