October 28, 2016
for now... 🌇
A lot of people are asking me why I'm sunsetting the show. Why don't I just hand it off (like I did with AngularAir)? Why don't I just reduce the frequency to every other week or once a month? Why change anything at all? Things are going so well!
I've been podcasting for about two years now. It's been a ton of fun. I've been able to talk to a lot of really interesting people about a lot of really interesting things. And I've been able to share those conversations with the community which makes it that much more awesome! I've learned a lot from these chats with people. And the process of building a show (the website, the community building, the automation for production) has been an awesome learning experience as well.
Since I announced the sunset, I've had several people offer to do everything for me, just so I can continue hosting the show. While I'm super grateful to these people, it's just not something that I'm interested in doing right now. I have a very high attention to detail and worry that I'd end up micro-managing anyone I hired to do the behind-the-scenes stuff for the show, which would end up taking more time. I'm just not in a place right now to do that.
If you're interested in what I'm doing next, I plan on doing more stuff for egghead.io, Frontend Masters, and I have a project that I'm working on and I'm really excited about. Follow me on twitter to keep up with that :)
The show actually was a bit of a financial burden and it turns out that I didn't charge sponsors enough to cover the costs for wrapping things up for the show. Poor planning on my part. It was never my goal to make money from the show: