The podcast is coming together. It is definitely a wok in progress.
We have recorded two full episodes. This past week, we tried some new things. We recorded a “minisode”. Yes, I think we made that word up. This was a shorter, on the street podcast. We recorded the episode between storms downtown. This idea worked. I think we will be doing more of these in the future. We shot the video promo during a lightning storm. We can check that off the bucket list.
We also tried to shoot a walk and talk video. We learned that we would not be cast on the television show West Wing. We are not Aaron Sorkin material. Jason was on the fence about this idea. I kept saying lets try it. We did. I just don’t think it’s going to work. At least not at this time. The camera was too jumpy. I wasn’t crazy about the lighting. It was cloudy… then the sun came out. This really threw off how we looked. We were really hot (lighting wise) then really underexposed. It was awkward. Walking down the street holding the camera out in front of us. It didn’t feel comfortable or have any type of flow. It was difficult to get the flow down for the talking as we walked. We walked to the end of the block and back. I am pretty sure this was our last walk and talk video session.
But, here’s the thing, we tried. Lot’s of people talk about doing these things. I am just happy we tried.
We are seeing a ton of success on iTunes. More than I would ever imagine. It is a powerful beast. I thought it would take six to eight months to get the amount of subscribers that we have. I am thankful people are interested in the show. The next step is getting the listeners to share their success stories with us.
We are consistently writing for the blog. We even have a schedule. Monday is about motivation. Wednesday is about wellness. Friday is about fitness. We each take a turn writing. Jason has learned where my writing skills are weak, I make up for them with my video skills. I am a work in progress. Be sure to check out our blog.
Even after a month or two, we are still on schedule for our six year overnight success plan. We both agree, slow and easy wins the race. We are going to keep trucking forward.
We are recording another episode this Friday. This will be our first long format show. We are going to aim for sixty minutes. It you want to get some insight on forming and keeping habits, tune into TOOpodcast this Friday.
What a week.
We released our first episode last Friday. Our first episode introduced Jason and myself. We wanted to give the audience a little background about us. Jason talked about what it’s like being an overweight man. He said that when your over 500 pounds you’re invisible. This was something I never knew about. We also learned a little about my background and why I run.
We were really happy with the format. It worked for what we were doing. We went into this knowing we might talk over one another. Another concern was talking too fast. Because we planned this out, we were able to be aware of those potential problems and watch for them.
You will learn more about us over the next couple months. We want to cover different topics to educate others and bring these difficult conversations into light. Some of these topics, such as depression and weight loss surgery, are issues people shy away from. I know I have.
We want to have these conversations with you. We also want your insight. We want to know what you think about them. We also want to hear about your experience.
We are planning on recording episode two this Friday. This episode is going to be about what we are planning to do with TOO podcast. I have a feeling what we’re doing today is going to be totally different than what we do in episode ten. It’s just a hunch. I think this episode will follow the same format as episode one. This may change in future episodes, but it works for us now.
We received some great news today. The Obnoxious Optimists is officially on iTunes. We are very excited about this. Here is the link to the podcast.
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