Mark your calendars this November 2017! The National Podcast Post Month will be celebrating its 10th year anniversary, and there is no better way to celebrate than to get in the challenge — 30 podcasts in 30 days. Here’s what NaPodPoMo 2017 is and how you can participate.
“The idea of a bootcamp is really helpful… You have to get out there and try.” – Jennifer Navarrete in an interview with MacKenzie Bennett
History of NaPodPoMo
The National Podcast Post Month started in 2007 out of a desire to create an exciting event that is similar to the writer’s NaNoWriMo and NaNoBloMo. So instead of writing 30 posts in a month, participants get to publish 30 podcasts in 30 days.
Are you in for the challenge?
“It’s a great place to fail fast and learn quickly and get better.” – Jennifer Navarrete
In her interview at PowerPress Podcast, we learned how it all started. It was just three days before November 2007 would hit off that Jennifer decided to headstart NaPodPoMo.
She and her sister already had a podcast, and truly enjoyed what they were doing. But there was also the desire to learn more about it.
And so she started NaPodPoMo. By the end of that month, they had a total of around 55 podcasters who participated.
Now, it’s been ten years since. Will you step into the challenge? Here’s how…
How to Participate in NaPodPoMo 2017
Veteran and newbie podcasters are welcome to join in this exciting event. Grab your microphones, get ready your recorders, and go live with your show. Or, have your audio edited before its release.
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The challenge is simply to publish 30 podcasts within 30 days.
To get started, here’s what you need to do:
1. Visit the NaPodPoMo official website – There you will find information about the event and about its active participants. Visit the NaPodPoMo website today.
2. Register for a free account – Be a part of the community of podcasters who are up and ready to celebrate.
3. Join the Facebook group – The organizers created a public group especially for this year’s NaPodPoMo. There you’ll find videos and tips on how to get set up. Also, it is the place where you get to share your experiences with the entire community of participants.
4. Share your podcast feed – Follow the instructions upon registration and list your podcast accordingly. This helps the entire community get informed about the participating shows.
5. Create a profile – Help the community get to know you better and let them know where to find you on social.
6. Enjoy podcasting throughout November – Once you are all set, head on the marathon and don’t forget to share your experiences with the entire community. You can learn from one another and have fun throughout!
But wait, there’s one more thing you might want to try…
One thing special this NaPodPoMo 2017 is the opportunity for alumni podcasters to be interviewed within the month. Jennifer Navarrete herself will be your honored host for the podcast.
Every day welcomes a different alumni podcaster. Simply log in to your account and schedule for an interview. There are morning and afternoon slots available.
The Joys of NaPodPoMo
So, what can podcasters get from joining the NaPodPoMo 2017? There are basically three things…
1. Hone your podcasting skills
Just like the idea of NaNoWriMo and NaNoBloMo, you get to challenge yourself and discover how far you can keep up. There are always new things that you can learn about podcasting and experience — like they say — is the best teacher.
Remember that podcasting involves a couple of tasks and responsibilities to complete.
There’s recording, editing, and writing show notes. To many, there are also the tasks of finding a guest and scheduling the interview.
By participating, you could discover your strengths as well as those areas where you still need to improve on. As you go along, you could learn how to produce a better version of your podcast.
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2. Connect with other podcasters
What are podcasts without their podcasters? The thing is that podcasting does not necessarily have to be a one-man show.
There is some depth of meaning in the saying…
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with others.”
You can get out there and learn from others in the field. NaPodPoMo 2017 is a sure opportunity that you can connect with them and have fun.
Get to know their stories and how they are reaching out to their audience. You can also share one with another some tips and insights on tools and the processes you implement.
Take part in the community and spark the fun this November!
3. Step into a door of opportunities
Every event can mean different things for each podcaster. But perhaps one thing that remains true to all is the door of opportunities that it presents.
Talking about opportunities and missing out on them, someone once said,…
“We do not get unlimited chances to have the things we want. Nothing is worse than missing an opportunity that could have changed our life.”
NaPodPoMo 2017 presents an open door to multiple opportunities. There is the opportunity to learn from others and from your own experience, the opportunity to establish relationships with your fellow podcasters, and the overall opportunity to power up your podcast.
Which path are you willing to take? The choice is up to you.
Free and Open to All Podcasters
NaPodPoMo 2017 is free of charge. Podcasters from different industries and generation can take part in the event.
According to Jennifer in the interview, there is no set podcasting platform to use. You can continue with what you are using and simply make sure to list your podcast feed once you have registered.
What are your plans this November? NaPodPoMo 2017 starts November 1st — are you in? Leave us a comment below and share your thoughts with others. We would love to hear from you!
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