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  • kris3198
    Hello folks! A summary of my research conducted last year on independent audio podcasters is available here:
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      Hello folks!

      A summary of my research conducted last year on independent audio podcasters is available here:

      https://umdrive.memphis.edu/kmmrkman/www/Markman_podcasters2009.html

      A more detailed academic presentation of my research will be given at the Association of Internet Researchers conference in Milwaukee in October. I will have a full paper available on my website at that time.

      I plan to continue my research on podcasters, so I welcome any feedback. What would you like to know about the podcasting community? How can the academic world help podcasters?

      My thanks to all who participated!

      Sincerely,
      Kris M. Markman
      Assistant Professor, Dept. of Communication
      University of Memphis
      https://umdrive.memphis.edu/kmmrkman/www/index.html
    • Matthew Wayne Selznick
      ... Are there plans to expand the pool? Is 147 podcasters a statistically representative number given the thousands of English-speaking podcasters producing
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        On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 8:47 AM, kris3198<kris3198@...> wrote:
        > A summary of my research conducted last year on independent audio podcasters
        > is available here:
        >
        > https://umdrive.memphis.edu/kmmrkman/www/Markman_podcasters2009.html
        > I plan to continue my research on podcasters, so I welcome any feedback.
        > What would you like to know about the podcasting community? How can the
        > academic world help podcasters?

        Are there plans to expand the pool? Is 147 podcasters a statistically
        representative number given the thousands of English-speaking
        podcasters producing shows?

        What percentage of respondents were *not* from the Yahoo! podcasters
        group or some other centralized gathering of podcasters? For that
        matter, can you provide the sources of the respondents? A little more
        context, and a larger pool, will make this survey compelling.

        Can you compare the "Podcasters are Connected" figures to Internet
        users as a whole, since podcasters are by default a subset of that
        group? Otherwise the fact that "98.5% of podcasters use e-mail daily"
        is kind of worthless. Also, "Maintain online journal / blog" is oddly
        low, since I'd say pretty much every podcast is also a blog by default
        -- a sequential series of posts in reverse chronological order
        distributed by RSS.

        Many thanks for your efforts so far,

        --
        Matthew Wayne Selznick
        Author and DIY New Media Creator
        ****************************************
        http://www.mattselznick.com
        Independent Creative Endeavors
        Free To Experience
        Supported By Patronage
      • Stephen Eley
        On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 1:29 PM, Matthew Wayne ... Just to play Devil s Advocate: sure, this probably isn t fully scientific. But relative to other podcaster
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          On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 1:29 PM, Matthew Wayne
          Selznick<mwselznick@...> wrote:
          >
          > Are there plans to expand the pool?  Is 147 podcasters a statistically
          > representative number given the thousands of English-speaking
          > podcasters producing shows?

          Just to play Devil's Advocate: sure, this probably isn't fully
          scientific. But relative to other podcaster surveys I've seen this is
          a pretty good sample size. Herding all of us cats isn't easy. I feel
          I'm getting fair value for the money I paid Dr. Markman for access to
          this data. >8-> (Which was none. I also can't remember if I'm one
          of the people who took this survey, but I _hope_ I did.)

          Looking at the actual numbers -- interesting stuff, and looks pretty
          in line with what I'd have expected. But I continue to find the
          gender and race balances somewhat distressing. As a geeky mid-30s
          white guy, I would really love it if I wasn't _so_ dominant in this
          survey and if there were more people at the meetups and on the lists
          who weren't just like me. To me that's saying that podcasting remains
          too much of a niche activity, a specialist's hobby and a community
          unto itself, more so than blogging or other Internet media. If you
          have other theories, Dr. Markman, I'd be very interested.



          > Can you compare the "Podcasters are Connected" figures to Internet
          > users as a whole, since podcasters are by default a subset of that
          > group?

          This is a really good question, BTW. You're totally right that the
          figures don't say anything in a vacuum. Comparing it not just to
          average Internet users, but also to bloggers and content producers on
          video sites like YouTube, would also be very revealing.

          Something is different about podcasting. For reasons I could
          speculate about, but don't know for sure, it never really "opened up"
          the way everyone thought it would two years ago. That's an
          unscientific, gut interpretation of this high-level overview and I
          won't defend it if there's data to refute it. But it seems pretty
          striking to me.


