Monday, October 17, 2005

A Natural Progression?

I need your help. I'm thinking about trying my hand at podcasting.

I need your ideas and feedback. What do you think? Is this a good idea? Have I lost my ever loving mind?

Should it be something along the same lines as this blog? Or should I go into a new direction?

What do you think? What would you like to hear?

To use a very over-used corporate salutation - Thanks in advance for your help.

3 Comments:

Blogger Neal said...

Hi Vicky,

Here are my thoughts, for what they're worth.

Keep it short. (I mean really short.) I've tried to keep up with podcasts that last for 20 minutes or more and I invariably fall by the wayside, no matter how interesting they are. I just subscribed to the new 43folder podcast yesterday, on the other hand, and at about 3 minutes per show, I thought it was exactly the right length, useful, and entertaining.

Choose a topic that you know. If there's something in your gut that you want to podcast about, go with it. If you're scrabbling for a theme, perhaps hold off until you get something that makes you go "aha".

(And this is in opposition to the previous point somewhat) DOn't just make it a repetition of your blog. Cover the same sort of material, if you like, but don't make it an audio version of your words.

Involve other people. As an example, you've talked about your daughter's music several times. Bring her on. Use the show as a showcase for her talents as well as yours.

Err.

That's it.

Hope this is useful.

12:29 AM  
Blogger SafeTinspector said...

I'm still not completely straight on how a podcast differs from an MP3.
I have an hour or two of MP3's I've made of my music on safetunes.blogspot.com, but I don't think it qualifies as podcasting...

9:39 AM  
Blogger Vicky Hawthorne said...

Neal - interesting idea. I'll have to talk to Audra and as her what she thinks.

Joseph - do an RSS feed! Check out www.podcast411.com, Your stuff is good.

11:31 AM  

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