The Audacity to Podcast is back! And before jumping back into the content to help you grow and improve your podcast, I want to share three things I'm really excited about!
1. The Audacity to Podcast won a Podcast Award!
The People's Choice Podcast Awards, started by Todd Cochrane, are the longest-running podcast awards. I was surprised back in 2012 when The Audacity to Podcast won best technology podcast and I was handed the trophy by Leo Laporte, one of my podcasting heroes. And I was surprised and honored again to win in 2023!
Here was my acceptance speech:
2. Podgagement has launched!
After more than 4 years in development, I completed the revolutionary upgrade of My Podcast Reviews to Podgagement! This new service carries over all the review-tracking features of My Podcast Reviews, but adds a whole lot more to focus on helping you engage your audience and grow your podcast. Thus the new name, Podgagement. (Is it really a podcasting product if it doesn't have “pod” or “cast” somewhere in the name?)
Podgagement brings new features and a whole-new feature tier with even more benefits!
In short, everything from My Podcast Reviews has been migrated to the new “Astro” tier, and the brand-new “Constellation” tier offers even more features! The Constellation-exclusive features include collecting voice and written feedback from your audience; tracking your in-app podcast networking through recommendations, Podcasting 2.0 “Podroll” feature, and more; and many more upcoming features like chart-tracking, SEO tracking, AI-powered audience-engagement enhancement, monetization features, and more.
Or here me talk about in in my guest appearance on Podnews Weekly Review with James Cridland and Sam Sethi and on School of Podcasting with Dave Jackson.
3. I'm being inducted into the Podcast Hall of Fame!
This announcement has been burning a whole in my drafts for several weeks! I'm being inducted into the Podcast Hall of Fame this year at the 10th anniversary Podfest Expo in Orlando! I hope that you can be there to celebrate with me!
A personal aside
If you've followed me for a while, you know that the last few years have been very difficult for me, both personally and professionally.
There have been many ups and downs. I would start to rebuild on apparent stability in life, but then something would radically change and shake up everything again.
So I see these 3 big wins as amazing and unmerited blessings from God and huge motivators for me to keep going helping you to have the audacity to podcast!
With both the rush of working to launch Podgagement and the changing stability in my fatherhood responsibilities both now seemingly at a steady place, I'm ready and eager to get back to regular podcast episodes!
And if you've been missing me for the last few months, have you checked out The Future of Podcasting that I've been cohosting biweekly with Dave Jackson? Instead of focusing on the “how” like I do here in The Audacity to Podcast, The Future of Podcasting‘s focus is right there in the title! We discuss what's coming in the podcasting industry and why and how you can take advantage of the industry-leading innovations. I hope you'll listen there, too!
I'm available to help you podcast!
If you need one-on-one help or you haven't launched your podcast, yet, click here to request a personal coaching and consulting session with me and I'd love the opportunity to help you podcast better!
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