Podcast Dreams

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Yes, I’m thinking of a podcast. No, don’t panic, this isn’t something related entirely to the Pandemic or being a Dude With Opinions. It’s something I’ve been considering since before the Pandemic hit.

(The Pandemic HAS made me more desperate for human contact, so won’t lie, it plays into it).

So anyway, my idea would be to start a podcast that I do every week or every other week depending on my plans. This would replace one of my usual blog posts probably. Yes I’ve got a subject in mind, but I’m refinining it let’s say.

As noted, I’d been considering this for awhile. When I finally sat down and thought about it, I saw a lot of advantages to podcasts. So I wanted to share.

EASE OF ACCESS: I listen to podcasts when I drive, work out, walk, etc. It’s a way to give people something they can access and enjoy more easily.

PERSONAL: Look I love writing, as can be noticed from a large growing library. But there’s something about a Podcast that just connects you with people!

FORMAT: A podcast is a different format than writing – and as I do public speaking, it’d be fun to try it out.

SKILLS: Making a podcast also intrigues me as I’ll learn new things! Sound control, mic tech, etc.

ACCESSIBLE: Podcasts have so many ways for people to access them! It would let me connect more people. Speaking of . . .

CONNECTION: Yes, this is part of it. To reach people more personally. To team up in podcasts. This would be really nice to try.

So anyway that’s what’s crossing my mind right now. The current plan is to try to develop a proposal, run it by a few people, and probably try it somewhere October-November (when the novel goes to the editor).

Steven Savage

Debating A Podcast

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I’ve been debating starting a podcast. Yes, I know we’re all locked indoors so probably everyone is thinking of starting a podcast. But this is going beyond being stir-crazy.

Anyway I was thinking that ta podcast could be pretty interesting. Plus yeah, there’s that missing human contact thing.

First, I have a lot I can talk on. It probably wouldn’t be careers, but I could speak on a variety of creative subjects.

Secondly, it would be a good compliment to my blogging. I’d probably replace a few blog posts with podcasts instead, say one every other week or something.

Third, it would be a new challenge. I could learn podcasting technology. I might even do it by video as well to have double the audience.

Fourth, it would open a new world. There’s lots of great podcasts I listen to, I might eventually team up with people or suppor good ones.

So just a few thoughts going around. If you want, message me and give me your feedback.

Steven Savage