Blogging Between Podcast Answer Man Podcast Episodes

Podcast Answer Man PodcastI started my first blog back in 1996 back when 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.

BLOG RSS FEEDWhen 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.

How I Became A Confident Public Speaker!

May 11, 2013

Over the past two years, I have made a decision to put a great deal of focus on getting more involved in public speaking. In a short amount of time, I have made it to the place where I am being paid to speak at events. I have already given my first Keynote address, where […]

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GSPN Community Disney Dream Cruise Information

March 9, 2013

GSPN Community Disney Dream Cruise: Please click play above to listen to the informational call that will give you the full details of our upcoming GSPN Community Disney Dream Cruise. You are invited to join the online community experience of a lifetime. In February of 2011 Stephanie and I took our family on the No […]

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How I use plain txt files to manage a great deal of information.

January 28, 2013

In this video blog post, I wanted to share how I have been managing a great deal of information within a multitude of plain .txt files. I originally recorded this video back on December 19th, 2012. I was so excited about the setup that I had configured, I simply couldn’t resist creating this tutorial. However, […]

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Two Shows Have Been Nominated – PLEASE VOTE!

November 3, 2012

While I am very excited, I am going to keep this very brief! We have two shows that were nominated for the 8th Annual Podcast Awards this year. Authentic Life Radio was nominated in the Entertainment category. Encouraging Others Through Christ was nominated in the Religion Inspiration category. The podcasts with the greatest number […]

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Feedburner – Is The Sky Really Falling?

September 21, 2012

Update: I recorded episode 278 after posting this blog post. Click here to listen. I typically get between 40 to 100+ emails each day with quick questions. However, today may just break a record. This morning, I returned from my walk only to find an unusually high volume of emails, Twitter notifications, Facebook messages, etc. […]

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Podcasting Never Died! There Is No Need of a “Resurrection”

September 5, 2012

This afternoon, I sat down to do some work, hoping not to get distracted by too much. However, against my better judgement, I decided to make a quick post on Facebook and Twitter. While on Twitter, I saw the following post that was directed to myself and a few friends. Intrigued by the message, I […]

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Podcast Acquisitions – A Seriously Bad Sales Pitch

August 14, 2012

So a representative of a company recently sent me an email saying, “I would like to learn more about the acquisitions of GSPN podcasts.” I wrote back and asked, “Do you have any documentation about what is involved in this program?” He wrote back with a lengthy response, but it is summed up with the […]

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Why Did I Purchase Two Canon EOS 60D Cameras?

July 1, 2012

Why did I purchase TWO Canon 60D Cameras? It’s no secret that when I develop a new passion, I typically dive in head first and stick with the motto of Go Big or Go Home! That’s what happened to me when I was bit hard by the Photography Bug. Here’s the deal, for some reason, […]

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254 – How To Grow Your Audience And Market Your Podcast! Facebook Interest Lists And More!

March 24, 2012

So You Have A Podcast… Now What? One the questions that I am asked most often is “How Do I Grow My Audience?” Many times it’s phrased something like, “I’ve been podcasting for (insert number) of months/years and I only have (insert number) of people who are consistently downloading each of my episodes.” Those who […]

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March 13, 2012

Folks, I recently had the honor of being a guest on Andrew Warner’s, MIXERGY podcast. If you have not yet heard of Mixergy, you really should check it out. The mission of Mixergy is to introduce you to doers and thinkers whose ideas and stories are so powerful that just hearing them will change you. […]

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SoundCloud – Would It Work For Podcasting?

