PoducateMe: Practical Solutions for Podcasting in Education
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Figure 137: Verify that your link swap was performed correctly.
As shown in Figure 137, when you hover your pointer over the link to your episode (A),
you should see the FeedBurner URL in the browser staus bar (B). If your status bar is not
visible, select View > Show Status Bar from Safaris menu bar. If the episode plays when
you click the link, youre good to go. Simply repeat the process every time you update
your blog with a new episode and your episode downloads will be recorded by
Scheduling Content Updates
After completing a few CareerChat episodes, it became easier to assess how often we
could comfortably update our feed with new content. Given the approximate time involved
in the production of an episode, we determined that we could probably manage to post a
new episode every two to three weeks.
One strategy we employ in order to stay on schedule is to plan multiple tapings in a
single day. For example, if we arrange for a guest to come in for a recording session at
10 a.m. on a Monday, we attempt to schedule another guest for a recording session later
that day. This saves us time because we can leave the equipment set up and get an
extra episode in the can for a future update. We dont post episodes during the summer,
but we do take advantage of this slower time of year to get more episodes in the can for
the fall, when we resume updating our feed.
Whatever schedule you decide on, do your best to stick to it. If you tell your students to
expect an update every Wednesday by noon, make sure the episode is posted
Wednesday by noon. The last thing you want is a bunch of emails or phone calls from