I am transforming this website from a podcast site into a blog. Even though I only ever released one episode, I’d like to explain what happened and what my new plans are for the site.
When I first started the podcast last fall, I had a great deal of fun. I recorded 7 episodes, even though I only released one of them. My launch timing was rather bad, as it coincided with when Blip.tv started kicking knitting podcasters off their service. I had done a great deal of research on the technical aspects of launching a podcast before I did it. I had zero experience with how to set up a website, how to edit video, and how to do any of the small technical tasks related to getting a podcast into a pod catcher for viewers. Through my research I knew that I needed to have a media host, but I had missed the fact that YouTube can not be a media host as you do not have an RSS feed that talks to iTunes or any other pod catcher. I did not figure this out until I uploaded the first episode to YouTube and tried to figure out how to get the YouTube channel linked to iTunes. When I started looking into other options, I discovered just how expensive those other options are.