I’ve been thinking about how to add additional content without adding to my work load, or add minimally. One of the things I’ve thought about doing from before I started the blog, actually nearly over a decade before I started the blog was to have a podcast.
I have thought about it because I love podcasts.. they are amazing. I’ve listed to long form podcasts from the TWIT network, short form podcasts, and what I consider to be ‘just right’ which is about 20 minutes. Podcasts only really work well when it’s a good fit for your commute.. i.e. I fell out of listening to podcast beyond when I stopped traveling and picked it up again when I started traveling again.
The problem is that to do a podcast correctly, it’s a huge amount of work.
The problem is that to do a podcast correctly, it’s a huge amount of work. For the experience to be truly engaging, you need multiple hosts. A regular schedule, high quality equipment, and a go to market strategy because you’re competing against a huge array of podcasters (see the link at the bottom of this post) and the limitations of time and listeners interested are shrinking.
I’m starting to think that I need to start the podcast as an extension of the blog.. to just read what I have written, record a weeks worth of posts as bumper music and put it out there. It’s sloppy, it’s not very expansive, but it does have some benefits. It will allow me to repurpose this content for another medium.. to feed back into the community. It’s an auto feed, so people who subscribe will get it automatically. It will allow me to practice for the potential audio book reading and it’s another way to experiment. I hope to build a network that feeds into itself and between the blog, book, and now potentially a broadcast.. or netcast, or podcast it may be one more way to efficiently reach more people.
Glad I was a thespian in high school.. I think I may have to dust off the old speaking chops.
Inspired via Seth’s Blog: The coming podcast surplus.