It’s Alive = THE TAIPEI STORY SLAM PODCAST.
If you can/want to, share it on social media and/or review it on iTunes or Stitcher. You can even just write short review, like “This is a podcast.” I’m pretty sure that still increases the podcasts “popularity.”
Has it been a long journey? Moderately. Recording, editing, internetting. I hit a snag with figuring out how to do the web server/hosting/RSS/WTF stuff. You can have a third party do all this stuff for you, but at a cost. I’m not into paying for stuff that I should be able to DIY for free*, so I stumbled through the process of finding the easiest way to do that. A journey, which started with GitHub pages at the request of a programmer friend who did not realize I am incompetent at coding**, wound its way finally to WordPress.com, which makes it SUPER EASY to produce an RSS feed specifically for iTunes podcasting. Since I’m already on WordPress, I was able to create/design a new blog site in moments.
This feels like a small, big project. Small because it’s small scale. Probably not a lot of people will listen to this podcast. But big because it involves a lot of people. There are the storytellers. There are the people who gave me help/advice with regards to the tech and programming stuff I knew very little about (THANKS ANDREW AND JON!). There are the people I told about this podcast and that want to listen when it’s complete.
Involving other people makes me feel accountable to actually finish the project. A lot of times with my writing, no one really cares if I do it or not, and thus, many times I don’t do it. But with this, other people know about it. They’re expecting to hear their stories or the stories of their friends. That’s an advantage of working with people.
*JUST KIDDING. I eat food cooked by other people when I could totally cook my own food.
**I cried after my freshman year COS midterm because MY PROGRAM DID NOT EVEN COMPILE. Also, sophomore year I named some Java arrays in one program designed to cluster genes “clusterFuck” because I gave none by the end of the assignment. My TA was amused.