Blogging Between Podcast Answer Man Podcast Episodes
I started my first blog back in 1996 back when Angelfire.com launched and gave people the opportunity to create individual html pages. I started out by editing my index.html page on a daily basis until I felt the page was simply too long. I decided to break down my posts by month and calling each of those pages something like 1996-10.html. Each time I created an html page for a new month, I would manually add a link to it in a file called archive.html. When people would come to my index.html page, they would see the link, on the side of my site, linking them to the archives.
Back then, I was calling it an “online journal.” About a year later, I adopted the term “web log.” Before I knew it, people started calling them blogs and tools like “Blogger” came along and made all this stuff so much easier. Today, I am using WordPress as my blogging/site platform of choice.
When I discovered podcasting, I fell in love with the concept of sharing my thoughts in audio form and have since created well over 3,300 episodes of audio podcast content. However, I still try to find time to occasionally blog between podcast episodes here on my Podcast Answer Man blog.
Our family just celebrated an amazing Thanksgiving holiday. One of the things that I am most thankful for is just how much I’ve been blessed to do the work I love. When I left my career in insurance back in January, 2008, I had no idea that I would have been responsible for helping tens of thousands of people launch successful podcasts.
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I am so excited to announce that I have found a solution for bringing audio from my mixer into my iPhone or iPad so that that I can stream live on Periscope using my Heil microphones while also being able to include sound clips and jingles.
To do this, I am using the iRig 2 from IK Multimedia and a 1/8″ TRS to 1/4″ TS adapter. Note: I’m bringing the audio out of the headphones jack of my mixer (actually, I use a headphone amplifer found on my equipment page.
When I done live streaming in the past, I was sending audio from my headphones amplifier into a camera that had a 1/8″ TRS microphone input via a 25 foot 1/8″ TRS Patch cable. To plug this cable into my headphone amp, I used a simple 1/8″ TRS to 1/4″ TRS adapter.
Now, instead of plugging the other end of that cable into my camera, I am plugging it the adapter and the iRig 2 mentioned above, which is connected to my iPhone or iPad.
I’m so excited that I was finally able to find this solution as Stephanie and I recently announced that we were going back to a weekly schedule for our Family From The Heart podcast and that we plan to stream the recording of the show via Periscope. We’ll be doing this each Thursday at 11am Eastern Time if you want to check out the show, I’m @GSPN on Periscope.
I tested the setup on Periscope earlier today and it worked great. I took the recording from my iPad and uploaded it to my YouTube channel. Check out the video below.
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The only official show notes for this episode is the following image. It will make perfect sense once you listen to the full episode.
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It has been exactly six months since I announced to the world that I was going to make a few lifelong commitments that would change my life forever. If you haven’t been following my journey, you can hear that announcement in episode 583 of my Pursuing A Balanced Life podcast.
The images below show only the outside view of what I’ve accomplished during these past six months. What’s happened on the inside is even more impressive.
I’ve been documenting my journey by posting daily post workout selfies. As a result of folks seeing the transformation from month to month, I receive a lot of emails asking me questions about what I’m doing and how I got started.
In this post, I’m simply going to post a response that I gave to one of my friends. [click to continue…]