Archive for September, 2011

Podcasting Coming to an End?

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

Let’s face it folks.  Life happens.  Life happens when we least expect it and sometimes it can be a real slap in the mommy-daddy box.  I’ll admit it—and though it’s far from over–2011 has so far been year of personal struggles, of triumphs, and defeats.  Laughter and tears have been in no short supply along the way.  But I’ll tell you something else: my life is full of some incredible people who really stepped it up with love and support when it counted. I’m one lucky and perhaps undeserving son of bitch.

After a brutal winter and an even longer Spring, I headed into the Summer writing new fiction and recording a new record with the band. Things were looking good. Things are still looking good.

…but

I recently joined the ranks of the unemployed.  If you follow my social media streams, this is the big life change I’ve been talking about.  For the first time in more than ten years, I’m without a day job. It’s liberating and terrifying at the same time.  And though I’m beating the street daily in search of gainful employment, I also see this as an opportunity to pursue writing and music as a career.

The financial ramifications of losing my job are very real.  Expenses that seemed to be trivial are now anything but.  It’s ironic that I’m now in position to pursue my passions, but can’t afford to do so.  Just when I was priming to record, narrate, and broad cast new fiction, I’m now faced with the grim fact that paying for something as simple as file hosting and bandwidth is now something that I’m likely going to have to eliminate.

I’ve had a lifetime struggle with asking for help.  I’m reticent to do so even now.  But, if you’ve enjoyed my audio work in the past and want to see more from me in the future, consider making a donation or buying one of my ebook shorts.  A little bit from each of you could help immeasurably. It sucks that I have to view the podcasting piece as “what is the return on this investment.”  Regardless, there has to be some return on the investment of time.  Everything will work out as it’s supposed to.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned during the first half of 2011, no matter how difficult times can get, you can always fight through it and move on to a better place.  In the end, you’re stronger for and the world becomes just a bit bigger.

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