Back in September of 2015 MacKenzie was tasked with restarting Blubrry’s show, the PowerPress Podcast. With consistent bi-weekly episodes, it’s finally the two year anniversary of the show. The official date, birthday, whatever one wants to call it, is September 10th, 2015. Podcasting comes with highs and lows, regardless of how much support a podcaster has surrounding them. To help MacKenzie celebrate, she brought on Jane Ellen, a past guest to talk about what they’ve learned, experienced and changed over their time podcasting. Thanks everyone for listening and subscribing to the show for the past two years. Many good things to come!
Podcast Movement 2017 has officially come and gone, and thanks to everyone that Blubrry was able to meet, catch up with and discuss anything to do with podcasting last week. We were so happy to once again be able to head out to Anaheim and sponsor and participate in one of the largest gatherings of podcasters that happens every year. Shawn Thorpe was attending for the first time this year and MacKenzie got his opinion on how the entire event felt day by day. She has been to multiple events for podcasting over the years and they had lots to compare.
Little bit on Shawn Thorpe: He’s been part-time tech support for Blubrry since March of 2015 (the same time MacKenzie started). He has been podcasting for 12 years now, and yet this was the first event that he has attended concerning podcasting.
All the podcasters out there, let’s give a big round of applause for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, as they just won their appeal against Personal Audio in the podcasting patent trial.This means that podcasting is here to stay, without a patent that podcasters would have to abide by.This is a big win for the entire podcasting community, and the broadcasting and media community. MacKenzie discussed what this could have meant for the podcasting community with her guest Abel. Abel A. Kay, writer, father, podcaster, lover of Rome – a man of many talents is host of two podcasts – both about the city of Rome and it’s evolution over time. See many of you soon at Podcast Movement. Thanks for listening and please subscribe to the show.
Look out podcasters, Hollywood is coming for your original content! Be in control of your original podcast content, and don’t let anyone tell you any different. Podcast Movement is coming up quick, in about three weeks, and don’t wait to permanently move or redirect your feed. Nick Howell joined MacKenzie on episode 50 to share how he has used PowerPress and what’s changed for his shows over the years. Check out multiple shows on his network, the Orbital Jigsaw. Join Nick and MacKenzie at Podcast Movement next month. Thanks for listening and please subscribe. If you’re discovering the show now, go back and check the past episodes!
Blubrry recently updated PowerPress, Ryan Wheaton of the Branding Brews podcast shares his podcasting experience, and Aaron Mahnke of Lore gives podcasting advice. MacKenzie and Ryan discuss the changes that came in the PowerPress 7.1 update – including the Apple RSS feed tags – and you’re able to download the latest version now. Ryan tells about why he started his show and who he thinks will benefit from listening. If you’ve ever thought about diving into a podcasting network, Lore host Aaron Mahnke, has some advise for you.
In 2017 podcasting revenue is making a huge jump and PowerPress can be used in so many ways. Catch up with MacKenzie and her guest, Ken Gagne, as they discuss how much money podcast advertising is slated to make this year and Ken’s podcasts over the years. Podcasting advertising has been a topic of conversation on the PowerPress Podcast multiple times, and it was time for an update on the increasing monetary platform. Ken has never dabbled in podcast advertising, but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t able to bring up some good questions and provide some insight about the entire process.
Ken has been podcasting for many years and has been involved in a number of shows. Currently he is the host of Polygamer, which discusses diversity and equality in the gaming industry. When he’s not working on that show it’s common for him to be contributing to other shows as well as teaching about podcasting. He teaches publishing at Emerson College in Boston and includes not only podcasting but Blubrry’s beloved PowerPress as well. Thanks for listening and please subscribe!
Soundclound may be in trouble, having a Plan B for your podcast if things go sideways, Apple’s new tags and stats and lastly, speeding up support if you’re a Blubrry customer. All of that with Mike and Todd, covering a whole plethora of topics. Thanks for listening to the show and please subscribe on PowerPressPodcast.com.
Soundcloud – Rumors they are deferring salary reviews indefinitely.
Plan B – Have one, no matter who you’re hosting with.
Apple’s new RSS tags and stats – Coming in iOS 11’s Podcast app update: What is does and does not do (such as giving you stats for the rest of your listeners, like Android or 3rd part apps).
Blubrry Stats Refresh! – It’s finalllly working for our pro stats customers.
Help us help you! – You can speed up your support time by telling us your feed address and Blubrry account email.
Linking! – Connect your PowerPress / WordPress site to Blubrry (including your PowerPress Site). This also helps us help you if there is a problem. Bonus – you’re included in the Blubrry directory, the largest in the world.
Replacing a file – On our CDN a file is propogated to data centers all over the world. If you replace a file on our hosting server, it can take time to get the new version everywhere. To speed this process up, when you replace a file email email@example.com so we can refresh the cache. That helps the CDN get the file to everyone quicker.
Support hours – Our main hours are 9-5 ET. And remember our advice, provide the following: File name, feed, and Blubrry account email. We’ll find everything much faster.
Big thanks to Kirk McElhearn and Angelo Mandato for being on this episode of the PowerPress Podcast. Before the discussion about new rss feed tags, they start the episode talking about some of Apple’s announcements from WWDC earlier this month as well as the show that Kirk co-hosts, The Next Track. His podcast dissects how people listen to music and has featured many well-known authors, artists and music lovers. They have lots to say on the topic of preparing for your podcast, so if you’re looking for advice and what to do before you start your show, make sure to listen.
Angelo was kind enough to explain the technicalities of Apple’s new RSS feed tags that will be in PowerPress very shortly, and work well with the new iOS Podcast App release in the fall. Be on the lookout for a release of PowerPress very shortly. Thanks for listening and be sure to subscribe to the podcast!
The guest on this episode of the PowerPress Podcast is Jimmy McKay, host of the PT Pintcast. He chats with MacKenzie about the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, starting Monday June 5th, through Friday June 9th, and the fact that for the first time, they’ll be having a podcaster studio for recording. Jimmy shares why he started his show and how it has and still is changing. They end the show with a passionate discussion on licensed music in podcasts – just don’t do it! Thanks for listening and please subscribe. If you’d like to be on the show, email MacKenzie!
Meredith Adler, a podcaster from North Carolina was MacKenzie’s guest for episode 45. This week they went with a different tactic – Meredith interviewing MacKenzie about Blubrry, PowerPress and podcasting. They briefly discuss a potential new podcasting event, PowerPress Sites (Deluxe is finally out!), as well as Meredith’s show that she started in the fall of 2016. Check out links below for more details and thanks for listening.