Category Archives: The Sorg Life

The good old days...

Try Some Stuff.  Figure Out Who You Are.

From the Sorgatron Media Creators Newsletter List for October 30, 2015.  You can Subscribe to it here or read the archive!

On Fridays I try to have lunch with my good friend that works on the North Side to keep connected and keep some good ideas flowing as we’re both creatives that have been involved in this Podcasting and creating thing for longer than people watching Pewdiepie may have been alive. We had a cameo by another friend that hasn’t known me all that long that seems fascinated by the variety of things I’ve been involved with in the past, oddly proclaiming that I’m “the real Dos Equis Beer guy

That part was a little weird.

But then I started thinking about a recent discussion by Gary Vaynerchuck with Chase Jarvis discussing how we should just take our twenties to figure out what we really like to do, and try a lot of things.

Well, it’s too late for some of us for that notion.  Kind of.

I worked through my twenties.  Hard.  And mostly didn’t settle on what I did in my 8-5.  Or 8-8.  Or 8-???? (Man.  Salary work.) I was creating Podcasts, working with clients on videos that weren’t the day job, and trying to put together a special music performance with my friends.

We look at Podcasting and Blogging and think “That’s the new thing.  I have to be right on top of it!”  But maybe you don’t like doing it for that fun thing.  Try a little bit of all of it.

I won’t get into the ideas of how to find the time, or motivation, but you need to try it. Your creative center, if you will.  If you still can’t figure out what you want to be when you grow up, and you’re way past the grow up part of that, it may be time to broaden your horizons.

What do you want me to cover in future newsletters?  Let me know here! or respond to this email!

Here’s the best of this week:

Don’t Collect Dust

From the Sorgatron Media Creators Newsletter List for October 16, 2015.  You can Subscribe to it here or read the archive!

That is my advice to you, the video producer.  The ailing creator.

If you have a camera, don’t let it collect dust.  If you don’t have a job to shoot with it, create something.  A web series.  Some shots you can sell on Pond5 for stock video. Just something fun with your friends.

If you really want to be a video person, you won’t get anywhere without experience under your belt.  And you don’t need a job necessarily to get that experience.  “Don’t collect dust” is something I’ve said to many videographers I’ve talked to that own a camera.  Even if it’s a consumer camera, you have to start somewhere.

The idea spreads to all creatives.  If you’re a writer, write something.  Even if you’re not sharing it, do it.  See how you feel about it and determine if this is something you are passionate about that you could do every day for the rest of your life.  That’s how you know that is the thing you want to do.

If you have the podcast bug and you lost your cohosts to life and circumstances, you will find a way.

In Jurassic Park, “nature finds a way”, and so does your creative ventures.

What do you want me to cover in future newsletters?  Let me know here! or respond to this email!

Here’s the best of this week:

Power Hour

LB and The Sorg Morning Afternoon Power Hour 17

Power HourSorg and Will are out and about and squeeze in a Podcast recording during the lunch break.  We catch up with Will’s new Monday commute and how our travelers deal with passing the time in the car, discuss what needs to be done to create a following beyond the podcast or video that you’re making, the Chicken or the Egg philosophy, motivating our friends that we HOPE are listening to this, customer service, and more!

What is making you happy? Email us at powerhour@sorgatronmedia.com !

You can subscribe on iTunes,Stitcher and Spreaker!

The Power Hour is a casual conversation with long time Podcast friends Will Rutherford (Panel Riot,Wrestling Mayhem Show) and Michael Sorg (Sorgatron Media) as they discuss what’s good in the world.

MP3 Download

LB and The Sorg Morning Afternoon Power Hour

LB and The Sorg Morning Afternoon Power Hour 16

Power HourThe guys discuss being busy, sketch bet and the Independent Comic Books panel come together, creative outlets, Sorgatron Media moving into a new coworking space, and announcing for Miracle League of South Western PA.

What is making you happy? Email us at powerhour@sorgatronmedia.com !

You can subscribe on iTunes,Stitcher and Spreaker!

The Power Hour is a casual conversation with long time Podcast friends Will Rutherford (Panel Riot,Wrestling Mayhem Show) and Michael Sorg (Sorgatron Media) as they discuss what’s good in the world.

Basic Sorganomics

Basic Sorganomics: Bad Robin

Note:  This may be offensive to those sensitive to food issues.  Don’t listen while eating. 

In a throwback to our original concept of this show, we’re working through some of my issues as I had some bad restaurant encounters over the weekend.

Follow Basic Sorganomics on YoutubeDailyMotion, Spreaker, iTunes, Stitcher or TalkShoe, or subscribe to the Sorgatron Media Master Feed on Stitcher and iTunes.

MP3 Download