Fun Monthly Challenges for Podcasters and Writers

3 Fun Monthly Challenges for Podcasters

Monthly challenges are a great way to keep you accountable while building the momentum to actually get things done. Since most of us are responsible for all aspects of podcast production, from content creation to promotion, here are three monthly challenges that can help you start your podcast, create more content, become more consistent and accomplish your goals.


Every October the WOC Podcasters Community hosts #Podtober, a monthly podcasting challenge where you complete 31 podcasting tasks to grow your audience. From posting on social media to pitching brands and hosting a giveaway, #Podtober will challenge you to take a look at all aspects of your podcast.

Join the #Podtober challenge here.

NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month

NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a book.

NaNoWriMo is a creative writing challenge that takes place in the month of November. During this challenge month, participants attempt to write a 50,000-word novel.

Sounds like a lot of words?

The NaNoWriMo challenge offers a wealth of resources to help you find, schedule, and manage your time including pep talks, workshops and even a printable schedule for planning out your writing. Join a region for more support or the official NaNoWriMo Facebook group.

Don’t miss our NaNoWriMo Accountability Buddies Check-In meeting scheduled for Saturday, November 9th!

Our favorite NaNoWriMo inspired podcasts include:

NaPodPoMo – National Podcast Post Month

NaPodPoMo is a month-long challenge in November where participants podcast every day for 30 days. This challenge is perfect for those who want to start a new show, try a different platform or become more consistent. Offer up tips and share your experience in the official NaPodPoMo Facebook group!

For even more creative challenges, check out this list of timed challenges.

What other challenges have you heard of?

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