Better Podcasting #259 – Taking A Break From Podcasting

Sometimes the best way to save your podcast, is to take a break from podcasting. This week we talk the concept of taking a break from podcasting, why it can be important to take a break from podcasting, how you might utilize taking a break from podcasting, and recognizing when it might be time to take a break from podcasting.

We also have an important announcement at the end of this segment – we will be taking a break from Better Podcasting.

In this week’s Better Podcasting Download, we tell you why we are changing our position – and can NO LONGER recommend Magix Vegas Movie Studio.

In our Better Podback, we have a listener who purchased a PodTrak P4, and our Discord might be experience a Mandela Effect about it.

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Main Topic: Taking A Break From Podcasting

  • In 2021, the podcast industry is better positioned for taking a break from podcasting
  • How seasons have helped prepare consumers for a break in podcasts
  • Hobby podcast priorities may be different than professional podcasting
  • Hobby podcasters should always consider personal fun as a top priority
  • Why might you consider taking a break from podcasting?
  • Determining the difference between needing a sustained break and just having a difficult week to get through
  • Life changes that might impact your need to take a break
  • Personal life events can cause you to take a break from podcasting
  • What about if you need to rework HOW hobby podcasting can fit in to your life balance
  • How changes in your podcast passion that might indicate it’s time to take a break
  • Taking a break may be required for you to keep hobby podcasting sustainable for you
  • Recognize that some of your audience might not come back to your podcast
  • When you announce your break, only share what you’re comfortable with sharing
  • You don’t have to share the reason why you’re taking a break, and once you’ve shared, you can’t unshare
  • How to set things up for a return to your podcast
  • How announcing a return date can be helpful
  • What to do if you don’t have a specific return date
  • If you decide not to come back, close up the show officially (don’t leave your audience in limbo)
  • What should you do while you’re taking a break?
  • If you need time to recharge or need to take a break due to life changes reasons –¬† take the time for your own personal needs
  • Some people need to dedicate time to focusing solely on non-podcasting activities
  • As podcasting is your hobby, perhaps you want to try new hobbies while you’re taking a break?
  • You can successfully take a break from podcasting, while also slowly working on revising your podcast

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After recording this week’s episode, we saw on the Vegas Community Forum a couple posts that we thought were important to link to:

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