March 7, 2012

In this video, I share a call that I had with Ben Fawkes From Ben wanted to tell me about how they are opening up their platform for podcasting. I figured that the podcasting community would be interested in hearing what I learned on the call. I asked Ben if I could record the […]

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246 Podcast Answer Man – The Podcast Mastermind

January 26, 2012

UPDATE: On February 6th, 2014, I announced that I had shut down the Podcast Mastermind after two years. I have left this post here, to serve as an archive of how I announced this organization that I led for two years. If you would like to hear why I shut down the Podcast Mastermind, even […]

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January 11, 2012

I am so excited to share that I have found a way to create a live show page that will play both my live video feed and an HTML5 chat room on the same page. The fact is that I’ve had the ability to do both the video and chat on the same page […]

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243 Podcast Answer Man – Producing Less Good Content To Focus On Producing More Great Content – Podcast Series or Seasons – And Making A Dent In The World!

January 5, 2012

Producing Less For The Purpose of Greater Production During the open of last week’s episode of Podcast Answer Man, I hinted that I was considering the thought of producing less shows moving forward. As I share in this episode, the reason is that I want to maximize the value of any of the work that […]

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Interview with Watch.TV

December 12, 2011

While I was at BlogWorld LA, I had the chance to catch up with my good friend CC Chapman in the booth on the expo floor. While we were there, we recorded this interview. Any thoughts/questions? Leave a comment below.

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237 Podcast Answer Man – Video Blog Update – November 2011

November 28, 2011

A Video Blog Style Update: Every now and then, I like to sit and think about all the wonderful things I have experienced on my journey in pursuing the work that I love and feel called to. If I were to talk about all the blessings that have come my way in 2011, the video […]

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236 Podcast Answer Man – Leo Laporte Interview – The Power of Podcasting

November 17, 2011

My Interview With Leo Laporte Folks, I am so excited to share this interview with with you. There is no doubt that this will forever be one of my all time favorite episodes of Podcast Answer Man. I’d encourage you to watch the interview via the video that I have embedded below. At the same […]

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We Did It! We Made #OccupyTWiT A Reality!

November 9, 2011

Only those on my Podcast Answer Man Mailing List will be able to fully appreciate what the following video represents. About a week before I left for my trip to the West Coast, I had sent an email explaining that I was going to host two community meetups. One in Los Angeles and one […]

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Pat Flynn Shows How To Recover, With Style, When Your Slides Are Messed Up!

November 8, 2011

My great friend, Pat Flynn, and I had the awesome privilege of speaking at BlogWorld Expo LA. What could have turned into a disaster for many speakers actually worked in Pat’s favor because of how he responded to the situation. Imagine spending hours on your presentation, carefully choosing the perfect fonts, colors, and sizes for […]

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Meeting Leo Laporte

November 7, 2011

It has been a dream of mine to get to meet Leo Laporte of the TWiT Network for several years. In the Wikipedia article on GSPN, you’ll read that it was Leo who first introduced me to the world of podcasting and who has been my greatest source of inspiration. This dream was fulfilled on […]

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How To Replace A File In Libsyn Without Forcing New Downloads

September 26, 2011

Have you ever published a podcast episode where you made a simple little mistake that you really wanted to fix, but you didn’t realize it until after half of your subscribers had already downloaded the episode? This has happened to me on several occasions. In my current Podcasting A to Z session, one of my […]

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How To Change Your Podcast RSS Feed In iTunes – iTunes Redirect

August 27, 2011

Occasionally, I will have a client who has set up their own podcast, before finding me, where they had submitted the direct rss feed from their blogger, podbean, Blog Talk Radio, or any other 3rd party account to iTunes. These people typically call me when they are ready to take their podcast to the next […]

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Is It Possible To Generate Income Directly From Podcasting?

August 26, 2011

Have you ever heard anyone say the following? “Nobody makes money from podcasting!” “It is impossible to generate income from podcasting!” I hear these statements, and others like them, all the time. Recently, I was involved in a forum discussion where someone posted an idea they were considering for a music podcast that would include […]

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New Studio Redesign – July 2011

July 27, 2011

I have spent the past two weeks, between several projects, working on a complete redesign of the Answer Man studio. I am happy to announce that the studio redesign is finally complete. I took a few hours this morning to shoot and edit the following video to give you a look into what has […]

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MailChimp Vs AWeber Email Marketing – Why I Switched!

