Why Podcasting?

If you haven't noticed...we started a podcast.  The response has been surprisingly positive as Non Birding Bill and I navigate our way through this, but we've had some questions and I want to address those: 1.  Why all the podcasting, is that all this blog is gonna be?

No, that is not all this blog is going to be.  The Internet is constantly changing. Blogging is not the same thing it was when I started in September of 2004. When I started, there were a handful of birding blogs and now there are a TON. The way people interact with blogs has changed and I've tried to alter my content to work with that, especially as Facebook and Twitter came into prominence. My goal has always been to get people interested in birds and I will experiment with any medium I can to do that.

2.  I'm not in to podcasting, will I miss something?

Maybe.  The podcast will focus mostly on news links and interesting blog entries.  Occasionally, we'll interview people.  It's designed for people who don't read blogs and is also supplement to mine. If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, chances are good you'll have an idea of what's going on in the podcast.

3.  Ugh, who has time to listen to this 3 times a week?

I based this podcast on how I use them. I tend to listen to podcasts when I'm tidying my home, cooking or driving.  These are designed to be stand alone, you can listen to one here and there or if you subscribe you can listen to all of them each week.  You can get a look at the title and get an idea if it's one you're interested in.

4.  I wish you would do "blank" differently in the podcast.

Please tell me!  I don't listen to them after we record them, so if you have suggestions/recommendations email sharon at birdchick dot com.

5. Wow, I could do a birding podcast so much better!

Please do!  I started this because I couldn't find a birding/nature podcast that came out on a regular basis that I liked, I want one to listen to so I hope others start soon. Wouldn't it be great to have so many nature casters out there that it could warrant having it's own channel?