I wanted to let everyone know that I have NOT given up on this podcast! :)
Why the delay for a new episode? The short answer is that I had every intention of continuing to release new episodes through August and the start of the fall semester, but life intervened... in a good way!
In hindsight, I should have declared August as a summer break and not committed to putting out a new episodes. It would have been less stressful for me as I wouldn't have had to deal with feeling that I wasn't living up to my commitment to my listeners.
Same probably goes for September and the start of the fall semester. It is a very busy time at the university where I work: lots of prep, presentations, and demands on your time.
And while the start-of-the-semester rush has begun to die down, I'm still not ready to make a commitment to exactly when a new episode of The Effective Minimalist will be released. The reason is that I have another exciting Big Thing™that I'm involved in and that I need to focus my attention and energy on. I'm hoping to be wrapping that up by the end of October. Once I do and things get back to normal (ha!), I plan on resuming my podcast and getting episodes out to you on a regular basis.
In the meantime, I will be sharing updates, thoughts, and links to interesting content over on the Facebook page for this site. If you've enjoyed this podcast so far, I encourage you to head over and "like" that page. Getting feedback and interacting with listeners are for me some of the most rewarding and motivating aspects of podcasting, so I hope that I'll see you there.