Working on a Blog/Podcast: This Geeky Life:

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1 ArtieDrawings13th Oct 2011 03:17:59 PM from Northern Virginia
The Inspired
Hi, everyone. I haven't been on TV Tropes in a while. It's good to be back. <3

Anyway— I've been inspired by many things, but for this project, I've mostly been inspired by the radio show This American Life and the (now deleted) Tumblr blog Weeaboo Stories. I want to create a podcast about the lives of geeks. Excuse the stupid name, but it's called This Geeky Life.

Before I start the podcast, I want people to submit stories to the blog. But, I've never done a podcast before. Does anyone have any suggestions on management?

I'd also love it if people would submit a story or two.

Thanks, Tropers!
2 MrAHR13th Oct 2011 06:15:10 PM from ಠ_ಠ , Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
Make sure you don't breathe into the microphone?

Make sure other podcasts are not going to do the exact same thing you are?

Give suggestions on types of stories you want, and guidelines.

edited 13th Oct '11 6:15:33 PM by MrAHR

3 ArtieDrawings17th Oct 2011 05:02:44 AM from Northern Virginia
The Inspired
Thanks! I'll update the guidelines. I don't want the stories to be too short, since I'll be reading them for the podcast. grin
4 ArtieDrawings23rd Oct 2011 10:53:35 AM from Northern Virginia
The Inspired
I now have a few stories and 8 followers! Now to figure out how to put podcasts on iTunes...

Oh— where in the forum would you suggest I put a link to the blog if I want to advertise the blog here?
5 MrAHR23rd Oct 2011 10:56:32 AM from ಠ_ಠ , Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
New Media.

Or here.

edited 23rd Oct '11 10:56:45 AM by MrAHR

6 Dec23rd Oct 2011 11:22:48 PM from The Dance Floor
Stayin' Alive
I'm assuming you're going to be doing a lot of the reading, so it might be good to clock how fast you can read a story aloud. You can use that to create your submissions guidelines, so that you can create a consistently lengthed show.

You also shouldn't rush through the reading — go slow enough that you don't trip over every other word, and so you do a good job articulating what you read.

On the audio side, figure out the settings/equipment/programs you're using, and find some means to keep the quality and volume consistent. There's nothing quite like listening to a podcast on an ipod, and suddenly jumping out of your skin when the next episode's intro comes blaring out. Please, for all that is holy, please don't be one of the people who ends up doing that.
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