The past four months of providing Bidwell Hollow has been incredibly rewarding. Many of you have emailed or commented to let me know the spot that Bidwell Hollow fills in your lives.
When I first started this, I wondered if anyone would care. Many of you do. And I'm thankful for it.
But producing a daily blog and podcast takes time. Time isn't something I've had much of lately.
Bidwell Hollow is a mostly solo venture.
Someone helps with background research. And there are a couple of folks who graciously work to obtain poems I can publish. But some additional research and all of the writing, recording, and editing are done by me.
The challenge is that Bidwell Hollow is not my only focus. I have a job, one that requires many hours each week.
One of the biggest mistakes I made was launching Bidwell Hollow without already having several weeks’ worth of episodes ready to go. I underestimated the work required to produce each day’s episode.
There have been nights when I’m up until 2 a.m., or mornings when I awake at 3, to finish the next day’s episode. It's work I do gladly, though, because I believe Bidwell Hollow matters to you.
Even with this level of effort, I was one unforeseen event away from missing a day’s episode. Last week, the unforeseen occurred when I had a death in my family.
That’s why Bidwell Hollow hasn't been updated in several days. And it’s going to be a little longer before I resume a new schedule.
A Change in Schedule
Bidwell Hollow will begin publishing twice a week starting May 21. New episodes will publish Mondays and Thursdays.
This is a necessary change, for now, and one I believe will still give you something to enjoy on a regular basis.
One of my goals with Bidwell Hollow is to tell the stories of people who create written art. If I was content to provide just a list of birthdays and a poem, I could continue daily publishing. But I'm not.
I have high hopes and big plans for Bidwell Hollow. Getting back to daily episodes is one of them.
For now, though, I need to make an adjustment to the publishing schedule.
Thanks for continuing to support Bidwell Hollow. I appreciate you. And I hope you continue to be a part of our community.
See you on May 21.