What a year!
This is our first full year of podcasting consistently since we started producing The Feed.
Our anniversary is in the summer, so we’ve been at this for a year and a half now but 2014 was our first year of podcasting.
Here’s what I’ve learned:
- Make a schedule that you can sustain – there are so many suggestions of podcasting best practices, and the only ones that work are the one that work for YOU. I knew that doing anything consistently for more than twice a month was not gonna work. The Feed goes live every 2 weeks. That kind of schedule gives me a strong vantage point – I can be consistent.
- Templates rock – from the get go, I created templates for each episode so that I could make things easier for myself. I knew from experience that starting shownotes from scratch or creating a new project in Garageband from scratch is a pain and feeds inertia. I have Byword and Garageband templates that make getting started so much easier.
- Give yourself space to get the job done – Do I have a ‘record the episode and it’s published faster than the speed of light’ type of workflow? Nope. My life doesn’t lend itself to more than 1 hour of sustained production work. Rob and I record then I have 1–3 days to get the podcast episode out. That gives me plenty of time to GET the episode out and also provides a buffer just in case life gets in the way 😉
- You gotta love it! – The work is soooooooo much easier when you love to podcast about what you’re podcasting about. I love working on The Feed. I love creating community. I love researching podcasting. I love talking about podcasting. I love podcasting, period, so doing this podcast is all bonus!!!.
Those are my words of wisdom!
And below you can find hours upon hours of podcasting, podcasting, and podcasting information, news, commentary, analysis, and of course all the fun and change making that is Libsyn. The Feed for 2014!