Dustin Hartzler from “Your Website Engineer” | S1-E9

Dustin Hartzler

Dustin Hartzler hosts “Your Website Engineer”, a podcast devoted to helping listeners create a high quality WordPress-powered website.

In this episode we discuss…

  • You started your Website Engineer podcast back in December 2010 – have you been quite consistent in publishing content in that time?
  • Are you scared if you don’t release an episode on a weekly basis then you might be more likely to miss shows in the future?
  • Why did you decide to start a podcast?
  • You were pretty good when you started, but you’ve definitely improved. Have you worked on improving your delivery or has that just improved naturally over the 277 episodes that you’ve published to-date?
  • You start off quite informally saying “on today’s episode we’re going to talk about…” – are you conversational by intention or is that just your natural style?
  • You also start by introducing yourself, what you’re going to talk about – but first of all as always we’re going to start off with the news.
  • I like that because you remind the listener what’s coming, and you also say “as always” when talking about the news section as it creates a sense that it’s not a one-off, but a series. Did you put quite a bit of thought into how you phrase that?
  • To stay up-to-date with news items how far in advance do you record episodes?
  • Is it just generally you on the podcast or do you have guests on as well?
  • How do you structure your show? How has that changed over time?
  • How long do you prepare for a show before you record?
  • The subscription options that you have on your website are iTunes, Stitcher and the feed itself. What percentage of your audience would you say are subscribing on Stitcher?
  • And you use Feedburner – does Feedburner ever struggle to process your full feed?
  • You started publishing the full transcript in episode 1 and you have transcripts up to episode 271 – is that because there is a delay in publishing the transcript? Have getting transcripts done been useful?
  • Your show notes are great – including video and code snippets – do you do the shownotes yourself?
  • What are the most important WordPress design tweaks or plugins to be using for a podcast?

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