Every other Saturday is my primary work day on the podcast. I probably total around 10 hours per week now. It is enough to keep us on schedule. Lynda.com has been very helpful. With my 1 month free subscription, I am also learning about WordPress, which will expand on the podcast content.
I do have my excited moments when I fantasize about my personal journal, Tony’s writing, and our blog posts being crafted into a book. As with my previous book, it would be partly personal journey, partly a how to manual (about starting a podcast), and partly a journey into mental health advocacy.
Today, Tony and I made strides in recording interviews through FaceTime, Skype, and Google Voice. I was satisfied with the pace at which we tackled recording on each platform. The Ecamm application that we purchased produces high quality recordings on Facetime and Skype. The quality of the Google Voice call did not sound as good after being transferred to GarageBand.
We then transitioned into recording standard outro segments leaving 5 star reviews and calling Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1.800.273.8255 if in need of immediate care. We decided that we will also create a list of emergency resources and general faith/mental healthcare resources for ongoing treatment and support. Thankfully, we were able to record them and create GarageBand loops with music overlays with proficiency. Lynda is helping us!
I left Tony’s with plenty of more items on our task list, but are all within our grasp to keep us on schedule. We do have two more interviews lined up in February. First with Marie Henning, who will be talking about mental healthcare from a Human Resource professional perspective. Second with Amy Simpson, a well-known author who will be primarily talking about her new book, Unsatisfied. We have a few other opportunities that will keep us busy and well stocked with interviews.
I’m excited by our progress. Tomorrow is Super Bowl Sunday and I am planning to put final touches on the April/Jen interview during the game. As I said in a recent conversation, when focusing on a personal ministry, the labor is often a source of joy!
– written by Eric Riddle