By the time Memorial Day rolled around, I had a few episodes up. The run time compiled together would amount to roughly an hour, the average run time of podcasting peers. Nevertheless, I published them. I still had the free version of Podbean.
Around that time, I discovered an event on Twitter, namely Junesploitation. This was hosted by the podcast and blog, F This Movie. I had wanted to explore live tweeting, but scheduling, time etc. got in the way. This event would allow one to pick one movie within a genre or theme on a given day and share online. I picked my movie, used a hashtag and added a photo before viewing my choice after work.
A week or so into participating into this event, I had a nasty panic attack. I don’t know at what point it came to me to write up what I was watching, but late into that evening, I started doing so as a means to calm myself further. A few days later, it hit me that it was around the time where I would upload a podcast. At that point, I had episodes already recorded. I tended to do shorter solo episodes already, and figured why not break up what would be a longer form episode into three parts ten movies apiece, during the month, the last one to arrive July 9th? That first part was one take, and I hear it in my voice on top of other flaws I hear, stuttering or otherwise.
We are nothing if not our own toughest critics. I was easier on some the movies, despite where the idea came from. To avoid further pressure on myself, I more or less jotted notes each day per movie, reading aloud so I would trip up less while recording. This worked to a degree, and maybe I could continue this while writing for practice.
I dropped parts one and two as bonus episodes. I kept posting to twitter. By the end of the event, I was mostly ready to record, and it hit me that I would have an easier time scheduling episodes. I also wanted more reach as well. More or less, it was time to take this idea a little more seriously, start looking into joining podcast networks and up my membership account.
From there, I scheduled every episode I had. As I am travelling to see family next week, I can keep up. I’m updated well into August and I have a window of time until my next trip in late September.
In addition to scheduling, Bad Movie Bunnies is now on YouTube, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Deezer, etc. I uploaded my own header photo on the Podbean page.
So, now what? I thought about ad revenue, but what cost would it offset? Patreon? I have combined knitting/crafting with podcasting by way of supplementary comics not unlike vlogs. I’m more or less a group of raccoons in a band shirt at this point. I’ll put the bunnies on camera instead and start opening the floor to guest spots in October.