After you’ve been producing your show for a while you might yourself wondering, how can you simplify your podcast. Over the years we’ve had varying levels of production style and steps in our podcast routine, but in the end we tend to think, the simpler the better. Learn how to simplify your podcast routine in our Best Practice portion of the episode.
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Best Practice: Simplify your podcast
The easier you make your podcasting routine, the more likely you are to stick with it.
- Make posts on your website easy to manage. No need for fancy-looking things that only slow your website and slow posting or publishing.
- Keep your recording setup as simple as you can; at the least, easy to operate.
- Removing extra steps can save time and make you more focused on your content instead of your tech.
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This week, I plan to air my top 11 (was 10) podcasting grievances. Last week the episode was delayed for a reason that is now number 11 on my list.
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