I am amazed each month by the number of podcast that podfade. I have been keeping some stats on how many shows we have removed at Blubrry.com because of podfading and over the past year.
The number is significant at some point I am going to try and collect some data from the content creators themselves and try to figure out why they have stopped.
One trend that I know exist already is that podcasters expect way to much and they are disappointed when their podcast do not grow as they should. If I have any advice to give is that podcasters need to stick it out for at least a year maybe even two to see where their show is gonna go.
Just doing a couple of episodes is not going to cut it, if you think you will have 10,000 listeners overnight you may be in for a bit of shock when the numbers come in much lower than that for most people.