Wednesday, February 20, 2008

msb-0264 Seven Hit Wonders

msb-0264 Seven Hit Wonders


Disclaimer! Disclaimer! Disclaimer!

MSB Podcast is "not" any kind of a medical podcast.

It is by and for MSers.

Its purpose is to keep us entertained, to explain our symptoms, to remark on our discoveries, and to raise the general consciousness about our disease.

The path to illness is shadowy, murky and rough strewn.

The path to wellness is lit by the lamp of knowledge.


Feedback comes first, so...

While I was corresponding with "Rick Bone" of "Broken Feather", he asked me to tell him what was the best way to get my podcast.

This is what I replied:
The best and easiest way is to get people to listen is to send people to my website at

There they can:

1) listen from the web, and there's even a player right on the page, down the left hand side of the page, (WAY down because that's not really recommended unless you've got a really good connection)


2) click on the pod symbol next to the episode they want to hear and playing it through their browser, (that's not really recommended unless you've got a really good connection,)


3) right click on the pod symbol next to the episode they want to hear and save the episode on their machines and they can listen to it anytime they want,


4) subscribe to it through iTunes, there's a graphic they can click on (I've automated the process as much as I can,) which admittedly only a fraction of my listeners get around to, but its the option that works best with band pictures and web-site links (and it will eventually do the same for advertisers,)

AND for users of options 3 or 4,

sync the downloaded episode to your portable device, like an iPod.
That's about it...

---- "Seven Beer Bitch" by: "Adrenaline Factor"

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"

---- "Quarter To Seven" by: "SUBB"

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)"

---- "On the Seventh Day" by: "Marriott Jazz Quintet"


Seven Hit Wonders is a strange title for an episode so I'd better explain myself.

I figure that I've got seven episodes left between my posting this and the launch of my French podcast.

There is not much new in the world of this MSer, for now.

---- "Seven Spiders" by: "Jeff and Bill"


While I say that, things don't "need" to change.

The pace of change is either glacial, as in moving like a glacier, or striking, as in "Slap!", or both.

The trick to coping with it all is to let it happen . (Its going to happen whether you want it to or not, so why fight it? [But be ready to jump back up. {I'm getting to be a "pain in the butt"but I feel its "essential" to fight and recover our functionality as quickly as inhumanly possible. (You do "not" want me to be your coach because I am "Ming the Merciless". ("Lift that barge! Tote that bale!!" ["Uh, shouldn't that be?" ... "No! Now get your backs into it, ya scurvy dogs!" :-])}])

Coping with change is tough.

Coping with change is always tough.

The kind of change doesn't even matter.

Good. bad. It doesn't matter.

Of course its a lot easier to get people to help you when you're coping with winning some money. (Hell, people will "gladly" volunteer. [In fact, if I win a million bucks, I'll even "let" one of you volunteer.])

If you're coping, may it always be with that kind of fun and sweet change, (but I suspect that, since you're listening to me, its the kind of change that needs "Ming the Merciless!")

---- "Seven Long Years" by: "The Heise Bros."


Yes, change is inevitable.

It happens to everybody.

It happens all the time. (There's "got" to be a song lyric in there somewhere. :-)

As MSers, we've got to make sure we can let our neuroplasticity take all of the advantages it can get to help us "recover!"

Yes, its a friggin' bummer, but it doesn't have to be "permanent!"

We "can" get better because of "neuroplasticity".

Then its a question of saying in remission and there's drugs to help with that.

I just don't enjoy the delivery method. "Yikes!"

---- "Seventh Avenue Prophet" by: "Zox"


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