I recently had an amazing two hour phone call with @Chris . I am extremely happy to say that as a result of that conversation, we were able to patch things up between us and I am returning to Cake as a moderator. We both share the same vision for Cake and I’m thrilled to see some wonderful new voices here, such as @Angie and @Jain , as well as my favorite regulars including @JazliAziz , @Factotum , @jpop and @DangerDave . Hopefully some others will show their faces again, including @ChrisJenkins and @Ravi .
New name. I took some hesitant steps back to Cake a month ago and decided at the time to go incognito with a different username. I think I like the new name better so I’m retiring the old account to avoid confusion.
Panels. When I joined Cake a year ago, it was this panel that blew me away to the potential of Cake:
You literally could not host a podcast with that many guests without the signal to noise ratio nosediving.
It’s the reason why a month later I got together with some friends and produced this:
I love the idea of getting together a group of people who share a common passion or expertise and providing them with an “auditorium” to discuss and share their insights and create something amazing.
For that reason, I am going to continue with our Sunday panels of regulars, newbies, and the occasional celebrity guest. If you receive an invite to a panel, it’s because you’ve shown an interest in the topic in the past and I think you have something meaningful to share. I will do my best to rotate the invites so that people consider it a pleasant surprise instead of an unwanted burden.
So yeah, I’m back.