Leif Does It For Love

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.

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Dave Slusher is a blogger, podcaster, computer programmer, author, science fiction fan and father. Member of the Podcast Hall of Fame class of 2022.

4 thoughts on “Leif Does It For Love”

  1. Jill Foster says:

    -Enjoyed this & the feedback you received after your talk. The love-of-it, whatever the ‘it’ subject is, helps fortify one’s confidence & focus. I look forward to seeing you @ ConvergeSouth & if you and/or your significant other are free, I’d love to interview you (briefly) for my film project. More info was sent to your email if that helps. Congrats on your diligence and zeal for what you do. Safe travels…
    Jill F.

  2. Jim says:

    Being one of those who podcasts for love – I’m really eager to listen to your talk at the expo. Did it get picked up by IT Conversations or similar? Cheers

  3. darusha says:

    @ Dave: As I said at the time, your talk was needed and timely and great. There are many of us who thank you for reminding us why we do what we do.

    @ Jim: Most of the talks from this years PPME, including Dave’s, will be available on the Podcast Academy channel. http://pa.gigavox.com/series/ppme.html

  4. Leif says:

    Thanks for the shout Dave, and though I was surprised to see the report –glad it got back to you.

    Actually, your talk led to my last podcast(last, as in both most recent and final)for bleeding purple…as I realized I wanted to broaden things out a bit, had some problems with the show’s name, and was just not having as much fun recently.

    So, thanks…not sure whats coming next, but am excited again (:


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