I haven’t done a good job of explaining this in any post so far, partly because it just wasn’t the right time… and partly because I didn’t want to seem pushy.
However, last week I finally figured out how to add a play button for the DIY April podcast on each blog post.
You’ll notice a difference as I transform old posts and update the podcast page here.
Entertainment Weekly says “There are podcasts for every possible interest and endeavor, and they are one of the best bargains in entertainment — most are free.”
At first, my friends and family couldn’t understand why I wanted to do a podcast.
I grew tired of explaining over and over again… Why a podcast? What is a podcast?
My brother kept me going and we’ve spent hours on the phone sharing ideas.
I learned about podcasting early on because of my super-smart (and nerdy IT) brother. The DIY April podcast was actually his idea.
The very first episode was just me and my iPad in my closet. It’s embarrassing to me now, but I feel like deleting those first episodes would be insincere.
This blog was created to support the podcast. I wanted to make sure listeners could learn along with me with pictures and links.
As I write this post, the blog is a bigger success. However, the podcast is my first love. That makes sense because I’m a news broadcaster by day.
A little history… podcasting was first called audioblogging in the 1980s. It didn’t start to take off until 2004 because of the iPod and iPhone. Now there are more than 100,000 podcasts in a wide variety of topics.
At the time I started podcasting, I could only find a few DIY and décor podcasts.
In the next few years you’re going to hear a lot more about podcasting as the technology on your car dash advances.
The podcasting world is about to explode! I want to be a pioneer… not so much on podcasting (Pat Flynn wears that crown) but the beginning of podcasting on home decor and DIY for beginners.
I prefer podcasts to blogs because I can multi-task and most importantly, learn and grow.
Most of the blog posts I write are on one topic.
The podcasts include multiple topics and the entire interview with the DIY or Decor expert.
I don’t know about the future of this blog or the podcast, but I do know the possibilities are exciting.
There are several ways to find the DIY April podcast. The easiest is clicking play on the audio here on the blog.
Here’s what it looks like:
You can also use an iPhone or iPad. Simply click the podcast icon and search DIY April.
Or, go to Buzzspout.com and search DIY April. The website is where I keep all of the audio that is posted here and on iTunes.
The easiest way to find each episode is probably by clicking the page at the top of this blog called DIY April Podcasts.
Here’s a link too.
If YOU want to start podcasting, it doesn’t cost much (if anything).
Pat actually did an episode on the name of this blog!
I trust him so much that I changed the name from DIY Nuru to DIY April.
That episode is on a different podcast called Ask Pat (which I also highly recommend).
If you have any questions at all about the DIY April podcast, please feel free to post in the comment section below.
I would also love to see posts from podcaster and bloggers on DIY and decor. I’m always looking for the next interview!
You can also email me at DIYwithApril@Gmail.com.
I’d be happy to help you with questions on starting a podcast too, but you’d be better served asking Pat.
And thank you for helping me on a journey to follow my dream! Kisses