          --
          Have Fun,
          Steve Eley (sfeley@...)
          ESCAPE POD - The Science Fiction Podcast Magazine
          http://www.escapepod.org
        • kris3198
          Hi Matthew, Thank you very much for your response. I m going to attempt to address some of your questions below. ... No, the numbers are not statistically
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            Hi Matthew,
            Thank you very much for your response. I'm going to attempt to address some of your questions below.

            --- In podcasters@yahoogroups.com, Matthew Wayne Selznick <mwselznick@...> wrote:
            >
            >
            > Are there plans to expand the pool? Is 147 podcasters a statistically
            > representative number given the thousands of English-speaking
            > podcasters producing shows?

            No, the numbers are not statistically representative. This study was mainly exploratory in nature, designed to get a feel for what was out there and help refine categories/questions for a second round. My goal is to use these results to help craft a new survey that will target a more representative sample. That said, my results do seem to be largely consistent with the few other podcaster studies that I've seen.

            One issue I'm currently grappling with (and I'd love to know if anyone here has any good ideas) is what exactly is the English-speaking podcasting universe. One idea that I am exploring is to work with people who have a more technical CS background to try to develop a bot that could automatically identify podcasts based on given criteria.

            I also want to add video podcasters to the next sample to see of there are any similarities/differences between people who choose different platforms.

            >
            > What percentage of respondents were *not* from the Yahoo! podcasters
            > group or some other centralized gathering of podcasters? For that
            > matter, can you provide the sources of the respondents? A little more
            > context, and a larger pool, will make this survey compelling.

            The data from the current study were collected anonymously (as per my human subjects research approval) so I don't have that information. I could collect data in future studies by inviting people via email, which would have certain advantages in tracking, but then I could not offer complete anonymity.

            >
            > Can you compare the "Podcasters are Connected" figures to Internet
            > users as a whole, since podcasters are by default a subset of that
            > group? Otherwise the fact that "98.5% of podcasters use e-mail daily"


            The paper that I will have posted in October will address some of these issues, but for some quick and dirty comparisons to data on adult US internet users from the Pew Internet & American Life project:

            Daily activities: All internet users/Podcasters from survey
            Use email: 57%/98.5%
            Use social networking site(s):19%/63.7%
            IM: 11%/59.3%
            Read someone else's blog: 10%/76.3%
            Twitter or other status update: 5%/59.3%

            > is kind of worthless. Also, "Maintain online journal / blog" is oddly
            > low, since I'd say pretty much every podcast is also a blog by default
            > -- a sequential series of posts in reverse chronological order
            > distributed by RSS.

            Yeah, I asked two different blog-related questions, and I think in future I need to distinguish them more. On the very last slide you'll see a number for Podcast blog, which was 75.5%, which I meant to be different from the question about creating/maintaining a blog. What I was going for there, but I'm not sure if it was really clear, was a non-podcast related blog. In the next version I am going to try for more precise questions to separate the two activities.


            Thank you again for your feedback!

            -Kris
            ---------- ---------- ----------
            Kris M. Markman, Ph.D.
            Assistant Professor, Dept. of Communication
            University of Memphis
            https://umdrive.memphis.edu/kmmrkman/www/index.html
          • Dan Hughes
            ... Daily activities: All internet users/Podcasters from survey Use email: 57%/98.5% Use social networking site(s):19%/63.7% Twitter or other status update:
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              Kris, you posted:
              --------------------
              Daily activities: All internet users/Podcasters from survey
              Use email: 57%/98.5%
              Use social networking site(s):19%/63.7%
              Twitter or other status update: 5%/59.3%
              --------------------

              How old are those Pew stats? I can't believe that 43% of internet users
              don't do email.

              And I think the use of social networking sites and Twitter has
              skyrocketed in the past few months. Virtually everyone I know (and I'm
              61) is now into Facebook, for example.

              I'd try to get updated stats before you issue your report, if that's
              possible.

              ---Dan

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            • Dan Hughes
              Kris, one more fly in the ointment: How incestuous is podcasting? That is, how many podcasters do shows that are aimed at other podcasters, at least partially
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                Kris, one more fly in the ointment:

                How incestuous is podcasting?

                That is, how many podcasters do shows that are aimed at other podcasters,
                at least partially if not completely?

                Podcasting seems to be almost a closed community, in that podcasters
                listen heavily to other podcasts. They do promos for their podcasts in
                other podcasts, and many podcasts talk about podcasting in some form or
                other. Are there many podcasts that never mention podcasting?

