Today, Sister Diane announced that she's ending the Craftypod podcast after a seven-year run. It's a sad day, and I'd like to take a minute to remember how much good Diane did for the crafts community by talking into our ears for so many years.
Beyond inspiring us with actual crafts, Diane has started or fostered countless important conversations about crafting, crafty business, online communication, and media. She's encouraged, supported and inspired us, and she's given a voice to so many people whose stories have touched others.
Personally, Diane taught me how to record and edit audio files. Because she asked me to tell her my story on her show, I've had countless conversations with other people who have faced similar challenges as I have in trying to get a grip on being different from the norm. I've listened to her voice while making any number of my own projects, and as I've gotten to know her better and better over the years, I've enjoyed those half-hours more and more.
Diane has asked that instead of sappy posts like this, that people who are saddened by the end of Craftypod take a few minutes to financially support a crafty business. When I hit “publish” on this post, I'm going to go on a Flattr spree, and I hope you'll join me in helping to keep outstanding indie crafts content viable.
I just needed to toast Diane and her podcast today. That's my favourite Canadian whisky in my glass, for real. At 2:30 in the afternoon. Sometimes that's just how it goes.
To Craftypod! A sad ending that will hopefully be a grand beginning for Diane in ways we can only imagine right now.