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:
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!