Collaboration and support are the key hallmarks of the indie podcasting community.
Cross promotions, guest appearances and so on are part of this process. As a general rule, people will happily support similar podcasts to their own.
The reasons for this are instructive. Each show appeals to each own niche audience and the voice of the presenter. By interacting with similar type shows we allow listeners a greater choice. The other show’s listeners may just be as interested in your style of show and your listeners may like the cross promoted one. There no real limits other than the 24 hours in a day to the number of podcasts we can subscribe to.
There are a few lines of thought on this. Having a number of episodes “in the can” does give the new producer a sense of accomplishment.
Equally having six months worth of episodes can be a draw back. Going live with your first episode and nothing ready for the next slot does sharpen the mind.
A few episodes held in readiness does give a bit a of a safety net. If life gets in the way, you have a few episodes up your sleeve before you need to hit the record button again. The danger of that is the dreaded podfade. Getting out of the production rhythm is fraught with dangers in the early stages of a podcasting adventure. Continue reading →
With great power comes great responsibility!
We each enter podcasting because we have something to say. Or we want to learn something or we’re just really excited by something. This is the essence of any creative endeavour. It is the same reason everyone piled into blogging back in the day and to a lesser extent Youtube. Continue reading →