This series is all about showcasing Libsyn podcasters. Its sole purpose is to introduce these awesome podcasts to the world as well as share their podcasting insight to empower the community!
Q & A with Cynthia Sanchez from Oh So Pinteresting
When did you start podcasting?
After years of listening to podcasts, I launched my own February 20, 2013.
Why did you start podcasting?
It was a podcast that encouraged me to launch a blog that turned in to a business.
I recognized how powerful a podcast could be to help people learn while on the go.
They have helped me a tremendous amount and I continue to learn from and be entertained by them every day.
In 2012 I met Rob Walch and he gave me a nudge to start a podcast but at the time I was overwhelmed and nervous that a podcast about a specific topic like I write about would be a complete failure.
I’m happy to say he was right and I was wrong.
This past January, at a conference, I met a lot of podcasters and bloggers from different backgrounds. There was some real interest in learning more about Pinterest for social media marketing.
A few people really encouraged me to take the leap into podcasting, so I did!
What’s your show about?
I focus on bringing information to people to help them use Pinterest to grow their business.
Most of the shows are interviews with people from different niches or backgrounds who use Pinterest in unique ways.
It’s my hope that the listeners will get ideas from the people I interview in how they can incorporate Pinterest inter their marketing strategy to help grow their business.
It serves as an extension of my blog and each week I include a quick Pinterest tip that is a how to use or maximize a function of Pinterest.
What’s your podcasting set-up? Hardware, software, CMS, etc.
My podcasting set up is very basic I use a USB microphone, Skype and Garageband.
I’ve used both the Blue Yeti and the Audio-Technica ATR2100.
Sometimes recording from Skype can be a challenge with Soundflower and LineIn but I’m on the hunt for alternatives that will make it a smoother process.
I’m not sure if I’m ready to take the leap into a mixer quite yet.
How have you promoted your podcast?
I promote my podcast any time I can without being obnoxious. Mainly, I promote it on my blog and on social media.
When I have a speaking engagement, I include it in my bio and if the situation is right, I’ll bring it up at networking events.
What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started?
I wish I had taken some time to learn more about the editing software before I jumped in.
I was so concerned about the interview and getting the episodes recorded that I didn’t think much about the editing part.
The first few episodes took me forever to edit in GarageBand.
I was watching YouTube videos as I went along. It’s getting better but I’m sure there are a lot of features of GarageBand that I don’t know how to use yet.
If you are in any way shape or form interested in Pinterest, particularly if you want to know how to leverage it for your podcast, Cynthia offers some great insight! You most definitely subscribe
You can email Cynthia over at ohsopinteresting(at)gmail(dot)com and of course you can follow her on Pinterest! She’s got a great Podcasting board.
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