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11 things to do before launching your first podcast

In one of the most random developments of 2016, podcasts have made a massive come back.

I’ve decided it’s either because we can’t put down our phones, or because we’ve become too lazy to both look at moving images and listen at the same time.

Whatever the reason, podcasting can be a great way of positioning yourself as an expert in your chosen field and getting into people’s ears while they’re at work or commuting, and once you get going, they’re surprisingly easy to create.

Here are 11 things to do before launching your first podcast.

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17 A Seat at the Table lyrics for when you need an Instagram caption

1. I’m gonna look for my body yeah/ I’ll be back real soon

2. But you know that a king is only a man/ With flesh and bones, he bleeds just like you do

3. I tried to dance it away/ I tried to change it with my hair

4. But it’s hard when you only/ Got fans around and no fam around/ And if they are, then their hands are out/ And they pointing fingers

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How I faced my fears and started my own radio show

I’m the definition of an introvert; most comfortable in the corner of a room sipping a glass of Prosecco than in the middle of the dance floor, most suited to deep and meaningful one on one conversations than public speaking, and most used to being part of close, tight friendship circles than part of a larger gang.

So how did I end up hosting a grime show on Monday nights on a growing community radio station?

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How to protect your sanity on Twitter

By the time I finish writing this article roughly 21 million tweets will have been sent.

Some of them will be from bloggers like me, shamelessly promoting their work, others will be witty one liners with Arthur memes attached to them, and others will be abuse, tweeted directly at specific users.

Here’s how you can keep sane, and still be active, on Twitter and other social media platforms.

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