Well, this has certainly been the week of podcasts! I have participated in 3 podcasts this week and have been featured in one other.
For one, podcasts are super easy to create! It is also cool to share my ideas by talking about them, instead of just writing. The other great thing is that podcasts are much quicker to put together than blog posts. A “quality” blog post takes one to two hours, but this entire podcast AND post only took 35 minutes! That time saved means a lot right now, as many of you well know.
Perhaps the most notable thing about podcasting is that it is an automatic way to differentiate yourself from the many other bloggers. In this day and age, everyone and their dog has a blog, so doesn’t it make sense to do things which make you stand out from the crowd? Podcasting and video podcasting can definitely do that. Unfortunately, video podcasting can be a huge PIA to setup, edit, and upload. That’s not even mentioning the cost of a video camera and editing software.
A good podcast doesn’t require much more than a decent quality microphone and recording software, something nearly every computer comes with standard. So, why not try podcasting? It’s easy, cost effective, a great way to further brand your personality/blog and an awesome way to stand out from the crowd.
Podcast with John Chow
You may have already read on John Chow that I recently participated in a podcast with the Evil One himself. The podcast is actually for Shoemoney’s Net Income show on Webmaster Radio. Shoe asked John to take over while he is at the TechCrunch40 conference.
It was really fun to chat with John, as well as Ed from the [Ed]ition and Greg from BCM Marketing. We talked about some of the current trends in blog design and the direction that it is headed. Hopefully, we can all do another podcast again here soon. Look for that podcast this Tuesday on Shoemoney, John Chow, and here.
Featured on Xfep.com Podcast
I saw a trackback today from a new blog, eXtra For Every Publisher, otherwise known as Xfep.com. This is a new blog run by David Peralty, who is an awesome blogger himself and also Director of Communications at the Bloggy Network. Funny thing is that I recently participated in another podcast with Anthony Feint from Blogging Dosh and David was a guest on that show.
Congratulations to David on his new blog! You can listen to Xfep’s podcast here.
NEW Podcast with Matt
For those of you who don’t know Matt, he is my other business partner, in addition to Josh Mullineaux. I have known Matt since high school and he is a valuable partner in the business.
This was Matt’s first podcast and we nailed it first-take. Matt is cut out to be a natural podcaster.
Anyway, Matt runs a personal blog at Matt where he talks about business, making money online, and marketing. Today, he was a guest on my new weekly radio show, called Entrepreneur Podcasts. In this first podcast, Matt and I talk about significance of taking on investors into a new business, something which we are considering doing.
This is also my first podcast using the PodPress WordPress plugin. It is because it easily embeds the podcast player within the post. Anyway, enjoy the podcast.