It was shock to hear, I was sitting on my couch and suddenly I get a text from my friend Robert, Blab is shut down, Joel is doing a live stream show about it now. I remember when the adventure started for me. Last September while waiting for my wife to return one night I download the app on my phone and try it out.
Within minutes I was in a video square getting an answer to a question I had about a program Micheal Hyatt was doing. I had been reaching out to connect with Micheal over 2 years just to ask him to be on the Tim Gillette Radio Show. The adventure would continue as Gwynne would leave the following week for work again, I would spent my nights checking out the many shows on blab, connecting with people and jumping in to visit shows. Meeting Robert C Stern and Vicki Fitch would cement many of great times and begin a start to getting to know many of you online.
As I was thinking about all of this, listening to the show with Joel talking about the great connections many of us have made on the site. Some of the great things I had seen, Anthony bringing Tony Robins to the platform for an interview. I connected to so many people who would become guests on my radio show. I would connect with people who would become clients. I watched the fall out of friends, the emotion of watching two friends whom I had become close to end their friendship.
The list of things that would change in my world as a traveling speaker, author, blogger, and radio Show host. I could go on and on about so many. The idea that this platform which brought so many of us together. Its now gone.
This reminded my of the Garth Brooks song “the Dance”, there is not much pain as most of us have moved on to Huzza, crowdcast, firetalk, and some back to google/youtube-live. I would not trade it for the world, as if I missed the pain of losing our beloved blab, I would have missed the dance, the time we spent together.
I spent most of my evening tonight removing the close to 20 blog posts that had Blab live posts in them. The links are dead, and dead links on a blog is a big no no, it results in your old posts not being found. I spent most of the past 2 months working on creating a new program, and book for launch this fall. And little by little I was uploading my blabs to youtube to have them stored. I did not get them all. This is a lesson, always have your content saved. Never count on a third party platform to be you only system.
I did not download some of the greats I thought I had. I did bring Larry Broughton to the platform and interview him on modern day leadership. If I find these videos I will get them up on youtube and have them recreated into blog posts.
So blab is gone, if you have taken your show to Crowdcast, Huzza, Firetalk, or one of the many other places, I wish you luck, email me and let me know where to find your show. I will be taking my show to Firetalk.com/timgillette. Please connect with me and stop by my show as I miss you all.
Keep creating content, video shows, blogs, podcasts, and more.. I look forward to seeing you online soon.
Tim Gillette is the Creator of The Rock’N’Roll Keys to Business Success, using music, motorcycles and mentorship to create Entrepreneurs who lead. To find out more about upcoming webinars sign up here . Free Online Training that Rocks.