We’ve been thinking about launching a podcast…

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One of the things I’ve learnt over the last few years is that blogging takes time. Time is not something I have a lot of right now and, rather than reducing my workload, I’m thinking of increasing it by adding a podcast to the mix!

Actually, it was the Australian-based tech-writer James Bannan, whose work has appeared in APC Magazine (amongst other places), who dropped me a line to suggest we create a podcast and I figured it could be fun. James and I met at last year’s Windows Server 2008 Worldwide Technical Workshop and are slightly unusual in that we are technicians first and “journalists” second whereas the majority of podcasters are the other way around. (I put the J word in quotes because, even though it’s appropriate for James, I don’t use it to describe my writing…)

I listen to (or watch) quite a few podcasts myself and I’ve got a reasonable idea of what works well and what makes me unsubscribe but I thought I’d ask the question here on the blog. If James and I were to start an IT podcast (perhaps monthly – as weekly would have too big an impact on our other activities), would you listen to it? What would you like to get out of it? How long should each episode run for? Where do you like to get your podcasts from (e.g. iTunes, or somewhere else)? And in what format (MP3, AAC, etc.)? Are there any topics you like us to cover?

Leave a comment on this post and we’ll try and incorporate some of your suggestions if possible.

4 thoughts on “We’ve been thinking about launching a podcast…

  1. Mark – Great idea with the podcast – love reading the blog entries but sometimes I just don’t have time to read them. A podcast would be great to download & listen to in the car or whatever, to guarantee I don’t miss any good nuggets!

  2. I have, but your normal voice doesn’t come with the bonus of a volume control and a fast forward ;)

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