Sometimes you just need to write things out and you’ll realise how badass you really are. But lately, I’ve been frustrated with this podcast thing, and I want you to know I’m not perfect. I’m also taking a break from editing this week podcasts show by writing this totally silly post dedicated to all the reasons that starting a podcast was a terrible idea.
1. I’m an Introvert when it comes to talking to strangers. I’m terrified of social interactions in public, and sending emails to strangers is my biggest fear in life. Actually, opening emails is an even bigger fear. Which, makes no sense if you have a podcast because you need to communicate and arrange things with people.
If you’re reading this and you’re like “I wonder why Bailey has asked me to be on the podcast?” It’s because my social anxiety of being turned down is much greater than anything in the world.
So, if you’d like to be on the podcast, I’m all up for go-getters.
2. I hate wearing headphones. I hate how they make my ears feel, and my ears in general just get overwhelmed with noise. Turns out, you need to wear headphones a lot because it’s easier for recording, editing, and transcribing.
3. I have no idea how to edit a podcast. Seriously. I had never opened garage band in my life before this podcast episode and now I’m supposed to make it sound good.
I would pay an editor, but I don’t make any money at this, and I still have to pay for all the other things. Sorry, my brands aren’t making enough money to outsource it. The Cloth Diaper niche is just tiny and cheap.
That’s why it was probably a bad idea.
That’s it, those are the three big reasons why I shouldn’t have started a podcast. And really, number 2 is the only I don’t know how to solve. I’m taking this break right now because my ears hurt from my headphones and listening to noise. I think, if I was born twenty years later, they would have diagnosed me with sensory processing disorder.
I guess I solve #2 by hiring an editor, but there’s that money issue which is probably a faux pas topic to talk about, but just in case you thought this internet stuff was free, jokes on you. I pay for web hosting for this website and then a different hosting for the podcast, and then sometimes ads to promote the podcast, and then there’s new headphones I needed after my kids broke them. Oh, and I bought a mic, and broke my computer, and time.
Start a podcast they said, it’ll be fun.
I’m really enjoying what I’m doing, I’m just really struggling along the way.
Thanks for joining the ride.