Some of you are on my Coworking Weekly newsletter, but I know that many aren’t. That’s okay, no hard feelings. A lot of the articles and essays that I share one that list are topics that stem from conversations and questions that start here.
**This week…**I started an experiment that I called The Coworking Weekly Show, a podcast in iTunes (and Stitcher, if that’s your jam, you can search for it the by the same name).
There’s two episodes live already: the first is a 30 minute interview with one of my team members, who many of you know, Adam Teterus. We talked more about the topic of “how do you describe coworking” from his point of view, of a staff member, and how being a hired staff member comes with a different point of view than most of us owner/founders. The second episode is much shorter, about 10 minutes, and is just me doing a segment I’m calling “Ask Coworking Weekly” where I answer single, specific questions that are a bit harder to answer in writing. The first question is something that has been asked on this list MANY times…
But I’m not here to just tell you about it, and hope that you listen and find it valuable.
I’m here to ask for a favor, which I really don’t do very often
I LOVE sharing with this community. And I love connecting with people who are doing things like us around the world. A big part of this podcast is me wanting to extend that reach a little bit more, and introduce more people to coworking and our communities and how it works. I want to make their jobs easier when they struggle to get local people to understand coworking. I want to help coworking continue to evolve, and grow, in ways that we haven’t even imagined yet.
Which is why iTunes rankings are important. The #1 way that people find out about podcasts is the iTunes directory, and as of a few minutes ago, The Coworking Weekly Show is ranking in the top 10 “New and Noteworthy” podcasts in the Business category and in the top 5 for the “New and Noteworthy” podcasts in Society and Culture. I’m also in the top 50 “New and Noteworthy” across ALL categories. And it’s climbing!
iTunes rankings are a bit of a black box, but the things that make a difference are:
If you have a few minutes today or tomorrow, would you consider listening on iTunes?
And then, if and only if I’ve EVER shared something valuable with you - on the podcast, here on the Google Group, in a workshop, on my blog, at a conference… leave a review AND a rating on the iTunes listing? iTunes is confusing, so if you’ve never left a review before, here’s how.
You’d help the podcast climb the rankings, and as a result, help me help more people understand how what we all do fits into their lives