Cast your pod

Well, the pod­cast­ing exper­i­ment con­tin­ues apace. According to my feed­burn­er stat­ist­ics, the pod­cast has received 117 hits (which is a bit mean­ing­less, since any robot might have clicked through to the file), but the pod­cast itself has been down­loaded 65 times. That last num­ber is a little more trust­worthy, and I think I can call the pod­cast a suc­cess so far — 65 poten­tial listen­ers is pretty good. I will, of course, leave the epis­odes on my web­serv­er almost per­man­ently, so the over­all num­ber of down­loads is likely to trickle on for a few months.

If you’re a writer try­ing to pub­li­cise a pod­cast, remem­ber that a polite email to blog­gers can’t go amiss. It also helps if you’ve made con­tact with these blog­gers before in some capa­city — but, gen­er­ally speak­ing, if your own pod­cast relates to the area that your cor­res­pond­ent cov­ers, there’s a good chance he/she will put in a men­tion for you (e.g. Forbidden Planet International, Grumpy Old Bookman). This’ll start the word-of-mouth ball rolling.

Oh, and the pod­cast is now avail­able via iTunes.

Author: Ian Hocking

Writer and psychologist.

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