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Self-Care For Podcasters

Podcasters, like all creatives, need to take care of themselves. Our vocation (or avocation) is filled with stressors. We can feel overwhelmed just keeping up with our current production schedules, let alone the changing industry. Here are some ways to make sure you give yourself the love and attention you need.

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Self-Care For Podcasters

Podcasters, like all creatives, need to take care of themselves. Our vocation (or avocation) is filled with stressors. We can feel overwhelmed just keeping up with our current production schedules, let alone the changing industry. Here are some ways to make sure you give yourself the love and attention you need.

Embracing The Empowerment Of Podcasting
September 9, 2021
Embracing The Empowerment Of Podcasting
The degree of autonomy and self-determination we have as podcasters is staggering. But we can get caught up in “the rest” of podcasting & overlook others struggling to find the freedom we enjoy.
Podcasting 996 - Path To Success Or Early Burnout?
September 2, 2021
Podcasting 996 - Path To Success Or Early Burnout?
Many podcasters sacrifice the majority of their free time so they can podcast. Some of them seem to love that, while others wonder if they’re missing out on what life has to offer. Which are you?
The Mental Healthy Way To Podcasting Opportunities
July 29, 2021
The Mental Healthy Way To Podcasting Opportunities
Busy podcasters know that there’s always more that can be done. Fans of busy podcasters know that too, often trying to be helpful by highlighting new opportunities. Which, while nice, can lead to burnout.
Playing Up (Or Down) Your Podcasting Personality
May 19, 2021
Playing Up (Or Down) Your Podcasting Personality
Sometimes, we just need a change in our podcast, either subtle or fundamental. But one thing remains the same. Us. What do we do when some aspects of our personality just aren’t perfect for podcasting?
The Happy Way To Find Podcasting Success
May 13, 2021
The Happy Way To Find Podcasting Success
Success in podcasting is talked about in zero-sum terms. Do more of this thing, less of these others, and success will come. But success is subjective and relative. We need a better measuring stick.
The Proud Way Of Finding Success In Podcasting
April 28, 2021
The Proud Way Of Finding Success In Podcasting
Ask a dozen podcasters to define success and you’ll get a dozen answers. But I think they all have a common thread, a thread available to every podcaster that, when pulled, keeps them in the game.
Reducing Your Anxiety Around Big Podcasting Changes
April 19, 2021
Reducing Your Anxiety Around Big Podcasting Changes
Podcasting pundits and journalists are busy releasing speculations ahead of announcements from Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and even Facebook. But are those opinion pieces helping or hurting podcasters?
Podcasting Like A Pro When You Don't Sound Like A Pro
April 8, 2021
Podcasting Like A Pro When You Don't Sound Like A Pro
Podcasting has always been more or less welcoming of less-than-radio-perfect voices. But with more pros launching great podcasts, is there still room for normal voices in podcasting? Luckily, yes!
The Perilous Life Of A Podcast Producer
March 24, 2021
The Perilous Life Of A Podcast Producer
Being a podcast producer can be great work if you can get it. But it’s still work. Work that someone else is paying you to do. How can you prepare for when—not if—that relationship comes to an end?
Bringing Back The Magic To Your Boring Podcast
February 10, 2021
Bringing Back The Magic To Your Boring Podcast
It’s hard to make an engaging podcast when you’re bored. It won’t take long before your audience knows something is off. Here how to beat back the boredom before it beats down your show.
The Battle Against Irrelevancy In Podcasting
January 27, 2021
The Battle Against Irrelevancy In Podcasting
Expertise comes with an expiration date. In time, every record falls. And behind every first comes a wave of seconds that will push even farther. Podcasting isn’t immune to that. Nor are podcasters.
Podcasting At Its Best Is Give & Take
October 29, 2020
Podcasting At Its Best Is Give & Take
The podcaster/listener relationship is give and take. But that’s not a one-way street. Both podcasters and listeners are rewarded when podcasters take from their audience just as much as they give.
Who's In Charge Here? You Or Your Podcast?
October 20, 2020
Who's In Charge Here? You Or Your Podcast?
Professional creatives know that the process of creation changes them. Podcasters aren’t immune from this reality, & what we say has just as much control over us as we have control over what we say.
Learning To Trust The Podcaster You Are Right Now
October 8, 2020
Learning To Trust The Podcaster You Are Right Now
Want to be a better podcaster? Education, practice, & commitment are key. But becoming truly successful at podcasting requires uncomfortable amounts of trust in one key person: Yourself.
Simply Making The Podcast You Want & Your Audience Needs
October 7, 2020
Simply Making The Podcast You Want & Your Audience Needs
At its core, podcasting is pretty simple. What makes podcasting so complicated, is us, the podcasters, trying to give our audience what they want. But is it what we need?
The Benefits To Podcasting When You're Less Critical More Often
September 23, 2020
The Benefits To Podcasting When You're Less Critical More Often
Like most creative and professional pursuits, critical opinions help make podcasting better. But when your criticism inhibits the creative process, it limits the promise and potential of podcasting.
The Healthy Way To Deal With Doubts About Your Podcast
September 22, 2020
The Healthy Way To Deal With Doubts About Your Podcast
You know that little voice inside your head raising nagging suspicions about some aspect of your podcast? It’s probably there for a reason. And you should probably give it voice.
Saying No To Podcasting Jobs & Yes To Podcaster Relationships
August 11, 2020
Saying No To Podcasting Jobs & Yes To Podcaster Relationships
Podcasting is a growth industry, with demand starting to outpace supply. Should you grow your podcasting business through any means necessary, or by leaving room for the right opportunities?
Podcasting Conversations Worth Fighting Over
August 6, 2020
Podcasting Conversations Worth Fighting Over
Some podcasting relationships turn sour and lead to an argument. Or several arguments. “Winning” isn’t dependent on your ability to argue. It’s about understanding the least acceptable outcome.
Podcasting For Goodness' Sake
July 21, 2020
Podcasting For Goodness' Sake
Things aren’t great. But you could use your podcasting powers for good and help worthy causes better tell their stories. (And still have plenty of time to a podcasting powerhouse!)
What To Do During Your Podcast's Season Break
May 12, 2020
What To Do During Your Podcast's Season Break
Taking a break from podcasting can be good for your health. But how well will you spend your downtime? Here are 10 smart on-break activities that should make your next season even stronger.
Pandemic Parley For Podcasters
March 26, 2020
Pandemic Parley For Podcasters
Assuming you haven’t grown weary of me talking about how the global pandemic is impacting podcasting… I want to know how it’s impacting you and your own podcasting story. Better together, you know?
Reaching Beyond The Pod For Human Connection
March 25, 2020
Reaching Beyond The Pod For Human Connection
Everyone is stuck inside. And save the hard-core introvert, everyone is craving more human connections. Yes, your podcast can help provide that. But think what else you can do beyond your podcast.
The Art of Being Specifically Selfish
January 22, 2019
The Art of Being Specifically Selfish
How to stay focused on the things that truly matter (and how to measure them!)
Podcasting's Holiday Paradox
December 4, 2018
Podcasting's Holiday Paradox
To break or not to break for the holidays?
Podcasting Your Way Through Your Existential Crisis
September 11, 2018
Podcasting Your Way Through Your Existential Crisis
Three tips for surviving the inevitable questioning of why you are doing this.
Podcasting In The Zone (Without Zoning Out)
January 20, 2020
Podcasting In The Zone (Without Zoning Out)
Podcasting, like any craft, often feels best when you get in the zone. Call it focus if you like, but things just seem to flow better. Unless you get too focused and lose sight of the bigger picture.