Automatic captions on every clip

We announced a great new feature at VidCon Australia this summer: Clipisode automatically transcribes every clip that comes on. All clips. For free. But we don’t show the words over your videos like everyone else’s ugly closed captions. We smartly work the captions into the episode’s theme as “open captions.” So instead of getting somethingContinue reading “Automatic captions on every clip”

Is ‘1,000 True Fans’ Too Good To Be True?

Some creators can make Kevin Kelly’s 1,000 True Fans theory work. Most creators can’t. My Medium post Is ‘1,000 True Fans’ Too Good To Be True? explores the history of 1,000 True Fans, some its success stories and where most creators stumble. If you want to make a living doing what you love  —  playingContinue reading “Is ‘1,000 True Fans’ Too Good To Be True?”

The second mouse gets the cheese.

I’ll never forget how my friend Carolyn introduced me at a backyard party a few years ago: “This is Brian Alvey. He invented blogging.” I immediately corrected her: “I didn’t invent blogging. I perfected it.” I’ve told that story on stage many times. While it might sound conceited, there is a lot of truth in the statement.Continue reading “The second mouse gets the cheese.”