Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Répondez s'il vous plaît (We Appreciate Input)

First off... an apology on the lack of updates in the last couple of weeks. A number of factors to blame - an extended stay in California combined with what finally looks like a little bit of national calm (relatively speaking) making for very little to update.

A while back, we asked for opinions on our podcast series that we had last season. A few SNAFUs notwithstanding - perhaps most famously, the ghost in the machine keeping us from having a successful chat with CC beat writer Joe Paisley on two different occasions - they seemed to go very well and we were able to have some outstanding chats with coaches, players, and members of the media.

There's a bit of work that goes into a podcast - there's pre-production, finding guests, looking at topics of discussion, etc. It does cost money as well (which, thankfully, we were able to defray with the generous donations to our tip jar that we received over the course of the year, and we don't thank you enough for those).

Last season, the amount of time available for that pursuit was in great supply, since I was, erm, seeking employment for much of the season. Thankfully, that's no longer the case, but my awesome 9-to-5 cuts down on the ability to put in that extra work and still be able to maintain WaP's main element - the website.

When last we asked about how people felt about the podcast, we got... well, we didn't get any response. Which is OK, it was kind of asked in an "oh, by the way" manner. But now, we'd really like to hear from you. Did you love the podcasts and want to see them kept somehow (perhaps, in a different format, or with a different host with more available time)? Did you dislike them and avoided them like the plague? Were you indifferent?

Please, do comment... there are plenty of ways to do so: hit us up on Twitter... leave a message on our Facebook page... hit the comment button below... heck, send an email (tomyousieve [Shift+2] gmail [dawt] com).

I did enjoy the podcasts, personally, and would love to be able to continue to offer them, but ensuring that they're something people actually want... well, that's fairly important, too.


  1. I really enjoyed the podcast Tom. If they keep coming, i will keep listening.

  2. The podcasts were great and I would definitely like to see them come back this year if at all possible.

  3. The one* pod cast I did listen to, the guest did not show up. I don't remember which.

    * Not that I didn't want to listen to the others, I just didn't know about them.

  4. I literally discovered this blog 3 or 4 days ago, so I wasn't around to hear the podcasts last season. I would definitely listen to them if you do them this year!


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