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When you have data, you need to guard that data somehow to make sure it’s not lost. I recommend having three copies, on two forms of media, at least one copy being off-site. Additionally, automatic backup is better than having to remember to do it.

Don’t bet against your own success. Make sure you host your podcast files on a podcast media host like (which I use) and

Ending your podcast well
Nothing lasts forever. As such, you have a few options when it comes time to end your podcast. First, you could “podfade.” That’s what happens when you mean to podcast, but life gets in the way and you never do.

If you need a break, handing off your podcast to someone else like Jeremy Sarber did with this podcast is another option.

You could just take some time off by announcing a hiatus and returning after the announced amount of time.

Finally, if it’s time to end, just end it. Make sure you’re clear though. Don’t give your audience the chance to believe that you might come back. Make a clean break.

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Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div.

Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div. has been a tech volunteer with Lexington City Church (formerly Quest Community Church) in Lexington, KY since 2000 and is the founder of, llc. He became part of the technology in ministry team when his church’s attendance was around 200 in one Sunday service and has witnessed it’s growth to a peak of 5,200 average weekly attendance in one Saturday service, four Sunday services in one online and two physical campuses. He literally wrote the book on podcasting in churches, twitter in churches, & servant-hearted volunteering, as well as writing various articles for publications like “Church Production” and “Technologies for Worship” magazines. He has thousands of members of his ProPresenter Users' Group on Facebook and thousands of subscribers to his YouTube channel.