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Denzel's an independent writer and podcaster from San Diego, CA. In his free time, he dabbles in graphic design, project management, and information technology. Denzel's learning how to run businesses. This site is a testament to the journey.

Project Announcement 001: The Smoke Show: A BBQ Podcast

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Sup gang!

In the coming weeks I’ll be dropping massive knowledge on you! I’ll be going through the steps of building a podcast. It’ll be The Smoke Show: A BBQ Podcast. The project will be done in 3 parts. Part 1 will discuss the pre-production steps involved in creating a podcast; part 2 will be planning the show; and, finally, part 3 will discuss a monetization strategy for the show.

Part 1 is going to be the most involved of the parts. That will have discussion on the one sheet for the show. A one sheet, for our purposes, is an encapsulation of the the show as a whole, including logo, brand fonts, colors, and tone of the show, history, and vision.

To be perfectly honest, I just want to see what it’s like to create a project from scratch with this in mind.

Part 2 is going to be smooth sailing. I’m going to plan out 3 episodes of the show from beginning to end.

Part 3 will go over a few ways that I could monetize the show.

I look forward to embarking on this project with you all. I hope it’ll be as enlightening to you as it will be for me!

I interview Landon Donovan

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It’s been an uncharacteristic year for weather in San Diego. June gloom, something that has barely existed in my memory, was front and center at 7:45 am when I spoke to soccer legend Landon Donovan. We sat across from each other at local US Women’s National team supporter’s bar O’Brien’s — the very American pub sitting dead center of an area known for its Asian cuisines.

Seated on stiff backed chairs in an atmosphere smelling of last night’s beer and stale cigarettes, Landon and I spoke briefly about what he hopes to accomplish in his role. He’s started as Executive Vice President of Soccer Operations with the United Soccer League Championship’s newest, yet-to-be-named franchise here in San Diego.

Founded in 2010, the United Soccer League Championship, serves as the second division to Major League Soccer, the United States’ premier professional soccer league for men. San Diego joins Chicago and Oakland in becoming the latest additions to the USLC’s growing list of teams

Chronicles of San Diego Episode 11: Geneviéve Jones-Wright

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I interviewed Geneviéve Jones-Wright for the San Diego Chronicle this passed Friday. Though it’s the first time I’ve appeared on the site, it won’t be the last!

 

You can find similar content on sdchronicle.org.

 


 

Welcome back to the Chronicles of San Diego Podcast!

This is a show all about San Diego and the various different individuals, institutions, events, civic and cultural issues that represent the spirit of America’s Finest City.

The San Diego Chronicle was conceived with two major goals in mind; to explore and explain San Diego with the content we create, and to inspire others to get involved with their own definition of community. The response so far has been really encouraging.

The cast of Chronicle contributors continues to grow, and on the latest episode, we tried something different. A while back I met a gentleman by the name of Denzel Walkes at the first ever Crafting Community with Conversation event that I threw at Bay City Brewing back in November of 2017.

Denzel and I have kept in touch since then and when the Chronicle launched, he mentioned he was interested in getting involved. It took some time for us to sync up but when the trailers for the Crafting Community with Conversation video series started dropping, Denzel presented me with a pretty comprehensive plan for exactly how he wanted to contribute.

Thus, this interview with Geneviéve Jones-Wright was conceived. I’d like to thank Denzel for stepping up and making this happen, as well as Geneviéve Jones-Wright herself for taking the time to chat just days before the primary election when her race will be decided. I’d like to extend a special thanks to Mary Latibashvili for setting the wheels in motion to get this interview done.

As always, if you enjoy this program please leave us a rating and review on iTunes or Stitcher or GooglePlay or wherever you consume these sounds from. Share it with your friends and family. Share it with your neighbors and colleagues. Help us continue to grow and improve when you send your feedback to us at news@sdchronicle.org or on social media @TheSDChronicle on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

Subscribe to the YouTube channel! Shits lit. The first episode of the Crafting Community with Conversation is up and people are loving it.

 

Top Three Ways to Work Without Motivation

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Top Three Ways to Work Without Motivation

You ever feel like you don’t want to be at work? Of course you do! There are times when I don’t want to write these god tier blog posts, record podcasts, shoot YouTube videos, stream on Twitch, all while going to work five days a week. Most of the time I’m pretty gassed to take on new challenges and achieve small goals that feed into larger ones.  Some days, however, I do wake up without the necessary drive to get things done. That’s where it gets hard.

