Alan Levy

Blogtalkradio - Here and Abroad

by Alan Levy

 - Sat, Aug 26 2006
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Now that the summer is winding down, Blogtalkradio is just beginning to wind up. Each day we are signing up more hosts, hosting more shows and getting all sorts of inquiries. Can we use BTR for this and for that? The answer is usually yes.

Just yesterday we hosted a show from the UK and Denmark. Our UK host, Rob was able to secure as his guest a UK TV celebrity. They took calls from as far away as Denver and as close as London. We also were able to enjoy a show from Denmark. Karin the host is a very knowledgable podcaster and blogger in her home country. She and I had an opportunity to speak after her show and we talked about many things, mostly where she beleives blogtalkradio fits into the scheme of things.

It's Karin's belief that not all bloggers will want to use the spoken word to communicate their thoughts and ideas. Furthermore, she went on to say, that there are more and more bloggers looking to get into podcasting, but the hurdles of doing so are sometimes not worth the effort.

We agreed on one other thing and that is where Blogtalkradio comes into play.

You see, BTR is a perfect transition between blogging and podcasting. Bloggers are individuals with a point of view, who spend hours and hours sharing their thoughts with their audience. BTR doesnt' replace the blog, but extends the blog, by providing a platform for bloggers to interact with their audience in a real time manner. There is no better form of communication than interactive dialogue conducted in a real time manner.

Whereas outsourced podcasting is most often a difficult exercise to deal with, becoming a host and actually hosting your own talkshow using BTR is relatively a painless process. I say relatively because as a "live" platform only 4 weeks old, we occasionally do have a hiccup or two which can be a bit frustrating. Please don't throw your laptop, it will break.

One more point which is worth noting. In addition to extending the blog, BTR extends the podcast. All of our shows are archived and can be listenend to at a later date. Also, we have now put in RSS feeds on your host blog page which will allow your audience to easily keep track of and listen to their favorite blogshows. The RSS will soon appear directly on the host channel, so Karin as well as our many hosts can be rest assured that their podcasts will have RSS feeds.

Plesase visit Karin's site at
podblog.dk

Once again, thank you for being a part of Blogtalkradio. We are truly in a very exciting place and we look forward to making BTR the best service it can be.

See you "on-air",

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