Friday, March 11, 2011

Photo Friday: Podcasts

OK, I'm totally addicted to podcasts! I admit it! And it all started with the podcast that Togo is listening to in the photo - yes she really does that (but you can also transfer them to your Ipod or Zune for portability. Joanna Penn ("and that's pen with a double n")posts a new podcast every week. I practically OD'd on them when I first found her, which is very sad since now I have to actually wait for a new one to be posted. Joanna is a writer, speaker, blogger and business consultant. Her book, Pentecost just came out in February. But each week, she somehow finds the time to interview writers and those involved in the publishing industry. The interviews are lively and informative. Joanne is open to suggestions and responds in a timely manner to queries. I know, I had to ask for help transferring the podcasts to my Zune. She responded very nicely right away.

So, as I waited in the black hole for my editor to get back to me with his edits, this is what I did. It was time well-spent too. The great thing about podcasts is that you'll get things you wouldn't have in a regular interview. You can hear the person's personality and when they are slightly off center, their rabbit trails, which would no doubt be cut in a printed interview, are often the very thing I needed to hear.

I'll be sharing more along the way about my ventures into learning about marketing and publicity. And I'll happily share links to what I find. Happy Writing! ~Karen


Joanna Penn said...

Hi Karen, I just found this - thanks so much for mentioning my podcast. I really enjoy doing it so I'm glad you enjoy listening too!
I am moving to once every 2 weeks - because, as you say, it does take a lot of time! But I am still committed to the process and really enjoy the interviews! I recommend anyone start a podcast in order to meet other authors and network across the world. Skype is brilliant :)
Thanks, Joanna

Karen Fisher-Alaniz said...

You are most certainly welcome! I've learned so much from listening to the podcasts. I'm trying to figure out how I could use a podcast for my purposes, which would be to spread the word, encouraging others to write down their stories and those of their loved ones, before it's too late.

Thank you for the inspiration!