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So you want to start a podcast: what you should know as you begin your podcasting journey - by guest blog writer Katie Cahill
Author Katie Cahill
Katie has been a podcaster on the Podomatic network for the last 5 years. In this blog post she walks you through her personal journey with the creation (and ultimately the end) of her first podcast. Along the way she'll tell you what she did right, mis-steps she made, and tips in general that will make your life a whole lot easier as you get your first podcast up and running.
Contents of this blog post:
As You Begin Adventures In Podcasting…
Know What You Want
You Don’t Need Anything Special
Never Compare Yourself to Other Podcasts
Know When You Have Gotten Stale
Practice Makes Perfect
In today's modernized world, education and technology go hand-in-hand. Considering that 95% of teens now own or at least have access to a smart phone, teachers who record their lessons as podcasts for their students to access anywhere and everywhere could have a special advantage in reaching their students effectively.
When you think about it, teachers are by their very nature creators curating content for their students. Every day they are providing new information to their students and changing the way they think. There's value in giving these lectures life outside of the classroom and available for students 24/7.
With hundreds of thousands of podcasts on their platform, Apple Podcasts has made itself the biggest player out there in the world of podcasting. Since 2005 people have been listening in and downloading their favorite podcasts straight from their directory. As of 2017, over 55% of listeners consume podcasts from Apple Podcasts/iTunes, which is why it's so important that you get your podcast on the directory and in front of listeners.
Want to get your podcast in front of 180 million potential listeners? Then you should consider getting your podcast into Spotify's directory! With Podomatic's recent partnership with Spotify, it's easier than ever to get your podcast onto their platform and in front of listeners with our built-in submission integration.
Google Play has made itself into a strong, new competitor in the podcasting scene over the last couple of years. There are over 2 billion Android devices that are active monthly as of 2017, which means that these users are only a couple of taps away from the Google Play store and from discovering your podcast.
Here's what you need included on your RSS feed to get onto Google Play:
Interested in starting up a podcast, but don’t know where in the world to start? We're here to help you out and provide some tips.
In this article we'll be breaking down the three steps you'll want to take to best prepare yourself and your show before you start actually recording. Here's the 3 points we'll be going into:
Let’s get started.
Recording your first episode can be intimidating but don’t over think it, we’ll be here to walk you through it. Your first episode may not be “shiny” but you have to start somewhere - your first episode.
In this blog tutorial, we will cover:
Hey podcasters, here is the newest batch of podcasts that have been approved by Spotify! Check out the list below to see if your show has been approved. If you don't see your podcast on the list, it might be because it was submitted before our last cutoff date. Be sure to look out for future posts to stay notified on your podcast being approved.
Congrats! You registered a Podomatic account and you're ready to get your podcast up and running...
BUT, before you grab your mic and start recording, you need to folow the tips below. Not doing so may cause your podcast to "lag" out there in the podcasting world in terms of gaining real traction.
Click on the button below to open up a new tab and follow along with our instruction tutorial on what you need to know regarding your "Basic Info" tab in your Podcast Settings to give your podcast an edge:
Congratulations to all those who were approved by Spotify in our first batches of submissions (week ending March 15th)!
Check the list below to see if you were approved!
If you submitted your show after March 15th, keep your eyes out for future blog posts to see if your podcast was approved.
If you see your podcast on the list below, remember to share the good news with your listeners/followers on Twitter and Facebook! 😎