Last week, we talked about how to keep content regular for your blogging, podcast, or social media project. This week, Mike Sorg taught a bootcamp session on developing your podcast. The session was a general discussion about some of the tips and tricks he has learned in his 10+ years of podcasting. The topic fell away from the tech-end of things he usually presents and focused more on the process he utilizes.
Among our group of organizers, I can assure you that I am the only one who doesn’t formally podcast. I like to think it’s because I already have a seasoned podcaster pretty much at my beck and call. However, I’ve picked up some tricks along the way. While I’m not saying that if I started a podcast today it would be top-of-the-line – either by way of flow, discussion or topic, or by production standards in general – I am saying that I’ve picked up enough that I feasibly could do a podcast on my own. When they say the proof is in the pudding, I pulled the video of Sorg’s bootcamp session, converted it from Facebook, and uploaded it to YouTube. And, I did it all by myself. Which means you can do it, too! Seriously. There are so many apps and programs out there that make it pretty easy to do.
Seriously. If you’re looking to start a podcast, I recommend checking out Krystal O’Connor’s Podcasting 101/201 and Podcasting 301 sessions. She does a great job of breaking it down into easy bits and pieces for the average Joe (like me) to understand.
If you wanted to start (or pick up) blogging this year, using Squarespace or WordPress are easy ways to go about it. Again, you can check back to our blogging sessions from this past year’s main Podcamp event. We’ve got Blogging 101, Blogging 201, and Blogging 301 information to get you started.
With all of this information at your fingertips, what’s holding you back? Go ahead and get started with that project.
Of course, if you ever have any questions about podcasting, social media, or blogging, please hit us up on the Podcamp website, Facebook, or Twitter. You can also check out prior videos through our YouTube page or attend one of our events throughout the year.