Today marks the beginning of the audio marathon I call NaPodPoMo or National Podcast Post Month. Over the course of the next 30 days podcasters from around the globe will be podcasting daily with the goal of having 30 podcasts completed by November 30th.
This is the 5th year we have done NaPodPoMo. I use this monthly long audio recording frenzy as an opportunity to try new things. From platforms to tools to style to shows I call it my experimentation time. Some experiments work out beautifully and continue on such as Tech in Twenty from year 2 while others go the way of the dodo like my effort in year 3. Regardless of the success rate of my experiments the one thing that holds true is that I learn something new each time.
For many folks who have been curious about podcasting this is a great opportunity to learn. With a podcast due each and everyday the learning curve is fast. No time to freak out about a less than stellar performance. Chalk it up to experience and put your game face on for the next day’s show. One thing that is always true is that your 30th podcast will be markedly improved from your day 1 podcast.
For veteran podcasters, NaPodPomo is the opportunity to recapture the love of the audio medium. There is no doubt that folks who started podcasting in the early days 2004-2006 love audio. Recording a podcast has never been easier with all the mobile apps and online services at our fingertips. Discovering new tools to do recording, editing and posting is exciting and fun.
Whatever the reason you are joining us for this year’s NaPodPoMo challenge, I welcome you into the fold. My advice is to forgive yourself quickly and enjoy the journey.
During the 2010 National Podcast Post Month, I endeavored to work on combating my Shiny Object Syndrome (SOS). Like most things in life, what I planned and what actually happened were two entirely different things.
If you will recall, my topic wasÂ “How To Make A Camp”.Â It was going well.Â I recorded 11 days of podcasts faithfully until day 12 hit. Client projects and general busyness took me away from the daily NaPodPoMo podcasts. So, instead of throwing in the towel, I opted to record the remaining podcasts in one sitting.
On November 30th, I sat down with my outline and hit the record button 20 times (19 podcasts plus 1 to intro my mad dash recording frenzy). It was fast, furious and a whole hell of a lot of fun. I love podcasting. National Podcast Post Month always reminds me what got me into all of this social media craziness to begin with.
If you want to hear all of the 30 audio posts you can do it by checking out my NaPodPoMo 2010 Album on Cinch.
On day four, it is all about the who factor. Just who should organize a camp?
Really anyone can, but it takes a dedicated team of organizers and volunteers to make a camp happen. While sessions are not created until the day of the event, that doesn’t mean there aren’t things that need to be put in place to make sure it is a success.
On day three, I share what I consider to be the three reasons you should consider doing a camp.
BTW, the feedback on this series has been great. Love that this topic has turned into a dialogue. Yesterday’s podcast, What Is A Camp received a couple of thought provoking response from @LynetteRadio & @TheGrannyGamer
For year 4 of NaPodPoMo, I have chosen to podcast about The Anatomy of a Camp. As someone who has been organizing camps in San Antonio area since 2007, I felt it was time to share some of that experience and knowledge. It will cover concepting to venues to sponsors to technology. From pre to during to post, my goal is to cover every aspect of what it takes to make a camp happen.
We are on day 10 of National Podcast Post Month and I thought I would take the time to share my thoughts on the experience. When I came up with the idea to interview NaPodPoMo podcasters, I had a pretty good idea of what to expect…or so I thought.
Larry is joining us for his first National Podcast Post Month, however he’s no stranger to podcasting. He was part of the original pioneering podcasters who helped pave the way for the podcasting masses.
Listen in to get this podcasting pioneer’s take on the evolution of podcasting, what it takes to get started and where his new show is going. (I’m still holding out for an “On The Road Restaurant Review” segment).
On day 8 of National Podcast Post Month, I interview Luis Sandoval, Jr. who now has 1 year of podcasting under his belt. He jumped into the podcasting realm with Tech in Twenty (which we co-host) and the Media Minute.
Luis talks about what podcasting has done for him and how he is moving forward. As is the case with most podcasters, Luis has branched out to several podcasts and has plans for several more.
His wife, Angel has started her own podcast for NaPodPoMo called Domestic Goddess Lessons. http://domesticgoddesslessons.blogspot.com/ It would appear that podcasting is like a cold. Hang around long enough and you just might catch it. 😉
On Day 6 of National Podcast Post Month we go a bit old school and actually go into post production with this episode.Â Medros lives in Canada and long distance rates would go a long way to hitting our podcasting pocketbooks in an unwelcome manner. We had to forgo the usual Utterli recording and opted go with a Skype recording. Whereas Utterli recordings are raw, live and on the fly, with this episode we went back to our old friend Garageband to churn this baby out.
Medros is a long time gamer and podcaster who has been a part of NaPodPoMo from the beginning. We chat about gaming and podcasting and delve into how World of Warcraft has changed. I ask the age old question of the next “Warcraft Killer” and Medros shares his best advice to create and build a successful gaming podcast. You can connect with Medros on Twitter @medros and listen to the show at All Things Azeroth.
On day 5 of National Podcast Post Month, I chat with Michael De Leon, the creator and co-host of the basketball podcast, Project Spurs.
Michael, shares the history of Project Spurs as well as some of the exciting places his podcast has taken him. He also dispenses advice to the wanna-be sports podcaster and gives his key to every post.