Reading this report of my talk makes me very very happy:
Leif really enjoyed the hobbiest track at the expo and was re-energized by Dave Slusher’s session on doing it for love. Would you podcast if your audience was small or non-existent? Don’t get overly caught up in sticking to your show format or building brand and remember why your doing it – for the love.
I’ve heard from several people that my talk helped them refocus and remember why they spend those hours at the computer and the microphone. There can be no greater compliment and I’m proud to have been of service to y’all. I talked to Leif at the show and am glad to have been of some assistance in helping him get his second wind. Some of us have been doing this a year, two years or more and it’s good to get back in and address our fundamental motivations. Are our original reasons for starting still in play? Are my motivations for doing the second year the same as the first? What do I want out of this, and why should I do it one more time? If I helped people introspect enough to answer those questions (and I hope the answer is “Yes, let’s rock this thing!” but complete with updated reasons to continue to bring it) then it was all worth it.