The Pen Addict podcast is one of the few podcasts that I selected as 'priority' in my Overcast app. It's also the only podcast I allow notifications for in my Relay.fm app even though I love many of the shows on the network.
This is because I've chosen to be restrictive with notifications on my devices so as to control my #inboxaddiction. I learned this from Shawn Blanc's The Focus Course and also listening to the Mac Power Users podcast.
As a result, I sometimes listen to the live stream of the Pen Addict and pop into the live chat room when I see the notification on my Relay.fm app and if I'm not too busy. It's pretty fun to listen live. More often than not, I only listen to the podcast the same afternoon that it is posted while on my evening commute home.
Except this week.
That's because Wednesday and Thursday were snow days. I decided to work from home to avoid traffic chaos. This meant less podcast listening time for me as I often consume podcasts during my 45 min-60 min drives.
While working at home may mean more flexibility to listen to podcasts, that was not the case because I was completely swamped with meetings and projects during "office hours". And then this week my little guy had a crazy play-off hockey schedule which kept us busy at the rinks in the evenings.
In fact, I haven't had much time this week to monitor my blog. The last time I was on was to post my Throwback Thursday post very late on Wednesday night. I don't think I even had time to check the site metrics.
On Friday, my hubby had guys night out so after putting my son to bed, I finally settled into some "me" time. I decided on some fountain pen indulgence of listening to Pen Addict Episode 194 while cleaning and filling pens. It was a relaxing and meditative evening.
Wow, Myke and Brad talked my post. I felt like I was touched by the Pen Gods. Seriously. Myke and Brad agreed that Pendorasbox.com was a pretty cool URL 😎. Myke also liked my suggestion for him to practice Romanian by writing out words and sentences.
It was just a little mention with the link in the show notes. But wow, talk about influence and super powers, because the metrics on that post has been crazy.
This post has a bit of a humblebrag. But then again, I was mentioned on the Pen Addict podcast!!! Wow!