Field Notes: Podcast Movement 2016

Field Notes: Podcast Movement 2016

Automatticians, the individuals who construct WordPress.com, take part in occasions and tasks world wide on daily basis. Periodically, they report again on the thrilling issues they do locally. This week, we share our expertise on the Podcast Movement 2016 convention.

Folks use WordPress.com to share many varieties of tales, from written essays and picture galleries to podcasts. Podcast Movement has rapidly change into the convention to attend for audio storytellers, so we have been excited to be there to assist the podcasting group and unfold the phrase about podcasting instruments on WordPress.com.

Stay from the WordPress.com sales space

Cesar Abeid, Trevor Montgomery, and Dustin Hartzler, Happiness Engineers at Automattic, attended the most recent installment of this thrilling occasion earlier this month in Chicago, Illinois. The convention, now in its third yr, drew over 1,500 attendees. WordPress.com was a sponsor, so we had an ideal alternative to have interaction with the group from our sales space — and to really feel the love for WordPress!

Podcast Motion 2016: A Recap

There have been classes on the right way to get began with podcasting, the right way to monetize your present, best practices for conducting interviews, and plenty of different matters aimed to assist podcasters take their reveals to the following degree. This yr’s audio system included Alex Blumberg, former producer for This American Life and Planet Cash on NPR, and Dan Miller, bestselling creator of 48 Days to the Work You Love.

A whole bunch of convention goers stopped by the WordPress.com sales space, the place we talked about utilizing WordPress for podcasting and the totally different instruments to publish and promote a present. We have been additionally obtainable to supply hands-on assist with bloggers’ WordPress websites.

Podcasting on WordPress.com

Whereas many podcasters are utilizing self-hosted WordPress.org sites, some attendees didn’t know that WordPress.com additionally helps podcasting.

Do you know: in keeping with Todd Cochrane from Blubrry, creators of the PowerPress podcasting plugin for self-hosted WordPress websites, there are over 200,000 lively podcasts in iTunes. Since Blubrry powers over 60 thousand of them, not less than 30% of all at the moment lively podcasts are working WordPress!

WordPress.com makes it very straightforward to get began with podcasting. All that you must do is create a brand new submit class, change just a few settings in your dashboard, and submit your podcast to iTunes and different catalogs. Simply comply with these steps to launch your podcast (in the event you don’t have a WordPress.com web site but, get one here).

Among the benefits of podcasting with WordPress.com:

  • Simplicity: Each your web site and your media are hosted in the identical place, making it simpler to handle your content material.
  • Safety: Your podcast and web site will probably be protected by WordPress.com towards assaults and spam.
  • Backups: All content material printed on WordPress.com is protected and backed up so that you don’t have to consider it.
  • Upkeep-Free: Your WordPress.com web site is at all times working the most recent model of WordPress, and you’ll by no means have to fret about updates.

We proceed to work on instruments for podcasters right here at WordPress.com, and would love your enter on how we will make them higher.

What’s your show?

Do you will have a podcast? Inform us about it and submit a hyperlink to it within the feedback under!

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