It’s been mentioned on Twitter, we talked briefly about it on the Big Honkin Show, and now I feel I need to make official to everyone via the website that my time in podcasting has come to an end. For now at least.
The way I put it on Twitter was through the words of Shawn Michaels. The first time he left the wrestling business, he said simply that he lost his smile.
Over the past few months, I have come to understand what he meant. I love doing Geek Out Loud, Starkville’s House of El, The Big Honkin Show, and Round 3. I said a couple of years ago that when all this began I just wanted to do a podcast. I wanted an outlet to talk about all the things that I enjoy that I don’t really get to talk about too much with the people around me. I never dreamed in a million years that so much good would come out of sitting in front of a microphone and droning on about movies, tv, and comics. I have made some great friends, I have had a great time, and I got to live a dream I’ve had for a very long time.
Unfortunately, so much of what I do when it comes to podcasting and broadcasting requires that I am as chipper and upbeat as possible. There have been times when I’ve just felt too tired or too down to think that I can get in the mental place to “bring it” for the listening audience, but I’ve always found that I could power through and have a good time. Over the past few months, though, it’s been harder and harder to get to that point due to some personal things that have been going on coupled with a hectic work schedule. In short, I’ve lost my smile. Watching television, movies, and reading comics became less and less of a hobby and more and more of a job.
In an effort to get my priorities straight and to try (again stealing from Shawn Michaels) find my smile again, I am stepping away from podcasting for the time being.
Thank you all for your support. Thank you all for the e-mails, the well wishes, the good times, and the laughs. I’m sorry that this all seems to come out of the blue and I’m sorry for letting those of you who look forward to good times with Derek, Buck, and I down. Ultimately, please know how appreciative I am to every single one of you for your constant support.
Now, on to the logistics of my departure. I have officially left Starkville’s House of El, The Big Honkin’ Show will air live on the radio one last time next Saturday, Round 3 is over, and we will do two more episodes of Geek Out Loud before September is over so as to end on the milestone 50th epiversary.
I know you, as I will be tuning in to Starkville’s House of El during what promises to be an amazing final season of Smallville. As for The Big Honkin Show and Geek Out Loud, don’t delete those feeds because (to pull another adage from Pro Wrestling) the only thing that’s for sure is nothing is for sure.
Again, thank you all, God Bless, May the Force Be With You, and where we’re going we don’t need roads.