Prelude to Dog Days of Podcasting 2016

Dog Days of Podcasting 2016 starts the day after tomorrow. It’s a month-long challenge to produce 30 podcast episodes in 30 days. I have a long history of participating in month-long challenges (this November will be my 13th NaNoWriMo), so when I heard from Chuck Tomasi that Dog Days of Podcasting was still going on, I couldn’t resist signing up.

NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever said, “One day, I will write a novel.” The idea is that having a deadline motivates you to make that “one day” today, to go from thinking about doing something to actually doing it. That’s the main reason I committed to participating in Dog Days of Podcasting. I’ve been thinking about, and planning on, starting my own podcast for many, many years, and on Thursday, I’m finally going to do it. I’m excited and looking forward to joining others on this journey called podcasting.

Today, I was reading through DDoP’s list of 2016 participants and was thrilled to see myself listed among so many other names, several of which I recognized from the days when I first got into podcasting and Twitter. My favorite podcast description on that page is the one at the bottom, for the Lavender Pony Show:

“…this show hearkens back to the great, early days of Podcasting when it was just a guy (or gal) and a mic.”

Most of my shows this month will probably end up hearkening back to those days, too. Those were the days when I fell in love with podcasting, myself.

See you in two days with my first episode!

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