                My two podcasts are not tailored for the podcast community at all, but to
                groups that don't even know what a podcast is. My listeners find me
                through message boards that discuss my topics (treasure hunting and
                softball). My guess is that the great majority of my listeners have
                never heard of Podcast Alley, or even know there are thousands of other
                podcasts out there.

                ---Dan
              • Matthew Wayne Selznick
                ... Possibly the number one reason podcasting hasn t come as close to mass media as podcasters would like. In fact, the mass media (major television and radio
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                  On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 9:49 PM, Dan Hughes<danhughes@...> wrote:
                  > How incestuous is podcasting?
                  >
                  > That is, how many podcasters do shows that are aimed at other podcasters,
                  > at least partially if not completely?

                  Possibly the number one reason podcasting hasn't come as close to mass
                  media as podcasters would like. In fact, the mass media (major
                  television and radio networks) has done more to evangelize podcasts to
                  non-podcasters than indie podcasters.

                  But that's probably a topic for another thread...

                  --
                  Matthew Wayne Selznick
                  Author and DIY New Media Creator
                  ****************************************
                  http://www.mattselznick.com
                  Independent Creative Endeavors
                  Free To Experience
                  Supported By Patronage
                • Braindouche!
                  And, I m interested in examples of multi-show podcasters. When I was slamming away in the niche-blogging world, it was sort of a given that if you take a being
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                    And, I'm interested in examples of multi-show podcasters. When I was
                    slamming away in the niche-blogging world, it was sort of a given that if
                    you take a being a blogger, you were destined to start another blog within
                    a year. That urge seems to be present in podcasting, if less intensely, but
                    podcasters seem more likely to team up on group side projects.

                    I mean, seriously. How many of you have more than one podcast? How many of
                    you contribute regularly to another podcast? What's up with that?

                    ~Mer
                    braindouche.net
                    sweetcourchexperience.com

                    On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 12:49 AM, Dan Hughes <danhughes@...> wrote:

                    >
                    >
                    > Kris, one more fly in the ointment:
                    >
                    > How incestuous is podcasting?
                    >
                    > That is, how many podcasters do shows that are aimed at other podcasters,
                    > at least partially if not completely?
                    >
                    > Podcasting seems to be almost a closed community, in that podcasters
                    > listen heavily to other podcasts. They do promos for their podcasts in
                    > other podcasts, and many podcasts talk about podcasting in some form or
                    > other. Are there many podcasts that never mention podcasting?
                    >
                    > My two podcasts are not tailored for the podcast community at all, but to
                    > groups that don't even know what a podcast is. My listeners find me
                    > through message boards that discuss my topics (treasure hunting and
                    > softball). My guess is that the great majority of my listeners have
                    > never heard of Podcast Alley, or even know there are thousands of other
                    > podcasts out there.
                    >
                    > ---Dan
                    >
                    >



                    --
                    Meredith Matthews
                    mer@... | 484.524.2507 | twitter @braindouche
                    braindouche.net | podcast mayhem
                    hotgluemedia.com | design | web | audio | communication
                    sweettarragon.com | jewelry and accessories


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                  • writerpatrick
                    What I find interesting is the low number of new podcasters. Less than 5% have been at it for less than 6 months and less than 20% have been at it one year. I
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                      What I find interesting is the low number of new podcasters. Less than 5% have been at it for less than 6 months and less than 20% have been at it one year. I would expect those numbers to be the largest. Could it be that the new podcasters don't use things such as Yahoo Groups and other places that would allow them to find the survey?

                      Or is it that people are choosing to become YouTube-casters instead? With YouTube you don't have to worry about promotion the same way as podcasts require. And everyone is talking about YouTube all the time. When have you heard a major broadcaster mention podcasts?

                      I have noticed that the activity on many of the podcast forums like Podcast Pickle is down. There's a few new people who post one or two messages, promote their site, then disappear. They just don't seem to have the sense of community. Or maybe they just rely upon Facebook for that community. (I really don't bother with it much myself, although I probably should be working on it more.)
                    • Todd Cochrane
                      From my Stats What happens is that over 70% of new podcasters don not make it past show 7 and another 13% do not make it past show 25. Simply because they find
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                        From my Stats

                        What happens is that over 70% of new podcasters don not make it past
                        show 7 and another 13% do not make it past show 25. Simply because they
                        find out it is hard work and most have not done their homework on how to
                        get their show launched and to get attention. Those shows that do make
                        it past show 25 usually have staying power.


