I’m stuck in the mud. I wrote back in February that I was going to relaunch this podcast. Well… it never happened. In fact, the other podcasts I was doing fell into the sinkhole that is my life. The most recent podcast I produced was on May 9, 2022. It was the one year anniversary and 52nd episode of Chasing the Yield. It wasn’t much of an episode because I was way behind and used a computer voice text reader for the audio. My apologies to anyone that listened to it.
Producing audio content is a pain in the butt. Blogging is easy because I don’t have to worry about when I create a post. I do it when I feel like. Podcasting, on the other hand, is a weekly commitment and you have to produce content that is focused on one general topic. That’s not how I live my life.
I’m semi-retired. Which means that most of the time I do what I want. I don’t have a set schedule except between 6:00 am and 9:30 am and then between 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm. From 9:30 am to 8:00 pm I do whatever comes to mind. Sometimes I’m reading news and responding to junk on Twitter. Other times I’m trying to figure out what’s wrong with my Umbrel installation where I can’t connect my Bitcoin apps to my node. In between I do check on my investment accounts and keep track of balances and income. I do that because I have to know where my money is and how much is coming in. That was the basic content of Chasing the Yield.
I created, what is essentially, a blog post each week. That post contained business news, my weekly gains and losses, and how much income has come in over the week. The blog post itself doesn’t take that much time but the production surrounding it for the podcast does. I don’t edit my audio but creating a relevant title and finding graphics for new episode art took me forever and I wasn’t that happy with what I came up with anyway.
Why was I podcasting anyway? I started podcasting because I’m interested in how it all works. I’m also interested in Podcasting 2.0 and what they are doing to extend RSS. I’m not really interested in making content and that’s why I found it so difficult. I thought re-launching this blog and podcast back in February would help me work through that but it wasn’t the case. Making content about what I was doing to make content for the other two shows didn’t work. I couldn’t organize my thoughts on the subject.
When I do things I just go out and do them. Once I get the result I want sometimes I don’t remember exactly how I got there. If I have to document it every step of the way I probably would quit because documenting takes too long. I need a workflow that allows me to create content without the extra hassles. I don’t know if one exists.
I suppose none of this matters if the economy collapses, I can’t buy food or gas, and we end up at war with Russia. These are my gripes and I thank you for reading.