Why it’s called inevitable

When some event is called “inevitable”, it’s usually because, well, it is. That means, of course, it’s true if the word is used accurately, and not as hyperbole.

Back in January, my AmeriNZ Podcast made the featured Personal Journals podcast page on iTunes USA. I knew that it inevitably would fall off, but I had no idea how long that would take.

On July Fourth, not quite six months later, it dropped off the featured page (just) and onto the regular page one.

There are two reasons for this. First, Oprah has a “podcast” that’s inappropriately categorised as a “personal journal” when it’s anything but. The other reason is my recent feed change, which I knew would cause all kinds of havoc. I was right.

However, my new podcast feed (by “Arthur the AmeriNZ”) is on page two, and is now in the main “New and Notable” section, so my album art is still visible to anyone who gets to that section (it’s also on the main “New and Notable” section for the parent “Society & Culture” category).

All of that’s happened because of people subscribing to my new feed, and because so far 11 new 5-star reviews have been left for me. To help anyone who wants to do either—and both help me greatly—I’ve included the link below.

Will I get back on the featured page of iTunes USA? I have no idea. But I’ll be recording this coming week. That much is inevitable.

This entry is cross-posted with my regular blog.

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2 thoughts on “Why it’s called inevitable

  1. Damn that Oprah! I think her podcast should be in something more like an entertainment category. Not that I’ve listened, but I just think someone like Oprah who probably doesn’t do much for her ‘cast shouldn’t be in a category with nice people like yourself who does everything independently. Then again, maybe it is an honor for you all to be sharing this little corner of the web with someone as notable as Oprah?

  2. I don’t think Oprah belongs there because she’s a media zillionaire, while most personal journals are, as you say, independent. However, someone—I’ve forgotten who it was—pointed out that it could draw a little more attention to us independents IF people interested in her go to the iTunes section and notice us. Personally, I don’t think that’s very likely. But, to be honest, any podcast that relies solely on being on the featured page of the Personal Journals sub-category to get noticed is going to have trouble finding listeners.

    So for me, it’s purely an ego thing. Hey, at least I’m honest!

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