Take away the tool, and often the job goes away too.
I’m a big fan of the “right tool for the right job” concept. If you don’t have the right tool for the job, the job gets so impractical that it isn’t worth doing anymore. Or at least that’s the case here.
My first Podcast experience was “Menage A Tarot” at the invitation of brilliant podcaster, voice actor and show creator David S Dear and with the equally brilliant Kate of Daily-Tarot-Girl.com. It was a load of fun, a conversation about Tarot among “three friends playing with a full deck.”
Based on that wonderful experience, when Anchor Fm (now Spotify for Podcasters) came along and was integrated with WordPress blogs, I thought I’d try my hand at it. With “Clairvoyant Confessional” I envisioned a pirate radio monologue blended with write-in advice show, sort of Pump up the Volume meets Delilah After Dark.
That didn’t work.
First, no one wrote in for advice (that’s a HINT folks! Comment on SageWordsTarot.com blog, Ko‑fi DM for subscribers or find me on Substack Notes for free psychic/Tarot readings and advice)
Whelp, that didn’t work. Not only do I SUCK at that kind of speaking, scripted or not, I low key hated it.
Next I gleefully made use of the text to speech integration and changed Clairvoyant Confessional into an audio version of the TaoCraft / Sage Words Tarot blog. I know lots of people who prefer audio books for lots of reasons, so why not an audio blog?
Whelp, that is in the process of not working either. After all of the episodes I’ve created, WordPress and Spotify are suddenly ending their integration. There are no other workable text to speech tools available for the blog at the moment so for now: buh-BYE podcast.
Enter Ko‑fi memberships and the Substack newsletter.
So now, albeit on a small scale, it seems that I’m a writer. Email readings are my favorite to do and lately email Tarot has been the largest portion of the private readings that I do. It’s my best work, and I wanted to be a paid writer from the start.
Imagine that. It’s funny the unexpected ways the Universe can drop a dream right into your waiting hands.