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
We blog, clearly, as you’re reading this now. Blogs are a great way to build content for your site, improve your search engine optimization ranking, and support domain authority growth. Setting aside the time to write blogs can be difficult when you’re a one person circus. Sick? Since you’re probably already sitting down, start pounding out some of your ideas on the keyboard and see what you come up with. Having a few extra blog posts ready to share is always a benefit.
Seek Out Guest Spots
Get Ahead on Editing
That folder of raw episode audio has been waiting for you. Since you’re trapped in the house, now is a great time to start editing and getting your episodes ready for release. We always say it’s good to have 3 to 5 episodes scheduled for release, but there’s no reason you can’t have more.
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!