I’m doing this for you, my listeners, and so as I look at 2022, I want to ask you. Does this podcast stink, or am I doing a good job for you? It’s a sincere question.
The original goal was to have fun, to be honest
My podcast has been a bit of a funny path for me. I remember when I started it, I had no real objective other than having fun. I was originally going to start it up with another person who I thought was cool, but then she turned out to be a zero. So, I decided to go out on my own.
At first I was just kinda throwing podcasts up there based on whoever I thought would be fun to interview. For those of you who have been listening from the early days, first of all I thank you for hanging in because the audio quality was akin to me broadcasting from the depths of the Baltic Sea. I mean, I didn’t even have a real microphone. There was no plan, I was throwing up shows with no set schedule. All over the place. It was raw.
If you notice, my podcast doesn’t even have a name. I just use my own name on the iTunes directory, for example, where my show is listed. Not that I’m that much less raw now. But I will say that I’ve gotten a bit more intentional about what I talk about on the show, and who I interview.
Here is why I am asking for feedback about if podcast stinks or not
Over the last few years, this podcast has evolved into having more of a digital marketing/social media focus because that is where I personally feel I can add the most value for your time spent listening. But, I’m not sure if that is what y’all want to hear about in the future.
So tell me.
I’m asking for your honest feedback.
- Do you think I’m doing a good or a bad job?
- Do you like this podcast?
- What do you feel I’m best at talking about?
What that I talk about is of the highest value to you?
- What podcast has changed your perspective the most?
- Do you like or dislike the guests I have had on my show?
- Do you think I do better when I solo-cast alone, or have guests on?
- Do you want to hear from me more often than every two weeks? Every week? Every day? Or would you be okay with once a month?
- Do you feel the audio quality is still bad?
- Do you like my intro or should I go without it
On the note of audio quality and how the show is produced, one thing that I don’t really talk about a lot is that there are limitations to what I can do. I record from home, and for example during the pandemic, I had to record from my kids’ bedroom because my kids were in the living room on virtual learning. Sometimes I have to record these podcasts at night after everyone is asleep, and I have no choice because if I don’t, I won’t have time to do it during the day.
I don’t really talk about it that much. A lot of people don’t realize that for me, life is pretty hectic. Sometimes people suggest to me that I should set up a whole recording studio in my (modestly sized, Manhattan) apartment with a backdrop and an expensive microphone and everything. It’s not that I couldn’t do that, but I wonder, is that what my listeners really want? Do you need that? Or is it something else you’d like me to do with the podcast that would make it better?
Are these good ideas for future shows?
One thing that I have not really focused on as much is the future of marketing. Or, the future of the industry in general. Do you want more practical, day to day advice about marketing strategies, or do you want higher level, conceptual interviews with thought leaders on topics such as blockchain, Reg BI, etc?
Like I said, I have my ideas about where to go with this podcast in 2022, but you are the ones that I am doing this for. I’m not in this so I can brag about how I get 40k downloads a month, and so I can go talk at conferences about it. I’m sincerely looking to make this as valuable to you as possible but I realize I really can’t do that unless I understand your experience.
Does my podcast stink? If you could provide any feedback, whatever it may be, I’d really welcome it.
Thanks for listening and for those of you who have been tuning in through the years, thanks especially.