Notes From The Vortex 3/3/2019


If I could be said to be anything, it’s a person who has a lot of ideas, and not much in the ability to figure out how to pull them off. That’s not to say that I can’t do it, it’s to say that I either don’t know how, or that I DO know how but don’t have the means.

For example, I have absolutely no idea how to run a business. Specifically, a podcast/new media consulting concern that I’ve had in my head for a while. Clearly, I know how to podcast. I know how to blog. I have some idea of how to run a social media account to generate some interest. The question is, can I teach someone else how to do it? Additionally, can I make a business out of it? Lastly, can I make enough of a living at it to eventually make it my full time job?

I have no idea. But one thing I do know about living inside this brain bucket is that there’s a moment where I commit to something—no matter how stupid an idea it might be—and then we find out one way or the other.

This happened in 2010. I decided to try to be a full time podcaster, making a truckload of podcasts for my own network based on all the things I found interesting. I practically killed myself doing it, and while I had fun, I spent the majority of my time creating and not promoting. I stuck with it for three years before I threw in the towel. Here’s the lesson I learned from that: It takes way more than one guy to run a podcast network.

I have since been content to just do my one little show about whatever that show is supposed to be about. It makes me happy.

Lately, I have been consumed with the consulting idea. I’ve had a few people come to me over the years and ask about podcasting, or how to start, what equipment is needed…the usual things most people want to know. After the last person came to me about a month ago, I have really started to wonder if it’s possible.

i have decided there is only one way to find out.

I’d say ‘Watch this space’, but this space is not going to be where we find out. This space is for Roley to be Roley. Sure, I’ll talk about it here, but I’ll be handling business somewhere else.

Let’s see if I can do this.