Thursday, December 28, 2006

There are too many good podcasts!

Let me preface this to say, that I'm speaking from my own experience only, and not from any realistic measurement of the internet as a whole.

When I first started listening to podcasts, I listened to what I found. If there was even the remotest bit of interest, I subscribed without question.

After a while, I had to start paring down. I dropped Soccergirl, and Keith and the Girl, and some other ones that really weren't to my taste, and was mightily entertained by "the good ones".

Gradually, the quality has improved, the focus on my own interests has narrowed, and little by little my podcatcher list became filled with high-quality podcasts that gave me what I wanted out of a podcast.

Now, there are too many.

There are so many good podcasts that I don't have time to listen to them all. If I want to add a new one to my list, I have to go through the list I already have, and find one to drop.

It's a painful process. Painful enough that I don't really want to look at new ones, unless they're really promising. I wonder how many other people have reached this stage of podcast complacency.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Contract signed!

Into every life a little light must fall. On monday I signed a contract with Extasy Books, an e-publisher, to publish "Our Robot" on their website.

I'm very happy at the project and inspired to write again (which had been stalled of late).

No movement on the Second Life front, but she's been feeling a lot worse lately. She used to ask to take the car one or two days a week, but she hasn't felt well enough to get out of the house in over a month.