Tools aren’t important, it’s the practice that makes good content.
From Warren Ellis
My problem with this emerging narrative is that doing a podcast is a relatively low-tech, cheap enterprise. Beg or borrow a microphone and a laptop. Use a smartphone and earbuds with a mic. Process in something free like Audacity or Garageband. Look at apps like Opinion or Anchor before spending real money on Libsyn or a WordPress front end. It can be easier than you think. If you have something to say or do and audio is your thing, don’t dismiss podcasting just because other people are telling you it’s becoming professionalised.
Figure out what you want to do. Pre-record three episodes and upload them all at once as your launch. Keep it simple, always. Get things out into the world. And then tell me about them, please. Thank you.
I saw the excerpt from Warren Ellis’ newsletter on Twitter earlier and it made me think about a similar post I saw.
Even if you own the most expensive pen in the world it'll make no difference if you don't put in the practice. Practice first. Tools second. pic.twitter.com/A7D46qXqN8
— Ian Barnard (@Ian_Barnard) March 21, 2017
The tools aren’t important. Practice is important.