Can you produce and publish 30 individual podcast episodes in 30 days? That’s the challenge put forth by the Dog Days of Podcasting. Dog Days was started in 2012 by podcaster Kreg Steppe as a way to kickstart his own podcasting endeavors by creating a regular podcast-production habit:
In 2012 Kreg Steppe was looking to give himself a little push in regards to recording his own personal podcast since he wasn’t recording it very often. That turned into a challenge for himself to record a show everyday for 30 days believing that after 30 days it would turn into a habit. Once it was mentioned to Chuck Tomasi he took the challenge too and they decided it would be a great idea to record starting 30 days before Dragon*Con, culminating with the last episode where they would record it together when they saw each other there.
Stepp and Tomasi were joined by some friends, bringing the initial Dog Days group to 7 podcasters. In 2016, they’re hoping to expand the group:
This year we are inviting more podcasters to get in on the action. Keep in mind, it’s a fun challenge, and you will not be shamed (too much) if you don’t record every 30 day. It is kind of like the way Drew Carey describes ‘Whose line is it anyway?’. A fun game were we earn points, but the points don’t matter.
What matters is that we all have fun recording and listening to each other.
Dog Days of Podcasting begins August 4th, 2016 and runs thru September 2nd, 2016. If you’d like to take the challenge, you can sign up here.