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A new look, a new purpose

Regular visitors to this site will notice that I’ve substantially changed the look and feel here. As my wife says, anything with a dark burgundy background looks dated and I definitely felt that way about the old theme I was using.

The changes are more than just cosmetic. I’m going charting a different course: one that veers away from purely IT topics. There will, of course, still be some in-depth articles on technology. But I’m shifting the focus to using the other side of my brain — the creative side.

Over the next few months I hope to start publishing my own podcast. Without giving away too many details, it will be technology-related, but not in the way you might think. My goal in becoming a podcaster is to learn how to tell a good story. To the podcast, I hope to apply the same level of diligence and good editing that I’ve tried to practice here on the journal, but in a different format. It’s that sort of quality that I hope will set my podcast apart from others.

Because of the time required to produce each episode, and the fact that I have a full-time job, you can expect to see at most one episode per month. I’ll be a merciless editor and may end up abandoning entire stories or themes if they don’t meet standards. But you can be rest assured that each episode will be compelling, well-written and researched, and worth your time.

I realize I’m setting a high bar for something I haven’t even started. But this exercise has been over six months in the planning. By announcing it publicly, it means I can’t back down now — I have to get the equipment, find and interview the subjects, and execute. Wish me luck!

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  1. I'll be very interested in following along on your podcasting journey! Great to meet you at PodCamp Toronto! I didn't make the Sunday sessions, but I'll be watching the archived streams.