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Expert Podcasting Practices For Dummies® by Terra, Evo, Morris, Tee

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Chapter 26. Adding a Blog to Your Podcast

In This Practice

  • Exploring various blog options for your podcast

  • Checking out WordPress and PodPress

  • Trying some solutions and settings for WordPress

Blogging and podcasting go hand in hand. In fact, we'll go so far as to say that podcasting probably could not have happened without blogs blazing the trail. A specialized form of blogging — audioblogging — predates the first podcast by several years. Though many would claim that audioblogging and podcasting are one and the same, we think that takes things a bit to far and completely ignores the value of an enclosed media file. But we are willing to recognize the important role that blogs played in shaping what we know today as podcasting.

You should know that it's entirely possible to produce a podcast without the use of blogging software. Some of the most popular podcasts, such as Skepticality (http://skepticality.com), were completely conceived and made popular by their fans on their own. If you have the technical chops to host your own pages, change your home page, archive your old content, and update your RSS 2.0 file without the use of a blog — go for it! However, if you don't posses those skills — or find yourself too busy to do that much maintenance to keep your show current — blogging software can take much of the burden off your shoulders.

Why Use a Blog to Host Your Podcast?

Blogging software makes it easier to podcast. Listen, you've got plenty of things to worry about while you're creating ...

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