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.