Guitar vs. Podcasting
I started playing guitar again after taking a little more than 20 years off.
When I walked away, I was playing at a very high level, having gotten my degree in music and worked as a musician professionally. But today, I'm basically relearning everything.
Fortunately, there is a lot "muscle memory" for me to fall back on. And I'm confident that I could be back to where I was with about a year of daily practice.
Keep this in mind if you've put a pause on your podcast and you're thinking about jumping back in. You can make this happen, if you want. But you need to start.
Here's something else I've noticed, which I think you'll find helpful to your podcasting. This is so simple, yet so many people neglect it. And I think it's actually the secret to learning anything.
Break down what you're trying to learn into small chunks.
For music, that means taking one line, or even one measure, at a time. For podcasting, maybe it's learning one option of a piece of software. Or getting a single interview and working with that.
Here's a simple trick that will help you put great episodes together, whether you're interviewing somebody or doing a narrative ... Start with a focus sentence.
Try it. It's a simple "trick" that will change the way you interview and edit.
More podcasting tricks below ...