Getting Ready to #Podcast #Mondayblogs - Jo-Ann Carson

Getting Ready to #Podcast #Mondayblogs

Remember the joy of learning something new?  I swear there’s nothing like it. I’m thrilled one moment and terrified the next. I can’t stop ideas flowing through my head.
IMG_20180719_133308I’m launching a podcast, Blood, Sweat and Words, in September.
Right now I’m learning how to record and edit audio using Audacity and studying everything I can find on creating podcasts. It’s thrilling and a wee bit scary.
Persistence is paying off, though. I’d like to say it’s brains or talent, but I’ll be honest, it’s relentless persistence.  After a week of pulling my hair out I can  do the basics with the audio software, my concept of the podcast is solidifying and my duckies are in a row for a new website dedicated to the project.


Here is the welcome message I’ve created for my new podcast website (which is under construction).


Welcome to the home of Blood, Sweat and Words, a podcast about writing today.
My name is Jo-Ann Carson. I’m a fiction and non-fiction author, blogger and podcaster.
There’s never been a better time to be an author, because the opportunities to share our work is growing exponentially. But it’s not easy. The constantly-changing nature of the publishing world is difficult to navigate. If you’re like me, you worry that your stories will drown in the rising tide of new books.
This podcast aims to make sense of the writing world today. Some episodes will be monologues. Others will be interviews with other authors or experts in the field. Episodes run weekly, on Tuesdays, and they are absolutely free.
Imagine, a weekly podcast about writing today. Current. Relevant. And above all honest. Let’s talk it to the bone. That’s what Blood, Sweat and Words is all about.

shutterstock_104723360 (1)Your Turn

I’d love feedback.

16 Replies to “Getting Ready to #Podcast #Mondayblogs”

  1. You are such an inspiration, Jo-Ann. Love the music and your voice. After you’ve worked out the kinks, you teach the rest of us how. I love speaking into a mike so I think I’d love to do a podcast. Are you doing it in place of your regular blog or subbing it for that week?
    When my newsletter goes out, I don’t really have a blog post other than pointing to the newsletter. Again, congrats, and I’ll follow.

    1. Hi Marsha,
      I’m glad you like it. Blood Sweat and Words has its own dedicated website. Setting that up has been the hardest part so far, but I’m getting there. The other part was deciding on the equipment and software. Down the road I may write a book for authors on how to do it. We make it look easy, of course, but it’s been a lot of work.
      I hope you’re enjoying your summer.
      All the best,

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