Who’s In Charge Here? You Or Your Podcast?

Professional creatives know that the process of creation changes them. Podcasters aren’t immune from this reality, & what we say has just as much control over us as we have control over what we say.

Having A Podcast Changes You

Being a podcaster changes you. It’s certainly changed me. I’d go so far as to say every podcast I’ve been the host or co-host of has changed me. And while there might be exceptions to the rule, I think most podcasters, if they’re being honest with themselves, will agree with that statement. That, or they’re brand new and haven’t yet noticed the effect.

1. Resource Allocation

It takes two types of resources to make a podcast: time and money. And both of those are in balance with one another. Those podcasters short on time can spend money to reduce their time commitment by outsourcing tasks like writing episode details, engineering or mastering episodes, and much more. This obviously necessitates a surplus of discretionary income and often leads to doing silly things like buying 15 different types of microphones but really only ever using one. Apropos of nothing. Podcasters with deeper pockets also find it much easier to pay the fees to attend podcasting conferences, like Podcast Movement Virtual happening right now.

2. Personally and Personality

Most of us working podcasters would agree that podcasting is one of the most authentic mediums of communication. Even those of us who crinkle our noses at the oft-abused word “authentic” in that statement.

Wrestling Back Control From Our Podcast

While the changes your podcast has on you aren’t necessarily bad things, they oftentimes feel that way simply because we, the podcaster, feel like we’re out of control. And we’re not in control then how can our podcast be successful?

Podcast philosopher. Professional contrarian. On a mission to make podcasting better. Hip he/him. คุณ | http://PodcastPontifications.com | http://Simpler.Media

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