Hey everyone, Rivers here, I’ve had some questions about the status of the podcast so I thought I’d let everyone know the scoop.
The show is going on an indefinite extended hiatus for retooling and my sanity. I want to thank everyone for listening, particularly Nick for sending in question after question, and of course I want to thank all of our guests for coming on and sharing their knowledge. Steph Stradley, Matt Waldman, Jene Bramel, Sigmund Bloom, Dan Hatman, Aaron Schatz, Mike Clay, Matt Harmon, Will Hewlett, Ryan Riddle, Ben Muth, Josh Norris, Cian Fahey, Adam Harstad — thank you so much for sharing your time and audience with us. And, of course, thank you to partner-in-crime Danny Tuccitto for putting up with my bitchy ass and adding his invaluable statistical perspective.
— Why is the show going on hiatus?
Simply put, I can’t devote as much time as I did to it. Other hobbies have grown to a bigger place in my life. And as the person who puts in 90% of the effort as far as producing, recording, and promoting the podcast, when my heart isn’t in something, I know it. I was able to disguise this for a few months by pretending our next guest was the one that got us to the mainstream and gave us the audience I wanted. But over time my interest in spending all this effort just eroded. Then I realized I could simply ask the people I know some specific questions, turn it into an article, and get more of an audience in less time. Podcasting was a labor of love for me, but once I got some perspective, I realized it was more labor than I wanted it to be at this time.
— Will it ever return?
I’m not ruling anything out. Passions tend to be cyclical for me. I really do enjoy creating this work for everyone.
But if it does come back, it needs to come back with more of a direct niche and focus. The podcast had some serious birth defects that left it more of a vanity project at times than I think it should be. The podcasts I was hoping to emulate had a personal touch, but those podcasters also had more of a captive and numerous audience than we had. As a result, this sort of became us broadcasting things to an even smaller segment of our audience, and then watching $40 fly out the window every month. I can broadcast things for free with other tools!
So, thank you for sharing us with your friends and earbuds. For now, we are going to take a break.