Saturday, June 12, 2021

Podcast Prep


It might be that I'm procrastinating, but it just might be that I'm preparing, as most sane humans (unlike the natural me) would do.

I've now committed to the notion of creating my own podcast, and once I've committed to something, well, that's it. But I'm no fool. This isn't going to be a cakewalk. I need to have something to say, and I need to have a professional presentation. 

Mostly I've been writing copy. And writing and writing and writing copy. It takes a lot to fill up a predetermined (thirty minute?) podcast episode. Of course, each episode will include complete songs, but considering the typical song is about three minutes long, I will still have a lot of talking to do.

The one thing I'm not nervous about is the talking -- yea, that doesn't sound like me, but I have confidence in my speaking voice, unfounded though that may be.

What gives me tremors is thinking that what I have to say won't interest anyone. Thus I write and I write and I keep writing. I can edit later.

What I have done:

  • I registered a podcast name.
  • I downloaded some free wav files to use as introduction to a regular feature I plan to include in each episode.
  • I searched for free music files to use as a theme song, but I couldn't find any. I'm considering using the intro to one of my own recordings. This is not an ideal solution, but at least it doesn't cost $$ that I don't have.

Things I'm considering:

  • Hiring a fiverr artist to create a logo. (The other online option costs $65.00, though I really like it.)

Things I haven't yet done:

  • Signed up at Anchor. I know I could just sign up and be done with it, but signing up feels like I have to plunge ahead, and I'm not ready for plunging yet.


I'm trying diligently to be rational about this process. I will have one chance to do it right. 

I will say, however, that my excitement level remains high. As always, you will be the first to know when I actually pull the trigger.


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