By Nile Flores - http://blondish.net
❏ Explain what podcasting is
❏ Share tips on podcasting
❏ Share third party tools for
❏ Share podcasting plugins
What is Podcasting?
Podcasting in short is…. sequential
content creation done via audio,
using a syndication feed.
What Can You Podcast About?
Anything you’re passionate about!!!
Create content on as many
mediums as possible to
potentially reach more of your
Length of a Podcast?
Length of podcast depends on what you are
covering and what your target audience is most
Some can be as short as 2 to 5 minutes and
others 30 minutes to 1 hour.
How Often Should You Podcast?
Depends on how comfortable your schedule is,
but also consider consistency, especially if you’
re trying to build a loyal following.
What about Podcast sites like BlogTalkRadio?
Why use them when you can control your
Most insert their own ads in, and the quality is not very
good. Often downloading and converting is a pain… still
with poor sound quality.
How to Subscribe to Podcasts?
PocketCast App for Mobile
iTunes or other desktop Media Players
Where to store your podcast media files?
Protect your site from going down in case you’
ve been syndicated by a larger site.
Cover topics that matter to your audience
Don’t make an elaborate script. Make an outline.
If you’re using intro and outro music, keep it brief.
Don’t be afraid to mess up. You can always cut out
those long pauses, likes, ands, and ums.
❏ Choose a microphone with a good noise cancelling filter
Podcasting, just like blogging - doesn’t
have to be perfect. Like anything you’
re trying to succeed at, that comes
with time and practice.
And Two More Tips...
❏ If you’re concerned about SEO, create
a paragraph to summarize your
podcast or add a transcript.
❏ Create a video version of your podcast
and place it on Youtube and utilize
Podcast related tools for WordPress
Blubrry PowerPress Podcasting plugin - http:
There are quite a few podcasting plugins out
there, but PowerPress seems to be one of the
What does Blubrry PowerPress do?
❏ HTML5 integration in both audio and video media
❏ Ability to manage multiple podcast channels
❏ Capable of integrating into iTunes
❏ Works with custom post types and custom taxonomies
❏ Includes option for download stats
❏ Contains extended advanced settings or simple settings
depending on your preference.
Hooking Up to iTunes
PowerPress has a simple process to publishing
your podcast to iTunes.
Make sure to fill the area out completely so you
can be approved and added to the iTunes
Sites With Great Podcasting Tips
❏ The Audacity to Podcast - http://theaudacitytopodcast.
❏ Podcast Answer Man - http://podcastanswerman.
… and many more
Great WordPress Podcasts
❏ Dradcast - http://dradcast.com/
❏ WPWatercooler - http://www.wpwatercooler.com/
❏ WordPress Weekly - http://wptavern.com/wordpressweekly
… and many more