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Q & A with Tara from I’m Difficult and Demanding
When did you start podcasting?
I started podcasting in November 2017 around the Thanksgiving holiday. I figured I’d give myself to the world, so the world could give thanks for me.
Why did you start podcasting?
To be honest, I usually become so bored with 98% of day to day conversations, in which I am a participant or an overhearing victim.
I’d constantly say to my husband that I have better conversations in my own head. Yes, I only have one voice inside of my head, at one time; but, the tone can change depending on my mood.
In addition, my family tells me that even though I am telling the truth, I say the craziest and funniest things.
Since I have an engrossing personality, I decided some form of entertainment would suit me very well. I don’t have a media background and I am too old to be an intern. So, my brilliance kicked in and a podcast came to mind.
When I set my mind to something, I make it happen. I did the research and here I am today.
What is the name of your show and what is it about?
My show is called I’m Difficult & Demanding Podcast. I am keeping it real, uncensored and shooting between the eyes.
It is an explicit comedy podcast. I GIVE honesty with a TINY bit of wit, while solely focusing on current events. I BRING insight into the RIDICULOUS SCHEMEs in the news and the world we live in today.
What is your podcasting set-up?
I use an Apple laptop, GarageBand, a mic, and a pop filter. To bring the mic to nose/lip level, I use a shoebox and a book. That is my real success secret- box and a book.
How have I promoted my podcast:
What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started?
First off, if I knew then what I know now, then I’d probably not have a podcast.
This adventure started off as a duo, within a month my cohost lost interest.
He didn’t appreciate the commitment necessary to building a listening base.
A listening base requires reliability, consistency, and continuity.
He thought that since a lot of people aren’t listening then it’s no big deal to skip a week.
Also, when I listened to the earlier duo episodes, I realized I was the star. I was carrying the show. How do you tell your cohost they’re not so great?
I am no expert; but, I’d give evident feedback. He wasn’t as receptive. So, when it came time to record our next episode, he was uncooperative.
That’s when I decided this isn’t going to work and I was going solo. I didn’t know how but I was going to make it happen.
I have learned to pivot swiftly. Finally, to be a solo host is challenging. To be good, you have to balance your vulnerability as a host and deliver on what you’ve promised as a show.
When you notice an area of improvement, you’ve got to fix. My focus is building a brand from the ground up. So, all missteps must be corrected immediately.
Get yourself some real. Get yourself some unplugged. Get yourself no hold barred refreshing conversation. If you’re ready for some difficult and demanding, get on it and subscribe to this show!. STAT.
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