Our traditional timestamp show notes didn’t really fit her podcast, but who was I to say anything? I am, after all, just a girl from the steno pool. The deal had been struck, the contract signed and the podcast recorded, before I ever got involved. I had written the best notes I could using the traditional format, for her first episode. In an effort to add a bit of substance, I made the timestamps read horizontally as well as vertically. A triumph which was missed by everyone, except me.
The team at Podfly had been working up some custom style show notes but we hadn’t really solidified anything yet.
We knew a conversational, blog-esque approach was the way to move forward, but putting together a custom show notes package was put off until the next meeting; due to the mesmerizing amount of new clients we were acquiring.
The host, who had started her podcast in addition to her speaking engagements, coaching retreats and personal coaching sessions, did not have time to write her own show notes and there was no way the notes I had written were going to be posted on her site. I had not met her expectations and we needed to talk.
I had prepared myself for the “what kind of circus are you guys running” conversation, but was grateful the host was kind enough to prepare a list of podcasts whose show notes she wanted hers modeled after. After looking at the sites, I agreed a conversational, blog-esque type show notes better fit her newly launched podcast. I shared with her my ideas on individualizing her notes to make certain they were congruent with her website and vision. I right clicked the font and color information from her site and was ready for her next episode.
In truth, it took us a couple of episodes to work out the kinks.
My task was getting the words to flow with her tone and she decided she was more comfortable writing her own titles. She was a pro right from the start, making each podcast better than the next. She is now 20+ episodes in with a loyal listener base. I look forward to listening to and noting each and every new episode.
I’m happy to say custom show notes are now an additional option offered by Podfly.
They include a one-on-one consultation with one of our in-house copywriters. We are all bloggers, so our goal is to entice people to listen to your podcast when they find the show in iTunes or Stitcher. We will make your website’s podcast page as SEO friendly as possible without stuffing keywords into the reader’s eyeballs (like some otherr services do) and we strive to share your distinctive voice in a professional manner.