Episode 087. "And during the whole experience, I thought I SHOULD make an audio journal, document what I was going through, but the few times I tried to record, I either sobbed or I just sat there staring at the time code counting up the seconds of my not knowing what to say." ~Andrea Klunder It's my birthday week! I don’t know about you, but birthdays are always a time of reflection for me — what has this past year meant for me and what lies ahead. It’s also a time to celebrate myself! And I am not above asking YOU for a gift. That’s right — and it will not cost you a thing, nor do you need my mailing address. What I would love more than anything is a story, an anecdote, a short acknowledgment that all the labor and love (and work) I put into producing this show means something to someone other than me! Here’s how… Go to thecreativeimpostor.com/titlelist. Pick one of the episode titles listed there that resonates with you — it could be because you listened to that episode and it pinged something for you — or maybe you didn’t even listen to the episode, it’s just the phrase that holds some meaning. Write (200-300 words) or record audio (2-3min) -ish of a short story about how that phrase, idea, episode either influenced you or has shown up for you in your creative life or work. You don’t need to do any editing. Even just a voice memo on your phone will be great. Email it to me firstname.lastname@example.org by January 1st, 2020. This is to help me celebrate 100 episodes which is coming up this spring!!! I know, I know, if you are not already a podcaster, recording your voice for public consumption may feel terrifying. Let me assure you that since you are a part of The Creative Impostor community, your story is going to be relevant to other listeners in this community. If you share genuinely and authentically you will get nothing but love and knowing head nods back. Also sharing your insights, wins, fears, major failures, resilience, discoveries can be SO liberating and affirming. (truthfully, this is one of the main reasons I podcast.) And if you really want to contribute but you still feel too uncomfortable, you can always ask me to read or play your story anonymously. Of course if you want to shout your website, blog, etsy shop, podcast etc from the rooftops, include where we can find you! — Now, if there’s anything I’ve learned from teaching podcasting to high school students, it’s that sometimes it’s best to lead by example. So I picked a few of MY favorite titles and have some stories for you. Ready? Get the full show notes: http://www.thecreativeimpostor.com/087 Get started with your OWN podcast! Free class in Chicago @ Next Door Saturday 12/14 @1pm. Details & RSVP at http://www.nextdoorchicago.com Free webinar from my preferred podcast hosting company Libsyn Wednesday December 4th — you can attend live or sign up and then get the replay. http://www.libsyn.com Once you are ready to create your hosting account, your first month is free when you use my promo code: envy (named for my show about podcasting, Podcast Envy.) I’m going to be offering my Podcast Launch course with additional insights through my premium private podcast feed Podcast Envy Craft & Culture behind the scenes, available exclusively via Patreon for $5 per month starting in 2020. That’s at the creativeimpostor.com/craftandculture. Join at the $5/month level OR upgrade to VIP at $29/month to get even more access to my brain on a monthly webinar. Wherever you are in your story, I hope you’ll join me in celebrating 100 episodes of The Creative Impostor by contributing. I appreciate you and you never know who needs to hear exactly what you have to say. Connect with me Email or Voice email@example.com Facebook Group The Creative Impostor Facebook Page @andreaklunder.creative Instagram: @andreaklunder Oh HEY! I’m on LinkedIn… dropping pro podcasting tips, insights, and stories. Connect with me there and let me know you’re a Creative Impostor listener.