Anyone that has a podcast should know that the most important part about having one (other than being good at it) is being consistent. A lot of people don't realize just how true it is. How dramatically things change when you drop the ball.
My (weekly) podcast recently missed two weeks in a row recently. You wouldn't think that would be too big a deal. You're coming back, right? You probably even said on facebook and twitter when the show would come back. Before we took our two weeks off, we were #35 on the Stitcher top 100 list (Entertainment). You may notice in this picture that in that short period of time, we went from 35 to 44, then to 57 (Yes, Answer Pants is my podcast, if you didn't know). Just giving any people just starting out an idea of how important it is to not just broadcast sporadically.
There is a bigger point when podcasting. It's extremely rare that people make money from doing this and when they do, they're usually already celebrities. The only real reason to do it is that you want to. You have fun with it an enjoy doing it. That being said, this drastic drop doesn't bother me at all. If anything, I'll just enjoy the ride back up (hopefully). I really posted this because I was blown away by the drastic nature of this.