Maybe you didn’t realize that I have a podcast–it’s a humble hobby at this point, and not something I spend a great deal of time at. However, the tool I’d been using to get my feed into iTunes has proven inadequate. In fact, my whole workflow has proven inadequate!
I have a YouTube Channel, and wanted to share my Bedtime Stories there. I also wanted to spend a minimal amount of time editing and uploading the files, and I wanted to share them as broadly as possible.
I could not–for the life of me-figure out how to get my tools to play nicely together. Thus, I ended-up creating a multiple versions of each chapter. Bleh.
I also created a convoluted workflow. Bleh bleh.
If that weren’t enough, the tool I used to feed to iTunes wanted to start charging me for space. I’m just a humble hobbyist here, and I needed to better use the tools already at my disposal.
So I’ve ended my relationship with the old podcast feed, I’ve uploaded audio-only versions of the chapters to my WordPress blog, and I updated my Feedburner feed, resubmitting it to iTunes. (I tried to do it before, but they were video files, and even though the settings showed as correct, my service wasn’t creating the right kind of tags to hold them. Now I’ll just be uploading audio files. So much simpler!)
Thus, the multiple posts from me lately, while I get my blog updated to supply the content to iTunes via Feedburner. Would you believe I’m still over 20 chapters behind in updating? Possibly even more than that. We’ve finished reading Little House on The Prairie and are halfway through Farmer Boy. That’s what a convoluted workflow does to me, and why I had to get it handled!
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