Monday 30th September was International Podcast Day. It's my first International Podcast Day as the producer and host of a podcast - this time last year I was just thinking about the first episode - and whilst I didn't quite manage to get a podcast episode out for it, I did celebrate offline.
Seize Your Adventure stormed past 1000 listens last week, and on Monday, I was invited to deliver a workshop on How to Make a Podcast for Kingston Library.
I had a great set of attendees who were looking into podcasts for various reasons - both professional and personal. I enjoyed sharing some of my favourite podcasts, and why I like them. And it really made me think about what makes a podcast 'good'. How episodes are shaped and structured, and why podcasting is such an important and interesting medium to work on.
It also made me realise that out of all the possible types of podcast and structure I could have followed, Seize Your Adventure definitely takes a lot of producing! Telling scripted stories takes a lot of work from myself and the people telling their stories. I am so grateful for the time they put into it. And the patience of my listeners, who don't get episodes as much as I would like them to.
I hope this will the first of many celebrations of being a podcaster. I am still finding so much fun in the work, and look forward to more.