So, after what may be the briefest podcast series in history – and quite a bit of deliberation – I’m ending it. Unfortunately, every time I send out a new podcast, I get a swarm of e-mail from people who tell me they can’t stand the podcast format.
Since it’s kind of depressing to know that you’re about to get a bunch of negative mail just before you send out a new podcast – no matter how good the content – I’ve decided to call it quits. My time is incredibly limited, and it just doesn’t make sense to use a format that generates so much anger and frustration when my time could be spent doing something everyone likes.
Sure, I realize that over time I probably would have developed a new audience that did enjoy podcasts. Still, I’m not willing to alienate my current base of subscribers / followers to do it. So, I’m sticking with videos and articles.
I do apologize to those of you who did like the podcasts – however the listenership is just not what we expected (not even close, in fact), the podcasts are seldom shared – and never get mentioned anywhere. So it seems those of us who enjoy podcasts are in the minority here. (Of course, I may just be really bad at them!)
Thanks for your support though – truly sorry I have to pull the plug. They were fun 🙂
Here’s the last episode.
Update / Response to comments:
Thanks for the kind words everyone. The biggest problem isn’t so much that people were complaining (LOL, I’d never survive a minute on YouTube if my skin were that thin), the larger issue is what they are complaining about – the format.
When I do videos or articles, I never, ever get complaints about the delivery system (sometimes the content, never the format LOL) – but it happens all the time with podcasts. I want to get my information out to everyone and not have anyone not be able to use / enjoy it because of the delivery format.
I thought about continuing, but honesty, I don’t want to spend lots of time doing something that’s not working for everyone (and no more negative – and yes, sometimes angry – e-mails about podcasts are a nice bonus). At least people were always kind with the public comments 🙂
Again, I do feel bad about ending the podcasts, but my time is terribly limited and I want to reach the maximum number of people I can using the most effective delivery methods I can. Podcasts just aren’t as effective as videos or articles (again, they saw the least traffic of the three).
Thanks for your support and understanding.