I have already learned a lot about podcasting and also about Anchor itself. It is such a joy to connect with people and learn more about social media from personalities like Ileane from Ileane Speaks and Kathy over at WP Barista.
Dr. DAN over at Anchor Talk also has so much useful information on using Anchor itself as a platform.
There are so many other amazing stations as well to dive into for great content.
One of the many reasons I started this podcast is to learn. To try different things. See what works, what doesn’t, and have fun in the process. That’s why I call it “The Mix.”
I like variety.
I like to talk about and learn about so many different things that there is no other title that would work.
This too is what led me to want to be a journalist. A love of learning and talking about things with people!!
Trying to build a presence on social media as a journalist means spending much time doing so.
Time is precious to me as I MUST work full-time (sometimes six days) to provide for myself while I am in school and pursuing this career change.
Having said that the format of “The Mix” will probably change and be experimented often.
The first two weeks I did an episode every day. I learned quickly that was not within my means. I want my shows to be done well and as professional as I know how. This means spending time on them. Researching, writing, and finding great content to talk about.
I have ranged from two to four hours spent in total just for one 20 to 30 minute episode.
While I LOVE doing it and it feels like the time just flies by it is hard to find that much time every day.
In order to be able to get the most out of the time I will for now only be doing “The Mix” on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
This will allow me to be more invested in the individual shows and then on the other days of the week I can spend some more time on the “community” aspect which is THRIVING on Anchor.
I am connecting and learning in a way that I
never have before on social media. So being able to utilize that community is important.
This format will probably change again in the coming weeks. I will learn new ways of doing things and try different experiments while having a blast building my life as a journalist.
Cuz like I often say… it’s always fun to add something new to “The Mix!”