Years ago before the concept of a podcast existed I tried to start a blog, at this URL actually. Well, I first tried at another domain that I own and have had parked and unused for years, but I faced many challenges. First of all, writing a blog involves, well, writing (or typing for technical accuracy). Issue is, that takes a lot of time, and for an ENTP like myself, I much prefer to just talk. The second major issue was I really didn’t have much to write about. I was a generalist, deep in my career and developing my skills. Who would want to read what I had to write anyways? Finally, there are something like 600,000,000 blogs in existence…so ’nuff said.
Fast forward to 2020. I have now spent over 20 years refining my skills, knowledge and expertise in certain areas. I have built a large network across verticals and geographies. I still don’t love to type, but for those who know me, you know I like to talk. Add in the fact that the world has changed around me to a non-written media oriented world, where we touch our video screens, ask Google for our answers and listen to our books and other content while in transit (and even when stationary). As Google and the voice assistants of the world take on more of the load in how consumers interact with technology, Podcasting is becoming part of the new frontier in navigation, research and search engine optimization. So, as I podcast, I am getting ahead of the game.
There is that one other reason I decided to start this podcast. I enjoy coaching, mentoring and helping others. I guess I just realized that it gets hard to spend a lot of time with a lot of different people, so as a way to be more efficient, this podcast is a tool for me to share my thoughts and ideas with as many people as possible.