                        Todd...



                        writerpatrick wrote:
                        >
                        >
                        > What I find interesting is the low number of new podcasters. Less than
                        > 5% have been at it for less than 6 months and less than 20% have been
                        > at it one year. I would expect those numbers to be the largest. Could
                        > it be that the new podcasters don't use things such as Yahoo Groups
                        > and other places that would allow them to find the survey?
                        >
                      • Todd Cochrane
                        I am not sure why you would call podcasting a niche as almost every media producer in existence is having there media in one form or another delivered via rss
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                          I am not sure why you would call podcasting a niche as almost every
                          media producer in existence is having there media in one form or another
                          delivered via rss aka podcast.

                          Having been in the space in the very early days of the space Oct 2nd,
                          2004 and was probably in the first 100 or so that created shows. You can
                          look at my show if you want as an example. I just went over 500 shows
                          last month and still have a audience that is growing daily. It is my
                          primary source of income. But I also produce 4-5 other shows that do not
                          have as high a time demand.

                          Todd..


                          Braindouche! wrote:
                          >
                          >
                          > And, I'm interested in examples of multi-show podcasters. When I was
                          > slamming away in the niche-blogging world, it was sort of a given that if
                          > you take a being a blogger, you were destined to start another blog within
                          > a year. That urge seems to be present in podcasting, if less
                          > intensely, but
                          > podcasters seem more likely to team up on group side projects.
                          >
                          > I mean, seriously. How many of you have more than one podcast? How many of
                          > you contribute regularly to another podcast? What's up with that?
                          >
                          > ~Mer
                          > braindouche.net
                          > sweetcourchexperience.com
                          >
                          > On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 12:49 AM, Dan Hughes <danhughes@...
                          > <mailto:danhughes%40juno.com>> wrote:
                          >
                          > >
                          > >
                          > > Kris, one more fly in the ointment:
                          > >
                          > > How incestuous is podcasting?
                          > >
                          > > That is, how many podcasters do shows that are aimed at other
                          > podcasters,
                          > > at least partially if not completely?
                          > >
                          > > Podcasting seems to be almost a closed community, in that podcasters
                          > > listen heavily to other podcasts. They do promos for their podcasts in
                          > > other podcasts, and many podcasts talk about podcasting in some form or
                          > > other. Are there many podcasts that never mention podcasting?
                          > >
                          > > My two podcasts are not tailored for the podcast community at all,
                          > but to
                          > > groups that don't even know what a podcast is. My listeners find me
                          > > through message boards that discuss my topics (treasure hunting and
                          > > softball). My guess is that the great majority of my listeners have
                          > > never heard of Podcast Alley, or even know there are thousands of other
                          > > podcasts out there.
                          > >
                          > > ---Dan
                          > >
                          > >
                          >
                        • Todd Cochrane
                          Matthew I would agree hard core evangelism stopped about the time iTunes added podcasting support to iTunes July 2005. Since that time I think podcasters have
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                            Matthew

                            I would agree hard core evangelism stopped about the time iTunes added
                            podcasting support to iTunes July 2005. Since that time I think
                            podcasters have thought that Apple would carry the day...

                            Also another thing that is hurting the space, is that most of my growth
                            came from promoting other shows actively. Most shows do not promote
                            other podcast and vice versa. I think this is why the podcasts over at
                            TechPodcasts.com have done so well is that we actively promote the heck
                            out of each other and promote the space outside of the podcast space.

                            Todd..

                            Matthew Wayne Selznick wrote:
                            >
                            >
                            >
                            > Possibly the number one reason podcasting hasn't come as close to mass
                            > media as podcasters would like. In fact, the mass media (major
                            > television and radio networks) has done more to evangelize podcasts to
                            > non-podcasters than indie podcasters.
                            >
                            > But that's probably a topic for another thread...
                            >
                            > -
                            >
                          • Todd Cochrane
                            If you are looking to reach a larger group of podcasters next time, feel free to drop me an email we can include a link to any survey etc to our community of
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                              If you are looking to reach a larger group of podcasters next time, feel
                              free to drop me an email we can include a link to any survey etc to our
                              community of podcasters.

