PODCASTING

Mistakes I made in podcasting and Things I did right

October 21, 2020
Podcasting mistakes to avoid when you are starting your podcast

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When we start something new, we tend to make mistakes. Mistakes help us learn and grow.

I started podcasting first in July, 2019 (on Soundcloud) but after recording 3 episodes, the enthusiasm got lost somewhere and I quit.

I restarted it afresh in May 2020 (during the lockdown) and this time I kept going.

I, too, made some podcasting mistakes but before talking about those let me share about the things I did right.


Podcast Name

I chose “Comeback Minimalist” as the name of my Blog in 2017 and setup the social media accounts. So, it was easy for me to choose a name for my podcast as theme is Minimalism only. You must be feeling as if everything was planned but trust me, I never thought of having a podcast before 2019.

I have written about “Why you should decide a name of your podcast wisely and timely” in my post – Things to know before you start your podcast.

Graphics and Creative Art

Again, I already had it designed for my Blog using Canva and used the same. However, you should decide these things beforehand and take copyright rules into account.

Format of podcast

I started with solo recordings as I know it would be difficult for me to record with someone else. Being a Parent to 2 small Kids, I have to use early mornings or late nights to record and no one would be available at that time to record with me.

Though now I am planning to do some interviews with like-minded people.

Consistency

I feel proud when I say I consistently published 1 episode each week from last 4 months. This helped me gain good traffic and confidence.

Talking about what I love

When you ask any veteran podcaster about the single advice, they will say-

“Choose your niche according to your taste, what you love and you will never have to think what to talk about”

This is why I chose Minimalism as I love everything about simple and intentional living, sustainable lifestyle and living with less.

Now, coming to the podcasting mistakes I made.

I did not announced my launch

The decision was so spontaneous that I did not planned anything about the podcast launch.

Experts say that you must have a plan for the launch. However, it went fine for us as it is a solo podcast and my graphics and name were ready, social media accounts were in place and I was already a self-proclaimed Minimalist with my Ebook “A-Z of Minimalism” which was published 3 years back.

I did not have a self-hosted Blog in place

I do not have a self-hosted blog on same name. However I do have a blog with Blogger. Promoting through Blog is easy as you already have contact information of the people interested in your niche.

I did not use Sound editing software in the beginning

I started with the microphones that comes with mobile phone but then I bought a condenser Mic with filter and used Audacity for editing the sound.

Are you a podcaster? What podcasting mistakes would you like to share with us?


Other posts related to Podcasts-

Things to do before starting your podcast

How to host and distribute your podcast

3 easy ways to increase the reach of your podcast


I’m writing all about podcasts with Blogchatter‘s My Friend Alexa.


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14 Comments

  • Reply 5 Podcasting tips you must follow - Life Through my Bioscope October 27, 2020 at 4:18 am

    […] Podcasting mistakes to avoid […]

  • Reply Amritha Srinath October 26, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    I am a beginner in the world of podcasts and reading your post on how to begin one and this one on mistakes that a beginner commits are all so insightful. Thank you for sharing it here.

  • Reply Ashvini Naik October 26, 2020 at 2:00 am

    Your pointers are so crisp, Upasna. IDK, but with every post of yours on podcasting, I feel more inspired to start one soon, although right now, with a new YT channel, I don’t have that bandwidth.

  • Reply Aseem October 25, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    You have some great tips mentioned here. It’s great that despite making mistakes you stuck to it and decided to continue podcasting.

  • Reply Dr Bushra Nausheen October 25, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    Thats very helpful insights about podcast, As I’m new I’ll follow these tips #myfriendalexa

  • Reply LifeCoachPreet October 25, 2020 at 2:48 pm

    THis is such a helpful post. We all learn a lot from the little mistakes we make. They only make us a better version of ourselves. Thanks for sharing about your experience.

  • Reply Archana Srivastava October 24, 2020 at 12:52 pm

    Insightful post, I do have plans to start my Podcast channel but somehow could not find myself ready for it. Your post is going to be a big help for me whenever I will start podcasting, thanks for sharing your honest confessions here, would definitely love to hear your episodes.
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  • Reply Cindy Dsilva October 24, 2020 at 3:31 am

    good tips. we all start with what we love doing or talking about. but then later it becomes more of what the audience wants. i still try to do both while blogging.

  • Reply Shail Thosani October 23, 2020 at 11:11 pm

    I never have tried podcasting yet. I feel it is too confusing. But your tips and points are helpful of ever I do start I will know what mistakes not to make.

  • Reply Pratikshya Mishra October 23, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    This was insightful. You have tried and tested podcasting. That’s still way ahead. Would check out surely. Podcast seems here to stay.

  • Reply Ujjwal Mishra October 23, 2020 at 8:43 pm

    Your series is very insightful

  • Reply Vashi October 23, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    This is such a helpful post for me truly. As im thinking of starting my podcast too, much thankyou , saving this.

  • Reply Aditi Kapur October 23, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    Thanks for sharing your experience. I’m planning to start a podcast but feel puzzled. I think it’s good to learn from the experiences of others before venturing.
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  • Reply Tina Basu October 23, 2020 at 12:42 pm

    SO good you shared your learnings too I have still not found out if I should do one or not. Wishing you all the best for your podcast journey

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