Hey there, fellow podcaster! Feeling a bit overwhelmed by the wild world of podcasting? Well, fret not because we’ve got some fantastic tips from this episode of The Circle Sessions to help you keep that pep in your podcaster step.

Record and Publish for Yourself

It’s easy to get caught up in the numbers game, but the real magic of podcasting starts with personal fulfillment. Even if your listener count isn’t through the roof, find intrinsic motivation in sharing your voice. Building that habit of hitting the record button not only creates consistency but also gives you a good ol’ sense of achievement.

Pick a Frequency That Works for You

Life’s already busy, right? So, pick a publishing schedule that isn’t a marathon for you. Whether it’s once a week, bi-weekly, or monthly, be real with yourself about what you can handle. It’s not a sprint; it’s a marathon.

Ignore the Analytics

Let’s have an “ignore the haters” moment, but with analytics. Obsessing over downloads and stats can drain the joy out of podcasting. Use the stats as a handy tool, not a measure of your worth as a podcaster. It’s more liberating than refreshing the stats page every hour.

Take Breaks When Needed to Be A Happier Podcaster

You’re not a podcasting machine. Life happens, and it’s okay to take a breather. Communicate with your listeners if you need to step away for a bit. Returning when the spark of joy reignites within you will make all the difference.

Avoid Comparisons

Comparison is the thief of joy, especially in podcasting. It’s easy to fall into the comparison trap, but remember, everyone’s journey is unique. Let yourself be inspired by others without feeling like you’re coming up short. Your voice is as valuable as anyone else’s.

Relax and Focus on Intrinsic Motivation

When stress kicks in, take a chill pill and focus on the joy of creating episodes. Brett’s advice about staying true to your passion for podcasting is a precious reminder. Stick to your reasons, let go of unnecessary pressure, and just enjoy the ride.

In this fast-paced world of podcasting, it’s all too easy to lose sight of why we started in the first place. By following these tips, you can find your way back to being a happier podcaster – your love for expressing your thoughts, feelings, and stories. The key is finding happiness in the journey, not just the destination. So, take a deep breath, pat yourself on the back, and keep the podcasting groove alive. You’ve got this!