Today is the day that I normally publish a new episode of my podcast, the Border Mic. However, today’s episode will be a post instead about my thinking into the future of the podcast. When I launched the podcast earlier this year, I planned on doing a weekly podcast. I have completed eleven episodes so far.

However, producing the weekly episodes is more onerous than I first thought it would be. In addition to recording the episode, post production to create the published edition and the artwork, not to mention uploading it to the internet, takes more time than I anticipated.

Additionally, I have received some feedback from a few blog readers telling me that they are not fans of podcasting in general, or the format. Posting a blog post is easier in that I can write the post in between family members doing their thing while I wait for them. To record a podcast, I need to find a quiet place where I can be uninterrupted for the time it takes to record an episode.

The feedback and the time requirements have me rethinking about whether the podcast needs some changes or whether I should end it. I enjoy doing the podcast and I have several stories I want to share with you. But a weekly podcast has become too time consuming in between running a business, posting daily blog posts, updating my social media channels and enjoying family time.

I’m going to take some time to think about the future of the podcast this week.

I will either decide to keep it but change the frequency or I might decide to abandon it. If I keep it, it would be on a new schedule of twice a month or maybe even once a month. But keeping it weekly will not be possible, at least for now.

If you have ideas or suggestions, please feel free to send them my way.

I will decide by the end of the week and let you all know next Monday.

Martin Paredes

Martín Paredes is a Mexican immigrant who built his business on the U.S.-Mexican border. As an immigrant, Martín brings the perspective of someone who sees México as a native through the experience...