Another amazing set of comments/thoughts/insights/reflections on yesterday’s post – thank you! I am sure there will be more thoughts on that topic to come.
Kelsey is a podcaster too (and I think often reads here 🙂 ) and this is not a dig – I love her work! I just wanted to offer a counterpoint/alternative method which is: subscribe to more than you can listen to, but clean out your feed weekly.
Here are my reasons for using this method:
1- I might not want to listen to EVERY episode of a given podcast (though I never miss Kelsey and Erica’s, quite honestly!) but there might be a topic that catches my eye or a guest I am excited about that I want to hear.
2- I am a ‘mood listener’ and while I do have certain rituals (Up First in the shower, certain podcasts on Monday morning and Sunday runs always with No Stupid Questions), other times I appreciate a brought array of options
3- Subscribing helps support the podcasters! I’m sure Up First doesn’t care, but some of us (ahem) still have to work for each download. I kid, but it’s true — podcasters earn revenue based on ad sales that are linked to downloads (unless you listen on a streaming service like Spotify). I’m pretty sure there’s no way of knowing if you’ve listened to the track!
So, there you go! If I let my tracks accumulate it would get ridiculous but I set the app I use — Podcruncher — to keep 2 episodes max of any podcasts and I also do a big weed-out/delete weekly.
Which app do you use to listen? Do you ‘oversubscribe and delete’ like me, or are you restrained in your downloading/subscribing habits? Do you also have rituals you associate with certain podcasts? Please tell me someone sits down and plans while listening to BLP!