A gentle reminder to add your name to the PodcampMN 2007 attendee list wiki.
See you there.
Yes, it’s official.
PodcampMN, August 25th, the Saturday before Labor Day, at the Flat Earth Brewery in St. Paul.
The goal is to try to accomplish some real, dirty, uncomfortable work… as Eric Rice describes it.
If you haven’t yet, add your name and other things you’d like to both share and learn about to the wiki:
Thanks to Philip from WhatAlesThee.com and Jeff @ Flat Earth for making this happen.
Tim’s giving away a pretty cool prize (his expertise just for you – for a year) for the winner of the A Menu for Hope III.
There’s something else in there about using weblog technologies (RSS, etc) for one-on-one, hyper-niche conversations. I think in I need another cup of coffee to sort through it though.
No, you’re not having de ja vu – Dave Winer has restarted the original community-based podcast directory. In the same spirit as the stale, defunct ipodder.org, but this time it’s over at podcasting.opml.org.
The line up included:
I had a great time. Learned about how each of us do our show, wine tasting, the word “Amen”, and well, since I’m writing this while The Nameless Band Representing Creot Radio is playing, that’s it thus far.
Cinema Playground went all out with a 3-round movie trivia show with – non-podcasting contestants. Remarkable…and hard.
Overall, a refreshing change from the sitting-around-drinking-talking-geek meetups. About 15 seats were filled at any given time so, I’m declaring it a success. There were even requests for another one. I’m up for it. Who else?
Thanks to Ted and the Acadia Cafe for the space, Matt for running the sound, and everyone that did their show.
I’d like to thank Julio Ojeda-Zapata and Leslie Brooks Suzukamo for the PodcastMN article in the Saturday Pioneer Press.
The article is right, a key challenge is to lure advertisers. I’m actually not confident the advertiser-publisher relationship we’re accustomed to in radio, televison, and newspapers will effectively migrate to podcasting.
As PBCliberal mentions in his recent ‘Finding my Niche’ show, the strength of podcasting is how effectively it can speak to a very small audience. The same is true of weblogs and websites as a whole.
The barrier to entry is so low with podcasting and the audience so niche, then there’s the fact that a show could be listeneded to the first time months after it was originally published. The traditional mass media ad models won’t work. Honestly, if the products of services the advertisers are hawking are actually compelling – then they should have their own podcast.
On the other hand, following the public radio model makes far more sense – I think ITConversations is setting an excellent example of how to offset the costs by bringing in donors and underwriters. Doug spells out the ITConversation business model here.