I can’t help the feeling that 2007 is going to be a year of change, for me personally, for Radio Clash and podcasting in general.
I’ve obviously only just been invited to the Slow Party because I’ve only just found out that Britcaster is no more – and that there is new forums Tea and Podcasts and the UKPA forum.
Regardless of what you feel about the forum stopping and it’s reasons (I’m not going to go into that little Adam-fuelled flamefest) I do think that podcasting, at least as it stands in the UK is changing…I’m not sure that the entrance into the UK over the last year of Podshow has been a positive benefit; I have mixed feelings of the ructions that has caused (intentionally or otherwise) and feel like the UK scene is fracturing, (if that rag tag fugitive fleet was ever together, that is). I always feared that would happen.
That said I hope as I always have that everyone in podcasting finds success, the people I know related to Podshow included.
What I do know is it feels weird to be one of the last original UK podcasters left; in fact one of the last of that first wave, to be honest. Kind of exposed, lonely even. Other (perhaps better) podcasts have come after me and gotten further – some directly inspired by this show (which is nice, I just wish they’d not be so good at it :-P), so at the moment I’m wondering about the direction of Radio Clash, and where to take it in 2007 (or maybe another show?) in future. I was down the pub with Kirk and we were talking about this, we have plans, we’ll see what happens. 😉
At the moment I’m not sure what direction podcasting has, it seems rather in the balance. Certainly this seems like a time of flux; and I think I need to change my tactics.
Oh and waves to my dad, who’s the latest listener of Radio Clash. Woo-hoo!