If you're wondering about the title seriously I couldn't come up with a way to mention podcasts in a witty way. Anyway, our good blogger friend AllenTesch (yay for more shameless plugging!) recently did a podcast on his blog. It was about how a girl seemed to be proud she got an HIV test every year. That's not the issue here (though it certainly seems like an issue), no the issue is that under his podcast was the people who he was signed up with to make them, Podbean. This isn't actually an issue by the way I have no problem with podcasts, which is mostly what this about.
See, I have mentioned before that hey, maybe I could do a podcast. I just had a post that I wanted to turn into a video and there have been times before where I've wanted to do this stuff. But I don't really like doing videos because I'm still so self conscious. These guys can give me that chance. It's very easy to get one set up there and everything. The thing now though is, can I even do it? Sometimes I'm low on ideas for blog posts. It's kind of fun that I'll go a few days with no ideas and then suddenly out of nowhere ideas everywhere. But there's still the point that I have a lack of ideas.
I could do maybe a central podcast, have it be about something specific but then there's the problem of well just what do I do it on?
I think the best chance I have of getting a podcast to work for me is to just do a reading of a post maybe once a week and turn that into a podcast. Or just collecting an amalgam of things and talking about each of them in turn if I can't find one thing to go on a tirade about.
I'm not entirely sure what the point of this post is. Or what you guys could even comment on. It's simply I found a way to do podcasts and I'm thinking about doing it.
I'd also like to point out once again that I'm not stealing Allen's idea. I've broached the subject of podcasts before. If I steal an idea it's usually from Hazel. Two shameless plugs in one post? I am a whore.
I suppose I could go a bit into the why of doing one. Well I think getting used to speaking would be an advantage. There are some things that should be heard and not read too. When something demands emotion. Such as most of my recent activism posts. Sometimes I can write emotionally, but sometimes it's best to be safe.
Hell maybe I can even do readings of my book as well as writing it down, that way when I'm done it's already in audiobook format >_>
Oh and because I want to do three shameless plugs in one post. Yesterday the chaps at A Beer For The Shower wrote the story they told me to write during the giveaway. I dared them to do it. It turned out great, which is why I wanted them to do it. Check it out at http://www.abeerfortheshower.com/2012/01/dollar-menu-time-travel.html. I think three shameless plugs may be a record.
This post has gone on way to long.