Motivation is a tough.  Especially because it comes and goes like that stray cat that you fed once. It was only that one time, right?! It just kept coming back to hang out so you kept feeding it, didn’t you? Why not take it in and make it part of your life permanently?

That’s kind of like what hobbies are like. If a hobby keeps coming back over time, maybe you want to do something like make that hobby a permanent fixture. Maybe see what else the hobby can do for you besides entertain.

That’s where I am. I want to start taking my hobbies far more seriously. That’s part of the reason why I started this blog. Another reason is because I want to become a stronger writer. I also want it to serve as the home base to the content that I create.  There are a lot of things I want to do that will all lead back to this website.

Well, back to the original question: there are a lot of mountains in life that demand conquering. How do I keep climbing if I’m not feeling motivated? That’s hard to answer. Here are three things that help me get on or stay on track when I’m not feeling motivated. This isn’t about regaining your lost motivation. It’s about defeating the need for it; working around it.


Scheduling

File footage of my schedule

Keeping things scheduled not only helps me keep track of my goals, but it keeps them together in digestible chunks that I can continue to return to. When I schedule a task, I try my best not go over the allotted time. This helps me keep my desire to come back. If I stop before I’m tired of doing what I’m doing, I’m either going to be amped to come back, or, at the very least, I won’t be tired of it. That’s how I justify it, at least.

Scheduling also allows me to fit more into a single day. It’s pretty easy to get lost in a task; to spend all day doing one thing. I really enjoy everything that I’ve been doing lately so I like to vary what I do. This helps me stay fresh on each task.

That isn’t to say that I schedule everything that I want to do. If I want to play with one of the far-too-many yoyos I own, I don’t block out 15 minutes of my day to do that. By no means is it necessary to schedule time for every one of your hobbies. That’d be dumb. This is just something I like to do so I don’t find myself dicking around when I want to get things done.

Scheduling is solely for hobbies that I have goals associated with. For instance, if I wanted to become a competition yoyo player, then I’d schedule time every day to play with the yoyo. As of now, I schedule time for podcasting, recording YouTube videos, writing, and Twitch streaming.


Set Goals

Me every time I complete a small goal

I’m very competitive. Even if it means the only person I can beat is myself (heyooooo). What helps me keep on track with specific tasks is setting goals for myself. They aren’t lofty, world beating goals, they are snack-sized, easily digestible goals.

Going back to the example of becoming a competition yoyo player, an example goal would be to master a trick every session, or every other session. That, to me, is incredibly reasonable. Though, admittedly, it may not be completely reasonable to other people. Choosing what’s within your scope is a big part of setting goals. You never want to stress yourself out because it’s just something you’re doing on the side, after all.

Again, setting goals for your hobbies isn’t necessary. It’s just something you can do to help you work around seeking motivation, if necessary.


Make your hobby a habit

It was a trick! The first two are really working toward this last one. I do those other things until my hobby is habitual. You ever need motivation to brush your teeth??? No way! You’ve been doing it since you were a kid… hopefully.

How long, exactly, does it take for something to become a habit? Some dork said that it takes around 66 days to build a habit. I don’t know if that’s entirely true. The real answer is something becomes a habit when it does. I know that isn’t exactly a satisfying answer, but it’s really up to you. How long does it take for you to make a habit or break one? No one person’s answer is going to be the same as anyone else’s. That’s just how it works.

When I was wee lad, I played basketball every Tuesday and Thursday from 17:00 to 20:00. I did this for over three years. I don’t know about you, but when something becomes a habit, the task just becomes incredibly natural. It occurs without me having to think about it. There were holidays that I’d show up to the gym without thinking about it! It became second nature for me to go out and play. Habit is very powerful. By the by, I recommend a lovely book called The Power of Habit. It’s incredibly helpful.

I hope you found this post helps you find your way around motivation! You don’t really need it, trust me. Also, as a side note, if you’ve reached the point where you don’t have the motivation to get out of bed, or you’re struggling to make it through the day, please seek professional help. Everybody needs somebody sometime! Never be ashamed to see someone!


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Podcast Equipment for Beginners

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Podcast Equipment for Beginners

 

Podcasts come in varying qualities. I’ve heard shows that sound like they could be on the radio down to shows that I could barely understand. Hardware plays an important part of every podcast – for obvious reasons – but it isn’t the end all be all to a show.

