I have been working on a Podcast. This would be a podcast for meditation. I have so many great guided meditations that have helped me over the years, that it seems selfish to not share these especially when sharing seems so easy – what, with podcasts, links to booksellers and great photography available right on my camera.
Well, as it turns out all three aspects of sharing my favorite meditations – recording a podcast, linking with booksellers and having good quality photos – only looks easy. Okay, it’s easy, it’s just time consuming. I bought a decent microphone and a set of headphones to help with the quality of my recording. I figured, TA DA! I’m all set and we are in business. Um, no. There is a new software to learn now. I am getting used to my voice while I just listen to myself over the headphones. I am learning to record. I can tell there are tricks and hopefully a moment that clinks and I am comfortable with this process. I imagine if I had a sound tech that this part would have been just plug and play. But I find myself learning the sound, stabilization, AND the tone of voice, speed and regularity of my words. I want it smooth for meditation, but not something out of the SNL schtick – Delicious Dish – Fiber Day. They are funny and corny and maybe I should go for that vibe with my tribe (groan and eyerolling).
I have chosen not to seek out and listen to other meditation podcasts. I know how I sound and what goes on in my head when I am thinking these meditations. I don’t want to muddle up the vision. Nor do I want to mistakenly attempt to sound like someone already out there. It is the variety of podcasters that makes this medium so exciting. I want to be a part of this excitement.
I did work on the links to booksellers. I am now an Amazon Affiliate. I would like to join up with GoodReads if they have an affiliate program and any other affiliate booksellers you may know of and love. I am not married to any one site. I love my local retailers. But they don’t have affiliate linkability yet. Oooh, maybe they do and I am just not asking. I must go in person to learn what I can. It is not selfish to be helping out my local area while I am reaching out to the whole world.
So now that I have affiliate standing I have yet to post a link to Amazon to see how this works. That very well may be my next post.
The photo part, I actually have experience in posting photos to blogs. I can’t imagine posting my photos to my podcast piece to be much more. I have some favorite photos I can hardly wait to share.
I will keep working it. And maybe next post…you get to hear what I sound like. Sorry to disappoint, but I do not have an accent. Hahahaha.