Three Things To Consider When Starting a Podcast

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It’s been said that podcasts will soon become the most important storytelling medium. Not only have they gained popularity as a choice platform for storytellers, but their audiences have been growing exponentially.

Did you know that about 21% of Americans listen to podcasts regularly? This might seem surprising in the age of video, but it’s true! With the rise of connected cars and long commutes, it makes sense. From mystery shows to parenting discussions, people are tuning in more and more every day.

Do you dream of having your own podcast but not sure where to begin? We asked Lucrecer Braxton, a creative consultant, graphic designer and award-winning photographer and podcaster, what she thinks.

She firmly believes that before you dive into any project, you should be clear on your mission. Here are a few questions she suggests asking yourself before you open up that Soundcloud account.

  1. Why do you want to podcast? Your why will help you keep the theme of your podcast focused.
  2. Does your podcast solve a problem, educate, entertain or inspire? People listen for one of these reasons. Does your podcast fit one or more of these?
  3. Do you have what it takes to sustain at least 10 episodes? Not many podcasts publish past 10 episodes. Do you have content and stamina to maintain your show?

If you want to learn more about podcasting, follow Lucrecer over at SistaCast and check out her podcast Pick My Brain, where she brings together artists, designers, authors and other visionaries to answer the questions about all things creative.

Happy podcasting!

Lucrecer Braxton was born in Georgia and is a southern girl at heart. She loves on herself, loves on haters and has no problem calling out "hot mess" when she sees it. Lucrecer is a creative consultant, graphic designer and award-winning photographer and podcaster. She has graced the stage at many conferences, sharing passionate, motivating messages with her audience. She has led workshops on relationship building, photography, blogging, podcasting, building communities online and pitching yourself for maximum exposure. As the host of the Pick My Brain Podcast, Lucrecer brings together artists, designers, authors and other visionaries to answer the questions about all things creative. She also paints lovely watercolors and acrylics with the goal of bringing joy and happiness to everyone.