288 My Secret Podcasting Project Revealed And Much More!

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Summary: My Secret Podcast Project Revealed In this episode, I finally reveal that The Lord of the Rings Fan Podcast is the secret project I've been working on over the past several months. I explain why I decided to create a Lord of the Rings fan podcast, the approach I'm taking to the show and the reason why I have decided to delay the official launch of the podcast. It is my hope that sharing this information will help you understand some of the thoughts that I consider before committing to the launch of an additional podcast.   Personal Plug of The Week This week's Personal Plug of the Week is for Willie Urish's Deer Hunting Podcast. Willie's done an excellent job and has great energy in his podcast. If you happen to be a deer hunter, you'll certainly want to check it out. If you're not a deer hunter, you probably know somebody who is; be sure to tell them about Willie's Deer Hunting podcast, and if you like it, be sure to let him know you heard about him from the Podcast Answer Man. Congratulations to Willie on publishing his first podcast episode this week!   Podcasting A to Z This week's Personal Plug of the Week, Willie Urish, happens to be one of our current Podcasting A to Z students. If one of your New Year's resolutions is to finally launch that podcast you've always dreamed of, now is the perfect time to sign up! The next Podcasting A to Z course will be January 14th through February 8th. You can learn more about it and sign up at podcastingatoz.com.   Streaming vs. Downloading - Are Stats Going Down As A Result? In this episode of Podcast Answer Man I talked about how the way people consume content today using mobile phone applications for podcasts is causing people to stream episodes when they're ready to listen versus having episodes automatically download for every podcast they're subscribed to. I share my thoughts on how this may be effecting some people's stats and what I've even noticed on my own stats for Podcast Answer Man and the various other shows that I produce.   Public Service Announcement About Animated GIFs! One of the things that happened to me this week is that I realized that I was annoyed by the fact that I had an animated GIF image in my sidebar flashing the different benefits of the ScreenFlow software. It's been so far down in my sidebar that I've really never noticed it before, but while I was responding to a comment the other day and had that comment up on my screen for a lengthy period of time, I found myself annoyed and distracted by the rotating, flashing image. So I made a decision to turn that image for ScreenFlow into a static image. My recommendation is that we not use animated images in our sidebar if we can avoid it.   Final Social Media Update Segment For 2012 In this week's episode, Erik J. Fisher joins me for the final Social Media Update segment for 2012. Each year, in December, Erik takes a nice long social media fast, but before he does, we share with you the most relevant, up-to-date information that you need to know about social media, which in today's episode, included the following topics: - Google Plus Rolls out Google Plus Communities. - How We Really Feel About Google Plus & Why. - Is Twitter reducing tweet length to 118 characters? - Everyone has photo filters! - Instagram has a new update.   New Media Expo New Media Expo (NMX) is coming up in just three weeks! The event is held in Las Vegas from January 6th - 8th. Be sure to use the promo code GSPN20 to get 20% off. If you are a podcaster, you simply must make it to NMX in January.   Shop With B&H Photo & Support Podcast Answer Man I am thrilled about the relationship that I have formed with the folks at B&H Photo, Video, & Pro Audio. They have amazing prices on podcast equipment and so much more. Best of all, their customer service is almost as good as my own. When placing an order through my affiliate link,