Feeling Discouraged About Your Download Stats? DON’T!


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If you ever look at your download stats and feel discouraged, you’re not alone. Most podcasters experience that. But here are two big reasons why you should be encouraged and NOT disheartened at all! Longtime Rachel Guinn joins us with some encouraging words.

Learn more about Rachel Guinn and the D.U.H. podcast at DuhWebsite.com

NOTES from Kent:

Most podcasters know the feeling. You log into your hosting account, pop open your stats and hope to see your download numbers ballooning … or at least edging upward. Instead, you walk away wondering if your podcast will ever catch on quite the way you’d hoped.

When you feel this way, chances are you’re getting caught in the comparison trap. You’re comparing your download stats to where you hoped or expected them to be at this point and/or to the audiences of similar shows (or what you think their audience may be). If you feel your numbers don’t compare favorably, it’s only natural to feel disheartened.

But you’re probably doing better than you think you are, and today we’ll give you a couple of reasons to keep your chin up!

First of all, there are benefits, both personal and professional, to podcasting that have little or nothing to do with your download numbers. We’ll talk a little bit about those benefits. (And, by the way, download statistics don’t tell you everything you need to know about the growth of your audience.)

Second, there absolutely ARE steps you can take to increase your numbers. It’s not a matter of “if,” it’s just a matter of what you must do to increase your audience.

Keep at it! You got this!!

Quote of the Day:

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” — Theodore Roosevelt

Last modified: August 9, 2019

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