Fun fact: the first show to ever get me hooked on podcasts was “Serial” by Sarah Koenig. No surprise, really. (Everyone was talking about it.)
Since then, I have been an avid listener of numerous podcasts and consume more than ten different episodes per week. But who’s counting, anyway?
What I love about podcasts is that they’re ridiculously easy to download and convenient for people who are constantly on the move. More importantly, you can learn tons of information about various topics while doing other tasks simultaneously. When I used to work in Manhattan, I would listen to podcasts every. single. day. They’d make my commute into the city so much more tolerable and mitigate the mind-numbing act of sitting in traffic. Don’t know what I would have done without ’em!
That said, I’ve wanted to start a podcast ever since 2015. I just never thought I’d launch one so soon, because I wasn’t “ready” to talk about anything yet. But here I am now, discussing my very own podcast and how easy it is to actually start one if you decide to go for it.
Now for those of you who don’t know, I have a separate online business through which I help creative professionals plan and launch their own podcasts. This is the only service that I’m offering as of November 2017, but I’m always open to collaborate with creatives on projects that they don’t have the time or wherewithal to start. Feel free to check out the website if you want to learn more.
As for this blog post, I want to talk briefly about “Dear Creators,” which is the podcast associated with my online business. It’s a project that I began brainstorming last summer and focuses on what it means to “live a creative life.” Each episode offers “actionable advice on how to embrace your quirks, create meaningful work, and pursue your goals and ambitions.” I hope you’ll give it a listen.
I don’t really know where this project will take me, but even if I only do one or two seasons, I’m just glad I gave it a go. If you’ve met me, then you know that I’m kind of a serial project starter—for lack of a better description. (Explains why I launched a business to help people drive projects from idea to execution.) It’s just something that I love to do, okay?
I’ve only recorded a few episodes so far (including ones that’ll never see the light of day), but I’ve learned so much already through the whole process.
If I find the time, I’ll write some posts on what the experience has taught me and the challenges of podcasting regularly. For now, you can listen to the show on iTunes or check it out on my business website gawoonchung.com/podcast! Thanks for reading.