This is a really simple, and free way to get your podcast on the internet, and have others able to subscribe to your fantastic rants about whatever it is that you rant and rave about.
First, get an account with these 3 internet sites:
- http://www.podomatic.com– this is where your audio files (eg. mp3) will live
- www.blogger.com/http://www.wordpress.com– this is your blog, where you tell people about your podcasts
- http://feedburner.com– don’t ask yet!
Second, record a podcast and upload it to your podomatic page. Podomatic automatically creates an enclosure of your podcast.
Third, create a post in your blog about the fact that you’ve created a podcast. Insert a link somewhere in this post. Get this link from your podomatic page. Right click on the “download” link of the podcast you made, copy the shortcut and then paste this link in the blog post.
Fourth, go to your feedburner page, sign in. Where the page says “Burn a feed right this instant” type your blog address (eg. https://ihistory.wordpress.com) and tick the “I am a podcaster” box. Feedburner will give you a “feed” address: for example, mine is http://feeds.feedburner.com/ihistory. When someone puts this address into their podcast catcher (like iTunes), your podcasts will be downloaded to their computer.
Fifth, publish this feed address on your blog somewhere. For a graphic, go to the “publicise” section of your feedburner page, then to the “chicklet chooser” section for some options.
Sixth, visit podcast directory sites and submit your feed to their directory. This means when people search the web for podcasts on your topic, they may find yours. Some podcast directories include:
Seventh, make sure you create new content fairly regularly.
Happy podcasting! Please comment on the usefulness of these instructions.