I really miss podcasting. I miss talking to you guys every day, and getting to hear back from you. I miss the conversation, and everything that we shared back when I was doing the podcast daily. But things haven't worked out exactly the way I wanted them to.
What went wrong?
When I was podcasting a lot, I didn't have time to write nearly as much as I wanted to. I had so many book ideas, but no time really to work on any of them. So it became an issue. I was serving two masters: podcasting and writing. And you know what they say about serving two masters.
So in the end, I had to give one up. It became an easy choice, because Brian didn't have as much time as he used to join me around the table to do fandom today. So, we cutback. We only did shows when he had the time to come to the studio and record. And well, as you can see, that's not a lot of time. So, we gave up podcast.
That's a lot of so's. And that's the way it went down. I did get a new novel written, The Chain, which will be coming out in August. And I'm very proud of it. But I still miss recording the show. I miss talking to you guys. And I need to find a way to get back to podcast.
Where do you go?
The problem that I have now is not having a cohost. Granted, I would love for Brian to join me on the shows, but now the problem is with hosting. The service I was using to post the podcast, now has a file size restriction that keeps me from doing it. Where should I go?
I looked at sound cloud, but that just would be way too expensive. I like the features. But the cost is way too high.
I am considering Libsyn, since I know a lot of people use it, and I haven't really heard that many complaints. It is not too expensive. It does pose a problem. They offer apps. They offer a full-fledged android app. Which I guess I should be happy about, but I don't own an android device. I don't know anyone who has an android device. Their iOS support is weak and broken.
I know I really don't need to have an app. I think I know that. The problem is, I really want to have one. I have designed one. Drawn out all the screens. Thought an awful lot about it. But I can't write Objective-C. I tried to learn it, but my brain doesn't seem to work that way.
What do you want?
So what do you guys want? There's little point in me recording something just to hear my own voice. I want it to be something that you guys enjoy too. I would love to bring back Fandom Today. And I might do that. I'm curious to know what you guys would like to see and hear from me. I have thought about doing some YouTube videos. But they wouldn't be overly produced. It would just be me with either a WebCam or my iPhone or iPad just talking a little bit about whatever's on my mind. You know, like the old-school video blogs. Let me know what you think. I need to get back on the horse.