I’ve talked about a few places you can distribute and some of these platforms have norms. For instance, a lot of podcasts are 25-30 minutes. Soundcloud is a bit more varied but you might get to wondering:
How long should your audio be?
Should it be interview style or something else?
You know what? Just like the way I advocate for blog creative freedom, I advocate for audio creative freedom.
It’s absolutely possible to create podcast episodes at varying lengths whether that is 2 minutes one day and then 1 hour another to actually loving the container of “my episodes will be 20 minutes”.
The best thing to do is experiment and see what feels good for you or what length seems to suit what you feel you need to share.
And if you want inspiration to be irregular in your podcast episode lengths, just have a look at Leonie Dawson’s podcast. I’m sure there are a number of other successful podcasters posting at varied durations.
You also don’t have to have “Seasons” or consider making more than 3 episodes ever. You don’t have to post every week. You can be free.
Sure – if you want to be a podcaster first and a healer/mentor/coach second, then you can follow all the “podcast” success tips and be a super famous podcaster. But your content is really a support to your business, not the end in itself. You could make 5 episodes that constitute a free audiobook of sorts. You can mix up your music making with your rants, or share sound healings. Whatever you like!
Audio can be so easy to create
Ok – now I’ve harped on about a podcast, you might be thinking, “but isn’t it hard to create a podcast?”.
Well, I don’t think it’s hard however I understand that is not a fair statement because I don’t find tech hard.
I love to use Anchor FM (yes the free version) and they distribute my little baby podcast all over the place: Spotify, iTunes and more. PLUS you can record directly into Anchor if you like on a device or desktop.
And if you don’t want to think about a podcast, you can create audio really easily with your phone. You don’t even need to buy a fancy mic if you have a pretty new-ish smartphone. You can record directly onto your phone and upload your recorded content to your computer.