After 3+ years, I am stepping away from running the Austin Podcasters Meetup & Community.
I’ve put off announcing this for a little while now. I guess the reason is that announcing it would make it official. Never fret, while this is a goodbye or rather, me stepping away from running things, I am not completely gone.
I started the Meetup after failing to find an active group here in Austin. Since then, we’ve grown over the past 3 years thanks to all of you. Many members have been able to meet, connect, and build relationships over these past few years and it’s been great to see.
Before I started the meetup, I aimed to focus on my writing for the core of publishing and audio production. This has languished over the years as it had not received 100% of my focus. This, along with the many other projects, activities, future day job career change, and not being able to fully commit to the community, I’ve made the decision to refocus my time and exit out of many projects. Or as the writing community says “kill your darlings.”
What’s Next for Austin Podcasters?
As I am stepping away from running the Meetup, and community accounts, Thomas Umstattd will be taking over the stead. You all know Thomas from attending our Meetups as he helps run the events and speaks. If you are on Facebook, Thomas is also an Admin keeping things running along with Moby these past 2-3 years.
A result of me stepping away is that you have seen less posting from me on the Austin Podcasters accounts as I have been ramping down all projects and life activities.
Not A Farewell
What Will I Be Doing & Where To Follow?
I, on the other hand, will be focusing on my publishing imprint and continued design training. I will continue podcasting as this consumes minimal personal time, and it is part of my strategy for other efforts and thus I will be popping in time to time in the comments and events to say “hi.”
IF you are wanting to keep in touch, you can check out my co-hosted productivity podcast The Productive Lab. If you want to follow my publishing efforts, I will be reviving ApexThis.Podcast in the future.
To The Future!
I just wanted to give a final thanks for being an awesome community. I’ve met so many people thanks to podcasting but have made some good friends here after moving to Austin thanks to podcasting.
The community is in great hands but needs YOU as you are the heart that keeps its blood flowing. Thanks everyone and I’ll see you on the “other side.”