Podcasting – Not as easy as it seems?

BarCamp IrelandElly Parker will be doing a talk at BarCampIreland entitled “Getting Granny Podcasting (or Encouraging Web Usage in Non-Technical People)”. How hard is podcasting to do and to sustain? With so many Irish bloggers going on hiatus or just finishing up completely, will we see the same with podcasts?

Fred Wilson has stopped doing his family podcast stating:

It’s a fun thing to do for a while. But it’s really hard to sustain. It requires setting things up, getting a show together, and then editing the audio, making sure the sound is right, and then uploading the file to a hosting service, and then publicizing it.

Jeff Jarvis also informs us that Annik Rubens and Ricky Gervais have stopped doing their podcasts too. Ricky seems to have made a fortune out of it though.

Hopefully there’ll be a good discussion on the day at BarCamp about podcasting with some tips and tricks and advice on how to stick with it. There seems to be a good few podcasters coming down to Cork so come along and play devil’s advocate. I bet John Handelaar will be there. :) Here’s a list of 5 mistakes to avoid with corporate podcasting.

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5 Responses to “Podcasting – Not as easy as it seems?”

  1. Colm says:

    It’s an idea I’ve toyed with (podcasting), but, as you say, it just seems like too much work.

  2. Colm says:

    I was going to post something on this too, but outside of the tech podcasts (Goldbach and Raftery), what other Irish podcasts are there? I’m not fluent enough in Irish to understand Conn and Jett Loe’s podcasts are too long.

    Any music, politics (IE.Podcast seems to have finished), arts, comedy, sports podcasts out there from Ireland at all?

  3. For the laugh I thought I’d use my Nokia N70 to record adhoc bits and pieces on the day e.g. chats over coffee about specific topics.

    Then I discovered that the Nokia sound recorder can only record one minute of audio at a time. A phone with a 1GB MMC card, which can record an hour of video but can only record a minute of audio?

    And they expect to compete against Apple and co with this?

    And don’t get me started on the stupid non-standard headphones.

    Just about to try out Total Recall which is supposed to not have the 60 second limitation.

  4. Hey your on the radio! :)

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