It’s funny timing that Andy shared his thoughts on The Tech Podcast Bubble as it sums up something I’ve been meaning to talk about, Andy put it better than I could to be honest. I don’t have the commute but podcast listening at home and walks became a habit and the constant nitpicking from some outlets or “my phone is the best as it’s the biggest, yours is far less superior ” type comments I realised were impacting my mental health.
This became more evident when I was looking to build support for my creative outlets but heard others with an audience talking down to the very people that they are expecting a monthly membership from.
I realised when I stopped listening to most of the shows I used to, I just got on and enjoyed the technology I had and felt like I had more time. I wasn’t really actually listening, it just became a habit of putting in my headphones when I had some downtime.
Now I only listen to music or shows that try to be a positive force on their subject like the guys over at Forcecenter.
Do yourself a favour and unplug from your usual podcasts for a bit and see how you feel.