7 podcasting "sins" and how to avoid them
Are you guilty of committing these 7 podcasting sins? Learn how to avoid them and create a successful podcast that your listeners will love!
Jacob Zinn
April 5, 2023

Hi again! This is one of my all time favorite topics - the seven podcasting sins that we should avoid. Let's get right into it!

Sin #1: Not knowing your audience

One of the biggest mistakes podcasters make is not knowing their target audience. Before you start recording, take some time to think about who your listeners are and what they want to hear. Knowing your audience will help you create content that resonates with them.

Sin #2: Poor audio quality

We've all listened to podcasts that sound like they were recorded in a cave. Don't be that podcaster! Make sure you invest in a good microphone and recording equipment to ensure your audio quality is top-notch.

Sin #3: Long, rambling episodes

Nobody likes a podcast that goes on and on. The industry standard is between 20-40 minutes. This target can be a great way to challenge yourself to pack more content into less time, and your listeners will thank you for it.

Sin #4: Not promoting your podcast

Your podcast won't grow if nobody knows about it. Be sure to promote your podcast on social media, your website, and any other channels where your target audience is hanging out.

Sin #5: Neglecting show notes

Show notes are a crucial part of your podcasting strategy. They help your listeners find important information and resources mentioned in your episode, and they also help with SEO. So, take the time to create quality show notes for each episode.

Sin #6: Ignoring feedback

Don't ignore feedback from your listeners. Take the time to read and respond to comments, reviews, and messages. This will help you improve your content and build a loyal fanbase.

Sin #7: Not having fun

Last but not least, don't forget to have fun! Podcasting is a great way to share your passions and connect with others. So, enjoy the process and let your personality shine through.

In summary

In summary, these are the seven podcasting sins that we should avoid. By knowing your audience, investing in good equipment, keeping your episodes short, promoting your podcast, creating quality show notes, listening to feedback, and having fun, you can create a successful and engaging podcast that your listeners will love. Good luck and happy podcasting!

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