Last year was the year podcasting exploded in popularity. In fact, 21% of Americans over the age of 12 have said they listened to a podcast in the last month, which has steadily increased year over year from the 12% share in 2008 and I only see this number continue to grow. So have you decided to start your own podcast? Well, there are a few things to consider first – where you will host your podcast and where you will promote it. Below I have listed a few tips and lessons learned from promoting
If you’ve ever utilized the default RSS widget for WordPress and entered a Podcast RSS feed, you’ll notice that it only displays the title and description. That’s because the iTunes standard for podcast feeds adds additional tags for the image associated with a podcast as well as the location of the podcast file itself. Despite WordPress having its own audio player, the two don’t work together… until now! I was pretty frustrated that I couldn’t have folks play the latest podcasts from my sidebar so I built and submitted a WordPress Plugin to do this.
With Anchor, you can fully launch, edit, and manage your podcast right from your phone or desktop. Anchor is completely free to use with no storage limits. Users can capture all their audio with the Anchor mobile app or upload it from your dashboard online. Combine as many segments as you want into an episode (e.g., your theme song, an intro, an interview with a guest, and some listener messages), without having to do any advanced editing. Anchor Features Include: Anchor Interviews – enables you to make outside calls. Distribution – automatically distribute your podcast
If you’ve read my publication for any extended period of time, you know that I’m an Apple fanboy. It’s simple features like I’m going to describe here that makes me appreciate their products and features. You’ve probably noticed that when you open a site in Safari in iOS that businesses often promote their mobile application with Smart App Banner. Click on the banner, and you’re taken directly to the App Store where you can download the application. It’s a great feature and works really well to increase adoption. What you may not have realized is
I now carry so much audio equipment with me that I purchased a backpack with wheels, my messenger bag was simply too heavy. While my bag is well-organized, I still like to keep the weight down by not having multiples of each kind of device or accessory I’m bringing with me. One issue were the collection of tripods I was carrying. I had a small desktop tripod, another that was flexible, and then another that was purely for my smartphone. It was all too much. I think I’ve tested just about every portable tripod on