We har about the benefits of podcasting on this show, and I attempt to get people to start their podcast and often ask, “What is the worst thing that could happen?” I wanted to hear what was the worst thing that happened to you by starting a podcast, what was the biggest regret?

The Positive Side of Podcasting

Here are some of the things people have reported happening “Because of my podcast:”

I was able to get a dream trip to a Lambo field and watch my beloved Green Bay packers
I improved my conversational skills
I was asked to write a book
People went to an event to meet me
My face is on the cover of a comic book
I raced in the Baja 1000
I got free bottles of wine
I got a job
I now work in media communications for the Federal Government
I get to chat with my brothers on a weekly basis
I get passes to the college world series
They sent a Maserati to pick me up
I've got to meet people I have no business meeting
I have a new purpose in life
I have more customers

Biggest Podcast Regrets:

People have gone from obsessing over starting their podcast to obsessing over the next episode(s).

Dan from Podcasters Kit

Clay from Fish Nerds

Craig from Ingles Podcast is considering the time it takes to create a podcast

Jonathon from Weekly Awesome is concerned about the time it takes to create episodes.

Doug Payton from Consider This! podcast had some negative comments and a weird situation where someone sent an unpaid pizza to his house (spooky)

Arnie from the Football History Dude

One person is regretful about not remember the names and faces of people they meet.

Question of the Month for November

In honor of my first CEO that I ever worked for ( Richard Jusseaume ) who would tack on the question, “What's bugging you?” on to the employee survey, I ask you, “What's bugging you?” Leave your answer at www.schoolofpodcasting.com/question

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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.
1 comment on “The Biggest Regret From Starting a Podcast
  1. Hey Dave, Doug Payton here. Thanks for the link to my show.

    By the way, “667” is not the neighbor of The Beast, he’s across the street from him (y’know, odd vs even numbers). He’s not The Beast, but yes, he can see the house from his window. 🙂

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