Post SIP, post corona and a 2 month break
We check-in after a unplanned, forced break in March April 2020 due to shelter-in-place and corona.
Hey, this is Loren Winzeler with another episode of the milepost. This is episode 10. It is May 5th, 2020. I've been off of doing any type of recording for this for two months due to the shelter and place orders and a coronavirus and everything else that's going on.
[00:00:23] And, just wanted to do a quick update and get the process, get the workflow going again, and having all sorts of problems with my mic today. Don't know why. We'll position it this way. There we go.
[00:00:45] All right. Bear with me.
[00:00:52] So it's Monday, May 5th, and this will just be an update episode. Hopefully not too much rambling. been distracted the last couple of minutes trying to figure out what's wrong with this recording application. This Mevo phone app just keeps crashing over and over and over and over. They did an app update, and now it's broke.
[00:01:16]anyway, so I, I, took two months off due to, you know, spending time with the family, kind of a forced vacation of types, the shelter in place for coven, 19 for the Corona virus. it was not planned. It just sort of happened that I put everything on hold. I didn't actually think about it too much.
[00:01:37]in that sense, it was actually not sure that I would even continue doing the podcast, and maybe I would just use this opportunity to shut it down entirely. do kind of a podfade, you know, failure to launch. I could do this early. Yeah. Easily. Rather, cause I never really launched the podcast to begin with.
[00:01:57] It's not at this stage been launched an Apple podcasts or anywhere. So I guess it's a private podcast for me and me only just for me, at least right now. I guess I'm testing a new binge listen model where I generate half a year's worth of content before I even launch it. which is not typical for podcasting, could you imagine if that was the, the norm that you had to do 10, 20, 30 episodes before you could publish in the podcast directories? at this point, several months into the process, a couple of months of actually working on it. And recording somewhat regularly, and then two months of gap. But I've got zero listeners, zero feedback.
[00:02:39] So I don't know if this is valuable, for those listening. But I've come back, and I guess I've come back to why I started doing this in the first place. And that was about accountability and self-reporting. if these episodes actually help somebody that's listening, that's great. Right now I just need to practice the craft, develop a publishing workflow and a habit record published record, publish record publish, and. Try to document my journey, in this milepost format. So I need to remind myself why I started doing this.
[00:03:20] And it wasn't so much about selling you guys on anything. It wasn't about building a personal brand in the SaaS or bootstrapping space. I consume a lot of information in that, that genre of podcasts. So it's natural to try to want to mimic it. Little story. I was watching the movie the Martian the other night with my kids just two nights ago.
[00:03:43] And you know, if you've seen the movie, Matt Damon is trapped and, and left on Mars and he makes videos in the computer system on Mars vlogs, if you will, sort of a captain's log face to camera updates and stories. And that format might be where we end up, with mileposts and sort of a post shelter in place, post Corona podcast format, purely updates, goals, progress updates, encouragement, less information, you know, know how to BS.
[00:04:17]No news, current events, in the, in the space. maybe some rambling stories, but more about the updates, goals, progress updates, goals, progress, encouragement to myself and to you guys. Anyway.
[00:04:33]more to come to fill in what I've been up to the last two months I have accomplished a lot actually. But, we'll cover that in the near future. Hey, thanks so much. Bye.