Today is December 8th, 2013, 19 days after my podcast launched.
For some reason, Great Mustaches in History is still #1 in iTunes New and Noteworthy. I really don’t know why. I listened to it, and it’s someone’s child reading a script about people with mustaches. Who knows, maybe I’m a bad judge on quality. Or maybe the kid’s last name is Jobs. Either way, go support it by giving it the best review you think it deserves. ; )
So, if you read my last post, you’ll remember I talked about the critical feedback I got from JDbkeeper. One of his suggestions was to have me shorten the intro because it took too long to get to the content. Well, the show I am releasing tomorrow has the longest intro yet, ha ha!
First off, tomorrow’s show (show 0007 with Scott Barlow) is the first show I did almost completely unscripted. To celebrate that, I also did an entire monologue at the beginning, also unscripted. This brought the show’s intro to like 5 or so minutes.
During the monologue, I mentioned JDBkeeper’s review. So, it’s funny that he wanted me to shorten the intro, but I instead extended it, and talked about him. But, my comments were all positive – because I couldn’t be happier someone is paying that much attention to the show where they actually have suggestions for improvement. After all, he could have said it sucked, and left it at that!
The true achievement of today was the fact that I could actually do the entire show unscripted if I wanted to. I will still have a bunch of backup questions just in case, but now I feel more comfortable behind the mic, which allows me to relax and get into it more.
So let’s check out current iTunes rankings:
- All of New and Noteworthy: #97
- Health New and Noteworthy: #16
- Business New and Noteworthy: #22
- Education New and Noteworthy: #16
Just under a 100 in All New and Noteworthy. What’s most interesting about this is that my last episode with Robert Ridpath has been my highest downloaded episode to date, yet I am at the lowest I’ve ever been in All N & N. Still fairing pretty well in the other categories though. Many good podcasts have been uploaded recently, many from people I know, so it doesn’t surprise me that competition for the top spots is getting tougher.
Here are the most recent download stats:
- Dec 1: 1167 downloads
- Dec 2: 680 downloads
- Dec 3: 424 downloads
- Dec 4: 489 downloads
- Dec 5: 300 downloads
- Dec 6: 271 downloads
- Dec 7: 286 downloads
Total downloads to date: 7650 (was 6842 on Dec. 4th)
Tomorrow at 3:30 AM is the release of the next episode. Those numbers will indicate quite a bit. It will be interesting to see how close they match last Sunday’s release (806 for the day).
I’ll keep you informed.
Let me know if you have any comments or questions below.
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