How to Prep Your Podcast for the Summer!! [ep. 41]

Summer is finally here, and it feels like just yesterday we were setting our New Year’s resolutions! June has arrived with a bang, and for many of us, it brings a whole new set of challenges—especially if you have kids at home or you’re planning some much-needed vacations. It’s easy for your podcast to fall by the wayside during these sun-soaked months, but fear not! I’ve got some tried-and-true tips to help you prep your podcast for the summer.

Find a New Recording Schedule

Summer can throw a wrench in your usual routine, especially if you have kids at home or trips planned. Consider adjusting your recording times to fit better with your summer schedule. Early mornings, nap times, or even late evenings can be perfect pockets of time to get your episodes recorded while keeping the summer fun intact.

Embrace Batching

One of the best strategies for keeping up with your podcast over the summer is batching. If you’re not familiar with this term, it means recording multiple episodes in one sitting. This not only saves time but also helps reduce the stress of last-minute recordings. You’ll have a bank of episodes ready to go, allowing you to enjoy your summer without constantly thinking about your next episode. 

I recorded all my May episodes in one go and am doing the same now for June. It takes a bit of preparation but pays off hugely in terms of flexibility and peace of mind.

If you want to learn more on how to batch, I have another podcast episode just for you!

Replay Popular Episodes

Take a look at your analytics and identify your most popular episodes. Summer can be a great time to replay these hits. You can freshen them up with a new intro to explain why you’re replaying the episode and how it remains relevant. This way, you’re still delivering value without the need to create entirely new content.

Plan for a Break

If you need a well-deserved break, go ahead and take it—but do it strategically. Let your audience know in advance both when you’re taking a break and when you plan to come back. Consider recording a short episode to explain your break and maintain that connection with your listeners. This helps set expectations and keeps your audience engaged and anticipating your return.

Stay Organized

A little planning goes a long way. Mark out your summer calendar and identify the best times for recording, editing, and scheduling posts. Having a clear map of your podcasting tasks will help reduce the mid-summer stress and let you enjoy more worry-free time with your family and friends.

Use the Time to Experiment

If you’ve been hesitant about trying something new, summer can be the perfect time to experiment. Whether it’s a new format, hosting style, or technology, testing it during a potentially more lenient time frame can provide useful feedback without as much pressure.

Make the Most of Your Summer

Ultimately, summer is a time to relax and enjoy life’s simple pleasures. By planning ahead and trying these tips, you can ensure your podcast continues to thrive without overshadowing your summer fun. So, take that trip, enjoy those lazy summer days, and keep your podcast in full swing!

For more in-depth discussion and tips on batching, be sure to check out the episode linked here.

Here’s to a fantastic, productive, and enjoyable summer for all of us!






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