Dayna and I tried our hand at podcasting. It’s not as easy as I thought it would be. First you have to record something interesting. (We probably could have edited ours down by at least 10 or 15 minutes.) Then you have to embed it in an RSS feed. Then you have to tweak it for the iTunes store. It took me about a week to get the Flickerbug Podcast to work properly, and it’s still not perfect. I tried an application called FeedForAll (available for Mac and PC) first, but couldn’t quite get the hang of it. Then I tried Feeder and was much more successful. You can also d/l someone else’s feed and try to reverse engineer it, but I tried that too and it’s much faster to use a dedicated app (unless you can code RSS/xml).
In this podcast, Dayna and I take a quiz about whether we’re push-over parents. It was fun, but the show (if it can really be called a ‘show’) needs more structure. We tried to do another recording tonight taking another quiz but it really fell flat. We’re not going to broadcast it because we bored even ourselves. We’ve decided we need to write an outline at least, and perhaps do a bit of background research. Guests and interviews, reviews of parenting gear, a ‘fears and cheers’ section, perhaps a rant or two: these might make for interesting programing. Let me know if you could make it through the podcast without falling asleep. Your comments are always welcome below.
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