When Pod Geek started, my first thought was to run it like a business. I would have a schedule for posting certain things, offer advice and tutorials, and talk about the craft of podcasting. But that was where things ended. What I didn’t have was what every business needs, something to offer.
That’s one thing every business needs, something of value to offer people in exchange for money, and I didn’t have that. And for Pod Geek, right now, I still don’t. I think I have something of value to offer people, but I don’t have a specific offer. I don’t have something to sell, and that is what a business should have. So this, as of right now, is not a business. Actually, it never really was, but it’s taken this long for me to look at it and realize it, or to publicly state it.
So now that the pressure is off, what it Pod Geek? It doesn’t have to be a business, but it does have to be something. It can’t just take up space on the internet and time to write it. It can’t be something that drives me nuts for not working on it. It needs direction, and a definition, something that leads to something. I like having a guiding principle. I like having something that points me in a direction. And I think I stumbled across it today:
Pod Geek is a love letter to podcasting.
What does that mean, exactly? I don’t know, at least, not completely. But I know that it does make sense. Podcasting is something that I care about quite a bit, sometimes too much. I want other people to care about it to, and to make it better. And there are people out there that already are.
So this is where I can talk about that, and maybe convince you that this podcasting thing is as important as I think it is, and important enough to do well. I want to talk to the people who are doing it well. I want to point you to things that are done well, and I want you to point me to things that are good. I want to show you a few things I do to make my podcasts sound better, and I want the same back from you. I want to tell you what I love about the medium, and the people doing the work, and I want you to do the same.
I don’t entirely know what a love letter to podcasting is going to look like, but I’m looking forward to finding out.