Tue, 26 June 2012
Some of you know the story, and some of you don't. Now you'll all hear it from me. My life took a biiiiiiiiig and unexpected turn. Everything has worked out for the good, and I've more than survived--I've thrived!
As an avid podcast lesniter, but not a podcaster, I feel the need to weigh in. When I look at my personal list of podcast subscriptions I see an equal mix of both amateur and professional shows. I don't understand why so many people feel that there is not room for both. So what if some people are looking to make a living by podcasting? Shouldn't they have that right? And if you podcast purely for the enjoyment, fantastic! But why does it have to be one or the other? Try to remember that podcasting was built by both camps, those who are in it for fun and those who are looking to earn a living. Podshow/Mevio's contribution is just as important as the thousands of amateur or independent podcasters out there in the world. Personally, I will continue to support programs like Geek Brief TV and the shows of Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff while still listening to my favourite independent podcasts likely Quirky Nomads, Broca's Area and the Canadian Podcast Buffet because I enjoy them. Every one of these shows fulfills a different need for me, whether it be entertainment or information or whatever. I don't see why a podcaster who chooses to sign on with a company like Mevio should be ostracized by the rest of the podcasting community.