Your First Podcast Will Sound Like Crap

It’s true. Even if you have the best equipment money can buy your first podcast will sound like crap. Why? Because you’re your own worst critic.

You’ve taken the classes. You’ve bought all the recommended equipment. You put it all together just like you were instructed. Everything ran smoothly. You even took 8 hours to edit your first episode so it would sound perfect but no matter how many times you listen to it you think it sounds like crap. That’s OK.
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5 Tips for Podcasting When You Have Little Kids

When I started podcasting in 2005 I had 5 kids 10 and under in my house. It seemed like a pipe dream that I’d ever get an episode published.

Over the years I’ve learned a few things about podcasting as a hobby. One of them is how to podcast with kids in the house.
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“A Time to Die” by Nadine Brandes Book Review

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to know the day you would die? Would you live differently? Would you feel invincible?

Set in a dystopian future, A Time to Die by first-time novelist Nadine Brandes follows the story of a teenage girl who learns that faith in God doesn’t have an expiration date. Continue reading ““A Time to Die” by Nadine Brandes Book Review”

5 Semi-Pro Blogging and Podcasting Pitfalls

I’ve been blogging since the late 90’s and podcasting since 2005. This makes me an old-timer in Internet years. It also means I’ve been at this for a long time with very little to show for it monetarily. Financial gain has never been a primary goal of my blogging and podcasting but it’s nice to be able to generate a little income to fund my hobby.

I didn’t start blogging or podcasting to make money but as I’ve plied my trade over the 16+ years of my online life I’ve realized that this is a way I’d like to earn money. I’ve made a lot of mistakes over the years and there are five that stand out as huge pitfalls that I’m still trying to overcome.
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