I’m sorry that a new podcast episode did not come out yesterday. It wasn’t an oversight by any stretch of the imagination.
With my work commitments increasing in every regard, I am finally beginning to realize how utterly time-consuming podcasting actually is. I know it’s a really weird thing to say after all these years, but from documenting my notes to production, editing and show note writing, there are a lot of things that need to happen in order for a new episode to come together, even if it’s only six or seven minutes long. I know it probably doesn’t seem like much, but I assure you the work is considerable.
I’ve also been blogging more often lately, though I don’t feel that this has directly cut into my podcasting time. I’ve always wanted to increase my output for this site, and blogging is slightly more accessible, since it does not require me to bounce around from one piece of software to another and configure hardware quite as much as podcasting does.
I think the main issue is that I just haven’t been doing enough advance planning. I haven’t been making the most productive use of my time.
We could all improve in this area, right? Even so, I have been feeling tired or even under the weather lately, and sometimes that makes it hard to get more work done.
And, again, I can’t downplay the fact that I’ve been working a lot more. At present, I divide my time between teaching, writing, gigging and theater tech work. I do have plans of streamlining in the future, but now just isn’t the time. The income is needed.
I think I really just need to block off some time in my schedule to crank out several new episodes. I should have a little more time next week to do so.
I would also consider outsourcing the editing and show note writing, but I am extremely conservative with my finances, and don’t see myself doing that just yet. I think it is a possibility down the line, however.
The Coming Era
I haven’t really made public mention of this yet, but at this point, the DAWCast: Music Entrepreneurship era is about to come to an end. I will be rounding out the Back to Basics series, and we will also be doing something special for episode 50 (stay tuned!).
As you may know, the podcast has already gone through several incarnations. There is more to come after DAWCast: Music Entrepreneurship, but we will be starting from scratch at episode one again.
In the mean time, why not take the survey and let us know your thoughts? We will probably be taking a little bit of a break once DAWCast: Music Entrepreneurship is done, so we’d love to hear your thoughts on what we’ve done to this point and what you’d like to see more of in the future. After all, the content we create is for you!
Author: David Andrew Wiebe
David Andrew Wiebe has built an extensive career in songwriting, live performance, recording, session playing, production work, investing, and music instruction. In addition to helping musicians unlock their full potential, he also continues to maintain a touring schedule with multiple bands.