Four years ago today, I finally took the advise of three podcasters (all three of whom have podfaded) and got myself an iRiver at the Circuit City (which is also now out of business) that was near my work. I ordered it online and picked it up over my lunch break. Driving around, I recorded what is now the first episode of Barely Podcasting. I had no idea what I was going to do with the show. I had no idea where my life would lead as well.
Four years later, I have been called an expert in doing a solo podcast (I beg to differ, but if you want to say that about me, I won’t stop you), asked to be a speaker at multiple PodCamps across the country, won a few awards. I have created two shows (Barely Podcasting and Chat Buffet) that have created 93 hours, 47 minutes and 6 seconds of content. I have been a guest on many shows, and miss doing that. Barely Podcasting has released 136 episodes thus far. That is the podcaster part of my life in the four years.
On a personal side, you have been with me in a journey that I never expected. Loss of jobs, the breakdown of a marriage and subsequent divorce process. You have seen me take many leaps of faith with going back to school and discovering my love of photography (thank you again Matt from the Redboy Podcast and RedCorn Studiosfor encouraging me there). I have also taken many chances with the show as well. More than I can list.
One thing I can say is that you all have been there with me the whole process. It has been a wild ride, that isn’t stopping. I have another show in the works, and will keep up with Barely Podcasting. I can’t thank you all enough for sticking with me for however long you have been listening. With that said, I need to get out there and find more to talk about on the show.