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School of Podcasting

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You want to start a podcast, but you’re not sure where to start. You need advice on how to grow or monetize your show, and stop being so scared that it won’t work! I can help by showing you what mistakes NOT TO MAKE and much more. Subscribe to the show and soak in the 16+ years of podcasting experie… read more

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Taking a Break and Coming Back From Your Podcast

There are times when I feel podcasters over-think things, and one of them is "How do I come back if I take an unplanned break?" It's not a whole lot different than starting a podcast from scratch (except it's easier).

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TOPICS

00:00  Introduction 00:27  Welcome 01:14  Taking Breaks From Your Podcast: Don't 03:34  It's Your Choice 04:10  Things You Should Consider 05:07  Using Seasons 06:34  Off Seasons May Not Be Off 07:39  How I Don't Miss Episodes 08:31  Consistency in VALUE over Schedule 09:57  I Really Need To Take a Break 10:34  The Best Way to Take a Break: PLAN IT 11:23  Figure Out When You're Coming Back 12:28  Keep Your Listener Informed 13:56  SPONSOR: Novel Marketing Podcast 15:11  Unplug If That Is the Goal 16:21  Identify Why You Need a Break 17:13  Make Your Last Episode a GREAT Episode 18:03  No Explanation Needed 20:52  Losing Listeners Is Not More Important 21:21  Relaunching Your Podcast 22:00  Is Taking a Break More Work? 22:35  Have Episodes Recorded and Ready 23:15  Quick Summary So Far 23:55  Other Things to Consider 24:50  Best of Shows 25:33  Where to Announce Your Hiatus? 26:24  Avoid Podfading 27:55  The Biggest Mistake 30:35  Resurrecting a Podfaded Show 33:54  libsyn.com promo code sopfree 34:31  Question of the Month 35:44  One Tip to Making Podcasting Easier 37:12  If You Need a Break From Life 38:13  schoolofpodcasting.com 38:56  Bloopers

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