Podcasting For Writers – Does It Work – Should We All Be Doing It?
I remember a time, not that long ago, when Podcasting was the ‘thing’. Everyone I knew seemed to be saying “Steve, you should be doing it, it’s right up your street with your background in broadcasting.”
They were right of course. But do you know, I never really fancied it. I can’t explain why. Something just didn’t feel right. It was strange.
But I’m beginning to wonder if I haven’t missed a trick. I know there are some writers out there who do use it to promote themselves and their books but to be honest I don’t know how much success they’ve had. It still remains a mystery to me.
Oh sure, the actual process of creating regular podcasts is easy enough, and I have all the necessary bits and pieces of ‘kit’…microphones, audio editing software, all the usual ‘stuff’….so there is no reason why I don’t do it. As I say, it’s a mystery why I don’t have a regular podcast.
What worries me is that I just hope it’s not like two years ago when a pal said to me “Steve, you need to start blogging on WordPress. It’s fantastic. It would be a great way to spread the word about your publishing business and website design and all that other stuff you do. I can’t think why you haven’t done it already?”
I still can’t explain why I didn’t immediately sign up for a blog. Maybe I was too busy doing other things? I don’t know. It wasn’t until Christmas 2012 that I actually began seriously blogging and I love it. I wish I’d done it sooner.
However, back to podcasting. What I want to know is this…..does it work? Is it some other avenue we should all be considering in our ‘quest’ to spread the word about our writing and our books? If I did a regular podcast would anyone listen to it?
I would be interested to know what you think. Very interested.