I’m listening to George Strait’s “This is Where the Cowboy Rides Away” and trying to find the right words.
Well, those words aren’t coming, so I will settle with being straight with you all. (See what I did there?)
THANK YOU!!! This is the most important thing that I can say, so it needs to be at the top- THANK YOU for four years of listening to me ramble on various podcasting endeavors.
But, I am putting down the podcasting microphone. If not for good, then for an extended and undetermined amount of time.
I had a lot of plans for the shows that I host/produce, but I also have a lot of responsibilities and relationships that have been slighted by the amount of time that I spend on podcasting.
No, nothing horrific or tragic is occurring. This isn’t a dramatic thing. It’s something that has been gnawing at me for a while now, and I put some long hours into figuring out if this is what I want to do.
For four years, I have had a podcast or many podcasts. This is a hobby that can, at times, take the form of a second job.
I’ve had a LOT of great times, and met a lot of great friends, but sometimes the grown-up, responsible decision is the one that must be made.
So, my Yeti microphone is in it’s box, placed safely in a closet. There may come a day when I venture into the closet, pull out the old girl, and fire up audacity.
But, that won’t be any time soon, I am afraid.
I’m filled with mixed emotions. I’m sad that episodes that I have set-up in my head may never be made, and that I am letting my listeners down.
That last part kills me a bit. My listeners have been beyond gracious over the last four years, many becoming good friends along the way.
But, my attention is needed elsewhere, and I’m ready to rest a bit, as well.
Once again, THANK YOU, from the bottom of my heart and soul, THANK YOU for the last four years, and taking time to listen to the shows I have made.
I’ll still be around on social media, always ready to talk. Just not on a microphone.
-J David “Dave” “You may know me from the internet” Weter