Another successful Stirfry intensive weekend concluded!
Everyone got a lot done.
Here’s the whole enchilada for the weekend:
Feb. 6, Friday
- Sarah registered http://bohemianwarrior.com/, http://sarahkurhajetz.com/ using Dave’s bluehost.com affiliation.
- Walter checked on adsense and traffic updates
- Discussed vision for Stirfry: We want to share experience and culture so that each of us can build something bigger together than we could build by ourselves. We each benefit by helping each other.
- Discussed Sarah’s vision for Woman’s wellness center and she can leverage her grant writing experience to succeed in her new ventures.
- Baby napa cabbage with ginger and scallion beef, lemon tart with whipped cream.
Feb 7, Saturday
- Breakfast: more ginger scallion beef, garnished with fish sauce, rye toast with honey, pears, bananas and honey. Pictures: http://tinyurl.com/b3wdj6
- Dave worked on http://website-in-a-weekend.net/, adding posts for bluehost affiliate (http://website-in-a-weekend.net/getting-started/getting-started-finding-a-web-hosting-provider/) recapping Friday night’s work with Sarah, and for installing Twitter Tools (http://website-in-a-weekend.net/social-media/adding-a-twitter-widget/) on a WordPress blog.
- Dave added pillar content outline to personal WP mindmap.
- Stirfry discussion: Let’s go beyond value. How can we create shared experiences? Shared experiences between ourselves and between our customers and our audiences.
- Romy Harness and Pepe stopped by to visit: http://www.romyharness.com/
- WP-Twitter installed on http://website-in-a-weekend.net/, http://daviddoolin.com/, http://howtobuyasurfboard.net/, http://reasonwhyadvertising.info/, http://moderndda.com/.
- Twitme installed on http://walteryu.com/,
- Preliminary SEO analysis of tradewines.net. They have no traffic yet. Hard to do SEO with no traffic.
- Sarah installed WordPress on http://bohemianwarrior.com/
- Walter posted on walteryu.com, did maintenance and updating on yourankfirst.com
- Rowena: site maintenance, fixed username issues, got twitterfied, posted beauty products review to manprowler.
- Follow http://twitter.com/saketome
- Dave worked on Projects page for http://inventiumsystems.com/, posted http://tinobox.com/wordpress/productivity/how-to-easily-write-a-lot-of-blog-posts-being-prolific-is-easy/
Feb. 8 2009 Sunday
- Dave posted articles about how to write goals pages for websites on website-in-a-weekend
- Rowena worked on Goals for manprowler.com
- Ben updating twitter tools…
- Dave installed Recently Popular plugin on http://tinobox.com/wordpress/, couldn’t manage to get cformsII contact form working correctly, replaced all cforms with “Contact Form 7″ from the WordPress plugins repository, which works out of the box.
- Sarah worked on funding list (who) to send proposals to (when).
- Sarah is blasting barriers… installed Contact form on BW blog.
Play list for Stirfry Reloaded
Elastic Beats from Plump DJs, Emil Gilels Beethoven piano sonatas, Bassnectar, Tripswitch, Chilled C’Quence, The Secret Art of Science (drum and bass), Armin & Tiesto mashup, Oakenfold, DJs only mix (various artists, house & trance), Miles Davis (Sketches of Spain)
Stirfry websites to add to your RSS feed
Rowena does video!
My last task at the of Incubation Stirfry Reloaded weekend was to set up a YouTube channel for our videos. (And notice the awesome email address! w00t!)
Anyway, here’s the channel. With the 2 videos I’ve taken so far. Clearly I need to cut back on the caffeine as I’m a bit shaky; I promise to be more conscientious during future videos. And as you will also notice, I’m fooling around with annotations, etc. Hope to get better at this too!
If you guys have a Youtube account, subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/user/stirfrystartups
Photos of how we start mornings at Stir-fry, followed by this weekend’s full menu:
Saturday Starters: http://tinyurl.com/ahe6gl
Super Sunday with The Opportunist, Saketome (http://twitter.com/saketome): http://tinyurl.com/cdr2n7
banana pear/banana/honey mixer
braised baby napa/gai choi with red-pepper seasoning
napa/gai choi stir-fry & ginger-scallion beef with potato-flour noodles
proscutto/provolone/onion/red potato hash
honey wheat toast
double espressos with heavy whipping cream
zen choi stir-fry with scallions/garlic/ferment tofu
ho fun with ginger beef & fish sauce
taro cake w/dried shrimp/pork
lemon tart w/whip cream, almond thins, belgium waffle thins
bacon/asiago omlette on wheat toast
ho fun scramble with ground beef
roasted baby potatoes and onions with asiago cheese
ho fun with parsley, ground beef & fish sauce
full slab bacon!
Sean worked remotely from NYC
Here’s what Sean did:
I fell very behind on a project for work, and got to the point where I had to focus on getting this work done all the time. Everything was put to the side until this was done. THis project was my life through Wednesday of last week.
On Wednesday I went to New York for, amongst other things, the New York Comic Con. Here are some of the productive things I got done over the weekend.
- Interviewed Jim Shooter for my podcast. This is a BIG deal, and a major accomplishment for the podcast. Jim is the visionary and creator of the comic company that my podcast is about. There is nobody more relevant to the topic than him.
- Caught up with JayJay Jackson, former comic book creator and currently starting a t-shirt production company.
- Met Sean Chen and Bernard Chang, former artists for Valiant comics. Recorded a short interview with Bernard Chang.
- Went to the Museum of Modern Art in NY. The SF MoMA is a kiddie pool compared to this museum.
- Caught up with east coast friends Joe, Frank and Eric, as well as a number of people I know from comic book collecting communities.
- Froze my ass off.
Walter threw down hard
- Updated with WP plug-ins on my websites:
- Repaired WP plug-in installer (previously crashed during update/new installations)
- Generated SEO report for Tradewines.net
- Applied SEO toolbar to research for Tradewines.net
- Installed Twitme on WP (tweets blog posts onto Twitter account)
- Structured http://yourankfirst.com into 3 distinct, SEO-friendly categories to drive traffic
- Posted onto http://yourankfirst.com: http://tinyurl.com/dzy2d5
- Updated Paypal account, made payment to Voice-overs by Rowena
- Setup Facebook page for http://yourankfirst.com and istockphoto.com account for imaging
- Kept Stir-fry crowd well-fed and taken care of all weekend long!
Ben’s massively productive Sunday afternoon
- 1. Hooked up Twitter to WordPress based on David’s recommendation at http://website-in-a-weekend.net/social-media/adding-a-twitter-widget/
- 2. Wrote a blog post here: http://collaborationchronicles.com/collaboration/successful-collaboration/
- Researched current state of things on Bluehost account with collab21.com and sharksinthepark.com. Need to do some housecleaning and move source code to collab21.com. Also found that all subdomains are not resolving. Sent two tickets to support to fix issues I can’t fix.
- Purchased and parked two domains on the default domain at bluehost: workshopwednesday.com and workshopwednesdays.com
- Found some great articles on how to make a WordPress theme and on CSS. Will read through and use this Thursday when starting to redo the sites.