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We Want Your Podcast To Grow! – PCI 265

October 14, 2021

Todd is back this week! We talked about how Blubrry won't kick you off if you get too popular and how we want your show to grow. We also did the normal news and best practices, then interviewed Natty Bumpercar, the winner of our feedback contest a while back and our forthcoming Podcaster of the Month (post to come on that). Enjoy the show!
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News

The 26th annual Webby Awards are open for early registration.
Facebook Audio hub for Podcast, Live Audio and more is live now.
Let’s Encrypt Root Certs expired a while back. Could have caused trouble with your podcast.
The Last Podcast on the Left is no longer Spotify Exclusive after February 2022.
‘She Podcasts Live’ is going on now in Scottsdale, Arizona -  MacKenzie and Aaron from the Blubrry team are there!

Best Practice: Simpler is sometimes the better choice

Podcasting is an AUDIO format (for the most part) and what your site LOOKS like is not as important as its function. A nice-looking site (but simple) is great.

Function follows form in this case. It’s better that it works than if it looks fabulous.

Do not worry about the small stuff.
Show notes will not look as good on the platforms as it does on your site.
Spending a lot of time getting on a particular platform may not be the best use of your time.  Some platforms are not used by many listeners.
It is good to “Be Everywhere” but spending a lot of time for two or three listeners could be time not well spent.
Pick your battles!

Blubrry News

We are in between big releases, but are working behind the scenes tweaking what we have and getting ready for the next BIG update.  Stay tuned!
Blog post:  Become a Headliner by Tara O’Brian
Facebook Releases Special Tools for Podcasters: Facebook for Creators
Again, MacKenzie and Aaron are at She Podcasts this weekend. If you are there, go visit them to say HI and get some swag!

Blubrry Pro Tip: Toby has the week off.  

Interview: Natty Bumpercar - The Bumperpodcast

Question(s) of the Week

Question: My podcast host is asking me to leave because I’ve become too popular. HELP!

Answer:  Come to Blubrry!  (What did you expect us to say?) Blubrry does not kick someone off because they’re popular. We want you to GROW your podcast.

If you want to keep track of all your ratings and reviews from every country on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Podchaser and Castbox, all in one place . . . check out My Podcast Reviews -  https://mypodcastreviews.com/

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Coming at you this week from New Media Studio in southern Michigan and Mike Dell’s World Studio in northern Michigan. Produced by the Blubrry Pro-Production team.

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