As I told you recently, the second season of my podcast, 5 Minutes to Change Your Life, has just launched. It all seemed to be ticking over pretty well, then last week I noticed that the number of downloads had more than doubled in a week.
Hurrah! Hurrah for new listeners! But where had they come from?
Turns out that my wee (zero budget, recorded on a phone) podcast had made it into a select list of 3 “fabulous podcast” recommendations in Woman and Home magazine. Woo!
(Yes I’m aware I’m sounding a bit manic at this point, but come on, this is pretty exciting isn’t it?)
What an honour to be listed alongside two terrific podcasts (which I’m guessing probably do have a budget, recording equitment that isn’t an elderly iPhone and a studio that isn’t also a teenager’s bedroom.). Anyway, super cool beans all round.
Woman and Home is the biggest selling monthly women’s lifestyle title on the newsstand. So that explains where are the new listeners are coming from. Do check it out, it always has lots of interesting and non-patronising articles.
Apart from that, season 2 of 5 Minutes to Change Your Life has been, for me, a really interesting and fun way to share the expertise of a lovely range of minds and voices from around the world.
Here are a couple of episodes for you to check out. Listen here or wherever you find your podcasts: