Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Podcast Update

It took a little longer than expected, but we're very close to an "air-date" of what (for now) I am calling "Where To, Bud? - The Podcast".

What I have done thus far:

1. Narrowed down the choice of servers (3) using the following criteria:

a) Cost

b) Ease of Operation (for me)

c) Amount of Bandwidth

Cheap is better than Free in that I get more time

Free is better than cheap, since I don't have to worry about a subscription fee.

The easier this podcast will be to operate, the free-er I will be to talk to you. Since it won't be "live", I will have plenty of time to edit and tweak, so what comes out on the other end hopefully will be informative as well as entertaining.

I plan to draw on my 15 years as a broadcaster/talk-show host to make it as professional a production as I can. By that, I mean I'm not going to sit here and make jibber-jabber "small-talk". The show will have been prepared and edited before-hand, but will be presented in such a way as to seem relaxed and spontaneous.

By "spontaneous", I mean I am not going to limit myself to a script if something "pops" into my head that I didn't consider before.

"Bandwidth" simply means the amount of "time" provided per month for the podcast itself. For example "free" is 100 minutes of audio and 60 minutes of video on one server.

It also is not my intent to simply "regurgitate" what I write on the blog, but to complement it.

One can read the blog at one's leisure, listen to the podcast the same way or do one or the other. Or both.

What I will not do on the podcast is "rant and/or rave". I have been doing less of that in the blog as well.

Information, the so-called "talking points" and maybe some appropriate music. If deemed appropriate, perhaps the mention of my pet-project (so to speak): animal welfare.

So that's where we are.

Technically (except for choosing the server) we're ready. My microphone is the same one I used in the studio singing, so the sound should be very good from here. (How it ends up on your end will depend on your speakers. Luckily audio for computers has come a long way so y'all should be okay there)



19 more days...... please help!

The Animal Rescue Site


Thanks

Bill

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to pop in and let you know I'm still reading and clicking on the critters and congratulate you on making the goal of clicking on the ads in your blog to be able to contribute to the Alzheimer's org and humane society before Christmas.

So keep clicking everyone.

Sorry, you haven't heard from me much lately, but my mom is slipping further into the disease and I've been really distracted and busy. Trying to have a big garage sell this weekend. My mom and dad were very big collectors and keepers of many things and as hard as it is to sort through and get rid of their life long collections, sadly, it has be be done.

I'm glad you are moving and looking forward to some new adventures. I will be watching and reading for the completion of each new venture.

Just know that I'm thinking and caring about you, even if I don't respond much these days.

Take care, luv you both much, Becks

Bill Craig said...

Hey Becks,

Just sittin' here working on the podcast/blog when your message popped up.

PLEASE don't worry about keeping up here and just take care of mom and whatever else you need to do. I and the others will be here when you need us.

Okay. I KNOW I probably don't need to tell you this, but I will anyway.

You will NEVER get what those collectibles are worth at a garage sale.

People are ALWAYS gonna try to "Baptist" you down (I'm an "Equal Opportunity Bigot") to see how low you will go, so price accordingly and/or send them on their way if you need to.

We'll be thinking about you and mom, and just check in when and as you can.

Love

DAB & D

(Word verification: cures)