One of the key takeaways from our talk with James Cridland last week wasn’t his prediction about the big things that will happen in podcasting in the next few years. It was something different. During the 30-minute talk, he also spoke about the importance of having a podcast community. Something we at Audry couldn’t agree more to.
Read here what he had to say:
“I think part of the method of success for podcasters is to have a good podcast community. Talk to other podcasters. Reach out to other podcasters who are much the same sort of size as you and ask them for help. Like, who do you use for your website? Ah, it looks fantastic! I think that community is really important because, unlike any other business, podcasting is sometimes very lonely. When you have a good online community, it can be a beneficial thing. It enables you to understand what problems people are going through.
You also see a big difference between, for instance, a radio and a podcast community. When you’re with all radio people, they’re always hiding some of their ideas. They don’t want you playing with them, and they don’t want you to know what they’re doing.
Whereas the podcast community always thinks, how can we move forward together? That’s what the podcast community has loved doing. We know that if we can make all of podcasting better, the popularity of podcasting in general grows. So we’re not helping our competitors, we’re helping the entire industry, and that’s a good thing.”
The Audry Community on Discord
Talking about the importance of community: a few weeks back, we launched our own Audry Discord server. Discord is a chatroom where you can hang out and talk with friends and communities – like Audry! We know podcasting can be pretty lonely sometimes; that’s why we created this. Ask your questions, explain your problems and celebrate your successes together!
We want this to be a casual place where you can connect with other Audry users and podcasters. To talk about any topic podcast creators care about. If you’re a podcaster looking for a community, you’re welcome to join via this link!
When you join, make sure to read the #community-guidelines first, and please #introduce-yourself – and your podcast – to the rest of the group! Be careful: this is not a place to just self-promote your podcast. Hope to see you there!
You can watch the full episode of Audry talks Audio with James Cridland below:
The part about having a good podcast community starts at 18:30.