How to Review A Podcast Web Page
Last Update: Nov 9, 2019
A Podcast Is Different Than a Blog
Shortly after I started my Tales of the Road Warriors podcast, I requested reviews of the accompanying website from WA members. What I didn't anticipate, however, is that the reviews I received would be about the aesthetics of the site itself and not the content! This poses a bit of a problem.
Now, I don't know if this will help with future reviews, but if any of you reading this ever get assigned to review an episode post (show notes) on my site, then I'd be happy to know this post was effective. So, keeping in mind that a podcast website is different than a blog post, here is how to review a podacst web page, also knwn as a "Show notes" page...
The premise of my podcast is to bridge the gap between musicians and their audience. Most episodes are conversations between me and a guest, but occassionally, for the sake of being consistent in getting out an episode a week, I'll occasionally "fly solo" and do the entire podcast myself by talking about a particular topic or telling one of my own stories of one of my gigs.
Each episode is accompanied by a page on my website for Show Notes. Most of my show notes consist of a summarry of the episode and includes talking points and links to resourses discussed on the show. It is not always a full transcript of the episode, although, occasionally, my intros are word for word.
The only way one of my pages can be reviewed fairly and thoroughly is to listen to the podcast episode, or at least part of it, so the reviewer can then compare the show notes with the show.
Things I'd like to know are:
Did you like the episode?
Was it too long? Too short? Informative? Entertaining? Boring?
What would you have added?
What question would you have asked that I left out?
Did I interrupt too much?
Did I leave the guest enough time to respond to questions?
If you're reading this, I hope it comes to mind if you're ever assigned to review my website or any other podcast website here or outside of WA.
One last thing... Although we are not allowed to post links to our sites in the WA blogs, I would be grateful if you are interested in Tales of the Road Warriors, to find the link on my WA profile page and check out an episode or two. You can stream the posdcast directly from the site or listen in your favorite podcast app. I also have links to the top podcasts apps on my home page.
Thanks for reading!
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