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.
January 17, 2022Selfish Reasons To Listen To Your Own Podcast
Appealing to the needs of your listener base is key to making a successful podcast. But there's one listener who has slightly different needs than the rest. Make sure you're fulfilling their needs too.
October 18, 2021Authentic Podcasting Is The Best Self Care
Worrying about growth, new tech, and other podcasting distractions can cause you to forget that your audience is your audience, not a nameless pool you have to fight for week after week. Lean into them.
October 4, 2021Blame The Beach For This Interruption
There are those who would have podcasters believe that they have to grind out episodes, day after day, week after week, month after month, and never take a break. I am not one of those. ‘Cuz that’s dumb.
September 9, 2021Embracing 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.
September 2, 2021Podcasting 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?
July 29, 2021The 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.
May 19, 2021Playing 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?
May 13, 2021The 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.
April 28, 2021The 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.
April 19, 2021Reducing 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?
March 24, 2021The 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?
February 10, 2021Bringing 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.
January 27, 2021The 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.
October 29, 2020Podcasting 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.
October 20, 2020Who'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.
October 8, 2020Learning 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.
August 6, 2020Podcasting 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.
July 21, 2020Podcasting 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!)
May 12, 2020What 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.
March 26, 2020Pandemic 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?
March 25, 2020Reaching 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.
January 20, 2020Podcasting 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.
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