So, I decided to do my due diligence and learn about that end of the business. I wanted to educate myself when I had another book to put out there. I took courses. I watched YouTube videos. I took more courses. I read books about the process. Then, there were more courses.
There comes a time, however, when that much negativity can become toxic to the soul, and I find myself worrying about a certain type of person — namely, people who are apparently making a living hating things.
I can tell you that guilt is not a great fuel for getting things done. If it were, I’d be out there grinding with the best of them, living said dreams.
The reality, I believe, is that to create, there needs to be a stillness in your mind, where ideas can form. Ideas are at their most beautiful and their most fragile when they first start to coalesce. It’s important to let them come together at this point and not get blown away by a tornado of 24-hour-news stories about how we’re going to hell in a bucket PROBABLY ANY MINUTE NOW!
While no gatekeepers are deciding who gets to make a podcast, there are some basic ideas that, if followed, will allow you to not only find your audience but retain them. Keep these tips in mind before you hit the wi-fi airways!
I was asked to speak as part of a group at the career night for Boys & Girls Haven. A writer, I was told, sounded like a cool thing to be, and the kids might want to hear about it. (I wound up sitting next to a stat-flight paramedic – now her job seemed cool. I just sit in my room and make stuff up.)