Getting a podcast up and running is a feat in itself, sometimes. You’ve recorded. You’ve edited. You’ve found a great podcast hosting service, and you’ve uploaded your first episode! It’s something worth celebrating, to be sure! But now there’s the question art work or “cover art” for your podcast. Do you need it? What should […]
Knowing your audience is an important part of anything you do in public: blogging, speaking, training sessions, and podcasting. If you don’t know your audience, you may not be making the emotional and intellectual connections that you need for growing and retaining your podcast and it’s audience. Why Do You Need To Know Them? Like […]
A while back, one of the SignalLeaf users notified me of a problem with their episode download stats. In a podcast that has near 50 episodes with around 1,200 listens per episode on average, one of the episodes spiked up to more than 22,000 listens… at least, the episode report said it did. That didn’t […]
Blogging is soooo last decade, right? It’s the old, new media revolution. Everyone built a blog and wrote about what they had for breakfast. And didn’t blogging get replaced by social media sites dedicated to your favorite food pics? Truth is, blogging is more important than ever. If you’re trying to build an audience of […]
For some, podcasting is a creative outlet. It provides a way for them to build an audience and create relationships and connections with other like minded people. For the creative types that do this for fun, having reports to show them how many listeners they are getting is nice. They get to see how many […]
Noise from ventilation systems, cars driving down the street, keeping yourself warm with a heater or even the hum of flourescent lighting – these are all sources of background noise that can make or break your audio quality. Having a constant hum or buzz in the background can be very distracting and cause people to turn away from your podcast. Fortunately, the Audacity audio editing app can help you get rid of the noise in a few… not quite so straight forward steps. Not to worry, though – while the 2 step process may be a little bit odd when you first see it, it is not difficult to understand or accomplish.