Will the whining please stop?
02.05.2005 - 22:09 / filled under default
The podcaster mailinglist on yahoo just went balistic over the announcements of Adam Curry and his strategy cast.
To quote some
"Podcasting succeeds when, and only when, it departs from traditional radio models"
"I thought the whole idea was that we didn't need radio. "
I'll take this one as a reference. We still don't need radio - but what is in the way of using it?
Why does this always sound like a rabbit in front of a snake?!
I am doing a little radio show in community radio here in Lübeck and have recently held a seminar about podcasting, to get them into it.
I will receive some radiostuff from them which we will air via podcast. I am also looking on some of my favorite podcasts if they would be suitable for being played on the local radio station, because there is a lack of english programm.
But do I _need_ radio for this? No. It is additional.
And who the hell set the rumor into the world that you either can be with Adam Curry or not podcasting at all? It can be either his way or nothing?!
Look at thepodcastnetwork.com - they have a download of a show about every minute. Each day. And they don't rely on AC grace.
Can we please set up a poll where people from this list can vote:
"I was never played on AC and still have more than 3 listeners?"
Whatever a person does, has no effect on what I can do, especially not in this time and age - with all of the possibilities lying ahead of us..
And can please the whining stop about 'buhu I do have no listeners!!!'
There are enough websites out there, where you can insert your podcast.
Prepare your text about your podcast and identify likely places which will be intersted in your topic.
There are enough podcast already out there - it is quite unlikly that there is no podcast which has the same topic as you have. Sent them a nice made promo - nice, not "me myself and I!!!!" stuff.
Make the promo available at your website. Give people an impression on what they can expect from your podcast.
Announce your podcast in places which could be your listeners. Provide help in how to listen to your stuff.
This is not magic only Adam Curry can do - this is basic marketing 101.
Oh and if you want to stay in the corner saying 'I don't want marketing crap' - stop complaining that you still want the love.
If you want a cake, you will need to make it, buy it or get someone else to give it to you.