Having gotten tired of the technical difficulties I experienced with the New Normal, I have ditched LiveParanormal, which had hosted it. Was it them? Was it the increased volume of people on the internet that had slowed it down? My computer? The server? Or maybe the hosts? I checked everything I could on my end, but what do I know about computers? Rob Szarek, the producer, assured me that it couldn’t be them or Blog Talk Radio, but then again, he did issue a blanket request to all hosts not to talk about the technical problems when they happened (I did tend to apologize when guests calls- or mine- were dropped), which leads me to believe that it wasn’t just my show. Frankly, in the past six months there was rarely a show where someone’s call wasn’t dropped, often mine. I discussed what to do when that happened with guests, rather than the content of the show, when getting ready for the program.
I still feel strange on a Wednesday evening when I am not rushing to be ready to do the show, and I miss talking to the guests about things one avoids talking about in general company. I hope I’ll be able to start again in a new venue, and soon. I thought I should mention because someone might be wondering.