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Ep.#12: Sorta Awesome Hangout

It’s pretty much like hanging out in a coffee shop for hours when I podcast with Megan Tietz, a longtime guest of the show. Thankfully for you, I’ve whittled down this week’s episode to a wee bit under an hour. All this to say: she’s back!

In this episode, we talk about why she made the big jump from blogging to podcasting, along with tools and tips for those of you who want to dip your toe in that water. Plus, Myers-Briggs + KonMari = why you may or may not roll your eyes at the thought of thanking your socks.

Plus, I’m introducing a new segment on The Simple Show: ask me anything! Well, sorta. Either way, I’ve got some answers for you—head here to learn more and to submit a question if you’ve got one.

The Ira Glass quote we both love:

“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.” -Ira Glass

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The Sorta Awesome Podcast, with Megan Tietz

Notes from this episode

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Check out Kristen Strong’s new book, Girl Meets Change! (And read her recent post on the ol’ blog here.)

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