Maybe what it boils down to is simple patience. The more episodes I record and publish, the more diverse the content—hopefully resulting in an array of stories that will eventually resonate with newer listeners. Their word-of-mouth endorsements are the main channels of advertisement upon which I currently rely.
Another thing I need to focus on is the quality of my podcasts. While I like to think that they have a decent production value for the equipment that I use, I’m sure there’s room for improvement. (This is one reason why I’m so proud of the music that I’ve got for it, scored for me by composer Edwin Wendler.)
Maybe I just need to keep trucking along. The feedback will eventually happen, and I won’t feel that my podcasts are just disappearing into that great, dark void of the Internet. As NPR host Ira Glass stated, “It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile.”
In the meantime, I’ll keep doing them for me. They’re pretty fun to produce, and I’m having a blast!