Podcast Review Day was an online podcast appreciation and sharing day and community that I ran from January 2020 to January 2022. Ultimately, #podrevday is a hashtag, so it can live on. I'm closing down the @podrevday Twitter account but can not and would not delete the #podrevday hashtag.
I adore all of you who genuinely review podcasts. And if you'd like to keep going with the monthly podcast review habit, you're more than welcome to do so.
The initial goal of the event was to get listeners into the habit of reviewing podcasts they like listening to on a monthly basis. There are many wonderful memories that I'll have about podrevday. But I can't lie, there were also some less than savory times trying to create an event that wasn't another follow for follow event. Marketing professionals yelling at me for messing up their copy, trolls cursing at me in and our of DMs and knowing that some folks were getting paid to write less than genuine reviews. I was keenly aware of all this and more. I'm not that naive, I was just hopeful that the greater good would prevail. And on some level I think it did. I hope it did. Judging from the reaction to my moving on from the event, I think it did.
As of late December 2021, I've shifted my community efforts into more private online groups such as::
1. My Podcast Editing Plus community of global podcast editors
2. The Podcraft Community by The Podcast Host, https://podcraft.thepodcasthost.com/home
Both of these communities are FREE but they are moderated, which is part of my reason for shifting gears to these spaces.
I hope you come join me in one or both of these spaces!
And of course, thank you to everyone who has participated genuinely and whole heartedly during podrevday. And also to those of you that will continue on on the 8th of every/some months or in some regular way that's uniquely yours.