180 Podcast Answer Man – Why I Prefer Audio Over Video Podcasts And Plugins Update

by Cliff Ravenscraft on October 9, 2010

Why I Prefer Audio Over Video Podcasts
Now many of you know that I prefer audio podcasts over video podcasts. However, occasionally, I know of a video podcasters that just “crushes it” with a video podcast. In the episode, I mentioned how Carrie Wilkerson is knocking it out of the park with her Barefoot Executive Video Podcast.

I mentioned my How To Subscribe To A Podcast In iTunes Video.

Vince called in to ask why I prefer audio over video podcasts. I share just a few of my thoughts on this topic:

  • A report done in 2008 by the US Departement of Transportation showed that 128.3 Million people commute to work in the United States.
  • That same report showed that 97 Million of those commuters are driving to work ALONE IN THEIR CAR.
  • The report also showed that the average commute to and from work was 26.4 minutes.
  • Consider the people who work out at the gym or who walk, jog, or run daily
  • What do people do while they are at work all day? Many have jobs that allow them to listen to audio.
  • Audio is more intimate and personal. Feels like the host is speaking to me.
  • Video seems to beg for my attention.
  • I don’t buy the idea of just listening to the audio of a video podcast.
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    Fr. Roderick’s Tweet This Morning:
    The Mac is such a *lousy* environment for podcast recording! I tried hard, but I’m switching back to the PC. My patience has run out.

    I share my thoughts on the statement above.

    WP Touch Update Theme Plugin Update
    Wayne called in his thoughts and I share some comments from last week’s show notes post regarding feedback for the WP Touch Mobile Theme Plugin.

    What Plugins Am I Using Today?
    Akismet – Built Into WordPress For Spam Protection (Need WordPress API Key)
    WP Audio Player – Not Needed With PowerPress, but I explain my reasoning in the episode
    Blubrry PowerPress – Only using for Media File Enclosures
    Disqus Comment System – Though I am having an issue on one of my sites
    Google Analyticator – For Google Analytics
    Lightbox 2 – For Great image presentation on my site
    Pretty Link – For easy urls to point people to other places on the web.
    Thesis OpenHook – For advanced customization of my Thesis Theme.
    WordPress Database Backup – Though I think I’m having issues with this plugin
    WPtouch – As mentioned earlier in this episode

    Passive Income Strategy For Podcasters Webinar
    There are only eight seven six spots left open for the Passive Income Strategy For Podcasters Webinar. In the episode, I make my case as to why you should attend this session.

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