It’s strange, sometimes, how we get from one place to another. And I don’t mean a physical journey.
I joined Twitter back in 2009. Mainly as a resource for development, finding other developers & getting information on the latest technologies. Then I started playing DDO in 2010 and started following people who also played DDO. My twitter stream exploded 😀 But, apart from people, I also started following the #DDO hashtag, looking out for information & using it as a way to connect with other players. That resulted in my finding tweets from @Samius & @Lessah who, at the time, were doing regular DDO Cocktail Hour podcasts.
I listened to the latest episode they had tweeted about, then downloaded the earlier episodes and listened to them while commuting to & from work. From those episodes I found out about the DDO podcast and started listening to those too. At the time I started listening, Anne & Sig Trent were hosting the cast, but I also downloaded earlier episodes to listen to as well.
From one of the episodes I found out that Anne & Sig were to appear on another podcast, The Grey Area, so I decided to go have a listen to that when it came out. And I really enjoyed it. I downloaded the earlier episodes of The Grey Area to listen to as well. Then the host, Jenesee, started a podcast about a group of players playing D&D – the Death D4 Dishonour podcast. Yep, I started following those too.
Then, suddenly, I had caught up with all of the earlier episodes. I had just the weekly/monthly episodes that came out and I didn’t want to go back to listening to music on commute. I listen to music all day while working. I started hunting around for other podcasts to listen to then received an offer for Audible. Now, I am an avid lover of books. I own a lot of them. I’d never really thought about listening to a book until I got the offer of a free trial. But I gave it a try. Then signed up for an account – I was hooked!
I am currently working my way through the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan (cannot recommend highly enough!) which I own mostly in paperback. But I have now reached book 12 which I never bought as a book and some mornings I’m so caught up in the story I don’t want to get out of the car 😀 When I’m driving with my partner in the car we are listening to Bram Stokers Dracula (I can’t believe I’ve never read it).
So, what I guess I’m trying to say is that, from a random tweet years ago I now have a mass of audio material, both podcasts & books, to choose from and hours of entertainment. If you haven’t tried them already – maybe you should? 🙂
Have fun, see you around!