by Dot Cannon
In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, podcaster and fellow PM17 attendee Ryan Martin offered a suggestion.
(“What if we promoted awareness and discussed others’ shows, by podcasters from the affected areas?”)
What a great idea. This week, we’d like to spotlight Create If Writing, by Kirsten Oliphant.
Kirsten, who lives with her husband and children in Katy, Texas (just west of Houston) now has 106 episodes posted. She just posted Episode 106, “Creative Work in the Storm”. We’re looking forward to hearing it this morning.
Meanwhile, here’s what we really liked about her previous Episode, 105, “Tips For Building Traffic”.
Mainly, “Create If Writing” has a lot of excellent tips that work well for podcasters, as well as writers.
Kirsten explores what works, what’s free and what’s expensive (i.e., some social-media scheduling tools). She has a warm, personable style and a sense of humor. We especially like that she addresses ways to market your work, “without being smarmy”. Her approach to sharing information, without including a high price tag, is refreshing.
In addition, her website offers quite a few free resources: for blogging, building your email list and writing/publishing your book. She also has e-books on these topics, available for sale. (Full disclosure: as a Podcast Movement 17 attendee, I did receive a free copy of her e-book “Resources for Building Your Email List”.)
Her next podcast episodes which we’re looking forward to checking out are #102, “Non-Smarmy Marketing with Nathalie Lussier”, and #098, “Stop Buying Courses”.
At the end of Episode 105, recorded in June, she had said she’d be resuming the podcast “in six weeks”. So glad she’s back–and as she and her family deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, you can also reach out to Kirsten on her blog.
And don’t miss her post on the ways she and her husband dealt with Hurricane Harvey. Sounds like she’s living the goal she states, in her “About Me” section:
“I want to inspire you to laugh, even on the hard days”.
Here’s where you can get more information about Kirsten’s coaching webinars, and here’s where you can buy the PDF versions of her books.