Wednesday, October 17, 2007

msb-0212 I believe ...

msb-0212 I believe ...


Feedback comes first, so...

I am still unemployed and looking for anything that will pay the rent... (Some advertisers would be nice.)

My mother's still hanging in there.

My sister and I are still a bit bummed out.

I'm getting almost 1000 downloads a week. Wow.

I am at 32,000 downloads, with a small, but growing, core audience and every new member/subscriber picking up the old episodes.

I am about to get my ad in Momentum and we'll see if I can pickup 1% in the first quarter.

---- "I Believe" by: "miggs"

Feed Forward comes next, so...

This is "your" segment.

Say "your" piece on this segment.

Share with other MSers whatever "you" want to share.

Drop me an email: charles at

And I would apreciate if someone could write a review of this podcast on iTunes [ ] You can just select the link and, eventually, scroll down the iTunes page to "Customer Reviews"

---- "I Believe" by: "Peter Searcy"

Feed Me comes third, so...

Do you have a therapy, product, good or service that is of interest to MSers?

Consider advertising on this podcast.

Reminders on this segment only cost $0.03 per reminder per download of an episode. (A $30CPM targeted at MSers.)

It can/should lead to a full ad, in text, audio or video, which costs $3.00 per download.

That sounds expensive until you do the math and realize that if nobody downloads it it costs you nothing, unlike print, where you often can't even get an ad in to the specialized journals, or radio or TV where you'd just be wasting your money with the 0.0833% MSers rate of return. (That's about six times "below" the level of "statistical noise".)

But MSBPodcast is 100% in your market, and you only pay per download of your material.

No play, no pay.

Reach the MSers who would buy your therapy, product, good or service, with-out having to waste your advertising money on anyone who is "not" interested...

Send me an email at: charles (at)

---- "I Believe" by: "The Paint Sisters"


I believe, but in what?

---- "I Believe" by: "Tremolo"


I believe that this was my last job working for anybody who doesn't know me and what I "can" do.

I believe that being visibly disabled tends to turn off potential employers. I do "schlep" around with a cane and there is enough competition for jobs that they'll pick a healthy, able bodied kid long before they pick me. Sad but probably true.

I believe that I will keep on looking and showing up for interviews. There may be one person out there who might hire me.

I believe in podcasting, in the ability to reach to reach a small focused group of people with a show geared to them and by them.

I believe this because people are downloading the shows in accelerating numbers.

I believe that they are downloading many of my old shows because they are interesting and feature some kick-ass music.

---- "I Believe" by: "Detroit Women"


I believe in me.

I believe in this podcast.

And I believe in you, dear folks, I believe in you.

---- "I believe" by: "simian mobile disco"



Miss Chris said...

For the life of me I don't know why people think someone with a cane (or other form of disability) isn't "hire-able". What a bunch of morons.

Charles-A. Rovira said...

Hey, that's life.

We live in extremely superficial times.

We are extremely superficial people.

I blame the fashion and the toy industries myself.

They have raised the bar to heights that can only be reached with surger-freakin'-ry.

The worst part is that this is a very recent phenomenon. (How old is Barbie anyway?*)

Though the concept of fashion was already old by then.

Its no wonder that my job prospects are grim now.

I'm older and disabled. Employers rather would rather hire anybody else who's young, fit, cheap and disposable. (It doesn't matter if s/he doesn't know anything yet. They can always train him/her.)

The world has become a place for the fit and the pretty. (Its one thing to get that way when you've already got a job [a little gray at the temples makes a male executive look distinguished {but only male executives (that's what keeps Clairol and all those companies in business.)}])

People are scared of getting old, are scared of reminders of their own mortality.

*) I mean, Barbie didn't invent cutting on the bias (that started in the 1920s and 30s) or girdles and corsets (which started back in neolithic times, but, to be fair, corseting was not appropriated by females for fashion until the 15th century by the French because people had insane concepts of what constituted feminine beauty.)