Re: [podcasters] FTP comments
- It was 26 Feb 2007, when Evo Terra commented:
> Two things, David:Resistance is futile, you will be assimilated... <grin>
> 1) After listening to one of your episodes to see if I could get a
> better angle on how to help, I wound up subscribing. So from the point of
> view of a new listener, shut up already about getting people to contribute
> and just keep doing what you are doing. I like it. :)
> And 2):<snip>
> David Smith wrote:
> > Trouble is, I'm in a razor-
> > thin market segment, people who want to hear me talk about myself.
> Let me go through my list and give you a smattering of the podcasts I
> subscribe to where the host primarily talks about his or herself (and the
> things he/she finds interesting):
> I might have missed a few. But I listen to these podcasts *because* theyGee, and I was having such -fun- whining...
> talk about themselves. Not in spite of it.
> > It appears that, someday, 1 in 150 of the American population will haveYep, point taken. I'm getting too self-conscious, now that there are
> > reason to listen to my podcast. My job, find them -- and come up with
> > something for them to listen to.
> Actually, your first job is to find things that you enjoy telling those of
> us that listen. It's a subtle difference, but a profound one. The people I
> listed above *rarely* worry finding things they think I care about and
> instead focus on the things they care about. I can listen to me talk all
> the time...
Actual People listening. Gotta be brilliant every time. I forgot again,
> > There is a smallI find when I work from a script, I talk too fast. (Gotta work on that.)
> > wedge in which I can do the right things, and there's a small fraction of
> > right things I could end up doing for my podcast, and there's a
> > vanishingly small chance that the second will sufficently match up with
> > the first.
> > And I have to get both right, or I'm just another guy who tried to do a
> > podcast and failed.
> There is no one Right Way. While there are many Wrong Ways, IMHO, the
> number of Right Ways so far vastly out pace the Wrong that the Wrong are
> moot. What you are doing right now is a Right Way. More of that, please.
> (Thought I do prefer the scripted shows, truth be told. I'm a sucker for
But, yeah, it does sound a lot more Professional and whatnot. Oddly
enough, that gives me an idea for a show, about "whatnot." I could tell
you what I mean, but that'd spoil the surprise. <grin>
Grizzly <grizzly at grizzly.podzone.org>
What's it about? It's about five or
ten minutes. Sometimes more.