Hey podcasters! Who do you turn to when you need a little help?
Well, if The Beatles are to be believed, you’ll get by with a little help from your friends…your podcasting friends that is!
When you have a question about podcasting, the best people to turn to are your fellow podcast hosts, and more specifically, to the blogs written by and written for podcasters. These types of blogs offer insightful information on all the trials and tribulations podcasters face. But it’s not all gloom and doom! These blogs are also spaces where you can celebrate your podcasting triumphs!
We love podcast-focused blogs because they’re hubs of excellent information, insights, and opinions on the industry we love so much!
And over the years, we’ve collected a few of our favorite podcasting blogs. And we’re sharing that list with you today!
So in no particular order, these are our top blogs focused on all things podcasting.
1. The Buzzsprout Blog
One of our absolute favorite podcast blogs is the one from Buzzsprout. The Buzzsprout Blog is without a doubt one of the best podcasting resources. Their articles cover just about everything you need to know to help you get your show on the road, and how to keep the ball rolling. Their posts are also grouped conveniently under the relevant headings. So if you’re looking for how you can monetize your podcast, tips for recording great-sounding audio, and even the latest podcast news, The Buzzsprout Blog is just what you need.
2. The Podcast Host
The Podcast Host is another excellent podcast blog! There are over 500 articles available that cover all you need to know for starting a podcast. If it’s tech information you’re after, monetization methods, or editing advice, The Podcast Host’s articles will have it covered! The articles are easy to read, full of actionable advice, and just about bursting with podcasting knowledge.
3. The Audacity to Podcast
If you are looking for a blog that will help to improve your podcasting skills, The Audacity to Podcast is another winner. Daniel J. Lewis has been a podcaster for years and offers his readers useful tools to help anyone get started with the art of podcasting. There are a whole lot of how-to articles, the low-down on podcasting software, as well as plenty of tips to help you grow your audience. A faithful podcasting resource for when you need some guidance and advice.
Podnews is first and foremost, a daily newsletter and podcast that keeps you in the know of all that’s happening in the podcasting industry the world over. But it makes it onto this list for it’s collection of excellent “how-to” articles. There is such a wide collection of practical guides covering all sorts of topics that you’re bound to find the advice or guidance you seek.
Captivate.fm is a podcast hosting site which is also home to an excellent podcasting blog. There are posts that feature recommended podcasting tools and resources, ones that share different monetization options, and ones that will help you steer clear of common podcasting mistakes. CEO and co-founder Mark Asquith has a straightforward approach when it comes to sharing his podcasting knowledge, which means you only get solid, actionable advice. A great place to turn to when you need a plan of action to help you improve your podcast.
SquadCastSquadCast’s blog is a fun one to have on your reading list! And it’s got all sorts of interesting posts. If you’re looking for content creation ideas or tech advice, this blog is for you. But they also feature podcast recommendations, reviews of some of the newest podcasts, engaging interviews and a whole lot more!
7. The Podcaster’s Studio
Ray Ortega is the host of Podcaster’s Roundtable, a great podcast for all things podcasting! But he is also the driving force behind The Podcaster’s Studio where he discusses anything and everything to do with podcasting. This blog has all sorts of super helpful information to help you record, edit, publish, and promote your podcast to ensure it becomes a success. There is even some great set-up tips and tricks to get your audio sounding amazing!
Transom is place that aims to help new work, voices, and ideas launch in the public media through the Internet and workshops. While not focusing solely on podcasting initially, their articles on podcasting are plenty! They share unique topics and points of view, interesting articles and opinion pieces, as well as tips and tricks to hep you on your podcasting journey.
9. Podcast Insights
Podcast Insights is filled to overflowing with easy-to-understand, actionable tips and strategies to help you on every step of your podcast adventure. There are guides to help you start, grow, and monetize your podcast, as well as resources that will walk you through every step of the journey, and give you everything you need to know about the industry. A really great place to turn to when you’re looking for sound guidance.
10. Smart Passive Income
Pat Flynn is one of the leading voices when it comes to entrepreneurship and business strategy, and so you know his content is going to be good! And while Smart Passive Income is not solely focused on podcasting, there is a plethora of phenomenal content when it comes to “How To Podcast”. He offers many free resources to help podcasters make their show the best that it can be. And he also offers a great Intro To Podcasting Mini-course, and it’s free!
Castos is a podcast hosting site which gives you the tools to grow your audience, and connect with your community. And as such, they’ve also got a great blog to help you with all of the above and then some! Unique articles and solid information make this another blog to have on your list. Their posts cover podcast growth, podcasting tips, product reviews and developments, and there are even posts covering topics related to private podcasting. There posts are always an informative read.
12. Hot Pod News
Hot Pod News is another excellent resource for all things related to the growing podcast industry. Started by Nick Quah, it has recently been taken over by Ashley Carman, but the content is still as solid as ever. Hot Pod News provides insight and analysis on everything happening in this fast-paced world. Their coverage spans all the latest podcast news and developments, which comes coupled with some valuable insides and opinions. It’s one to turn to if you want an in-depth analysis of all that’s going on in the industry.
Fizzle.co is the go-to hub if you’re looking for looking for guidance in turning your podcast into a roaring success. Their blog has plenty posts all about podcasting, but you can also find great resources on entrepreneurship, monetization tips, as well as how to build an effective online presence. The blog strikes a great balance between fun and informative, and so if you’re looking to turn your podcast into something that thrives, Fizzle posts should feature heavily on your reading list.
14. School of Podcasting
The School of Podcasting is a podcast hosted by Dave Jackson, and its aim is to help you discover the power of podcasting. In his episodes, Dave covers everything from planning and producing all of the way up through marketing your podcast. And while this is technically a podcast, the well-laid out show notes are what turn the School of Podcasting into a fully-fledged member of this list.
15. Sounds Profitable
Sounds Profitable is Bryan Barletta’s podcast adtech weekly from Podnews. So if you find it difficulty to understand, let alone master podcast adtech, you’re going to want to sign up! This is a weekly newsletter which is focused on breaking down the technical details of the podcast advertising space and making it accessible for everyone. With each article you read, you’ll feel your confidence growing as your knowledge increases, and you’ll never stress about understanding the nuts and bolts of podcast adtech again.
16. We Edit Podcasts
And lastly, the We Edit Podcasts blog. We’re not trying to plug our own blog here, but we are proud of what we have created. We aim to cover a variety of topics relevant to all stages of creating a successful podcast.
We’ve got posts that cover production tips, posts that focus on all the ways you can improve your podcast, from your audio quality to your artwork. We’ve got productivity tips, interview guidelines, and we even share some of our top podcast recommendations. Check us out…we think you’ll like it!
So whether you’re just starting out or you’re an experienced podcaster we all need a place to turn when we need a little guidance. All the blogs mentioned on this list will provide insightful advice on practically every issue you’ll face in running your show. They’ll give you actionable strategies, sound advice, and even a great podcast recommendation or two. With these podcasting friends in your corner, there’s no need to ever feel alone in your podcast journey again!