You’ve heard of how popular podcasts are becoming.
Podcasts are experiencing explosive growth, and podcasters are creating awesome content. New shows are launching and people with like-minded interests are finding new ways to connect and engage.
There is no doubt that podcasting as a medium is here to stay. I’ve been lucky enough to learn a lot from some really awesome people, and I tried my hand at podcasting, but the first time around it didn’t quite go they way I planned.
However, I learned a ton from that experience (more on that below), and I’m excited to say that I’ve finally got all the pieces in place to re-launch my podcast – the “My Website Workshop Podcast ” – after way too much time away! You can skip all the rest of this stuff below and just go right to the “welcome back” podcast here.
A lot of my motivation to create was spurred on by starting to listen to podcasts myself again. I quit listening to podcasts for a while because I found it hard to work and listen as I had in the past, so I found new ways to be able to listen and I started going back to listening to shows that I loved before.
The fact is there are some great shows out there. Pat Flynn’s show. Cliff Ravenscraft & the Podcast Answerman show. The Entrepreneur on Fire show. Paul Boag’s Boagworld podcast. All the shows put out by the Lullabots.
I could go on. I always come away with a lot of notes of things I want to do and learn more about. I’ve even stopped my workouts at the gym to make a quick note about something I was learning and wanted to make sure I captured the idea. Listening has once again inspired me to create.
Previously, I had grown dissatisfied with the content that I was putting out on my podcast. I was really struggling with it, so I decided to put it on the shelf until I could spend more time thinking about it, and was convinced that I could do it right.
Cliff Ravenscraft’s show where he addressed Spencer Haws’ views on podcasting was the final straw for me. I’ve known for far too long the benefits of connecting and building community that podcasting can produce, and after I listened to that episode, it was time to get back to work with my own show.
Well, I’ve spent far longer thinking about it than I originally planned, but I’ve got several new podcasts already recorded (which was one of my minimum requirements for getting going again) and the first will go out this week now that I’ve worked out all my media player issues.
But that leads me to the next part, which is a question for you, dear reader.
As you may know, I’m a web developer. My podcast is all about web stuff – CMS stuff like WordPress & Drupal, marketing, security, etc. My goal is to build a podcast that’s a great resource.
My content has always been aimed at bloggers, writers, entrepreneurs, small business website owners, e-commerce merchants, artists and more. I plan to continue to focus on web stuff from that perspective. I’ve tried to stay away from being too technical, but rather focus all that I do on helping people with their website from the website owner’s perspective.
My question is – what would you be interested in hearing about? Any topics you’d like to see covered in a podcast like this? If you have any thoughts on this, please leave me a comment below, or contact me here.
I’m super excited about this, and look forward to what I can do here. Helping people launch is something I’m passionate about and I’m looking forward to making the My Website Workshop Podcast version 2 awesome.
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