Way back in the Time Before, when blogging was just making the scene, writers were quick to pounce on Blogger and other platforms, seeing the perfect opportunity to get themselves noticed. And for (almost) free. It was great. We had readers. We killed because, hey, we were the only bloggers who actually knew how to write!
Then a funny thing happened on the way to fame and fortune. Everyone with a keyboard and ten minutes to spare started a blog. Nowadays, blogging as a means of getting noticed is like offering free Hershey Kisses to the people swimming in a chocolate ocean.
But there's something new out there, as always seems to be the case. No, podcasting isn't terribly new, but the fact that it takes a bit more preparation, equipment, and new skills for the author to learn than blogging does, few of us have taken the plunge.
Podcasting, of course, is not for everyone. If you currently blog about your cat or kids, there's a good chance you won't get a following if you were to podcast the same topic (though...it's free to try). I'd argue, though, that any author can find a topic to podcast. We each have something we're particularly passionate about (on this here blog, we all have One topic we're especially passionate about). So let's start our list there:
- A weekly devotional (daily if you're really crazy...record them in batches).
- Weekly compilation of current events as they relate to the Bible, the End Times, or the moral situation of your country.
- A reading of a public domain Christian classic that is not in audio book.
- Christian book reviews and\or first chapter(s) readings.
- Hobby farming
- Cats (yes, really)
- Writing (there's a thought)
- Weekly\Monthly writer interviews
- Living on a writer's budget
- Living with teenagers (on a writer's budget)
- First time moms
- Stamp collecting
- Any TV series (it's being done)
- Why you hate podcasting