Podcasts: Your Ticket To Vocal Noteriety

PodCasts: Out misunderstood friend. First of all, for those of you who don’t know, a PodCast is a digital ‘broadcast’ that’s provided on demand, or by subscription. Typically, they’re something you look forward to: A weekly radio program, tips, songs from your favorite band, news. Anything with content that is desirable. Okay – some aren’t all that desirable. But that’s a matter of taste.

Two other things that have changed drastically in recent years are the facts that more and more drivers own iPods (or other similar devices – we’re not prejudicial, just preferential), and more and more are commuting longer and further to their jobs. I know a whole host of folks who live and die by their iPod and audio books to keep them sane on those long commutes. I also know folks who text and talk on their phones while they drive: They’ll come around.

So what do you do that’s PodCast worthy? Can you offer hair and make-up tips? Car advice? A joke of the day? A news snippet? Poodles wailing in unison to the strains of The Backstreet Boys (Weird Uncle Pete insisted I put that one in – not sure why, and not sure that I really want to know.)

Whatever it is, you can now become your own broadcast medium. Here’s a link to one of a number of helpful sites that take you step by step through the process:

http://radio.about.com/od/createyourownpodcast/ss/How-to-Create-Your-Own-Podcast-Make-Your-Own-Talk-Show-Music-Program-or-Audio-Stream.htm

There are a great many more, so if this one isn’t right for you, I would suggest Googling another. There are also a few sites out there that cater to not only creating – but free hosting – of PodCasts. BUT – many are either gone, or on their way out because the business model doesn’t really lend itself to longevity. So I would strongly urge you to reconsider before you wed yourself to one of those sites.

Still not comfortable with the whole affair? Never fear: we’re here to answer questions and help along the way, should you need us. We can even wrangle the whole affair, from start to finish, if you so desire.

So go forth, and wield the digital pipeline to your own ends!

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~ by digitalninjasmedia on November 15, 2011.

 
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