I was thinking tonight about this process of building this podcast and the amount of effort that I’ve put into it not to mention the amount that I still need to do in order to get it up to speed.
In a previous post I mentioned that I’ve come from a base of no geek knowledge and everything I know about blogs, internet 2.0 and Podcasts I’ve learnt in the last 12 month. At times it’s been totally overwhelming the amount of knowledge that I’ve had to learn. However the advantage of having no idea of what I’m doing is that I’ve also had no idea of how much I had to learn.
Today, was an interesting experience.
I was contacted on twitter for a meetup in a couple of days and I thought that a WordPress blog would be a good way to set up a portal for information for interested people to get together and get the information as to where and when.
A WordPress blog eight months was my first taste of blogging and it took a day to set up and weeks to configure and understand. I’ve since set up five blogs for people including my mother. Well today I set up a new one in an hour and I thought, Wow I’ve come a long way and hadn’t realised it.
I just finished editing another podcast episode and as in every episode I did a couple of things that I hadn’t done before and I think it is the best to date. Mind you every episode should be the best to date I hope but on reflection I was overwhelmed in how much I still had to learn. Then I thought back to setting up the blog earlier.
I know that I have so much to still learn and at times it feels like I’ll never get there. I’ve bought a heap of new technology to help me to be mobile and produce this podcast on the road and the amount that I have to learn on top of everything else is well. Wow! But just look at how far I’ve come in 12 months.
One thing I’ve learnt over the years is that I don’t have to know everything to get started. I just need to know enough to do the first thing and I can learn the bits that I need after that as I go along and as I need them. If I’d tried to learn everything before I started I would still be reading the books and wouldn’t have done a thing.
So I’m pleased that I have 13 episodes up a wealth of knowledge and plans for the future. There is still heaps to learn, understand and practice but that’s the journey of life and anyway if I knew it all I know I would get bored so it’s great that each day there is something new to get a grip of.