Christmas Day, and we come to the end of our Advent Calendar. I figured that not too many people would be checking this entry, busy as they are with the holiday, seeing family and friends, etc. So I decided that I would use this final entry as a summary of the entire series — an easily-linked-to page with all of the entries.
- Day One: Introduction — including John Roger’s theory of “4th Generation Media” (4GM).
- Day Two: Kickstarter — crowdfunding of your projects.
- Day Three: The Free Content Model — including Howard Tayler’s keynote address to the Utah Open Source Conference.
- Day Four: CwF+RtB=$$$ — including Mike Masnick’s presentation on the model to the MidEmNet conference.
- Day Five: Scrivener — an overview of the software that should be the weapon-of-choice for Insurgent Creative writers.
- Day Six: Fans, Friends & Followers — Scott Kirsner’s book and the related video presentation to the Bay Area Video Coalition.
- Day Seven: Webcomics.com — Brad Guigar’s website, and the accompanying book.
- Day Eight: Bandcamp — sales and delivery for music and merchandise for Insurgent Creative musicians.
- Day Nine: Kindle Direct Publishing — overview of the market-leading independent epublishing tool.
- Day Ten: Createspace — sister program to KDP, offering print-on-demand books and more.
- Day Eleven: Spoonflower — custom digital printing of fabric for textile designers.
- Day Twelve: OneBookShelf — the premiere digital download site for Insurgent Creative game designers.
- Day Thirteen: Wreckamovie — crowdsourced film and video production.
- Day Fourteen: Gettin’ Paid — payment processing for Insurgent Creatives: Paypal, Amazon Payments and Square.
- Day Fifteen: iTunes U — educational tools to enable an Insurgent Creative being a Jack-of-All-Trades.
- Day Sixteen: Freelancers — hiring additional help to cover things you can’t do yourself.
- Day Seventeen: ImagineFX — Magazine with tutorials and tools for Insurgent Creative artists.
- Day Eighteen: FutureMusic & ComputerMusic — Magazines with tutorials, tools, and samples for Insurgent Creative musicians.
- Day Nineteen: Mag+ — a service offering free software for production of publications for digital tablets, without coding.
- Day Twenty: Spielmaterial.de — a supply house for game components.
- Day Twenty-one: Other Publishing Options — Covering the 30-40% of the market not held by Amazon.
- Day Twenty-two: WordPress — site design and content management.
- Day Twenty-three: Cafepress — print-on-demand merchandise sales.
- Day Twenty-four: Grab Bag! — a digital delivery service, a wordpress media creation plug-in, and a Flash game creation platform.
So there you go — One advent calendar down. So what becomes of Insurgent Creative in 2012?
Well, the response to the series has been great — obviously there are quite a few of you out there who are interesting in giving the Insurgent Creative life a try — so I will definitely be continuing in the coming year. I’m considering a few things, including the possibility of an Insurgent Creative podcast, a dedicated website, and more. I would love to hear your input, so please leave your comments below.
Thank you for reading this far, and here’s to a creative 2012.
Storm the gates!