By Vidas Pinkevicius (get free updates of new posts here)
This morning my main challenge in blogging was editing and publishing the podcast conversation with my guest.
A few weeks ago we had this very inspiring talk on Zoom and today was the day my subscribers were waiting for it to go live.
So the first thing I had to do was to edit the podcast using Wavepad program, check for quality, add introduction and ending and record a short intro about the guest.
Adding general intro and ending was a breeze because I keep the files ready in my archives.
So I made a master file with all the necessary segments glued in.
The challenge was recording the intro about the guest. I had to go to his website, check for a recent biographical information and record a condensed version of it into the master file itself.
Then I saved the file in a WAVE format and used the little piece of software called Levelator to even out both mine and the guest's speaking volume.
After this I saved the file in the MP3 format and it was ready to upload to SoundCloud. That's where I host my podcasts.
I searched for the picture on my guest's website to accompany the audio recording.
Once this was done, I had to go to Weebly which is my blog publishing platform and embed the audio player with the current podcast on the special blog post for the podcast. For this I needed to grab a special code from SoundCloud which lets me to embed it on my website.
Along with the recording, I added a picture and a short biography of the guest and it was ready to go live.
I hit "Publish" and shared the link to my social media profiles on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
I then had one last thing to do - to re-post the content about this conversation on my regular blog.
This will be the post which my email subscribers will get in a couple of hours.
So you see, what does it take to edit and publish a podcast conversation.
In today's crowded blogosphere podcasts are still relatively fresh medium and a must for any serious blogger because the technicality of it and time-consuming work that goes into producing it makes the competition still low.