It’s been 10 months since I relaunched this Podcaster Community. Early this week, I was watching the companion podcast steadily approach 100 episodes. I was thinking I should do a special episode about the milestone—but knowing my host-on-mic skills are weak, I realized that to do such an episode well would require a lot of time and effort. Instead, here… have this written post.
LOOK BACK — Look back at some of the things you’ve accomplished or experienced and think: Well if that isn’t nice, I don’t know what is. “One never notices what has been done; One can only see what remains to be done.” ~ Marie Curie
That’s one of my favorite, and most useful, prompts from my personal collection that I use for daily self-reflection. Here on April 1st—there are no jokes herein—as I look back I can see much has been accomplished…
I created this platform. You created the community.
You reading this right now — you rock. Just by reading, you are literally contributing. I really mean it when I say…
This community is a place where podcast creators can share and amplify their enthusiasm for the art of podcasting. You can show up as little or as much as you want. I understand that life gets busy, and we each have commitments and responsibilities in our lives. This community will be here whenever your podcasting passion bubbles up.
…from Our culture
And the contents of that topic, sprang out of a great conversation, Telling this community’s story, that this community enabled me to have.
I don’t gratitude journal. Instead I occasionally write orgiastic posts to say…
I want to publicly acknowledge my gratitude for…
Three very special and Influential people: Jey, Linda, and Hernán
Thank you for going above and beyond.
The nearly 40 people who have chosen to voluntarily subscribe—these are the people who are able (I know that not everyone has disposable income) and willing to contribute. They’ve contributed the money which has made this community possible. (They also get extra perks.)
Thank you for keeping the lights on.
The 50 inspiring people who leapt first when I said, “here, I made this.”
Thank you for your early votes of confidence.
The trajectory around here is best described as “orbital”. All the hard costs are being covered; we’ve reached a sustainable orbit. Huzzah!
The growth rate is minuscule — and that’s okay. I’ve talked about this before, but it bears repeating: We don’t want crazy-growth as that would risk losing our culture and making this space too noisy. I do wish the cash flow would increase—have you told a friend about the Podcaster Community?—because I really would love to pay some people to help out around here.
That said, this community is awesome and sustainable just as it is now. I’d love to look back in another 10 months and say the exact same things.
Second star to the right and straight on 'til morning.
~ J.M. Barrie
First off, we’re going to keep doing what we’re doing. That seems to be working.
Second, there are lots of things we could also do; Help wanted…
- I started a page on LinkedIn if anyone wants to become the poster of activities there.
- It’s been pointed out that my 3-word summaries could be better. If anyone wants to write 100 summaries, and do so going forward…
- I’d be down to do some circumspection in the Podcaster Community’s podcast show; but someone needs to be the host to pry that out of me in conversation.
- Some have asked for a more beautiful, curated weekly Podcaster Community weekly email…
- No one has asked for more episodes, but that’s definitely happening. I’m always open to suggestions for whom to invite on the show…
- I invite anyone interested in any changes, additions, or wild dreams to press the New Topic button over in #public ( here in the Discourse platform, those are links to a category, not tags.)
Way up there was a rare, titillating opportunity to use orgiastic in a sentence. Risqué, I know. And now I’m inviting you to join in…
Hit reply, @-mention another user(s), and acknowledge something you’re grateful for.