Sunday, October 31, 2010

Parting Wisdom From DDOCast

Jerry Snook, host of DDOcast and a real legend in the DDO community, will be leaving his show after 3.5 years and 191 episodes to go actually work on the DDO community team at Turbine.  He's certainly done enough for the community to earn a slot on the team; the podcast has played a big part in keeping me informed and involved in the game while I work on so many other projects.  Fortunately, the show will go on in the hands of two capable DDOcast regulars, but it won't be quite the same without Jerry. 

As part of his final episode, Jerry took some time to offer up some tips from a podcasting veteran to anyone who is looking to start or improve a podcast.  Though some of the tips are specific to the audio format, I'd actually endorse the discussion (starts at about the two hour mark of the farewell show) for new bloggers as well.  Concepts like establishing a track record, paying attention to the tone and length of your posts, and making sure that your content is easy to find are equally applicable to the written word.  If Turbine is looking to launch an official podcast in the near future, they would be well advised to listen to the new guy. 

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