My sister Elizabeth and I are so happy. We just passed a big milestone for our podcast, Happier with Gretchen Rubin. We’ve had more than two million downloads! (2, 019,041 for anyone who, hypothetically, checks the numbers constantly.)
Our first podcast was on February 25, so we haven’t been doing it very long.
We’ve been thrilled by the enthusiastic response of listeners. It has been great to hear the comments on the voicemail, to read the emails, the tweets, the posts on Facebook…keep them coming! We particularly loved all the comments submitted for the Very Special Episode featuring listeners.
We’re celebrating this milestone, and we also want to help the podcast grow. So let me make a special request — to Make a Friend Happier. For a new podcast like ours, it really helps to get the word out — and for that, word of mouth is the best.
If you’re a fan, make a friend happier by telling them about the podcast — and don’t just mention it, actually show that person how to subscribe. A lot of people are intrigued by podcasts, but just don’t know how to listen. It really is super-easy. Quick instructions here. Or if you prefer to listen to a 3-minute clip of instructions, you can hear Elizabeth and me explain how to do it. We really appreciate the help.
Want to listen to the first episode? Go here.
Want to listen to the episode recorded in Elizabeth’s closet, as I helped her to clean her closet? Go here.
Want to listen to the episode that has inspired the most controversy? Go here. See if you can guess what topic inspired disagreement.
Thanks again, readers and listeners, for your enthusiasm and support and ideas.