Disseminating Podcasts with FeedBurner
Augment the Blog with MP3 Podcasts
I have previously recorded two MP3 files; they are currently spinning at 7200rpm on my computerís hard drive.
Itís a fair bet that they will have to be stored on a server accessible to the web somewhere. So I will create a folder on my web site ďPodcastsĒ and upload the two MP3 files.
I assume that you are only a little web-savvy. I assume you have a registered domain (mine is www.ChrisGreaves.com ) and that you can download a copy of WordPress from http://wordpress.org/download/ . I assume you have a FTP program such as FileZilla and have made some limited use of it.
Here I am uploading the two MP3 files. Each file is about a megabyte in size.
Once both files are in place, I return to my Blogger dashboard for Torontopreneur and edit the two corresponding blog posts, which were created a week or two ago:
I have added a paragraph with a prefix ďPodcast:Ē (so people know what it is!) and created a hyperlink to the specific file in my Podcasts folder on ChrisGreaves.com.
Once the blog item is republished after editing, the new text shows up with a hyperlink. (Sadly, the hyperlink is now grey because I have clicked it!).
I click on the hyperlink and am rewarded with my dulcet tones streaming through the headphones.
Now I must wait, because Feedburner takes about 30 minutes or so to scour the web sites. Theory is that by tomorrow morning at the latest my podcast will be available through Juice or other podcatchers.
Oh yes! Mustnít forget to link in my second MP3 file.
Next Step: Podcatching !
Toronto and Mississauga, Sunday, February 27, 2011 4:49 PM
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