393 Podcast Hijacking on YouTube & Shows I’m Subscribed To

pam-itunesWhat shows I am subscribed to…
A few weeks ago, my friend, Ray Edwards, did a podcast episode where he listed the podcasts that he is subscribed to. This inspired me to share the list of shows that I am currently subscribed to and to also provide the reason why I am motivated to listen to the shows that I listen to each week.

I would imagine that some folks may actually check out some of the shows that I shared in this episode. However, the main purpose, for my sharing this list, was to demonstrate just how much the relationship that I have with the host of the podcast has an impact on how high of a priority their podcast is on my list.

Also, for me, it demonstrates that while I may have an amazing relationship with some folks, I may not be as devoted to their content due to the fact that their podcast is focused on the interview style format. This is not a bad thing! It's just that the interview format is not as appealing, to me personally, as actually tuning in and hearing from someone, that I admire, communicating to me, directly, in their podcast.

Here's the list that I shared in the show.
This Week In Tech
MacBreak Weekly
The Break with Fr. Roderick
Geek Week with Fr. Roderick
The Walk with Fr. Roderick
Ray Edwards Show
The God Journey
Dan Miller's 48 Days Online Radio
Michael Hyatt's This Is Your Life
Startup Podcast
The Catholics Next Door
Smart Passive Income
Late Night Internet Marketing
Social Media Marketing
Learning With Leslie
Strategic Living With Brian Holmes
Beyond The To Do List
Super Fantastic Leadership Show
1 Day Business Breakthrough
Tim Ferriss Show
– There are many others that I didn't list

Why Do People Do Interview Only Format Shows?
I do not have any problem with people doing interview only format podcasts. They are not the type of shows that I, personally, enjoy. However, there are several reasons why doing such a podcast makes sense.

Occasionally, I'll have a student who has chosen to do an interview only format for their podcast when it just seems obvious that, given their stated goals and purpose for the show, it would make sense for them to do a solo show with an occasional interview here and there. When approached by this thought, they are typically filled with great anxiety because they just don't have the confidence to put themselves out there as an expert in their field. They believe that bringing “actual experts” on each week will help them build the credibility that they desire to have within their niche.

A while back, I thought about talking about this topic in an episode of this show. I asked myself… Why do people do interview only format shows? Off the top of my head, four reasons immediately came to mind. I share what those four reason are and my thoughts on each one of them.

Update On Comments
Back in episode 389, I shared that Michael Hyatt had announced that he had shut off all comments on his website and explained the reason behind his decision.

I had mentioned that I had a desire to shut off comments on some pages on my site, while still leaving the existing comments displayed for future visitors to see. I'm delighted to share how I was able to accomplish this goal at the very end of this episode.


389 When Social Media Strategies Clash & Thoughts On When Someone Tells You That You Don’t Have Credibility


Thoughts On When Someone Tells You That You Don't Have Credibility
I recently had someone post a comment on episode 388 that said… “I've been following your Dayone Journaling. One thing is clear you're not a health and fitness expert, not even close…” and “You're pawning yourself off as legit in Health and Fitness when you are not.”

In this episode, I share the whole comment and my thoughts regarding what was said. It is my hope that what I shared will encourage anyone who is struggling with personal feelings of inadequacy or who has been told by someone else that they are not “legit” enough to be a leader in a particular niche.

Thoughts on Removing Comments From Your Site
Michael Hyatt recently made the decision to remove all blog comments from his website. He blogged about why he did this here. In the episode, I share what has been going through my mind since reading about this.

When Social Media Strategies Clash
In yet another comment on last week's episode, I had another person post a different criticism. This person wrote… “Cliff, your Facebook and Twitter are typically focused on your daily activity, its self centered. Your Twitter feed pretty much exemplifies the “me, myself and I” cliche. Shades of pretentiousness. Regarding the book Essentialism. Ever since reading Greg McKeown’s Essentialism, I have been on a mission to eliminate excess noise. What benefit or value would it be for your new media followers to read about your normal daily activities? The high volume of your daily activities should NOT land on the radar of your new media followers. A sense of uniqueness that you feel about yourself?”

In the episode, I share my response to this feedback and talk about a logical option that is available to all when our social media strategies clash with others, even our friends.