Good morning, everyone! A few things going on at the blog that I wanted to talk about briefly. For starters, I just started a Ko-Fi page. There is a button on the side bar of my blog, or you can see it here. Not much on there yet, but I’m working on it. I’m hoping to earn just a little bit there, maybe, because of my next goal . . .
I want to start a podcast.
To be more specific, I want to turn this blog into a podcast.
Why a podcast? First off, I love podcasts. I first really discovered them back when I was in college. I had a long commute to and from school and also had a campus job where I could listen to stuff on my iPod while I worked. I don’t have as much time to listen these days, but I still really like it as a medium.
I tried podcasting a few years ago. My friend Jess and I started Bibliophiles Anonymous, a book podcast where we geeked out about our favorite things. We had a blast with it but eventually had to give up doing it because our schedules got too crazy. Plus, we live in different time zones and worked different shifts, which made it even more difficult. It was still a lot of fun and I also learned a lot about putting an episode together, editing sound clips, and planning.
So what will this podcast be? Essentially, it will be audio version of the blog itself. My plan is to release episodes weekly, probably on either Saturday or Sunday. I will share my teasers and top tens, current reads, book reviews and more. If it goes well, I will also maybe do some group reads, contests, giveaways, and more. I have lots of ideas.
This will not be just me reading blog posts. That’s boring. And the blog will not be going away. This will just be a way to share my book excitement in a new way and potentially to a different audience as well.
Let me know if there are any things you would like to see (um, hear) in a podcast! I’m hoping to have the first episode out either this weekend or next.