So, the podcast is coming up on a year old. It's time to have a look at it and see if it's worth the work, and if there might be better ways of doing it.
So, my current constraints:
The podcast costs me about $7 a month. I'm not willing to pay more than that, so the sum total of minutes per month can't be longer than it is. (Approximately 50 minutes). I will make an exception in May, because I have a huge episode I want to send out to celebrate the 50th episode (It will be 58 minutes on its own.). I use Canva and Small pdf, which are free, and Audacity which is free. The audio version is more popular than the transcripts, but audio is terrible for creature stats, and it's better with a script regardless. It's always going to be a single speaker podcast: I know many people want a two-hander: that won't happen.
I can make fewer, bigger episodes, or, conversely, I can make more, smaller ones (Seriously, "plot hook a day" is a format I really thought about. I listen to the Writer's Almanac which is a poem a day presented by Garrison Keillor?) I could also make it a work journal on a bigger project (so I could take the Cornwall covenant we did here a while ago and focus on that, or choose a book to pull apart for plot hooks over the course of a year). At the moment there are two I have going there: some notes on the Sanctuary of Ice supplement, and a monthly post with a monster or location from Lo0rd Dunsany. This lets me use some Librivox, which adds some variety of voice.
So, any feedback is welcome as I think my options through.
It may seem premature I'm planning this far out from May 26, which is the anniversary, but I try to get four weeks ahead on my recording. Tonight I should have recorded the last week of April. I'm scripting the first and second week of May now (I need to stat up a spider god and an elemental made of the hair of a goddess) and the third week is the huge ep that's already done. So: it's actually time for me to seriously consider what's going to happen in June.
Also, if you don't listen, what could it do differently to attract your ears? If you do listen and haven't left a review on iTunes...what could it do differently to get you to give it a rating?