Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Empty Nest

Acinom took one look at the podcast site for Broadcasts from the Ninveah and decided to kick me out of the nurturing nest that is his podcast and make me fly on my own. Since I knew that one day I wanted to become a full-fledged podcast in my own right anyways and my ramblings was not fitting smoothly into his new format with news and up to date reports, I think it was the right decision for both of us.

Except now I have to consider making the podcast more real.

There are several worrisome prospects about podcasting. I can whip out a blog post in less than 15 minutes, often less than 10. If I need to write something more concrete like last post, I can do it in small chunks of time over a few days (small chunks of time are all I have, sadly). Recording a podcast however requires more flow and momentum in my opinion; starts and stops are almost always very noticeable. Then there is the editing: I haven't bothered to do any during my 5 minute rambles but if I increase the time to longer it might behoove me to make the effort. Maybe even get an intro and outro soundtrack and work out how to include them.

And what the hell to podcast about? While some topics are by design only doable on the blog, i.e. very visual posts, and others only really work in the audio medium (like interviews or discussions),  there is a large overlap between what I can write and speak about in the two mediums. I have to be careful not to mine all my written content ideas for podcast topics and leave my written blog hanging in the wind.

Its all very nerve-wracking!

Regardless, I'm going to make a go of it. I don't know how this will evolve but nothing ventured, nothing gained, right?

I just wish I had more time!

2 comments:

  1. Big step m8. I've tried podcasting (in other areas) before and found it to be initially very satisfying. The problem was always longevity and it became a grind. Both in time and subject matter.

    But, as you said, nothing ventured nothing gained.

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  2. I'm a fan of podcasts being smaller. Hopefully more frequent, but a 10-15 minute podcast is better in many ways than the two-hour monsters.

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