Well, holy shit.
The Jon of All Trades Podcast, a production of Deft Communications, is a finalist in the Westword’s Best of Denver 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards. This is the rote part of the email where I tell you how it’s an honor just to be nominated (It is!), and that while it would be nice to win, awards ultimately don’t mean anything.
That’s nice to say (and think), but if that statement were 100% true, you wouldn’t find this email in your inbox. Which is why I’m writing to you.
I’m asking you to take a few seconds out of your day to vote for the Jon of All Trades Podcast as Readers’ Choice for Best Denver Podcast. Here’s what you do: Click the link below, find the Best Denver Podcast category (should be about 3/4 of the way down), and choose Jon of All Trades. Here’s the link:
That’s it. That’s all I want you to do. If you remain unconvinced, here’s some more verbiage that might be of interest.
As of this writing, I’m a week shy of doing this show for two years. With a couple of minor hiccups and hiatuses, that’s meant fresh content pretty much every week for the last 103 weeks, putting me at 90 shows – 87 with a guest (or guests), and 3 solo episodes. That’s nearly 4 days worth of audio content, which, now that I’m sitting here tallying that up, is, in technical terms, a shitload.
It feels unnatural to ask you to vote for me, but then considering how neurotic I am, I’m sort of amazed that anyone listens to these things at all. It’s incredibly flattering that you allow me and the guests I bring you and the stories we share, to be a part of your lives. For that I’m eternally grateful, and thoroughly humbled.
I do this show for you. And I do it for my guests because they have fascinating stories that deserve to be told, to be spotlighted, and to be heard from people who might not otherwise hear them. There’s so much worthwhile and interesting work going on out there, and I’m privileged to be the mere vessel through which good work gets the attention it deserves. Thank you for letting us be a part of your lives.
When it comes to the nuts and bolts of the show, I’m a one-man operation. I do all the booking, all the scheduling, all the recording, all the editing, all the writing, and all the promotion. I’m the jack of all trades on Jon of All Trades (So it’s not just a clever name…). But none of that work means anything without you.
So, this is the rare occasion where I blatantly ask you for a favor. If you like the show and if you’d like to help me grow its success, please vote for me in the Westword’s Best of Denver 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards.
If you don’t, that’s totally fine. I’ll still work my ass off to bring you the best content I possibly can. But if you do, I will forever be in your debt. Thanks in advance for your support. Have a happy Friday!