Today I’m pretty excited. I finally pushed out full, public notice to the Internet about my podcast, The Opposite of Daniel.
There are a number of rough edges to this thing. As of this writing, my cover art still isn’t displaying in iTunes (though using the Downcast app on my iPhone I can see it just fine). The audio is uneven and full of plosives and sibilants (I have almost no mic technique). The conversation is sometimes disjointed and meandering. It’s a little too long (future episodes should be closer to an hour, I hope). And I left in far more ums and likes than I’m comfortable with.
So why did I make this public today? What was the rush on me editing the audio and telling everybody about it?
Because I’m a lazy and easily-distracted person, that’s why. I have so many ideas that, if one of them takes too much time, work, and attention, I can easily get bored and move on to the next idea without ever finishing the first one. I really didn’t want that to happen with my first podcast, so I pushed it out the door. Will I get negative feedback as a result? Slow down! It’d be haughty of me to assume more than 5 people will even listen to this thing, let alone give me any form of feedback. But if people do listen and do provide feedback, I’ll just use that to make episode 2 better.
If this podcast never has more than a handful of subscribers (or any at all) after a few months, that’s fine. I had an idea. I turned that idea into a thing. A thing you can actually find on the Internet and download and listen to. And that’s all I needed it to be.