Listened A podcast about microblogging by Andy from

I have created a podcast which is linked to this post (about 4 minutes long) discussing some recent microblogging experiences of mine, and I refer to a “secret project” related to microblogging – take a listen and see if you want to participate (tease!)……

🎧 Listened: A podcast about microblogging by @AndySylvester, Looking forward to more episodes. Also the ‘secret project’. Recorded in the car, I’ve though about trying that a few times. Going to listen (huffduffed) to episode 1 to see if there are tips.

34 thoughts on “Listened: A podcast about microblogging

  1. @johnjohnston oh very cool.

    @andysylvester thanks for the name check – not quite sure what you are looking for but I have a few posts around that I will send to you – good luck with that ebook.

    Coincidentally earlier this week I concluded that I wasn’t getting going on podcasting because I was putting artificial barriers up to what I needed to do .. how can I do a podcast if I don’t have a little brand tune to start it up … and i need to work out how to edit and what about the promotional icon … what about that …

    Time to get off the pot.

    // @ron


  2. @JohnPhilpin I believe it was just today (or yesterday?) that I saved the link to the posting here w/ a vid about how to use Ferrite & some kind of blue mic to create a podcast. Our Jean has also posted about the paid audio editing service that she & Manton use, her thumbs up.☝


  3. @AndySylvester It’s at least theoretically possible. He starts a nine day run at the Beacon Theater in NYC tomorrow. Or it could be a spoof with Jimmy Fallon getting ready to do one of his Dylan parody performances. I’ll get ready to record , just in case. Thanks & H T!


  4. @Ron the microphone I have is a blue yeti … usb … and when I started looking at plugging it into iOS … while possible … the price was nearly up to that of a specific mic for the phone … which would also be smaller and more portable …. not sure if blue yeti do an iPhone only version these days.


  5. @Ron The Blue Yeti is a USB microphone. I think you would need some kind of adapter to use it with your iPod. It would also need a way to get power. (The Mac supplies power via the USB, but I doubt the iPod touch could do that.) The microphone I use with my iPhone is the Shure MV-88, which is based on a Lightning connector. It’s a lot more expensive, but it is quite amazing for the size and quality.


  6. @Ron I can also ask around the podcasting cadres for recommendations. If it was an iPhone, I’d say just use the included ear buds/microphone. But they don’t include the microphone with the iPod touch, which strikes me as chintzy. There are many apps for which you might want a microphone. It is not the greatest audio output, but it would be fine for appearing on a podcast like Micro Monday… Maybe you have something for your Android phone that would work as a mic?


  7. @macgenie I have used the Touch built-in mic to record a few test seconds with Ferrite and it sounded okay. The MV-88 is about the same price as the Blue Yeti right now ($99), so I guess that would be better for the Touch, which I believe has a lightning connector. It came with a lightning to USB cable, which is what I use for charging it. For simple mono talk, the built-in mic might be good enough.


  8. @mdhughes I think their idea is you’d only need a mic integrated with ear buds for phone calls & Touch is not a phone. But it could do Skype, I think, in which case the $29 would be well spent. But to just record my own monologue, I can probably use the mic on the Touch itself. Tks for your research!


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