With this post, I hope to elucidate which gear I use and what I recommend for a starter show. There are three categories: Microphones, Interfaces, and Accessories. They aren’t listed in any order of importance.

Off rip, the links posted here are my Amazon Associates links. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

With further ado, here it is: the podcast equipment post. Let’s get right into this.


First, this is the podcast gear that I use:

Microphones

To start, the Audio Technica AT2020 is a really solid mic. The aesthetic is neat, it works well, and it’s fairly cheap. There’s a bit of self-noise in the microphones, but that’s never been an issue. The MXL 770 is a little cheaper, uglier, but better.

I’ve had the MXL 770s for years. They are fantastic microphones. I actually prefer them to the AT2020s. The 770s have a pre-attenuation switch that allows me to reduce the power of the signal without distorting the waveform. It also has a high pass filter switch. These mics have a lower self-noise than the AT2020s. That isn’t to say that the AT2020s aren’t good microphones, they are. I just prefer the 770s

Interfaces

This is the trickiest part of this whole thing. There are plenty of interfaces that can be used, if needed. You can completely skip this if you pick up a couple USB microphones.

To record Real Nerd Hours, I use a Focusrite 18i20 USB interface. It’s expensive, but it’s really solid. The reason I use this is because I need to record every person on their own track. This device has 8 XLR inputs, which, I agree, is overkill. At most, we’ve had five people on a single recording. Focusrite’s next smallest device, the 18i8, has 4 XLR inputs, which is completely fine.

For mobile recording, we use a Zoom H6. I love this thing! I really do. It makes recording a snap. The compressor and limiter features on this things are incredible. It has 4 XLR inputs and can be expanded to 6. It records each input on its own track as well. The only major negative is that it is battery powered. It can be powered through a mini USB port on the side of it. It’s so cool. If I had to redo anything, I think I would have started recording RNH using the H6.

Lastly, I use a Behringer Xenyx Q802USB for my desktop. It is a USB mixer. I use it strictly for web based interviews. I can tweak the EQ to provide a richer sound for the interviews I conduct online. This one isn’t very useful, I’ll admit. I’d rather just use the Focusrite for my audio inputs. I just so happened to buy this.

With the exception of the USB mixer, all of this stuff is fairly expensive. I don’t recommend this level of investment for podcasting beginners. Especially because most podcasts don’t make any amount of money.

Accessories

I use standard XLR cables for my microphones. There isn’t anything crazy about them.

A pop filter is used to help prevent plosives when speaking into a microphone. Plosives distort audio. You don’t want them. Cloth pop filters are a must – they are considerably cheaper than metal pop filters.

I use a couple different stands for my podcast. One is the RODE PSA1 Swivel Mount Boom Arm and a couple random kick drum mic stands that I put on a desk.

 

 


 

I know this can be overwhelming, but just stay with me here. These are the things that I recommend you buy. These are based on one to three person setups. Recording by yourself is pretty easy and cheap. Recording with others is more difficult and expensive. Below I’ve broken out gear for recording by yourself and with others.

Keep in mind that the room you record in is THE single most important facet of the recording process. The room effects the sound of the recording more than the microphones do.

Microphones

This is what I recommend you invest the most money in. You do not need a $400 Shure SM7B or any incredibly high-end microphone. I recommend keeping it under $100. You can have really great quality if you know how to work it. I would definitely buy MXL 770s. They are fantastic.

You can always run with multiple USB microphones. The Yeti and Snowball are both very good options for beginners. That will keep you from purchasing a USB audio interface, which will save you a lot of money.

Interfaces

The Behringer U-Phoria UMC404HD is a pretty rad device. It’s got four inputs and that can be recorded on to separate tracks. It works fairly well. Its cost is on the lower end of these types of devices and it’ll help you start with relative ease.

On the higher end, we have the Focusrite Scarlett 18i8. As I mentioned before, I do have the 18i20. Focusrite makes really great devices. I haven’t ever had any problems with mine and we’ve been going every week for a year and a half. This, I will say, is more money than you should spend at the beginning. It’s a great device and all that, but don’t do it.

