With a heavy heart, I’ve decided to throw in the towel for GEEK THIS.The last 7 years of producing the podcast has been something I will always look back on with fondness. Unfortunately, despite my best intentions, I’m just not passionate enough to keep the podcast going by myself. It has become too much of an undertaking to keep up on everything that the comics, film, and entertainment industry have to offer. I still love each of these industries so much and will continue to follow what’s going on and enjoy them at my leisure.
I have made some great friendships, some are solely internet relationships, but there are others that have become intertwined in my everyday life. If it wasn’t for the podcast, I would not have met David Hunt and from there, I wouldn’t have become friends with Adam McDorman or Mike Kostrewa. I wouldn’t have met Ben Avery or Steve McDonald from Strangers & Aliens, had the opportunity to make appearances on The Sci-Fi Christian or Reel World Theology. And, believe it or not, I wouldn’t have my job with Blubrry. This one podcast has done so much for me as a person and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. That’s why it’s so hard to let it go.
There is a chance that the podcast could have gone on longer if I wasn’t handling every aspect of it by myself, but I absolutely don’t hold anyone but myself accountable. There’s always an end and nothing can last forever. I’m incredibly proud of what I’ve accomplished, even though by some standards, it wasn’t all fantastic. I never thought I would have 20,500 downloads of a show I did as a hobby, but I count that as a success. With that said, I don’t have plans to create new episodes or stopping the podcast in a nice, clean way. I mean, there will probably be an audio version of this blog post, but I haven’t set the time aside to record it yet. I’ll get to it when I can, I guess. There’s a chance that I’ll write new articles now and again, but never on a consistant schedule.
If you’ve listened to one episode of GEEK THIS, thank you so much. It means a lot that you’d listen to me ramble about comic books and movies. For those of you who have listened to more than one episode or even the entire 100+ episodes, I am truly grateful. Thank you thank you thank you! I hope you follow me in my podcasting journey and beyond. I’ll be blogging over at mrdaveclements.com if you’re interested, and I’ll have links to whatever I’m working on. Trust me, I’m not done with podcasting. I love the industry and am excited to be a part of it. Maybe I’ll pop up on one of the podcasts you listen to?
Keep on geeking out, friends.