Nothing is ever easy…and that’s okay.

I mentioned a few posts back that a friend and I are starting up a podcast. We’ll mostly be discussing horror movies. We plan to cover contemporary ones, older, influential ones, little-known but great films and pretty much whatever we want because it’s our podcast and we’ll do what we want! Kind of.

Anyway, I don’t know why I thought it might be easy. Everything in my life worth doing, or maybe not even worth doing but needing to be done, has never, ever, ever been easy. Now, I could be wrong there. There might have been easy doings and things at some point but I tend to remember the challenges versus the plans that actually, well, go according to plan. And because I learn more from my failures than my successes, the nothing is ever an easy thing? Well, that’s okay. It’s better to learn than to continue in ignorance.

But, back to the podcast. I tend to research a lot of interests in my life on the inter-webs. It’s fun for me and it helps me visualize what I am doing and what I want to accomplish. Like the marathon I’m running, the last book I just finished writing and am editing, the how-to on how to publish a short story collection, and how to start your own podcast. So the first thing I did was look up the best easy-to-use software for podcast recording. Most sites agree Garageband is the go-to software. It’s free and I have a Mac so I thought, Perfect. Not so much.

Creating and recording on two audio tracks while using two microphones on one laptop simultaneously was a real challenge. Like a what the heck Garageband! type of challenge. All of the problems were 100 percent operator error. I am not blaming the software or the designers. The blame rests on me. After much trial and error (and the help of my teenage son) I figured it out and nodded and patted myself on the back in triumph.

It wasn’t easy. And that was okay. Because I learned and that’s always a good thing.

So, expect a podcast release in the next couple of weeks. I hope to hear from you. We are learning as we go and any feedback is welcome. So when we are live, I’ll let you know.

Take care. Be kind to people. Have a great day.

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