Tag Archives: techie stuff

Putting us out there!

1 Apr

Working out other places to submit the show, we’re now out there on My Podcast Alley feed! {pca-9607b68afce7d590de44d5ac5413ad20} and Feedburner.

We exist in iTunes!

12 Mar

Search for us!

Now you can subscribe using iTunes!

(I must say, this is probably one of the biggest moments in my life.)

If you like what you hear, be sure to rate/review us in iTunes!

Nuggets…

28 Feb

As we near our FIRST REAL EPISODE, I thought I’d jot down some additional thoughts to our process, and why I think it’s taken a full month to actually get to the point of release the audio.

We’ve spent a lot of time searching for podcast safe music (thanks to to music.mevio.com and freemusicarchive.org and the many independent Canadian artists that I’ve approached over the last few weeks) and also working on tweaking the blog.  I’ve personally discovered how much a production can benefit from a “brand” and how much easier it is to have all these materials set up before you actually release the “product.”  Perhaps that’s just my own need to have things in place, however, I will say it makes networking and connecting with potential interview subjects much easier!

On the tech side, a lot of my concern has to do with sound quality and making sure we don’t turn people off simply because it’s unbearable to listen to.  The focus should be, of course, on the the content and not the format.  But just like me desire to have a clear brand and recognizable identity for the show, the presentation of the show is just as important for me.

The best part of this, however, is that this is very much a learning experience.  Despite the techy side of things, what I’ve quickly discovered (and in particular what I LOVE about producing, interviewing and editing segments) is trying to find the nuggets that make an interesting and hopefully entertaining story.

I’ve edited segments for podcasts before but they’ve always been just me, or an interview that was no longer than 6-10 minutes long.  Putting together a WHOLE SHOW, I must say is a much larger endeavour.  Like writing a paper, there is a need to have your final product be CLEAR and still have FLOW.

So… the first episode.  It’s coming. 🙂

Lunch: sweet potato fries, bacon, and omelette (my Sunday brunch of choice)
Couch potato status: hermit

Setting up: the blog

5 Feb

A big part of the project is our chance to document, and also a place where we can house the podcast and show notes.

The goal is to get the audio and produce the show, but if you look at the whole picture, a podcast offers the opportunity to build a community. Part of that is giving that community, even if it’s just the three of us, a space to live and reflect.

Once we managed to come up with a name, the first thing we did was register the domain(s). Having a place to refer to when describing our project really gives us some legs. It also rolls off the tongue… don’t ya think? “The Pocket Librarian…”

I chose to use WordPress as our blogging system because I hadn’t actually used it before and always wanted to learn. I have been using Blogger for a long time, but was always impressed by the many different widgets other people were using and decided that it was time for me to branch out and learn another blogging interface.

It’s been WONDERFUL. I spent a good long while figuring out where all the little elements live on the wordpress system and I’m still flipping through a gazillion plugins to find the right utilities for the blog. I *love* that the world has pretty much developed a widget for anything and everything.

Bit by bit, you’ll see the blog getting tweaked here and there. But in the meantime, we’ve got a space to hang our sign and store our thoughts.

Lunch: homemade vegetable soup
Couch potato status: moderate