Since June 29, 2008, I have been recording a weekly podcast and only twice in 74 episodes have I completely missed my mark and did not post one. And while I have successfully recorded many episodes, sometimes I’ve struggled to get it recorded and posted for all to hear. Well now the struggle is over as I am going to take a break. While I consider this a monumental failure on my part, please consider the next 3 weeks (maybe a few more) a vacation from listening to my voice and be glad to have 40 minutes a week back in your life to do something more productive. But don’t worry. Although I don’t know the exact return date or schedule for the show, I WILL podcast again. This is because I, like Dexter Morgan, have a dark passenger that is always there, lurking, hiding and waiting to get out. My passenger is creativity, not killing people, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have the same power over me as his has over him.
To keep you entertained, here are a myriad of reasons why I struggle to record a podcast on any given week. They are in no particular order:
- There is a holiday like Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Independence Day, Arbor Day, etc and I’m spending time preparing for them and spending time with the family. This includes some birthdays (significant ones, not the piddly little ones).
- I’m on vacation in some remote location with no internet access with a beautiful woman and she demands all my attention.
- Sometimes it’s best to get away from the online world and live in the real one.
- I’m in jail. Hey, shit happens.
- Work. Any work that involves getting paid will take priority over podcasting which pays nada.
- I’m sick, injured or dead. I might be able to podcast from beyond the grave - I’ll work on that.
- Technical difficulties. This includes computer malfunctions, software issues, internet issues, hosting issues and/or website issues.
- I’m attending some really cool event, con, or award ceremony where I am the center of attention.
- There’s a naked girl.
- Sometimes I just don’t care.
That’s the way I see it and I’m so sorry you had to read it.