I’m not a big fan of USB mixers because they don’t allow for multi-track recording and it’s a pain to edit audio that’s all on one track. I don’t feel comfortable recommending any at this point in time. If I don’t like to use them, how could I justify telling you to? Though, I will say, if you really feel like you should buy one, Behringer Q1202USB is pretty decent. That’s the most I can say for the device.

Accessories

Definitely get pop filters. For a barebones set up, you really only need pop filters and stands. This can be ignored if you are using certain handheld microphones.

Obviously, if you’re using XLR microphones, you’ll need XLR cables.


 

I hope this post helped you in deciding which hardware you should purchase for your podcast. Remember, the gear won’t make a show good, that’s what you’re there for! If you have any questions, feel free to drop a comment or reach out to me through the contact form on the site!

 


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Top 4 Podcasting Mistakes Beginners Need to Avoid

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This post is going to hit really close to home. I feel like I really missed a big opportunity with my first podcast, Real Nerd Hours. I was coming off of a super-hot appearance on another podcast and we had just launched our show. Normally, this is the time to strike. You have the content to publish, think you’re ready, and got a tremendous co-sign!

The show dropped and did incredibly well! I was surprised. Little did I know that every subsequent episode was going to drop in listenership until we reached a quarter of our first episode. And when that happened I was crushed!

Where did everyone go?? Did the show fail to launch? How do we get the numbers back up?

Questions on questions circled in my mind. I tried everything I could in those first few weeks to get those numbers back up. I was posting on forums, telling all my friends and family to listen, and even tweeting at strangers. Nothing was working.

I’m in the process of starting a new podcast, so I’m thinking a lot about what I could do better in the roll out of this new show. It’s taking a lot of introspection to figure out what I want to do and where my current show is failing. Not only do I want to improve my current show, but I want my future podcasts to be successful as well.

With that said, the right questions to ask now are “What could I have done better?” and “What mistakes am I making that are preventing an audience from being more engaged?”

In a post here, I’ve already covered what advice I would have followed in order to produce a better show called “Top 8 Podcasting Tips for Beginners.” Check it out!

Now, in this post, I’m going to outline some of the mistakes I made and that you should avoid. Let’s get into it!


Top 4 Podcasting Mistakes Beginners Need to Avoid

 

1. Not Practicing Enough


I don’t believe that practice makes perfect. That phrase is an anachronistic platitude that’s only said by people who don’t want to explain to children that no one is perfect. Again, no one is perfect. However, practice makes you better. What practicing does is helps prevent major mistakes and to smooth out processes. Even when a well-practiced person messes something up, that mistake isn’t as horrendous as it could be.

In my “Top 8 Podcasting Tips for Beginners” post, I said that recording a few practice episodes is a great idea. I stand by that. For my first podcast, we recorded only 6 practice episodes. That wasn’t enough by a long stretch. We still ran into long portions of dead air as we scrambled for words. We still used an abnormal amount of filler words such as “like” and “um”/”uh”. The episodes were filled to the brim with user questions because we didn’t bring in topics to discuss. We weren’t working hard enough to correct ourselves. That brings us to our next mistake.

 

2. Being too general


Our podcast, despite picking out topics that we were passionate about, had too many topics. Anime, movies, technology, design, music, dining, and so much more. Our episodes were all over the place and didn’t seem to have a point. We still have this issue to some degree, but we’re better at having an overall theme for the episodes.

Picking your niche and exploring it is an excellent way to make sure that your show stays on topic at all times. Each one of the things that we’ve talked about on the show can be their own podcast. The problem that presents is people who like our takes on movies don’t necessarily want to hear about in-depth design theory. The overlap of people who care about anime and dining is very narrow. I could go on, but I’m sure you understand where this is going

This issue goes beyond just getting in where you fit in, it’s wanting to fit in to too many spots, even if you do. To the listener, having a ton of topics seems incredibly random and disorganized.  This isn’t to say you should create a podcast, say my favorite example, The Smoke Show: A BBQ Podcast, and solely focus on how to smoke brisket. However, what I am saying is that a podcast about BBQ shouldn’t regularly include complex talk about the intricacies of Bitcoin and the Blockchain, the top 3 Cronenberg films, and how Bloodborne was the greatest Dark Souls sequel not named Dark Souls.

If we would have recorded more episodes, sent them out for feedback, and reworked the episodes, this could have been avoided.

 

3. Not enough content


A podcast about so many things shouldn’t have a problem having topics to discuss, right? Wrong. Very wrong.

