Sometimes you need to leave behind the best things to embrace something new. That is what I want to do with Boagworld and I would encourage you to do the same.
It’s easy to get stuck in a rut especially when things are going well. As humans we fear change and embrace the security of familiarity. However, if we never try anything new then we will never discover anything better.
Change is important for your website, business and life.
That is why from the beginning of July we will be stopping the Boagworld Podcast.
It has enabled me to speak all around the world, grow my business to 18 people and write a book. All of that would not have been possible without the show.
However, more recently the show has felt restrictive. I have so many ideas I would like to try out and yet the demands of a weekly show has made it almost impossible to try anything new.
I would love to do more live events both online and off. I want to experiment with webinars, screencasts and video. I also want to tackle topics that did not naturally fit with the existing forma. In short it was time to try something new.
Is this goodbye forever?
Some of you will be disappointed with this decision, but this is certainly not goodbye. Somethings will not change…
- I will still be blogging regularly.
- The forum will continue to grow.
- I will never stop twittering.
- I will still be on facebook for those of you who haven’t quit.
- We will still be keeping you abreast of the latest web design news.
- Finally, I will still be releasing my daily audio web design tips.
On top of which I am not saying the podcast will never return. In fact it is my intention to experiment with different formats and content for the remainder of this year, before settling on something new for 2011. This will almost certainly be some form of podcast so stay tuned and do not unsubscribe from the Boagworld RSS feed just yet :)
What do you think?
So with all of this free time on my hands, what do you think I should be doing with it? What new projects do you think I should work on? What would you like to see me covering and in what format?
Also perhaps it is time to ask yourself what you should be doing, and what you need to let go of in order to do that. Why stick with what you have when you could have something better!