After running 94 episodes on Blogtalkradio, the program abruptly stopped in 2012. After struggling to keep a business alive in 2008-2010 I was once again swamped and over-whelmed. I learned first hand what they mean by the saying “something has to give” and it eventually did in 2012 when I stopped booking new guests for the Podcast. Originally I only intended to give it a short hiatus, but intentions aside reality would be something very different. Over the last 6 months the need to re-kindle the awesome conversations that many of you were a part of has taken hold. It is no longer something I can put off, the show must go on!
What happens to an idle Podcast?
Perhaps one of the more encouraging aspects of the long break is you get to see what content is resonating most with listeners. Blogtalkradio is good about sending you status messages indicating the number of times your content is being consumed every week. Though this podcast was never about the numbers, it was about the conversations and the people, the numbers are valuable in demonstrating what people enjoy most. The podcast is closing in on 100,000 listens and 36,316 of those were of the last ten episodes. Here is a little inside view of the statistics for the podcast, which are shared openly because there is no concern about sponsorship or similar commercial concerns:
Of the last 10 Episodes, these three were most popular with listeners (stats as of 4/28/2014):
- Episode 87: Gini Dietrich – Ready for Cloud Computing – 4/25/2012 Summary (6,156 listens)
- Episode 92: Adriel Hampton – What’s new at NationBuilder – 7/30/2012 Summary (6,001 listens)
- Episode 94: Melissa Mahoney – Role Models – 9/5/2012 Summary (10,986 listens)
New Beginnings, New Opportunities
The great thing about a long podcast hiatus is that you can change as much or as little as you like. At this point I am putting the finishing touches on everything but you can contact me about guest or topic suggestions and get all the updates.