This series is all about libsyn’s newest 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 Amanda from Just Boldly Go
When did you start podcasting?
On December 17, 2018. My 42nd birthday. 🙂
I’m a massive nerd, and since I’m a firm believer that 42 is “the answer to life, the universe and everything,” it seemed like the perfect time to do a few things that scared me to death. Like starting a podcast.
I am super passionate about people living their lives to the fullest, and can’t stand seeing people just march their way through life because that’s what is expected, so I had to do something about it.
Why did you start podcasting?
Because I realized I have a whole lot to say and no one reads blogs anymore. And my 16 year old son told me it was time to stop playing so small.
Not even joking, that was the thing that pushed me over the edge.
I was driving him to see his girlfriend before he got his license, and telling him about the goals for my newest project. He stopped me and said, “Do you even realize that you REALLY have something here. You need to start a podcast because this is bigger than you think.”
Which happened to coincide with thoughts I’d already been thinking – but was absolutely too terrified to actually do.
But it’s kinda hard to tell your kids to chase their dreams, and do the opposite, right? So here we are.
What’s the name of your show and what is it about?
Just Boldly Go – its about finding ways to live life in a bigger, bolder way.
What’s your podcasting set-up? Hardware, software, CMS, etc.
I have a Blue Yeti microphone, I use Audacity to edit and I publish on Libsyn.
How have you promoted your podcast?
What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started?
Consistency is so key. And I’m really bad about it.
Also, I tend to do bite-sized episodes rather than longer ones like I originally planned.
Life gets so busy, and sometimes I don’t record anything for a couple of weeks.
I hate that it happens, and it would be super easy to just give it up because of my lapse – but I keep doing them as I can, and that’s got to be okay enough for now.
If you are looking for ways to live your life in a bigger bolder way…um…this* is your podcast! Please subscribe to Just Boldly Go today!*
Hey Moms? If you wanna live boldly but you know, you’re all over the place, Amanda has just the thing for you, check this out!
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