                              Todd


                              >
                              >
                              > On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 8:47 AM, kris3198<kris3198@...
                              > <mailto:kris3198%40yahoo.com>> wrote:
                              > > A summary of my research conducted last year on independent audio
                              > podcasters
                              > > is available here:
                              > >
                              > > https://umdrive.memphis.edu/kmmrkman/www/Markman_podcasters2009.html
                              > <https://umdrive.memphis.edu/kmmrkman/www/Markman_podcasters2009.html>
                              > > I plan to continue my research on podcasters, so I welcome any feedback.
                              > > What would you like to know about the podcasting community? How can the
                              > > academic world help podcasters?
                              >
                            • David Jackson
                              Same here. I started with one show, and every time I find a passion I create a podcast. Some have podfaded with my passion, but Most I produce on a bi-weekly
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                                Same here. I started with one show, and every time I find a passion I create a podcast. Some have podfaded with my passion, but Most I produce on a bi-weekly basis.

                                Dave Jackson
                                www.betterdave.com
                                www.customerserviceshow.com
                                www.powerofpodcasting.com << coming in September answering the "why should I" question.
                                ----- Original Message -----
                                From: Todd Cochrane
                                To: podcasters@yahoogroups.com
                                Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2009 11:53 AM
                                Subject: Re: [podcasters] Re: Who are podcasters?


                                I am not sure why you would call podcasting a niche as almost every
                                media producer in existence is having there media in one form or another
                                delivered via rss aka podcast.

                                Having been in the space in the very early days of the space Oct 2nd,
                                2004 and was probably in the first 100 or so that created shows. You can
                                look at my show if you want as an example. I just went over 500 shows
                                last month and still have a audience that is growing daily. It is my
                                primary source of income. But I also produce 4-5 other shows that do not
                                have as high a time demand.

                                Todd..

                                Braindouche! wrote:
                                >
                                >
                                > And, I'm interested in examples of multi-show podcasters. When I was
                                > slamming away in the niche-blogging world, it was sort of a given that if
                                > you take a being a blogger, you were destined to start another blog within
                                > a year. That urge seems to be present in podcasting, if less
                                > intensely, but
                                > podcasters seem more likely to team up on group side projects.
                                >
                                > I mean, seriously. How many of you have more than one podcast? How many of
                                > you contribute regularly to another podcast? What's up with that?
                                >
                                > ~Mer
                                > braindouche.net
                                > sweetcourchexperience.com
                                >
                                > On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 12:49 AM, Dan Hughes <danhughes@...
                                > <mailto:danhughes%40juno.com>> wrote:
                                >
                                > >
                                > >
                                > > Kris, one more fly in the ointment:
                                > >
                                > > How incestuous is podcasting?
                                > >
                                > > That is, how many podcasters do shows that are aimed at other
                                > podcasters,
                                > > at least partially if not completely?
                                > >
                                > > Podcasting seems to be almost a closed community, in that podcasters
                                > > listen heavily to other podcasts. They do promos for their podcasts in
                                > > other podcasts, and many podcasts talk about podcasting in some form or
                                > > other. Are there many podcasts that never mention podcasting?
                                > >
                                > > My two podcasts are not tailored for the podcast community at all,
                                > but to
                                > > groups that don't even know what a podcast is. My listeners find me
                                > > through message boards that discuss my topics (treasure hunting and
                                > > softball). My guess is that the great majority of my listeners have
                                > > never heard of Podcast Alley, or even know there are thousands of other
                                > > podcasts out there.
                                > >
                                > > ---Dan
                                > >
                                > >
                                >





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                              • kris3198
                                Hello Dan (and everyone), (I tried to post this a moment ago, but I think my message got eaten). Just to clarify, the Pew stats I posted are for DAILY
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                                  Hello Dan (and everyone),

                                  (I tried to post this a moment ago, but I think my message got eaten).

                                  Just to clarify, the Pew stats I posted are for DAILY activities, which Pew measures by asking "Did you do this activity yesterday?"

                                  They also ask "Have you ever done this activity?" and those numbers are indeed higher. If you're interested, the chart is here, along with survey dates:
                                  http://www.pewinternet.org/Trend-Data/Online-Activites-Total.aspx

                                  The social networking numbers are from Dec. 08, so they don't capture the recent explosion in Facebook users. I suspect we'll see new numbers on that soon. Still, I would add that as a group podcasters seem to be very much in the early adopter group, like most social media advocates, and such are really dissimilar from the *average* adult internet user.

                                  There have been a lot of other interesting comments on this thread. I'll be on the road for a few days, but I hope to be able to respond more next week.

