Podcasting Q&A

How to take a break from your podcast

April 05, 2021 Buzzsprout
Podcasting Q&A
How to take a break from your podcast
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Intro
0:33
How to take a break
1:11
Buzzsprout's Archive Plan
2:31
Outro
Podcasting Q&A
How to take a break from your podcast
Apr 05, 2021
Buzzsprout

TL;DR
Whether you've been podcasting for a long time or you're just getting started, you may come to a point where you consider taking a break from podcasting.

So in this episode we'll share some tips and tricks that will give you peace of mind during your hiatus and tell you about a feature within Buzzsprout that lets you hit pause on your show.

Ready to hit pause on your podcast for a little while? Learn more about Buzzsprout's Archive Plan.

Record your podcasting question at Speakpipe.com/Buzzsprout to be featured on a future episode.

Review Podcasting Q&A in Podchaser or Apple Podcasts to let us know what you think of the show.

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TL;DR
Whether you've been podcasting for a long time or you're just getting started, you may come to a point where you consider taking a break from podcasting.

So in this episode we'll share some tips and tricks that will give you peace of mind during your hiatus and tell you about a feature within Buzzsprout that lets you hit pause on your show.

Ready to hit pause on your podcast for a little while? Learn more about Buzzsprout's Archive Plan.

Record your podcasting question at Speakpipe.com/Buzzsprout to be featured on a future episode.

Review Podcasting Q&A in Podchaser or Apple Podcasts to let us know what you think of the show.

Badr:

Whether you've been podcasting for a long time or you're just getting started, you may come to a point where you consider taking a break from podcasting. The reasons could be endless. Maybe your careers picking up, maybe you got a vacation plan, or personal or family affairs have come up, or you just need time away from podcasting to recharge, you can take a break from podcasting without experiencing adverse effects your episodes, listeners or directories. Let's talk about some tips and tricks that will give you peace of mind during your hiatus. And let's talk about some features within Buzzsprout that you can leverage if you do choose to take a break from podcasting. First, I'd recommend having a timeline in mind. Are you taking a break from podcasting for a week, a month, or longer than that? Having a timeline in mind will make planning your podcast break and eventual return much easier. Secondly, it's a good idea to communicate these decisions to your listeners, let them know that you'll be taking a break and when they can expect you to return. This will help give them a mental note of when to resume listening to the podcast. Again. Lastly, consider sharing updates with your listeners during your break. Let them know how things are going. Let them know about some of the awesome things you got lined up. This will help give them some reassurance that when you do return, they've got some awesome content to look forward to. Lastly, when you do decide to take that much needed break, you aren't recording new episodes Buzzsprout does offer an archive plan. This plan is a great option if you want to keep your current episodes, but you don't foresee yourself uploading new episodes anytime soon. Let me show you where to find this plan on your Buzzsprout dashboard. Go to your Buzzsprout dashboard and click the podcast settings tab and then click Cancel slash redirect podcast you'll be presented with three options archive your podcast, which allows you to keep all your episodes online for only $5 a month. This option also keeps your episodes populated on all directories like Apple podcasts, Google and Spotify. The second option is titled redirect and downgrade you would use this option if you wanted to move your podcast to another hosting service. The last option available is cancel and delete it all. Instead of archiving your podcast and subscribers like the other options. This one deletes it all. And since it deletes your podcast unique RSS feed, it cannot be reversed or recovered. You will lose all of your subscribers in the process. You'll have to agree to Buzzsprout terms of cancellation finalize the step so only pursue this option. If you are absolutely sure that you're done with podcasting. Remember, it's okay to take a break from podcasting. It's a rewarding but involved hobby, and taking time to recharge doesn't have to result in you losing your audience or the content that you've worked hard to create.

Sarah:

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Intro
How to take a break
Buzzsprout's Archive Plan
Outro