It’s the new year and this is a time for many New Year’s resolutions. Here are five podcasting resolutions I suggest for your podcast in the coming 365 days (even if it’s not New Year’s Day).

1. Resolve to publish consistently

Consistency is one of the most important aspect of building an audience around content.

You may justify a short hiatus because of holidays or other events, but those could be prime opportunities to make your podcast stand out and gain a new audience.

What changes would you have to make in order to not miss a single episode for the next year?

2. Resolve to improve

Regardless of where you are in podcasting, there’s still room to improve. Consider the five cornerstones of a great podcast:

  1. Content—the message you share
  2. Presentation—how you communicate the message
  3. Production—the technical side
  4. Promotion—how you market your podcast
  5. Profit—the purpose and goals of your podcast

Improving your podcast after episode 1 is the focus of Podcasters’ Society. So maybe you need to join Podcasters’ Society in order to fulfill this resolution!

Critically evaluate your own podcast (or ask someone else to do it). What areas do you see where you can improve?

3. Resolve to grow your audience

I think we would all love to have a larger audience. Growing your audience is usually not a passive thing. It takes extra work, some planning, and maybe some financial investments. It takes real action to grow your podcast beyond standard “podcast inflation.”

What can you do to grow our podcast audience larger than if you did nothing?

4. Resolve to attend a relevant, in-person event

Networking is hugely beneficial—not only for the potential to meet new people and partner, but also the new energy such events can infuse into your passions!

I love Podcast Movement and other social-media conferences, but the best event for you may be something far more relevant to your niche. Consider other local, regional, national, or international events that may have far more people interested in your niche.

For ideas, look at conference sites like Lanyard, Meetup, or industry websites and publications.

5. Resolve to do something new and bold

Lastly, try something radical this year!

There are so many opportunities to do something new and bold that you might get overwhelmed. But pick only one and resolve to accomplish it in the coming year.

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    As an award-winning podcaster, Daniel J. Lewis gives you the guts and teaches you the tools to launch and improve your own podcasts for sharing your passions and finding success. Daniel creates resources for podcasters, such as the SEO for Podcasters and Zoom H6 for Podcasters courses, the Social Subscribe & Follow Icons plugin for WordPress, the My Podcast Reviews global-review aggregator, and the Podcasters' Society membership for podcasters. As a recognized authority and influencer in the podcasting industry, Daniel speaks on podcasting and hosts his own podcast about how to podcast. Daniel's other podcasts, a clean-comedy podcast, and the #1 unofficial podcast for ABC's hit drama Once Upon a Time, have also been nominated for multiple awards. Daniel and his son live near Cincinnati.

    4 comments on 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Podcasters

    1. Sarah Rhea Werner says:

      Thanks for all of the work you put in to “The Audacity to Podcast”, Daniel. I host a small indie podcast for writers, and whenever I lack the energy to record after a long day at the office, I fire up your show and it ALWAYS inspires me to record. You’re my Podcasting Yoda.

      Thank you for being awesome! I’m looking forward to your webinar on the 28th. 🙂

      -Sarah

    2. Pétrus Davi says:

      In 2016 i’m looking to accomplish two objectives in particular. One is to meet personally a marvelous girls that i recently met in the internet, she’s really a wonderful person, and two, contribute in podcast here in brazil, there are still so much things and so many ways of doing podcast who were not explored yet. Thanks for the episode Daniel, see ya 🙂

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