Hello again folks! I wanted to take a moment to write this blog post to update you on the current status of the website and podcasts at the moment. I try not to over-promise, in case things change so take what I am about to say with a grain of salt because life happens.
First, all of the current podcasts on War More Radio, will be continuing and are not cancelled.
Next I wanted to talk about my current living situation and discuss why there has been delays. For those who do not know, during June 2015 I had a profound change occur in my life. I made the decision to return to post secondary schooling in order to pursue a different career path. The year prior I had completed my teaching degree and was working as a teacher.
Why change my career then? Well its difficult to explain in this blog post, but what I will say is that I realized I only had half of the picture correct. I was always meant to be a teacher, but not just a traditional one. Over the course of my degree I started podcasting back in 2011, before that I was a blogger and before that I was a hobby enthusiast.
I had a family member address me back in June and they made me listen to an older podcast that I created several weeks before. They said: “I don’t know what you are saying, but it sounds right”. We laughed it off, but afterwards it lead to a conversation that lead to researching and applying for school this fall.
So what did I choose? I decided to join the Digital Communications and Media Program at a “local” college…. 11hrs away from my hometown. The program is about two different aspects of online media: Digital Journalism and Digital Media/Advertising. Its a two year program that throws us into every aspect of news production and advertising. Everything from filming television quality video, photography, graphic design, newspaper writing, radio broadcasting and so much more. During our second year we are forced to choose one of the two paths and specialize in that field. As a result I have several goals for this program and I am also keeping an open mind in case newer opportunities present themselves. First, I want to combine this program with my finished teaching degree. It’s the marriage of these two educations that will create newer opportunities. I could “teach” teachers how to effectively utilize technology in their classrooms, things like podcasts or video production. I could also return to my old college back home and teach a similar program to students. There are numerous possibilities.
The absolute best case scenario is that I am able to learn how to grow and evolve this website beyond its humble roots into a proper business. However, at the moment I have absolutely no intentions of doing that or even in the near future. If anything ever changed I would let you know in advance. I value transparency and your opinions.
The start of the school year has been pretty hectic and difficult to schedule in time for recordings. I am hoping to change this soon, but in the mean time I am going to experiment with different podcast release days to see what works best for my current life schedule. I am hoping to have this figured out before the end of September, but as you know things are subject to change. I am hoping to release this week’s podcasts on Thursday Sept 24th.
Thanks again for all your support and patience. It pains me to delay podcasts as a result of school work or stress, but thank you for all your support. It really does mean a lot.
Adam, aka Mr Voxman.