Fellowship of the Podfader

Coming Back From a Podfade — PFD 006

When you come to this realization — owning the fact that YOU let this happen — that YOU let your podcasting muscle go weak, you need to take your podcasting skills back to the gym with these nine steps!

Fellowship of the Podfader
I had everything ready to record my podcast.

I took a deep breath, clicked record, and moved up to the mic.

Then a hot wave of embarrassment hit me.

I had nothing to say, and I was in trouble.

The Two Realities

I like being a podcaster but didn’t like doing the podcasting work.

I was avoiding my podcast.

Why?

Because it takes work to produce.

And I had gotten lazy.

I didn’t want to plan my next episode, do the research, and write the script.

I just wanted to “wing it” — or what my friend Tim calls “improv”!

Only what they never tell you about improv is that IT takes a lot of work too!

What kind of work?

Planning, research, and scripting — just like my podcast.

The epiphany was the realization of how truly prideful I had been.

And it took a frozen moment in front of a microphone to point it out.

I had skipped all the necessary steps that take place BEFORE the microphone gets turned on.

I had let my podcasting muscles go weak.

Return of the Podcaster

When you come to this realization — owning the fact that YOU let this happen — that YOU let your podcasting muscle go weak, you need to take your podcasting skills back to the gym!

The Nine Steps Back to Podcasting:

  • Step 1 — Acceptance: You have to admit that your podcast is worth working on.
  • Step 2 — Humility: You need to believe that you don’t know everything about podcasting.
  • Step 3 — Clarity: You decide that you need to improve your skills and learn a better way to produce your podcast.
  • Step 4 — Insight: You take an honest look at your podcast and expose what you need to fix or improve.
  • Step 5 — Commit: You take full ownership of your shortcomings and create a plan for how you can improve.
  • Step 6 — Focus: You take action by prioritized your most important improvements and taking real action to work on each one.
  • Step 7 – Reflection: You take a personal inventory of your progress, celebrate what you have accomplished and admitted to yourself when you feel like podfading.
  • Step 8 – Fellowship: You activity seek honest feedback from your podcasting community.
  • Step 9 – Mentorship: You actively give back what you have learned to the podcasting community and help other podcasters from podfading by becoming mentors.

And now you know.

About the Show
Podfader, hosted by veteran podcaster Kyle Bondo, focuses on the challenges of keeping your podcast going and the drive we all have has creators to keep our podcasts going with new and interesting content. If you’re a struggling podcaster, Podfader will be your sanctuary to get you through the messy middle of any podcasting strategy. Stop fading and start casting!

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