Unable to sit with my guests in person, I began navigating the steep learning curve of recording remotely. Fortunately, I was able to figure out sound and use Zoom to meet and schedule recordings rather quickly.
The international audience grew even more, and The Safe Haven’s guest list was no longer bound to distance. The Safe Haven was becoming an international community, connecting guests and listeners around the world!
As the networking continued, I started to bring an awareness to communities I was joining or being made aware of in this online space. I joined a fitness community, an author and publishing community, met other podcasters (@conversationswithkenzie, @madcasters, @realrebelpodcast), began networking with incredible educators in anti-racism (@myishathill, @sincerely.lettie, @accordingtoweeze), and even joined a podcast network!
People began reaching out for help with the creation and foundational steps to starting their own podcasts, and my soul was ignited being able to share my passion (and obsession!) with others.
These conversations led to deeper conversations about business, mental health, wellness, goals, lifestyle, and hobbies.
I’ve met people in this virtual space that I wouldn’t have otherwise, and feel so incredibly grateful for the opportunity.
Social media can be a blessing or a curse - depending on the lens with which you’re viewing it.When it comes to finding community amidst a global pandemic, it’s been an incredible blessing. It was social media that connected the one and only Jessie Lyon from Pokoloko, too. (find link to our conversation on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or the Frequency Podcast Network!)