Part 4: How long does it take to actually get better at podcasting so you can call yourself an expert? We’ll cover that today. But ICYMI:
You've probably heard a phrase popularized by Malcolm Gladwell: It takes 10,000 hours to be an expert at anything. Though scientists and researchers bristle at the lack of, well… science and research to back up the claim, I think it’s fine to use directionally.
If you dedicate one hour a day, every day, to practice your skill as a podcast, it’ll take you 27.5 years to hit the mark. That’s a long time.
Do it for eight hours a day, every day, and you slice that time down to 3.5 years. Still a long time. But much more in the realm of possibility.
The fact that I’ve been podcasting for 15 years isn’t what makes me an expert. That’s just how long I’ve been in the game. And honestly, being in the game too long can actually become a liability.
I come off more than a little angst-filled in this episode, so you might want to check out totally re-written article where I became a bit more coherent: http://podcastpontifications.libsyn.com/age-treachery-vs-youth-skill-in-podcasting
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