Thank you all for the incredibly kind and supportive comments you left on the heels of our leaving The Podcast Network. We're pretty unhappy with some of the unfortunately-worded characterizations of us and our show that have been made by TPN, but we're trying our best not to respond. We don't want to be in an endless back and forth.
Besides, it would be like critiquing a calendar from 1987: It's over. Time to move on. One of my favorite sayings in situations like this is "Bitterness is a poison you swallow in the hopes it will kill someone else." We have no personal animus towards TPN or anyone there. May they live and be well.
On happier news, Michael and I hope to announce any day now the name and home of our new photography podcast. Since we can no longer reach the supportive and enthusiastic community that formed around The Digital Photography Show, we'll be counting on you to help us get out the word about it.
In the meantime, if you'd like to help us out, please consider voting for us in The Podcast Awards. Yes, thanks to your fantastic support, The Digital Photography Show was, for the second year in a row, nominated for two Podcast Awards!
One of our nominations is for the all-important "People's Choice Award," which is the equivalent of the "Best Overall" award, and the second is, somewhat mysteriously, in the “Best Mobile Phone Formatted Podcast” category. Since we don’t do anything special to format our show for mobile phones, we’re not quite sure how we wound up there, but, hey, we’ll take what we can get! At least we’re not nominated in the “Best Podcasts to Listen to with the Volume Turned Off” award.
While our time on The Digital Photography Show is done, the award recognizes the work of the past year, so we’re going to go for it. Moreover, since we can’t get our new show mentioned on The Digital Photography Show homepage or in the audio stream, receiving the Podcast Award could really help us draw people’s attention to where to find us. Plus: Bragging rights!
You can vote once a day through November 6, 2008, in this year’s Podcast Awards. Tell everyone you know! Since every other show will be allowed to promote themselves on their actual podcasts, as opposed to us, who have no voice, it’s going to be an uphill battle to win this thing. But, hey, uphill battles build character right? And they burn more calories, too.
So vote today and everyday for The Digital Photography Show in the two categories in which we are nominated. Vote here.
And stay tuned for information about what’s next for me and Michael.