Is this thing on?

Today I wanted to write a post about my recent project endeavour… I’m starting a podcast. 🥳

It’s been a couple of years since I wanted to start a podcast. Back in 2018, I actually started one for Inspiring Figures. After each recording, I’d dump our hour long conversation onto Buzzsprout.

a podcast by Pawlean logo by Clark Narvas
a podcast by Pawlean

Although this had a couple of folks listening to it on Spotify… I didn’t think it was any fun during the creative process. It felt lazy, not thought-out and wasn’t the quality I had hoped for. So I slowly phased that away, but continued with Inspiring Figures with the YouTube Live videos. Right now it’s living and breathing almost by itself, which is fantastic to see!

This time round when I decided to go ahead with this podcast project, I wanted to make sure it was approached in a more mindful and intentional way. I’ve had “start podcast” on my Things app for a long time, and after thinking it through with my more intentional approach, I felt like I was finally ready. Not to mention father listening back to some of the Inspiring Figures features, I was ready to do the thing.

I love it when my projects ‘work’ for others, but especially for me. 😂

a podcast by Pawlean

I couldn’t think of a better name, so this is the name that we’re going to have to deal with for now. Clark, my brother and the person behind most of the branding behind Pawlean, thought that it was a good idea to have it consistent with the rest of the stuff I do online. E.g. a blog by Pawlean, videos by Pawlean… I mean, I even created a sub domain by.pawlean.com so I guess it made sense. 😂

Listening to the podcast
I think it’s a great listen 🤪

Credit again to Clark, but he came up with the slogan or tagline “life in sound bites” which again works well with “life in pixels” from my blog.

Creative, right? 😝

This is also a fantastic opportunity for me to do some more editing that is less overwhelming than editing videos…It’s going to be a lot of fun!

What to expect

I didn’t want to put too much pressure on myself with this new project.

So I didn’t want to put too much expectations on what it is, because if I’m being honest, right now, I have no idea what it will become. I just know that it will be an extension to everything that I already do, but with content delivered in a different way. I.e. You can actually listen to me rather than just read my long essays. 🤪 Although keep doing that if you prefer it!

I’m keen to keep each episode super short and sweet. I know not everyone has the time to listen to me for 4 hours, although you all know I would be more than happy to chat for hours on end. 😆

Here are some things that I hope to cover over the course of “Season 1” of this podcast:

  • Career development
  • Tech
  • Health and wellness
  • Inspiring Figures snippets
  • Relationships
  • Daily life in sound bites

This isn’t just it. Like with most projects I’ve done, sometimes things just evolve into something that I never expected. So if you are expecting anything, expect this: it’s going to be a wild ride.

Listen to the first episode

Stay tuned for more! Thanks for all the support as always, I’m excited about this. 😊

2 responses to “Is this thing on?”

  1. P 🐾💪🏽💜
    thoroughly enjoyed your intro to podcasting, looking forward to future episodes 😊

    1. Thank you so much for listening in! 🥰 A new episode coming very soon, I can’t wait to share it with you all.

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