The holidays can be such a rush. Shopping, school events, travel, etc make the “Tour of Christmas 06” something that can make you tired just thinking about it. How are you going to find time to podcast? Dave explains some quick settings in WordPress and Libsyn that allow you to prerecord some shows and release them in the future.

How to Keep Podcasting During the Holiday Season Without Missing a Beat

Subheader: How to Keep Podcasting During the Holiday Season Without Missing a Beat

It's The Holidays!

The holiday season is upon us, and as a podcaster, I understand the challenges of maintaining a consistent schedule during this festive time. In a recent episode of “The School of Podcasting's Morning Announcements,” I shared some valuable insights on how to keep podcasting during the holidays without missing a beat. Now, let's delve into some important strategies to help fellow podcasters stay on track during this busy time of the year.

Recording in Advance

One of the crucial points I highlighted is the significance of recording podcast episodes in advance. The holiday period often brings about travel and family gatherings, potentially disrupting our regular recording schedules. By pre-recording episodes, we can ensure that our content continues to be released consistently, even amidst the holiday hustle and bustle. You can beat this using features such as post-timestamps to schedule the release of pre-recorded episodes. This enables us to maintain our publication schedule and keep our audience engaged without compromising the quality of our content.

Tools and Platforms

Every podcasting platform has tools to facilitate the seamless release of pre-recorded episodes. For instance, I mentioned the functionality offered by podcast hosting platforms like Libsyn, where we can set the post date and time for scheduled episodes. This insight can be particularly valuable for podcasters unaware of such features, empowering them to utilize their hosting platforms during the holiday season effectively.

Manage Material Surges

In addition, you need to exercise caution regarding the frequency of episode releases when we have an abundance of pre-recorded material. Effectively managing material surges and spacing out episodes ensures a consistent flow of content, even during periods of low activity or inspiration. By strategically spacing out our episodes, we can navigate the ebbs and flows of generating podcast material, contributing to a more sustainable and consistent podcasting experience.

There is nothing worse than getting all this material and releasing it. Then you think, “What will I use for my next episode…. ohhhhhhh”

Maintaining Quality and Patience With Your Podcast

Furthermore, I highlighted the importance of prioritizing quality over quantity when releasing pre-recorded episodes. Patience and strategic decision-making are crucial when it comes to planning the frequency of episode releases. By taking a measured approach to episode release frequency, we can uphold the standard of our content and deliver engaging episodes that resonate with our audience, even during the holiday season.

You Can Do It

In conclusion, podcasting during the holiday season presents its challenges, but with the right approach, we can navigate through this period seamlessly. By leveraging the strategies shared in the podcast episode, we can proactively plan and schedule our content, ensuring a consistent and uninterrupted flow of episodes. Embracing preparedness, strategic scheduling, and maintaining content quality empowers us to thrive during the holiday season while effectively engaging our audience.

In essence, podcasting around the holidays need not be overwhelming. By applying thoughtful planning and utilizing the tools and features available on hosting platforms, we can ensure that our content remains accessible and engaging without missing a beat. Let's embrace the holiday season with confidence, knowing that our podcasting efforts are well-prepared and capable of keeping our audience captivated throughout this festive time.

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Owner of the School of Podcasting. Also produces the "Ask the Podcast Coach." He is also the author of the book "More Podcast Money" and is a regular speaker at podcasting and media conventions.

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