Is Audio Blogging Really A Thing?

Is Audio Blogging Really A Thing?

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Is Audio Blogging Really A Thing?

To answer this question you really need to break down what audio blogging is. To understand the answer you need to know what podcasts are as well. For the sake of a quick answer let’s say they are the same thing. So if you have ever heard of podcasts then you already know that audio blogging is definitely a thing. There is another type of audio blogging which is basically writing a blog post and then embedding audio of the blog on that page. This too is a thing, but not as common.

What Is An Audio Blog?

A blog that includes audio files like MP3, MP4 etc.

Audio blogging also describes producing episodes. A series of audio presentations (this is what a podcast is also.)


What Are The Benefits Of An Audio Blog Or Podcast?

1. Convenience. You can listen to audio content while doing other things including things that require working with your hands.

2. It doesn’t require your attention. 

3. You don’t have to dress up or wear makeup because no one will see you. 

4. You could potentially do it from anywhere with the help of your phone.

5. On Demand: You can listen when and where you want

6. Most podcasts are free.

7. Can be used for entertainment, education, or even relaxation.


What Is The Difference Between Podcasting And Audio Blogging?

The word ‘podcast’ originated from the iTunes community. When the iPod came out you could listen to audio clips. (i)POD + (broad)cast = Podcast. In recent years, the word “podcast” has become a catch-all term to include any type of audio blogging so they are in essence the same thing. If anything we would say podcasting is a type of audio blogging.


What Is The Difference Between A Podcast And A Blog?

A podcast is a digital audio file made available for download on the internet. It is usually a series of episodes. A blog is an educational, informative, or entertaining website where new pieces of content, usually blog posts, are regularly published. 


How Do I Start An Audio Blog?

First you will need some sort of recording set up. A microphone and recording software is required. Then you will record the audio portion and download it to your website. This makes it available for all to listen to whenever they click the download button. You may also set up your recordings on a podcast network where many podcasts are available to stream.


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Conclusion

Audio Blogging is definitely a thing. Podcasts are the most popular form at the moment, however, posting audio clips to your own blog is also an option.

There are a couple of ways you can go about publishing your audio files. 1. On Your Own Blog 2. On A Podcast Network.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please leave a reply below.

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