Tuesday, 21 June 2022

This is insane


Wow, wow, wow!

I have truly been left speechless by the response to the pilot episode of my 3DXChat Text-To-Speech Podcast. It has been utterly insane how many people have actually taken the time to give it a listen, and then how many of them have then chosen to express how much they like it.

Content creators will often talk about how they are just doing it for the joy of creating and how it's for their own benefit as much as anything else, but the truth is that we all still crave some sort of validation that we are not completely wasting our time on something that is shit.

I would be lying if I tried to claim that when I release something that I have spent hours, days or weeks working on, I don't keep an eye on my statistics. First of all, to see if anyone is bothered enough by it to even take a look at what I've produced (experience has taught me that many Twitter users are very reluctant to click links to go to content outside of Twitter) and then, secondly, to see if they like it enough to have made all the effort worthwhile.

It can be soul crushing when something that you have poured your heart into and are super proud of is just completely ignored by everyone.

But, on the flip side, when you get a response like this, it is overwhelming. I cannot put into words how much joy reading all the positive comments the first episode has been receiving on Twitter. Especially since I was so scared that I'd taken too big a risk with this and that everyone would just find it laughable. Instead, I was struggling to keep up with the notifications as more and more reactions came in.

So thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who took the time to at least sample the podcast, even if you didn't make it all the way through. I really hope that I won't let you down with future episodes and that you can continue to enjoy this unique little take on our community.

Of course, Jess and Max also deserve a big shout out for their contribution so please show some appreciation for them too. Their funny banter helped make the episode come alive and Max's help with building our wonderful podcast studio and preparing the artwork was invaluable. In hope that both will still very involved with the podcast in the future.

And, on that note, I have already had a few peeps register their interest in appearing on future shows. If you would like to do that as well, please do get in touch as well. In the coming days, I will be posting a Discord link so you can join the 3DXChat Text-To-Speech Podcast server and get involved.

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