Learning to podcast again…

I went to the SC Midlands Summit on Wednesday and Thursday and it was WONDERFUL! The folks who planned it did an awesome job and I hope it continues every year. I love being around people smarter than me. With that said, one of the smart people I had the privilege of learning from this week was Ken Shelton. Because of him, I have been inspired to podcast again. I had a podcast long ago and it is one of those things that if you don’t continue to do it, you sort of forget the steps (at least that is how it is with me). So, I re-learned from Ken how to create a podcast and I have spent this morning figuring out how to create and PUBLISH a podcast. I am going to walk us all through that process right now. This is for you if you want to try it, but mostly for me so that when school starts in August, I’ll remember how to do it with my kids!

1. Create your podcast. I’m not going to go into much detail here. There are many ways to record a podcast. I am going to use Garageband on my iPad. After I have finished creating it in Garageband on my iPad, I email it to myself to download. 

2. Now I’ve got to log into PodOmatic and upload the file I just downloaded (Publish – Podcast – Create)

3. That appears to be it! Here is the NPES Learning Commons PodOmatic page. I guess folks can follow and subscribe to our podcast there? 

That was very easy. So, why did I stop podcasting in the first place? 

Hope you are enjoying summer so far!


PS – My #bookaday challenge has started! At the end of each day, I am taking an Instagram photo of the books I’ve read that day. I upload it to Instagram, where it is automatically posted to Twitter. Then, I upload that photo in a photo album on my library’s Facebook page. Finally, I created a page with a simple list of books for this blog that I add to each night. That might be overkill on the sharing front, but I wanted a way for my library community to see what I was reading as well as my professional community. And, I wanted the picture to look cool. So, there you go. 


About Valerie Byrd Fort

I live in South Carolina. I am passionate about libraries, books, and reading. I am also a mom. This is my blog about those things.
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