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The Dog Days of Podcasting Challenge



The Dog Days of Podcasting Challenge is a challenge where podcasters do a podcast every day for 30 days in a row. It will begin on August 1, 2018. The concept reminds me of NaPodPoMo which takes place in November.

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.

This year, the Dog Days of Podcasting Challenge is inviting more podcasters to get in on the action. It is intended to be a fun challenge. The information about the challenge says “you will not be shamed (too much) if you don’t record every 30 day.” The point is to have fun recording and listening to each other’s podcasts.

The start date is August 1, 2018. The end date is August 31, 2018. Participants are to post once a day for 30 days. The show length is up to each individual participant. The Dog Days of Podcasting Challenge website says most podcast episodes done as part of this challenge will vary from 3 to 5 minutes.

At the time I am writing this blog, the Sign Up form for the 2018 Dog Days of Podcasting Challenge is still accessible. It asks for some information about you, your podcast, and your social media where people can find you.


Dog Days of Podcasting Is a 30-Day Podcast Challenge



Dog Days BannerCan 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.