Well, I’ve taken the plunge. I’m now Podcast-capable on this blog. You can see it in action in my last post. (PS: Now in this post too. Couldn’t help myself with the new toys!)
Is it a fad? I don’t think so. The name Podcasting may be a fad, and the predominance of audio files in RSS enclosures may also be a fad, but the idea of sending media files around via a syndication feed in a website is probably here to stay. At least it’ll stay as long as people syndicate their sites with feeds, something I don’t see stopping any time soon.
Surprisingly, I actually had a desire for this feature on my blog, and possibly even a real need for it on the site for my moonlighting business.
See the thing is that I’m hooked on music — more recently music production (in addition to my long love of music performance). And I like to share my work. So stay tuned. You’ll probably see lots of new music featuring yours truly flying through here, and if the other thing takes off, there’ll be music from other people too.
To start it off, this post is a Podcast of some multi-track recording I did just last week with my band. There will be more to come. And if I ever start a Podcast over there?… I’ll be sure to let you guys know.
(Oh, and a little secret: Manila is now the easiest to use Podcasting software. I saw what they’re doing in LiveJournal and Blojsom. They have extra steps. I just pick a file when I’m making a post, and it all goes at once. No need for a separate upload step and then a blog post. It’s all right there. Nice.)