                                  -Kris
                                  ---------- ---------- ----------
                                  Kris M. Markman, Ph.D.
                                  Assistant Professor, Dept. of Communication
                                  University of Memphis
                                  https://umdrive.memphis.edu/kmmrkman/www/index.html

                                  --- In podcasters@yahoogroups.com, Dan Hughes <danhughes@...> wrote:
                                  >
                                  > Kris, you posted:
                                  > --------------------
                                  > Daily activities: All internet users/Podcasters from survey
                                  > Use email: 57%/98.5%
                                  > Use social networking site(s):19%/63.7%
                                  > Twitter or other status update: 5%/59.3%
                                  > --------------------
                                  >
                                  > How old are those Pew stats? I can't believe that 43% of internet users
                                  > don't do email.
                                  >
                                  > And I think the use of social networking sites and Twitter has
                                  > skyrocketed in the past few months. Virtually everyone I know (and I'm
                                  > 61) is now into Facebook, for example.
                                  >
                                  > I'd try to get updated stats before you issue your report, if that's
                                  > possible.
                                  >
                                  > ---Dan
                                  >
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                                  >
                                • Braindouche!
                                  No sir, I m not calling podcasting a niche, but I do think it s very similar to The-Practice-Of-Niche-Blogging, particularly in terms of networking and
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                                    No sir, I'm not calling podcasting a niche, but I do think it's very similar
                                    to The-Practice-Of-Niche-Blogging, particularly in terms of networking and
                                    grass-roots-type marketing and audience building. They're about the same age
                                    and take advantage of the same technology, so they grew up with similar
                                    methods.

                                    For the record, I also think that niche blogging is D-E-D dead. Podcasting
                                    isn't, but it's certainly lost of lot of it's evangelistic tendencies as
                                    well as shaken off a lot of what you might call "unreasonable expectations",
                                    too.

                                    ~Mer
                                    braindouche.net
                                    sweetcouchexperience.com



                                    On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 11:53 AM, Todd Cochrane <geeknews@...> wrote:

                                    >
                                    >
                                    > I am not sure why you would call podcasting a niche as almost every
                                    > media producer in existence is having there media in one form or another
                                    > delivered via rss aka podcast.
                                    >
                                    > Having been in the space in the very early days of the space Oct 2nd,
                                    > 2004 and was probably in the first 100 or so that created shows. You can
                                    > look at my show if you want as an example. I just went over 500 shows
                                    > last month and still have a audience that is growing daily. It is my
                                    > primary source of income. But I also produce 4-5 other shows that do not
                                    > have as high a time demand.
                                    >
                                    > Todd..
                                    >
                                    > Braindouche! wrote:
                                    > >
                                    > >
                                    > > And, I'm interested in examples of multi-show podcasters. When I was
                                    > > slamming away in the niche-blogging world, it was sort of a given that if
                                    > > you take a being a blogger, you were destined to start another blog
                                    > within
                                    > > a year. That urge seems to be present in podcasting, if less
                                    > > intensely, but
                                    > > podcasters seem more likely to team up on group side projects.
                                    > >
                                    > > I mean, seriously. How many of you have more than one podcast? How many
                                    > of
                                    > > you contribute regularly to another podcast? What's up with that?
                                    > >
                                    > > ~Mer
                                    > > braindouche.net
                                    > > sweetcourchexperience.com
                                    > >
                                    > > On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 12:49 AM, Dan Hughes <danhughes@...<danhughes%40juno.com>
                                    > > <mailto:danhughes%40juno.com <danhughes%2540juno.com>>> wrote:
                                    > >
                                    > > >
                                    > > >
                                    > > > Kris, one more fly in the ointment:
                                    > > >
                                    > > > How incestuous is podcasting?
                                    > > >
                                    > > > That is, how many podcasters do shows that are aimed at other
                                    > > podcasters,
                                    > > > at least partially if not completely?
                                    > > >
                                    > > > Podcasting seems to be almost a closed community, in that podcasters
                                    > > > listen heavily to other podcasts. They do promos for their podcasts in
                                    > > > other podcasts, and many podcasts talk about podcasting in some form or
                                    > > > other. Are there many podcasts that never mention podcasting?
                                    > > >
                                    > > > My two podcasts are not tailored for the podcast community at all,
                                    > > but to
                                    > > > groups that don't even know what a podcast is. My listeners find me
                                    > > > through message boards that discuss my topics (treasure hunting and
                                    > > > softball). My guess is that the great majority of my listeners have
                                    > > > never heard of Podcast Alley, or even know there are thousands of other
                                    > > > podcasts out there.
                                    > > >
                                    > > > ---Dan
                                    > > >
                                    > > >
                                    > >
                                    >
                                    >
                                    >



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                                  • David Smith
                                    I have three. So far. Grizzly s Growls: Some Dork with a Microphone, as Evo Terra terms it. Stories from the Hiber-Nation: Storytelling. Well, more
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                                      I have three. So far.

