Intros and Outros

I love Audacity…  I didn’t think I would.  Editing the intro and outro for my podcast was actually quite fun.  Learning Autoduck and grabbing public domain music that suits my style were both…  fulfilling.

I know that I shouldn’t be excited nor surprised by this, I absolutely love to learn.  I’m learning podcasting, blogging, patreon, hosting, and marketing.  All while I’m learning DMARC, DKIM, Cloud SaaS, PaaS, IaaS and DaaS.  the only thing I would want to add is the time to sit down and have a good read.

There are several books I’ve been holding off on starting because I’ve got so much to learn.  That’s all going to change today though as I start on a week long vacation and will be able to step away from some of my responsibilities and plan to focus on things like catching up on some reading and doing some drawing and writing and playing with my son and apparently putt-putt and kayaking and tennis…

Come to think of it, I might not have enough time to read those books…  Thankfully, I finished the Podcast’s intro and outro already…  Sadly, I think the intro and outro are much better quality than what I recorded for Episode 1…

In other words, the books are outshined by the bookends.

So the dilemma now is whether I create a new episode 1 or create an episode 2 and never have an episode 1.  The latter would give me the ability to have a mystery surrounding the podcast…  “Why was there no Episode 1?”  “Was there an Episode 1 once and it disappeared?”  See… mystery…

Since I haven’t fully produced any podcast episodes yet, I’ll take the first complete one as Episode One and we’ll go from there…  I’d rather the books have more value than the bookends.

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First Podcast Recorded

It’s funny that recording the first podcast was as easy as it was…  It’s NOT funny how much work it’s going to take to make it sound even remotely professional.

That said, it was also fun to sit down and talk food with Bob.  To learn that his kid’s hate ketchup and to realize that when you’ve known someone for so long and talk to them daily that having a good conversation is easy to do.

It wasn’t without it’s hiccups.  We had a dropped call, halfway through, part of the recording had video, part of it didn’t, but I fixed all of that.  The microphone needed two other pieces of equipment to work correctly (taken care of) and I’m not happy with the video quality…  The important thing is that we did it.

And of course then Bob leaves for vacation, so I have to get a guest host for Episode #2.  I’ve already gotten a friend who I’ve known almost as long to volunteer to replace my “permanent guest” so I’m not too concerned…

I might not make my July deadline, but it was a deadline that I pulled not only out of thin air but also with no true knowledge of how much work would be involved.  I’m excited about getting the blog started for the podcast, https://cookingpodcast.wordpress.com as well as the patreon page https://www.patreon.com/CookingPodcast.  I’ll probably be spending more time on those two blogs than on this one for the near term.

But I won’t be neglecting this.  This is my outlet, don’t forget.