It was October 1st, 2007, when the first episode of Geekazine Podcast (then called “the Show) hit the Podosphere. After spending a few years making music podcasts, I changed gears and got into the technology area. The website wasn’t up, nor did it have a name. Within the next month, I took time and scoured the Internet to find the perfect domain. After much deliberation trying to play on an idea that someone already had, I got inspired through a conversation.
I was never a fan of “eZine”. I would always cringe when someone said it. I thought: “why not play on the aZine angle, and start a series of web sites using it?”
That is when Geekazine was born. Sister pages like Dorkazine, Sportazine, and Wikazine also became part of the family. I summarized if I had 10 websites with about 10-20,000 viewers each, the conglomeration would make for a really nice network.
Since then, ideas had changed. New shows (and websites) came and went. The main podcast got changed to the review channel, where most information still comes out of. But the main idea (and podcasts) still go as to this day.
From October 1st, to November 7th, 2007, when the website was officially born. It was a bittersweet week, as the next day I was let go from the last 9-5 job I’ll ever have. In hind-sight, I am glad that week happened. It wasn’t all flowers and bright lights with the new career, but in sticking with it, I’ve been able to continue living without ever having to punch a clock.
In the last 10 years, I have created audio and video podcasts, along with creating audio and video for other companies – Even Fortune 100 companies. I have gone to major events such as CES, NAB, SXSW, VMWorld, and many others. I have even traveled the world creating content.
I have coached other podcasters, and continue to do that to this day. Growing with Wirecast, I have become an influencer for live streaming and recording. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve had people approach me stating they learned from what I put out. When your audience is face-less, these moments are treasured.
What’s the Plan for the next 10 years?
I have been working more on the Enterprise tech side, with vBrownBag. While some IT related posts come through Geekazine, I’ll try to keep this site focused on consumer tech and music tech.
I will continue to go to CES, NAMM, NAB, SXSW, and other tech shows around the world (possibly MWC in Barcelona). Video is getting easier to create, but I will continue to make curated video, and live event video.
I have been talking to more companies than I ever have before. This means more product reviews, and more videos on the website, and YouTube.
In July, I brought Connor on to write for Geekazine. I will be adding another in 2018 to cover specific topics. If you would like to write for Geekazine, contact me.
Thank You to All my Supporters
From the first day, I’ve had my fan base. Many people that have helped me along the way, as well as sent encouragement. I hope we can continue to connect in the next 10 years and beyond. For now…