                                      Grizzly's Growls: "Some Dork with a Microphone," as Evo Terra terms it.

                                      Stories from the Hiber-Nation: Storytelling. Well, more audiobook
                                      production.

                                      The IDSL: Minnesota Indie music.

                                      I have occasionally contributed a bit to other podcasts, but not so much
                                      lately.

                                      It was 13 Aug 2009, when Braindouche! commented:

                                      > And, I'm interested in examples of multi-show podcasters. When I was
                                      > slamming away in the niche-blogging world, it was sort of a given that if
                                      > you take a being a blogger, you were destined to start another blog within
                                      > a year. That urge seems to be present in podcasting, if less intensely, but
                                      > podcasters seem more likely to team up on group side projects.
                                      >
                                      > I mean, seriously. How many of you have more than one podcast? How many of
                                      > you contribute regularly to another podcast? What's up with that?
                                      >
                                      > ~Mer
                                      > braindouche.net
                                      > sweetcourchexperience.com
                                      >
                                      > On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 12:49 AM, Dan Hughes <danhughes@...> wrote:
                                      >
                                      > >
                                      > >
                                      > > Kris, one more fly in the ointment:
                                      > >
                                      > > How incestuous is podcasting?
                                      > >
                                      > > That is, how many podcasters do shows that are aimed at other podcasters,
                                      > > at least partially if not completely?
                                      > >
                                      > > Podcasting seems to be almost a closed community, in that podcasters
                                      > > listen heavily to other podcasts. They do promos for their podcasts in
                                      > > other podcasts, and many podcasts talk about podcasting in some form or
                                      > > other. Are there many podcasts that never mention podcasting?
                                      > >
                                      > > My two podcasts are not tailored for the podcast community at all, but to
                                      > > groups that don't even know what a podcast is. My listeners find me
                                      > > through message boards that discuss my topics (treasure hunting and
                                      > > softball). My guess is that the great majority of my listeners have never
                                      > > heard of Podcast Alley, or even know there are thousands of other
                                      > > podcasts out there.
                                      > >
                                      > > ---Dan
                                      > >
                                      > >
                                      >
                                      >
                                      >
                                      > --
                                      > Meredith Matthews
                                      > mer@... | 484.524.2507 | twitter @braindouche
                                      > braindouche.net | podcast mayhem
                                      > hotgluemedia.com | design | web | audio | communication
                                      > sweettarragon.com | jewelry and accessories
                                      >
                                      >
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                                    • leesarbarnes
                                      I wrote Podcasting for Profit and interviewed over 50 podcasters on the various ways they are making money with their podcast. You can buy the book (shameless
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                                        I wrote Podcasting for Profit and interviewed over 50 podcasters on the various ways they are making money with their podcast. You can buy the book (shameless plug) or you can drop me a line offlist and I'll forward you some names.

                                        --

                                        Thanks,

                                        Leesa Barnes
                                        http://marketingfit.com
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                                        --- In podcasters@yahoogroups.com, Todd Cochrane <geeknews@...> wrote:
                                        >
                                        > If you are looking to reach a larger group of podcasters next time, feel
                                        > free to drop me an email we can include a link to any survey etc to our
                                        > community of podcasters.
                                        >
                                        > Todd
                                        >
                                        >
                                        > >
                                        > >
                                        > > On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 8:47 AM, kris3198<kris3198@...
                                        > > <mailto:kris3198%40yahoo.com>> wrote:
                                        > > > A summary of my research conducted last year on independent audio
                                        > > podcasters
                                        > > > is available here:
                                        > > >
                                        > > > https://umdrive.memphis.edu/kmmrkman/www/Markman_podcasters2009.html
                                        > > <https://umdrive.memphis.edu/kmmrkman/www/Markman_podcasters2009.html>
                                        > > > I plan to continue my research on podcasters, so I welcome any feedback.
                                        > > > What would you like to know about the podcasting community? How can the
                                        > > > academic world help podcasters?
                                        > >
                                        >
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