Podcasts are a big part of my life. Being able to listen to independently made radio shows about the niche topics I’m most interested in is totally fantastic. Listening to podcasts makes my daily run go by faster, helps me accomplish all sorts of tedious household tasks like folding laundry and doing dishes, and most importantly podcasts give me access to the voices of the people I’m most want to hear from.
What I love most of all about podcasts is that they’re humanizing. I love to read and I love to write, but actually hearing the sound of someone’s voice is just more intimate than the written word. A conversation helps to bring us all together, on a personal level. Celebrity is stripped away and in conversation we are all just people, working hard and being creative and trying to be our best selves.
If you love podcasts like I do, I’m sure you’ve heard hosts mention that they’d appreciate it if you left a review of their show in iTunes. I’ve said it, too, but I also know that iTunes can be pretty frustrating to navigate. Even if you have the best intentions and want to support a show, just getting to the right page to do so can be difficult.
So here we go.
How to rate and review a podcast in iTunes.
1. Google the name of the podcast and “iTunes.” Click on first link that comes up.
2. On the next screen click the blue box on the left that says “View in iTunes.” (There are definitely other ways to get to a podcast’s page on iTunes, but this way is very straightforward.)
3. iTunes will automatically open on your computer and you’ll be on the show’s homepage. At the top of the page click “Ratings and Reviews.”
4. You can now click the stars to rate the podcast and/or click “Write a Review.”
5. If you click “Write a Review” a box comes up. Give your review a title, write a bit about what think of the show, then hit “submit.”
Done! That wasn’t too hard.
Rating and reviewing a show in iTunes helps that show rise to the top and get found by new listeners. If you love a particular podcast this is a terrific way to show your support.
I love making the While She Naps podcast and I know so many of you enjoy listening to it. If you have two minutes free today, why not rate and review it? Thank you in advance. I truly appreciate it.