June 22, 2011

VERY IMPORTANT UPDATE! As of October 11, 2016, I am no longer using Aweber. I have moved to ConvertKit instead. To learn why, please listen to episode 471 of my podcast.       SEE MESSAGE ABOVE. THE POST BELOW IS NOW OUTDATED BUT LEFT HERE FOR ARCHIVE PURPOSES ONLY.     In episode 215 […]

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June 18, 2011

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First Client To Get Pi$$ed Off Since I’ve Started Consulting/Coaching!

June 8, 2011

This is longer than my normal blog post! Use the button above to send the story to your kindle! Here’s the deal, I chose an appropriate title for this blog post that is very genuine and does fit in with the content of this story that I want to share with you. However, for those […]

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213 Podcast Answer Man – BlogWorld NYC 2011 Interview With Rick Calvert – Co-Founder and CEO of BlogWorld #BWENY

June 5, 2011

Hey folks, I was happy to get a chance to interview Rick Calvert who is the CEO and Co-Founder of BlogWorld & New Media Expo. The interview runs about 12 minutes and includes great information regarding how BlogWorld got started, how the Podcast & New Media Expo got rolled into BlogWorld, and why BlogWorld left […]

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212 Podcast Answer Man – BlogWorld And New Media Expo NYC 2011 Talk – The GSPN Story – Building A Community That Pays The Bills #BWENY

June 4, 2011

As I mentioned in episode 211 of Podcast Answer Man, I had an amazing time at BlogWorld & New Media Expo NYC 2011. Many of you, who were unable to attend the event, had expressed a desire for me to record video of my talk to share with you. I am happy to announce that […]

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iTunes Ratings/Rankings – A Show Bigger Than Oprah!

May 16, 2011

I don’t typically like to double post my blog posts. I just published the following on our network blog at There is no doubt that there are going to be many people who frequent who are not subscribed to the community blog. The following blog post was written to the […]

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I Will Be Speaking At BlogWorld Expo 2011 NYC

May 10, 2011

I’m very excited to announce that I will be speaking at the BlogWorld & New Media Expo that is being held May 24th – 26th, 2011 in New York City. I would have loved to have given you all a more advanced notice about this. However, the invitation to speak at the event came in […]

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How Podcasting Works – A Brief Overview of How To Podcast

May 4, 2011

I am delighted to finally have the opportunity to produce the following video to give a simplified overview of how podcasting works. This video is intentionally over-simplified for the purpose of giving just the “big picture” view of what a podcast is and how it works. I’ve been helping podcasters set up and configure their […]

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How To Assemble A Cowboy Studio Softbox Lighting System

April 13, 2011

I am so excited to announce that I have just purchased the CowboyStudio 2275 Watt Digital Video Softbox Lighting Kit. If you have seen any of my videos from the studio here, you have probably noticed that I have not had the best lighting setup. I recently shared that I had just upgraded my sound […]

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Please Do Not Do This On Facebook!

April 13, 2011

First off, If the first words of a message from a friend is “I promise this is not spam mail!” There is a 99.9999% chance that it IS INDEED spam. I get that some people just don’t get technology and social media. But wow, this message is bad on so many levels that I immediately […]

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Sony UWP UWP-V6 Wireless Microphone Package Review

April 9, 2011

If you’ve listened to my Podcast Answer Man podcast for any length of time, you probably know that I’m pretty picky when it comes to audio quality. While I do prefer audio over video podcasts 99.9% of the time, I believe that every audio podcaster should make use of written blog posts and video content […]

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Facebook Takes Several Months To Deny Me Admin Rights!

March 30, 2011

Facebook changed their personal profile pages a few months back. When they did, I updated my place of employment as They didn’t tell me that they were going to do this ahead of time, but they crated a community page for my business. There was a link where you could click to “Request […]

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