Hey everyone, it’s Tim. Just wanted to pop in to announce that my new series ONedge: Inside ONYXedge Studios has officially “launched.”
I know, I know. The blog has been available on YouTube, and the audio has been available on our website, Soundcloud, and Spreaker for a few weeks now. But now, it’s available on all (or at least most) of the big podcasting platforms: iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher. Which means if it’s not already on your podcast listening app of choice, it should be within the next few days.
If you’ve been following ONedge developments, I mentioned in a previous post and on the show itself, that I wanted to wait until there was enough of a following to give me a ratings/reviews boost on iTunes to try and get the show into the New and Noteworthy section.
Despite all the platforms out there to consume audio content, iTunes is still the Big Daddy Kane of the podcast distribution world. Aspiring podcasters covet the New and Noteworthy section of the iTunes Store. A magical place where a podcast will be visible for about 8 weeks in your chosen category, and the only thing you need to do is get a lot of up front subscribers, 5 star ratings, and reviews.
If you are a podcaster, or thinking about starting a podcast, that’s what nearly everyone with a Podcast Course will tell you… next to “defining your avatar.” You have a few critical weeks at the beginning to really get your show out there, and you need the ratings, reviews, and subscribers to get to that hot spot.
Thing is… it’s not true. At least according to this article and some other folks in the Podcaster Community on Facebook. So I decided to scrap the whole soft launch idea, and just put the show out there. Of course, ratings and reviews are always welcome, and they help give a podcast credibility when people are searching for something to listen to, so feel free to help in that way if you are so inclined.
The best way to support ONedge though, is to let me know what you’d like to know. It is, after all, a show about what we are doing here at the studio across all of our programming.
You can subscribe to ONedge through the links below, or in the sidebar.