573 PABL – Working Toward A New Normal

by Cliff Ravenscraft on April 7, 2014

in The Old Pursing A Balanced Life Podcast

In this episode of Pursuing A Balanced Life, I share another update on my pursuit of a balanced life.

Items Mentioned In This Episode:
– 16th Session of Podcasting A to Z underway.
Family From The Heart Episode 293
Good Morning San Diego Video
Way of Life iOS App
Patreon Service
– Dreaming of what will come in the new home/studio.

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  • rebeccavw

    It’s good to hear your voice on PABL again! I would definitely consider supporting you through Patreon, though I won’t be able to join you on a conference call. 

    Your consideration of using Patreon reminds me of A.J. Jacobs, and his experiments as a human guinea pig. I just listened to Brett McKay interview A.J. on the Art of Manliness podcast (http://www.artofmanliness.com/2013/11/08/art-of-manliness-podcast-53-experimenting-with-your-life-with-a-j-jacobs/). In my mind, you’ll be tackling your goals with a similar ethos to A.J.- delving into a topic or area and discovering what you learn, and then sharing that with your audience. 

    Good luck!

  • rebeccavw  Thank you so much Rebecca.  You are the first to respond to this.  I am encouraged to hear that at least one person is interested in the concept.  I will look into the interview you linked to above.  If I get at least five people who respond, I’ll reach out to my friends at Patreon to help me develop a campaign.

    I’ll keep you posted.  Just curious… Do you prefer the weekly format or shows more often?

  • rebeccavw

    Cliff Ravenscraft I like more frequent shows- 2-3 shows/week would be good for me. Enough to keep me engaged, but not so frequent that they pile up.

  • rebeccavw Great to know. Thank you for the feedback.

  • Hi Cliff!  Just finished the episode – I just watched the cute Patreon video – sounds like a really cool concept!  Thank you for the shout-out – so happy to start listening to this show too and appreciate this episode.  I’d be up to listen to 1-3 episodes a week – too much and it does pile up like rebeccavw said.

  • Crystal~Fine Art Mom rebeccavw  Thank you Crystal.  That makes two of you who feel like the Patreon idea might be worth pursuing.   Thank you for letting me know your preferred frequency as well. :)

  • TheRileyGuy

    I currently support 2 podcasts on Patreon and love the idea of having one for PABL! While I don’t think it would generate a ton of income, it would be a great way to set up some rewards for the hard core GSPN listeners. I see it as a great community building tool.

    I’d be interested in a conference call for sure.

  • TheRileyGuy  Thank you so much Riley.  You are now the third person to support the concept.  I was going to wait until I had five people respond.  However, I may move forward anyway.  Of course, if two more people respond, I’ll move even faster on it. :)

    Quick question for you…. I’ve been asking others, how many episodes of Pursuing A Balanced Life would you prefer on a weekly basis?

  • TheRileyGuy  Oh, and if I do a group conference call, I’ll reach out to you.

  • TheRileyGuy

    Cliff Ravenscraft Awesome! My personal preference would be once per week, with occasional additional episodes. For instance an annual 30 day challenge, (I’ve enjoyed Jon Acuff’s 30 days of hustle) or a brief daily update from a conference you’re attending.

  • TheRileyGuy  Thanks for the feedback.   This is very helpful.
    I love the once a year 30 day challenge. ;)

  • jChandanais

    Hi Cliff,
    I am all for Patreon as a project and would like to attend the conference call if it has not happened yet. I started an acct wih them a month or two back for my upcoming podcast. I created a basic campaign but left it shy of being a completed. I would be interested in what others had to say as well. I agree homework is not fun but it’s business research, Right!? (0; lol …

  • jChandanais  Thanks Jeremy, I’ll create an update on this topic in the near future.  I’m talking to Cole with Patreon tomorrow at 2pm ET. ;)

  • Sounds Great. Thanks for the heads up!

  • I just started subbed to both PABL and Family From The Heart and went back and listened the the last 3 episodes of each today. I’ve been listening to Podcast Answer Man for about 6 months. I’m thinking about starting an “Addicted to Cliff Club” lol I would definitely subscribe via Patreon for a weekly show. Thanks for sharing so much on podcasting and lifestyle in general.

  • HotBlogTips  Thank you so much for letting me know.  I’ll keep everyone posted on what I decide to do regarding Patreon.  I’m honored to have you subscribed to this show.

  • beardonabike

    I’m very interested in exploring Patreon further, if I haven’t already missed that conference call, please let us know when it will be.

  • beardonabike I don’t have any further calls planned.  However, I think that I’ll be setting up a Patreon for PABL and PAM later this month.

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