You know that moment when you wake up at 2.38am, eyes wide open and a mind filled with “to-do” lists not yet written? It’s hard to get back to sleep isn’t it? It’s in moments like these, as you stare at your poorly propped digital clock on the sock drawer, that you realise – “bugger me…this is really happening.”
I’m having more and more of these moments. But only because it IS actually starting to happen. On May 15th 2015 at exactly 9pm, something had wanna bloody happen or I’ll be standing there like I did in year 2 when Mrs Hartley my school principal was filling in for Miss Irwin and I told her I’d made a mistake in my exercise book so she was going to cane me! I was so scared I did a little wee in my light grey school shorts in front of my entire class. (I didn’t end up getting the cane because that was seen as punishment in itself! – That and wearing size 15 shorts from the spares room with no undies on all day).
So if nothing goes on that BIG screen come the 15th May, I’ll be doing a little wee in front of a huge crowd of onlookers. They’ll probably call me Drum-wee for the rest of my life…or call out something like “Urine a spot of bother, mate”. No wonder I wake up at 2.38am.
However, I KNOW that won’t happen because I’ve surrounded myself with awesome people who know what they’re doing. I think it was my mate Jeremy Hutchings (a successful business coach here in Wagga Wagga and beyond) who said “Adam, it’s all about the first 15%. If you get the first 15% right the remaining 85% will fall into place.” And surrounding yourself with the right people is in that first 15%.
Here are some people who have been amazing in the background of this little journey.
Grant Harper from Livestream Australia and the Streaming Guys – Legend.
Matt Olsen from Clean Slate Media – Superman.
Samantha Brunskill from Brunslea Park Estate – Inspiration.
Tim “Rosso” Ross from Tim “Rosso” Ross – Mentor.
Melinda Drummond from next to the poorly propped digital clock – My rock.
There are many, many others who help out and lend a hand and pick me up and show support, but I wanted to acknowledge these people because I’ve lent on them the most.
My buddy Rosso, said “anything you need, dude – I’m there.” So he invited Matt and I to his latest tour of “Man About the House” which he performs with his best mate, musician Kit Warhurst and let us film an interview with him and Kit. Then he says he’ll come to the launch and meet some people. It’s stuff like that, that makes it real.
It was a great weekend in Sydney filming with Rosso and Kit – when you see the interview you’ll know why some people call me a dickhead, but I think it’s with affection.
And I’ve got some other people lined up to join Rosso as a VIP guest so if you want to find out more get in touch and save the bloody date – 15th May 2015. Come and watch me wee myself – from excitement – not because there isn’t anything on the BIG screen.
As we prepare to press play on our new media platform and with the introduction of STAN in February and the launch of the Aussie version of Netflix later this month, people have been asking how much it will cost to subscribe to waggawagga.tv when it launches on May 15th.
Here is the definite answer: FREE.
Our platform will have an array of locally produced shows and livestreaming of events but you as an audience won’t have to pay to view it. It is just as easy as logging onto our site (don’t try it now – it will be LIVE on 15th May at 9pm exactly) and watching the broadcast of whatever is on then – or alternatively you can surf through our library of on-demand content – again for free.
The platform will be possible due to advertising opportunities for businesses who would like their story seen before local audiences. The number of people already queuing up to be involved from a promotional perspective has been overwhelming and quite humbling. So many businesses have shown their support by already asking for productions to be made for them so they can place their content in our promo spots throughout our new media site.
They have also wanted to be involved within our local business directory, so by the time we launch we will already have so many contributors from our business sector.
If you would like to know more about the platform before we launch just email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0269 71 7771.
We are also doing demonstrations between Tuesday the 7th April and Friday 17th April so you can book a time to watch our demo during that time too. (Limited seats though so be quick.)
Also, save the date for a very exciting night on the waggawagga.tv calendar – Friday 15th May as mentioned is our LIVE launch. We will have some VIP celebrity guests and plenty of entertainment plus it will be livestreamed until the countdown to the 9pm opening.
Tickets will be available for the after-party for $65 per head or you can sponsor the event for anywhere between $750 up to $10,000 so something to suit all budgets – and yes – you will be heavily promoted as a thank you for your support.
See you soon Wagga, but just wanted to clear up – NO COST for viewers of waggawagga.tv – NO SUBSCRIPTION and yet plenty of entertainment!
This has probably been the most frequent question I’ve been asked lately. “What are you up to?” And until recently I’ve had long-winded, overly complicated answers that used to frustrate my wife to no end.
Now, things are different. I have a really clear path for the future and I don’t think I’ve been this excited since donning a home-made wolf costume for my first ever stage performance as the Big Bad Wolf in a Moulamein Central School stage production of “Mixed Nursery Rhymes” – I was 7.
Since leaving the world of real estate behind nearly a year ago now, after 12 years of service, I have decided to start something a little unique – we will be launching an online TV station complete with live broadcasts, locally produced, original shows and existing content licensed to our site. What was once existing as a show of video content acting as a library of interviews and stories is going to evolve into a new site with on-demand and live broadcast content.
In the back end we will also be creating a stylish and aesthetically appealing directory for local businesses, organisations and events in and around Wagga. This will be a great place for tourists to check out what we have to offer in town and also for local residents wanting to see what’s happening in their beautiful city.
So, when is it all happening? We are looking to launch in April with a bang! However we will start to roll out more teasers and information about how you can be directly involved over the coming weeks.
“What about your Facebook stuff?” is the other question people are asking. I was consulting on all social media platforms, however after much deliberation we have decided to offer tailored Facebook business management solutions for businesses of all budgets. As Facebook changes its algorithms as often as it does, it’s becoming harder and harder for local, businesses to be noticed on the social media site.
To this end we now offer packages starting at $350pm to $1,500pm depending on your needs and marketing goals.
This is about as succinct as I can get with our new services we are offering and you check it all out now that I’ve updated my personal site to reflect our new direction.
Please enquire about any of this at email@example.com or check out our site to find out more.
Want to watch the video version of this blog? Click below.
Welcome to a sneak peek of something quite exciting we have in store for you.
Upload – what is it? Well, you’ve seen that there’s been something we’ve been teasing, maybe some rare little clips we’ve been putting on Facebook or YouTube, and it’s pretty big. Now we want you to be a part of it. Here at waggawagga.tv we are developing an exciting new initiative and part of that initiative or platform I think we’d call it that, are brand new on-line T.V. shows being developed just for you, the Wagga community, and the first one we want to reveal is Upload.
We are looking for videos that you have shot that highlight your Wagga experiences. Could be your successes or your failures, your funny moments, strange events or just show interesting characters, and these will form the basis of a brand new on-line T.V. show. We want you to feel a part of the waggawagga.tv story. Not only feel a part of it but be a part of it. All you need to do is send us a link of the video that you’ve uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo or even Facebook.
Send us that link, we’ll tidy it up a little bit if it needs it, and then we’ll upload it to Wagga’s first online T.V. station. There you have it. All done. You are part of history making, or at the very least you’re part of the new show Upload on waggawagga.tv.
Just email the link to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll send you a confirmation email back to make sure that you are actually the owner of the link. You have to be the owner. We can’t have people sending in things they don’t own. That would be weird and possibly illegal, I don’t know. That’s it.
Upload! See you next time. E-mail us.