It’s been said that it is a poor dog that doesn’t wag its
own tail. From time to time we take an opportunity to wag our own tail. The
best way to is through the mouths of our fans. Here are things that you have to
say about Restless Shores. If you haven’t left a written review yet, please go
to iTunes and leave one. We are all really pumped when we see them.
Colbydog1, Love Restless Shores!! I am
completely sucked in!! I have been binge listening all weekend. The Characters
are great and the twists and turns are fabulous!!!
Brunswickdoc, Addictive in a good way Love
listening to it every Friday. Lorna Roupp is my favorite character.
JenFromMaine, So fun! I’m hooked!
Moms favorite!, Amazing!! I
love the show! Keep it up. My favorite is Harlan the archeologists
Fly Fishing Simplified, It gets
you hooked Listen to the first two episodes and then try to stop
listening. It isn’t possible. Great show really enjoying it.
claudette mcmurrin, Hmmmm
getting hot On my third episode and I’m hooked
Mainecreek, Can’t wait for more! I’m
already hooked, excited to hear the next episode!
hipstervenus, So original! I
cannot wait for the next episodes! The suspense is killing me. Love love love
Wilmarie9, Scandalous!!! I
wish the music at the beginning of the episodes wasn’t so long. Other than
that, I love it!
Northeastern Scott, Interesting to see where
this goes Intrigued by this and will look forward to other episodes!
Lion boo, Oooo the drama Ugh I love the
billionaire intrigue. Let’s keep up the good story. I’m hooked.
Stevie in Maine, Intriguing
story Oh, dastardly things are happening in Gamote Point! Milton,
Rhonda and Uriah are creating a web of blackmail and intrigue. Wonder where
this will go???
Sofia, Bulgaria; Zlatitsa, Bulgaria;
Magdalena Contreras, Mexico; Reynosa, Mexico; Cativá, Panama; Cape Town, South
Africa; Norrköping, Sweden; Feltham, England; Oro Valley, Arizona; Fountain
Valley, California; North Tustin, California; Centennial, Colorado; Colorado
Springs, Colorado; Wheat Ridge, Colorado; Dunnellon, Florida; Melbourne, Florida;
Ormond Beach, Florida; Alpharetta, Georgia; South Elgin, Illinois; Edgecomb, Maine;
Pocasset, Massachusetts; Ham Lake, Minnesota; Enchanted Hills, New Mexico; Cary,
North Carolina; Calhoun Falls, South Carolina; Beaumont, Texas; Georgetown, Texas;
Live Oak, Texas; Bon Air, Virginia; Fredericksburg, Virginia; Port Orchard, Washington;
and Menomonie, Wisconsin.
Thank you for pushing over 3,000
downloads in the last 30 days and moving us closer to 20,000 downloads. We are
at 18,506 downloads – only 1,494 to go!
Having a good idea is one thing. To be able to provide proof
of concept is another.
For Restless Shores, we had a good idea. We threw this good
idea into the dance of money and workforce that is the foundation of all
business. After a year of production and nipping at the heels of 20,000
downloads, we have provided proof of concept for the popularity of a podcast
Moving forward, we need to increase the cash flow so that we
can continue to bring Restless Shores to you.
However, confirmation bias and belief perseverance continue to rage against our proof of concept. Conventional wisdom doesn’t know what to do with a podcast soap opera. We believe the soap opera industry isn’t comfortable with the idea either. Many continue to poke holes in our success. Many more refuse to acknowledge this achievement. To paraphrase what Stephen King said in “On Writing” there will always be people looking to tear you down.
Well, bring it on.
We stand here with our proof of concept in our hands. Let’s work together to continue to achieve anyway even though some refuse to see the truth of Restless Shores popularity and continue to view our success through biased eyes. We are asking for fans to contribute to Patreon to support us and help us give you more episodes each week.
We got this far together with your help. Let’s see how far
we can take it.
Canberra, Australia; Burgas, Bulgaria; North York, Canada;
Woodstock, Canada; Velizy-Villacoublay, France; Karaj, Iran; Rasht, Iran; The
Hague, Netherlands; Auckland, New Zealand; Fountain Hills, Arizona; Lake
Forest, California; Sacramento, California; Stanton, California; Dillon,
Colorado; Marco Island, Florida; Tavares, Florida; The Villages, Florida;
Honolulu, Hawaii; Ogunquit, Maine; New Brighton, Minnesota; Saint Joseph,
Missouri; Goffstown, New Hampshire; Mount Vernon, New York; Meadowbrook,
Virginia; and Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.
Including the United States, this puts downloads in 60 countries.
You guys all remember the Star Trek movie, “The Undiscovered Country.” The one where the Klingons are talking with the Federation about forming an alliance because one of their moons exploded? The Klingon Chancellor gets attacked, McCoy can’t save him, Kirk gets the blame and they both are convicted of the murder.
Once upon a time a writer took a writing job to write on the
topic, “Can alligators climb trees?”
The writer researched the topic, read scholarly papers by
folks who had spent a lifetime studying alligators, looked at alligator
anatomy, and dug through news articles about alligator attacks.
The conclusion was alligators cannot climb trees. They run wicked fast, so don’t get into a race with one when death is on the line. However, you can easily escape by shinnying up a tree, just get higher than the alligator can reach.
The client hated the article and refused to pay for it. What
they wanted was an article stating that alligators could climb trees. They can’t.
They wanted the writer to fake the data and use sketchy photos (probably
photoshopped) of alligators in trees. Nope.
The bumblebee is not aerodynamic, and many say should not fly despite evidence to the contrary. They buzz happily around our garden in the summer. No, they don’t look like “regular” bees but despite that they are entertaining to watch fly.
At Restless Shores we are not fudging the data. Over the
course of time, we have seen people who do. The numbers are everything to many
businesses. If those numbers get tweaked a little here and massaged a little
there, well, who is to know?
We would. It ain’t right. When we give you numbers, we’re not trying to get you to trust data that has been “enhanced” to make it look like something it isn’t.
We’re more like the bumblebee. Many said Restless Shores wouldn’t fly. It’s true. We don’t look like a regular podcast. Yet here we are, happily buzzing around and entertaining to listen to without fear of alligators in the trees.
Yesterday a fan (Helen) approached and said, “Well, who is
We were slightly confused because, well, we do have a life
outside of Restless Shores and the comment could have been referring to several
other things. So, we pressed to find out what this fan meant.
We’re going to paraphrase what Helen told us to avoid
spoilers. She said that Milton recognized the person who was causing his
current discomfort. She wanted to know who it was.
She persisted in trying to wheedle the information out of
us. She made a few guesses that were wrong. It was obvious it was making her
crazy. Of course, we didn’t tell her. We don’t give out spoilers.
While we are fully aware of the talent our actors bring to Restless Shores and the flair of our sound engineer to put it all together for our fans, Helen’s evident curiosity was a direct result of the diabolical skill of our writer, Greg Tulonen.
Thanks, Greg, for bringing us all these tasty cliff hangers.