Everyone gets sick at some point. You catch a cold, your allergies go crazy, and it takes you down for a few days. As a podcast host, you are always aiming for the best possible sound quality. Unless you have a very specific, sexy type of podcast, a raspy, scratchy voice is not what you want your audience to hear when they press play. When you do catch a bug and need to step away from the microphone, here are some ways you can use the time curled up on the sofa or in bed to get ahead of the game.
Social Media Prepping
Write a Blog...or Two
Seek Out Guest Spots
Since you’ve been scrolling endlessly on social media, sipping hot tea, or maybe a Hot Toddy (no judgement, I like the way you think), why not download PodOps and start looking for guest spots on other podcasts? Yes, I’m adding a plug here. Appearing on other podcasts as an expert in your area is a great way to cross promote yourself to a larger audience and even build your audience in the process. Plus, we let you left and right swipe just like Tindr. It’s a little addictive!
Get Ahead on Editing
Take a Day Off
I’m a bit of a hypocrite when I give this tip. That’s because, I have an awesome head cold at the moment, I’ve been trapped in the house for four days, and I’m at my walking desk, literally walking to get my steps in while I write this blog. My A-type personalities out there will understand the crazy.
However, it’s good to give yourself some time to recuperate. Take a day or two to breathe, reboot and recover. Then you’ll be ready to hit the mic hard!