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Episode Info: lling in over 100 a month. Not bad for a first time podcaster who's still learning. He found his audience and a passionate one at that. Do you know who your audience is? What's your subject? What are you passionate about? Try testing it out as my client did. Post your idea somewhere on social media where you're comfortable with it. See if it travels beyond your followers. Does it engage with people who usually never engage with you? Does it get the attention of Opal in Toledo* who you've never met? If it does, you may be on to something. Test it out. Why would ANYONE listen to this? Of all the questions needing to be answered here, this one is possibly the most important. After all, there's a bazillion podcasts about podcasting or creative work out there. Why in the heck would anyone want to listen to mine? How am I different? With over 700,000 podcasts out there, the market for every niche is filled in some way. Do some market research. Listen to the other people in your category. What are they doing? In the Podcasts about Podcasting category, most of the people I hear are about the marketing aspect and less about what appealed to me back at the very beginning. The appeal was the act of creating art for fun, for therapy, for a purpose, for any reason that floats your boat, and in direct opposition to the supposed podcasting 'gurus' who believe—in my opinion—that podcasting should be done by certain people with a particular purpose. I rebel against that philosophy, as any good pirate should. That is the podcast I wish to present to the world, and I think that's why people should listen. Find what sets you apart from the others in your space. That's your lane to occupy. This is the very beginning of the process, but if you're treating podcasting as a serious venture, then you really can't afford to overlook this. Answering these questions provides you clarity. If you have clarity at the very beginning, then every other decision you make as you go through the process is less complicated. Need Help? I can help you. I'll be hosting my first Twitter chat on Thursday, August 1st at 8pm Eastern Time. Follow @krisroley on Twitter, or search for the hashtag #AskRoley I'm looking forward to you to sharing your answers, and answer any questions you have about podcasting. If you're thinking about podcasting for the first time, share with us what you're thinking about, and if you can answer the three questions, please feel free to do so. I’d love it if you left a comment below! Opal's a real person who is a perennial candidate for Mayor of Toledo, and one of the more colorful (possibly insane) people you've ever seen. She is, however, adorable in her own way. Look her up, and you'll understand why "Steve in Toledo" just never works as well as Opal in Toledo will. ...
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