When we first started, it was an embarrassment of riches. There were so many things to talk about that we did a terrible job of singling out fun and engaging things to talk about. We ended up picking three news topics a piece that neither of us could come up with meaningful commentary on.  On top of that, we came up with segments that didn’t work well for the show.

Another issue we had was we brought in a lot of different things during our practice episodes, but we mistook the amount of time each of those topics took. We didn’t account for all of the stumbling and dead air that is common for beginners. When editing was done, a segment we planned to take 25 minutes would end up being 15.

Once we recognized this issue, we did something far worse: relied on listener questions for entire episodes. Every one of the early episodes was just listener questions, bad segments, and nothing else. It was bad. Don’t do that unless you’re running a show that calls for that level of interaction.

 

4. Being too worried about the numbers


As you could imagine, these bad episodes lead to a drop in our audience. We lost three-fourths of our audience between episode one and episode 10. I became obsessed with getting that number back up. Ugh. Not my proudest moment.

I put a lot of undue pressure on myself to market the show. The result of trying to have the product more seen lead me to neglect the show in different ways. The content is what matters, not necessarily the marketing behind it. This led me to reevaluate why I was doing the show. I didn’t want to be the most successful show on the planet, I just wanted to have a good show. With that in mind, I stopped caring about the number of people who listen to the show. It doesn’t matter that much.

 


 

Those are the four big mistakes I made with my podcast. Hopefully this will help you avoid making the same ones!

 


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Top 8 Podcasting Tips for Beginners

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When I was kid, my mom would drop my sister and me off at school and every time the same thing was on the radio: The Jeff and Jer Showgram. It was a fun and engaging morning talk show. I loved it. I loved it some much that being a radio personality became something that I wanted to do.

Fast forward a couple of decades, talk radio shows have been supplanted by podcasts. And with this transition came with a lowering of the barrier to entry. Anyone can now host their own version of a talk radio show about any topic for any audience. It’s super rad.

I’m happy to say that I’m one of those people with their own podcast. Though it’s not a massive achievement, 8-year-old me would be ecstatic about it. Getting started can be process, though. I didn’t know how difficult it could be and what things I should have considered before getting on the mic.

Hopefully these 8 tips below will help you get started in a better position than I did.


Top 8 Podcasting Tips for Beginners

1. Be prepared to work!

Hosting a podcast is a huge commitment. Episodes need to be planned, recorded, edited, and posted. All of those things take time, and if your podcast is like mine, it releases weekly. That’s a few hours of work a week on your podcast.

Being consistent is one of the most important things you can do for your podcast. Especially if you want to have any form of success with it. The most successful podcasts are all released consistently.

 

2. Be excited about your topic!

There’s nothing better than using your creative outlet to share something that you’re incredibly passionate about. Make your podcast exactly that. Identify the topics that you can talk endlessly about (because you will) and move from there.

Think about it… Do you really want to be stuck talking about something you couldn’t care less for? Think about having to do that week in and week out. Your interest will eventually wane and it’ll be aparent in the podcast.

The last thing anyone wants to listen to is people faking the funk. Listeners know if you have a sincere interest in what you’re talking about or if you’re just going through the motions. So for their sake, pick something you like.

Selecting a niche is one of the best ways to identify the audience your podcast is for. Your passion will show in the product and will attract people to you. If you’re worried that there are too many podcasts that are covering your topic, maybe reevaluate why you’re doing a podcast.

If you still want to proceed, then scope out what the competition is doing. Read their reviews to find out what people really enjoy and incorporate those things into your show. Don’t be afraid to borrow a few ideas.

 

3. Find a name for your podcast!

Naming your podcast is incredibly important, but it won’t bar you from success in any way. Your name is a great way to give an indication of what your show is about in a single phrase. The more simplistic and memorable it is, the better.

Don’t be afraid to pick a random name though. Just know that will affect how people will find your show in search engines, especially in iTunes. Chapo Trap House is a great example of an exceedingly successful podcast that has a random name. It doesn’t give any indication of what the show is about, but that hasn’t stopped anyone from talking about it or finding it.

Conversely, a title like “The Smoke Show: A BBQ Podcast” gives the listener a pretty clear idea of what the show is about. It will also boost the SEO of the show when people look for “BBQ podcasts” in a search engine like Google.

