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How I fell into podcasting

So I’m a podcaster now. The craze that is taking over GenerationXers across the world has grabbed me in its ubiquitous talons. I will tell you the whole sordid tale so you may avoid the imminent danger and my suffering can take on some deeper meaning.

Push My FollowA few weeks ago I was Skyping with friends on a lonely Saturday night. My husband was out at one of his Texas Hold ’em poker tournaments and I was surfing. Got on a voice Skype with JoeC, or maybe Banannie first – it’s all a kool-aid induced haze- then we conferenced in Starman and others. Interesting and frank conversation followed. Minutes turned into hours. We were sitting around a virtual kitchen table gabbing about social media and what this all means.

We made a date for the next Saturday. Let’s face it, we’re all well out of the “hot date on a Saturday night” phase (and those Xers out there who are still in it to win it, good luck). Starman, a famous-in-his-niche experienced podcaster suggested we tape ourselves and podcast it.

I said, “Ummm, ok.”

Notice this as the dreaded International Cue of Doom (ICoD: whenever anyone innocently shrugs, ‘Ummm, Ok”, in any movie, story, tale, or fish yarn, you can cue the looming music. Things will start happening from this moment onward.)

So we made a date. Some didn’t show. Those of us who did had another great conversation about the things we were following in the past week. Starman recorded and edited, and voila! Podcast. Be warned that Seesmic and Twitter are the entry drugs; use all social media with caution. Don’t let this happen to you. You may have fun and begrudgingly learn something in the process.

Check out PushMyFollow.com or iTunes for the podcast (I’m proud to say my pottie mouth, my one figurative fist of rebellion against that which controls us all, got us an Explicit Rating).

Enjoy listening to my downfall. It will entertain you.

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  • Joe Cascio 10 April 2008, 6:14 pm

    Great post, Christine. And yeah, how about that? We’re f’ing podcasters now. And I’m relying on you to keep us in the “explicit” zone. 🙂

  • Bibble 10 April 2008, 6:34 pm

    I thoroughly enjoyed the first episode and anxiously await the second. Needless to say, I won’t be listening to it with my 3 year-old son because it’s “explicit.” 😉

  • PurpleCar 11 April 2008, 4:17 pm

    Bibble, it isn’t that explicit. I really do try to keep my F-Bombs down. It would go by so quickly that he wouldn’t hear it, I think. 🙂

  • Rich Palmer 14 April 2008, 9:44 am

    Christine, I’ve enjoyed both episodes so far.

    This is the stuff that helps us all. When do you get the best benefit from a seminar or conference? When people are gathered in the hallway talking about the things they are doing, the tools they are using, the sites they are visiting!

    You are all doing this. The rest of us are kicking back with our coffee, just over your shoulders, enjoying the conversation. Thanks for helping us engage.

    Rich
    twitter: richpalmer
    seesmic: richpalmer

  • PurpleCar 14 April 2008, 11:32 am

    Thanks Rich! Hopefully it isn’t too painful! I think we may have had to put off the hallway conference chat until next week – we had a ton to say about a certain ebay auction of a twitter account last night… 🙂 But you’re right, so important to just make contacts at conferences, especially in this social media/web2.0 thing.

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