There's something about November that seems to encourage people to take on challenges. Maybe for people in the Northern hemisphere it is because November is the grey, cold, rainy period between autumn and winter. Maybe the timing is just random... but in any event some people grow a mustache for "Movember" in support of various men's health efforts. And since 1999 there are hundreds of thousands of people who try to write a 50,000 word novel as part of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).
For those of us interested in audio, there is instead "National Podcast Post Month" or "#NaPodPoMo" as the hashtag appears on many social networks. The goal is to produce 30 podcasts in 30 days, and hopefully to have some fun along the way.
With my "The Dan York Report" over on Soundcloud, I tried - and FAILED - to do the NaPodPoMo challenge back in 2017.
I only made it 11 episodes before fading out. :-(
As I explained in TDYR 347 on December 4, 2017, life caught up with me and while I had great ideas I didn't have the corresponding planning and research. I said that for me to do it again, I would:
- Map out the month of episodes in advance
- Prepare evergreen / backup episodes in advance, for when I'm unable to record
- Do research in advance
Two years later I'm ready to give it another try! This time I've done all those things. I have 30 episodes at least planned out, and in some cases researched. I'm going to be doing recording in advance, and I'll have some backup episodes waiting in the queue.
I'm doing this just as a personal challenge because I enjoy working with audio so much - and I just need to get out there and DO IT!
You are welcome to follow along over at soundcloud.com/danyork/ It will be a mixture of topics. Some about podcasting... about Internet technologies... about how our society is changing... about some work topics... and so much more.
Let's see if I can get to doing all 30 days! 🙂
P.S. today's episode is already out...