 

4. Get podcast art!

Cover art is the visual representation of your show. It needs to grab a person’s attention as soon as they lay eyes on it in whichever podcasting app they use. The art is also a great way to further express what your brand is about.

For all the projects I’ve worked on, I’ve been lucky enough to have access to a professional designer to create the logos.

I recommend finding a professional graphic designer to tackle the image design. You can find one pretty easily through Fiverr or 99Designs.

 

5. Outline your shows!

When you first get started an outline is going to save you loads of time. You and your co-host or guests will know exact how long to spend on each segment and where the show is supposed to go without it being done on the fly. With that being said, your outline doesn’t need to be strictly adhered to, it’s just to help guide your show along. I’ve added an example outline for “The Smoke Show: A BBQ Podcast”:

 

Intro music (30 Seconds)

Show introduction (30 Seconds): “Welcome to The Smoke Show!! This is a podcast for and by people who love BBQ.” Give Twitter, Instagram, and website information.

Introduction (3-5 Minutes): I will introduce myself and tell people where to find me through social media. I will also share my history with barbecuing and smoking.

Guest intro (3-5 Minutes): Have guest introduce themselves and give their social media information. Also give culinary history as it relates to BBQ.

Segment one (7-10 Minutes): Beginner techniques for BBQ! My guest and I will go over the top 5 mistakes beginners make at the grill.

Guest interview (25-30 Minutes): I interview the guest.

Segment two (7-10 Minutes): Questions from the audience

Show close out (2-3 Minutes): Thank the guest for coming on. Ask them to promote anything they’d like to. Have them give their social media information again. I’ll give my social media information again. Thank the listener and close.

Outro music (30 Seconds)

 

As you can see, the outline is very simple. This is incredibly helpful for when you’re first starting. It gives you general guidelines for the show and you fill in the blanks with your thoughts!

 

6. Find the right equipment!

This is easily the most difficult part of this post. People argue about equipment so much that it’s hard to filter out what’s necessary and what isn’t. I have another post outlining my thoughts on equipment, so I’ll keep this short and to the point.

You don’t need to spend a small fortune on podcasting gear. The things you’ll need are a microphone, a computer, and editing software at the minimum. If you are by yourself, those three things will serve you well. If you aren’t you’ll want to double up on microphones or find a way to record your Skype/Discord/Google Hangout calls.

There are so many variables involved that I’m going to just assume you’re working by yourself and tailor my recommendations for that. Editing

Software: Audacity. It’s a simple, FREE audio editing software that is a staple among people who record things at home. It’s easy to use and, again, it’s free. There are also plenty of tutorials on YouTube on how to use the software, so learning it won’t be an issue. An alternative to Audacity for Mac users is Garage band.

Microphone: Your first mic can be cheap, but not too cheap. The Blue Snowball is a pretty great mic. At the time of this post it is $49.00 USD on Amazon. It’s a USB mic, which means you can plug it directly into your computer to record directly into Audacity. It’s USB powered, too. This will probably be your best option to start.

 

7. Record a few practice episodes!

Okay, so this is probably the most underrated step of this entire post. Recording practice episodes is the best way to get a handle on how you want the show to flow. This also gives you the opportunity to send it out to the podcast to a trusted few people to collect feedback on how you’re doing.

Recording a few practice episodes gives you the ability to practice editing and mastering your episodes.

There’s no right answer on how many to record before officially releasing your show. If it takes you 20 episodes for you to feel like you’ve got your groove, then that’s perfectly fine.

When I started my first podcast, Real Nerd Hours, we recorded 6 practice episodes and thought we had it in the bag. We were sorely mistaken. In fact, we didn’t have a good episode of our podcast until episode 12 or 13. We should have recorded far more.

There’s no downside to recording a few practice episodes. Everyone should do this.

 

8. Find a podcast hosting platform!

This is probably the simplest step in the process. Hosting will cost your around $15-$20 USD a month. We use SoundCloud for our hosting and it’s pretty straight forward. As far as I can tell, LibSyn is the standard hosting platform. Personally, I wish we had gone with LibSyn because it has a few features that SoundCloud doesn’t, but it wasn’t important enough for us to switch once we found out.


I hope this post helps on your podcasting journey! Remember to enjoy yourself. Feel free to check out some of my other posts for more tips and tricks for podcasting!


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