I'm Left Conflicted

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Many months ago, I was asked if I wanted to co-host a podcast with someone. At the time, I was busy getting the edits finalized on my latest book so I politely declined. For years, I’ve been wondering how I could help more people. I moved my blog/website from Blogger, to GoDaddy, and then finally to Squarespace (which I love!).

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Still, in the back of my mind, I knew this wasn’t the best way to reach people. I feel as though blogging is slowly becoming a thing of the past. It’s something I thoroughly enjoy though. I’ve met so many amazing people the last nine years. And to be brutally honest, I’m comfortable here. I’m not paranoid that someone I know in real life might stumble across it. Naïve? Perhaps. But in reality, the odds are small and World Wide Web is enormous.

I’ve tried Twitter and Facebook but have found, at least for me, that they aren’t the best forums for me to pass along my thoughts. A blog is the best way for me to stay anonymous but because I do so little promotion of myself, it’s not a great way to reach the masses.

That seed of interest in doing a podcast was planted by the request to co-host. Then it was fertilized by Ivy over at The Happy Whisk. She has a podcast and it’s really, really good. What a great way to express yourself and not be in front of a camera! She also has YouTube channel: The Happy Whisk. She’s a total rock star!

I set up my account on Anchor (shout out to Ivy for letting me know it’s out there). All I have to do is make my first podcast. So now I’m conflicted. Do I start a podcast and take the risk of someone knowing my voice? Do I disguise my voice? Do I continue to blog? Do I try my hand at blogging and doing a podcast? Perhaps alternating between the two. I have a lot to think about.

Do you think blogging is going the way of Dodo bird? What’s your favorite platform? Have you tried to do a podcast?