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Thoughts on a podcast

I will confess: I have not only thought about putting together my own podcast, but fantasized about what I would say, the music I would play, etc., etc. I have looked in to what tools I might use. I have had instant message discussions with a certain someone on teaming up to do a podcast, even discussing possible opening-theme music. My friend Richard has enthusiastically prodded me to do a podcast.
The more and more I think about it, however, the more and more I’m thinking this is one online fad I’m going to sit out. (Though I will not rule out guest appearances on someone else’s podcast, should someone ever wish to have me.)
First, there is the issue of “what would I talk about?” I thought about doing something Macintosh or technology-related, since that has been my professional, and personal, field of interest. Richard thinks I would be really good at doing something politically oriented, and I thank him for that compliment. However, there are a lot of people out there already doing podcasts in these areas, and frankly, doing a better job than I could hope to pull off. A case in point is that the certain someone mentioned above used to be a radio DJ, and would likely put me to shame.
Second, and more importantly, I’d like to stick to writing. Like Jeff, it would be a craft I would welcome to make a living at some day. As my family will tell you, I have long talked about being a writer, churning out novels. Normal blogging already cuts in to the time I should be devoting to such writing, and podcasting will only draw my attention further away. Reading Gruber and listening to Maciej has only convinced me this is the right course of action to take.
I’m not ruling out the possibility totally, but in the near future it seems highly unlikely.
Just in case you were wondering.
Which I know you weren’t.