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Wholly Scrap - on hiatus

I've recently made the decision to put my podcast, Wholly Scrap, on indefinite hiatus.  Thought you should know.

I still love podcasts, still love the idea of podcasting, still even enjoy creating podcasts, but my schedule is just too full right now to allow for it.  Each show takes me about four evenings to put together, and I'm having more and more trouble finding that much time.  I've debated scaling back on the shows, maybe not including music bits, or just doing the Scrapbooking Industry News, or maybe making 5 minute shows.  But I don't really want to do that.  The show I want to produce is basically what I've been doing -- musical intros and interludes, Industry News, a show topic, and interviews.  That's the show I want to do.  So until I can do that, the show is on hiatus.

Hiatus means "a period when something (as a program or activity) is suspended or interrupted".  So that doesn't mean I'm quitting, or giving up.  Lord knows I hate the idea of being a "podfader"!  That's a personally unacceptable idea for me.  The idea of failure or giving up really chafes at me.  But I also need to be able to admit when too much is too much -- a hard idea for this over-achiever to swallow, but I'm working on it.  Too often recently I've been saying, "There just aren't enough hours in the day."  That's a sign I need to cut back.  The podcast is an acceptable loss, for the time being.

That said, I will continue to keep my Libsyn account open, so the archives are still available (and my iTunes listing is still valid).  And I will keep an eye on my schedule for a little "free time" to maybe pop out a show now and then.




I'll miss your podcasts. I wondered about it, but it's easy to understand that such a quality show takes quite a bit of time to develop. Best of luck to you, and I'll keep your show in my iTunes directory.

Last night I had an idea for my BoM. I think I'll do a spread about my iPod. My sweet darling gave it to me for Valentine's Day. (Roses and chocolate last only so long, but an iPod is forever!) I'll explain about the podcasts I listen to and audiobooks. It has made a HUGE change in how I teach (high school English). In fact, I became so addicted (too strong a word???) that I wrote a grant for our school called iPod therefore iLearn. We're getting iPods and microphones for all the teachers and training them to use podcasting and blogs in their classes.

Thanks for all you do for the scrapbooking world. I hope you will have time in the future to revive your podcast.

Nancy in Colorado


I truly enjoyed your podcast and I will keep my fingers crossed that this hiatus will be brief. I know that there are several scrapbooking-themed podcasts out there, but yours truly was the "in the know" show. I live in the sticks and I have a long commute to get anywhere civilized. My iPod is my loyal friend who keeps me (& my one year old daughter) company on the trek to Target. I loved the fact that you keep your finger on the pulse of this industry and that you are so willing to share what you know with the rest of us.
I guess I'm back to reading your blog for my information. I'm a paper arts instructor in the Metro-DC area and I do consulting for a couple of stores here. You have been an invaluable resource for me.
Thanks for all you've done!

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