Actually, no I don’t have that many plans, but I’m still thinking hard about what I want to do, and where I want to go with this blog. I feel like I need to challenge myself, perhaps level up, even.
I have decided that I’m going for the podcast format, and I’m currently researching what equipment to buy, how to set up, and what programs, (if any), I need to get started. I’m also researching what my theme will be. I’m heavily into politics, and social issues, but I still love to talk about movies and other entertainment, and if I can combine the two, with some structure, I will.
For example, a lot of my long form posts, about movies and TV, contain more than a fair bit on politics and social issues, and I’m thinking about how to do that in a radio-style format, but one thing is clear, I will still need to outline these, to keep my focus. (One of the ways to keep focus, would be to make them relatively short, and focus on analyzing one movie at a time.)
Across the three social media platforms, I currently subscribe to, I have somewhere above 1,600 followers. Not a whole lot, in the scheme of things, but more than enough to attract, not just my regular followers, but hopefully some new ones as well, because I don’t see a whole lot of podcasts, (there are a few, like Feminist Frequency), that tackle the same subjects, in quite the same way.
This wouldn’t be for the purposes of making money, (although money is certainly welcome), because I already work full-time, so I think a once a week podcast, coupled with perhaps a once, (or twice), a week post here, (which is also linked to my Tumblr account), seems like something I can do, but can always be adjusted later. I’d also need to reopen my Facebook and Twitter accounts, and link to them.
I also feel, if I’m going to do a podcast, I’m going to need a Patreon account, which would be a good way for followers to contact me, and make suggestions for future topics.
This isn’t something that going to happen right away. In fact, this is just my plans for the year, which I hope to accomplish before its end.
If anyone has advice, or thoughts, let me know in the comments!