One of the things that I quite like about running my own business is the freedom it gives me to experiment. In fact, “allow yourself to experiment” is one of the most common pieces of advice I give my business mentoring clients. Lately I’ve been feeling once again like it’s time for me to try something new. And I think that new thing might be…a podcast?!
When I create stuff for my business, I always try to think about the kind of content I enjoy. And lately I really like podcasts. I like that you can take them with you wherever you go. I like that they’re dynamic and you get to hear someone’s voice. I like that I can listen to them while I’m cooking or walking my Sokka pup.
I like reading, too. But lately I’ve noticed I don’t read THAT many blog posts. Which has led me to consider: if I don’t even read many blog posts, why the heck am I writing one every week? Writing blog posts (which are also sent out to my email list) is something I’ve done pretty much religiously for the past three years. But now I’m wondering…is it time to try something different? And I think the answer is yes.
What I’m envisioning is putting the blog on hold for a while and starting a bi-weekly podcast. Topics would be similar to the stuff I blog about: creative living, tarot for self-discovery, psychology, spirituality. Each episode would probably be around 30 minutes. I also really like the idea of bringing on guests!
To begin, I’m going to consider this an experiment. I’ll try doing a podcast for a couple of months and see how it goes. If I like it and if anyone likes listening, I’ll keep going. But if it’s just a pain in the butt that no one cares about…well, them’s the breaks. I’m reminding myself to embrace the fact that running a business (or just being a creative person in general) requires experimentation. Some stuff sticks, some stuff doesn’t. C’est la vie.
So! That’s what’s happening. Blog’s going on hold for a couple of weeks. Experimental podcast will then get started (eeep!). In the mean time, I am really curious to know what you think. If you have a second and care to share, leave a comment and let me know what you think. Do you like podcasts? Got any suggestions on topics I could cover on this one? I want to hear your thoughts, for reals.