Wednesday 9 September 2009

Podcast Pondering

Despite the pitiful activity on this blog, things are happening folks…..oh they are happening alright!

I’ve made a few changes to the kit list since the last post but life is so manic at the moment and as you will have noticed I’m just not finding the time to post an update.

Aside from work and more work and the odd weekend car-camping, I’ve been looking into podcasting to add another dimension to the blog. I enjoy listening to podcasts on the way to work etc and am surprised at how few of us are podcasting.

My phone has a reasonable recording package that I’ve found to be great quality and makes recordings in MP3 on the move - so I’ve been experimenting. I’m not quite sure how its going to work entirely but I’ve recorded a few pieces to test the water with the technology and the content.

At the moment it may well just end up being an irregular thing but I’m hoping to post at least one podcast from recordings I’ll take on the next trip in Scotland. Having listened to all of Bob Cartwright’s TGO podcasts I think the ‘roaming’ format works. I think to start with it will most likely be me banging on about trips or gear but I’m hoping to rope a few people into phone interviews if I get any initial interest.

The first one will more than likely be dire but I’m sure I’ll get the hang of it. Once I’ve edited these first pieces I’ll upload and I’d welcome feedback on what you think.


Alan Sloman said...

Ooh! Really looking forward to these. Peewiglet did one on the rain in the tent on my blog a week or so back - I think they really work well - adds masive atmosphere.

Anonymous said...

I was tempted to do a couple in the Carneddau but one day I was tent bound so there wasn't much to say. The next, I was too knackered at the end of the day to be bothered.

GeoffC said...

Is this activity distinct from 'live blogging'?. I've been asked about making live blog posts but it sounds like the 'roaming recordings' are something different.

Mac E said...

Sounds interesting, look forward to hearing them.

baz carter said...

Interesting idea. I look forward toi hearing(!) more about it.

Marcus said...

Hi folks,

This first one (for those who havn't yet heard it), is just me nattering on. Future releases will incorporate some audio taken from the trip and perhaps some interviews if I can convince people to talk to me!

Robin, I have to agree with you and I suspect it will take some discipline on my part to record at regular intervals.

Geoff, this will just be taking audio recordings on my E71 (which now has a recording package of reasonably good quality. Live blogging might be off due to the lack of signal in that part of the world so I'm hoping this and the trip report will make up for it.