Chapter 12. You're Nothing Without Your Audience
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Although it is important to make sure you create a show that you would want to listen to, it cannot be all about you. Obviously you (and every other podcaster) are very interested in having others listen to what you create. If you truly did not care about anyone else listening to your show then 1) you would not have an RSS feed to distribute your show, 2) you would not have a website where listeners can download the show, and 3) you would not be reading this book.
A key reason we have heard from listeners about why they enjoy podcasting so much is the interactive nature of podcasting. Many podcasters go out of their way to communicate with their listeners, to include the listeners in the show and to build a community around their show. Some podcasts are actually mostly about using listener contributions on the show, such as the Working Podcast and 5 Questions.