Tuesday, October 9, 2007

To 'Cast or Not To 'Cast...

Would anyone reading this blog (all three of you) download a podcast of the episode(s)? Does anyone think that anyone NOT reading this blog would download a SM:FBFW podcast?

I originally thought about doing this as a podcast, but I thought I'd give the blogging thing a shot, first. Now that I'm doing this on a more-or-less regular basis, I'm reconsidering the podcast.

LMK what you all think.

Eric

PS - (UPDATE 10/12) I'm not suggesting that podcasting would be instead of blogging, I'm thinking about doing a podcast in addition to the blog. Just so there's no confusion. -ET

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would say no. I know for sure that I would stop reading and commenting if it was podcast-only.

I'm woefully behind the times when it comes to all the latest widgets and gizmos out there; I'd rather buy the CD than burn it myself, I don't have a cell phone with either ringtones or text-messaging, I'm still baffled by memory sticks, I don't keep a blog, and I wouldn't know how to download a podcast.

I can't say whether people who don't read the blog would download a podcast-but if you make both options available, I'll cheerfully continue reading and writing.

Maybe some efforts to drum up knowledge for your blog are in order. I know I told Madgoblin about it, and maybe posting over at the Spider-Man Crawlspace might be in order. I can do it, if you feel that your doing it would be spamming.

Jared.

Eric Teall said...

Whoa, don't get me wrong. I wouldn't give up the blog--I'd just do a podcast version of it as well. I don't think I could talk remotely sanely about this stuff if I didn't write down some notes first, and if I'm writing something down, I may as well blog it.

I'm not even trolling for more traffic, honestly. I was more interested in knowing whether or not there are people who are thinking, "Oh, that blog sounds like a good idea, but I don't have time to read. I only like podcasts." I've read comments from people on other boards who say that kind of thing in general.

At the same time, any advertising you want to give me would be much appreciated. I do kind of feel like I'm spamming even when I post at the SMB, but since no one's complained about my little one line posts yet, I'm assuming it's okay.

I can't even tell how many people are reading this thing. I can't seem to find any kind of traffic meter or anything with Blogger. If anyone knows how I can find that kind of thing out, please LMK.

Eric

Davie G said...

Just found the blog. Really cool (and daunting) task you've set for yourself. I'll be interested in seeing just how far you can go with it.

I've read some of your early reviews and they seem pretty interesting. Keep up the good work and keep your eye on the prize!