Saturday, October 07, 2006

Transitions -personal and podcastical

In this last Bleeding Purple show, I share some changes happening in my personal life as well as with Bleeding Purple (soon to be transmogrified into "Wonderosity".)

I'll let this episode explain why I am transforming BP into a new show, but since this is the last 'official' Bleeding Purple show, I want to offer a BIG THANK YOU to each of you who have given your ear to my personal musings, interviews and audio experimentations. I've been honored by all of the emails of encouragement and praise, the stories of your connecting with content in the show, and the new friendships I've made with a quite a diverse group of purple people.

I've found that connecting with 'my audience' has been one of the biggest blessings and biggest curses of podcasting. The blessings are obvious, the curses for me have been: feeling anxious and guilty when shows are delayed; becoming too obsessed with 'stats' and numbers; flirting with 'monetizing' the show; worrying too much if people will like the show, like me, etc. So my hope is that I can keep my new show in the spirit I started BP --the fun, the passion, the following my curiosity, and the sheer geekiness of it all. So if you ever sense I'm not having fun with it --please feel free to verbally kick my arse.

For those of you subscribed to the Bleeding Purple Podcast, after I research the pros/cons of it, I will either redirect this feed automatically to the new show, or just do a quick announcement on the BP feed --so stay subscribed for at least another few weeks and/or check back here again soon. The most current info about me should always be found at

Thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you soon!