Hi IH! I started Lumenauts.com 6 months ago. I and other people in the Stellar community publish tutorials, explainers, and blog posts to the site to help developers and businesses building on top of the Stellar.org (Stripe was the first funder of Stellar.org) network.
1,000 email subscribers, 22 issues, 50% open rate, and 14% click through rate
30,000 unique visitors in its first 6 months
15,000 minutes of watch time on the Lumenauts Youtube channel: youtube.com/lumenauts
The site has generated inbound client work for me and was a finalist in the Stellar Build Challenge, receiving some non-traditional revenue in the form of 80k lumens.
Now I am considering starting a content series (podcast and/or written posts) where I interview founders of Stellar-based businesses so they can share their lessons learned with others in the community, and I have an initial sponsor for this interview series.
I love the IH podcast and interview formats, have learned so much from Courtland and the guests, and hope to deliver something of similar value to a different audience. Below are questions are mostly for @csallen related to podcasting, but I’d love feedback on Lumenauts and answers from anyone in the IH community:
How long does it take you to put together one episode?
How do you maximize the audio quality of the people you interview? Did you ever mail interviewees a microphone?
Which gets more “impressions” - written interviews or podcast episodes?
Do you prepare interviewees in some way before the interview?
How much do you edit each episode? Do you rearrange questions or trim out less interesting content?
Thanks so much!