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Today, I logged into my WordPress account and noticed something new. A little banner that says, “Grow your audience with a podcast”.
This banner made me curious, so I decided to click on the “Create an Anchor account” to see what would happen. Now, I already have an Anchor account, and I have created a few episodes before. However, this was the first time I’ve ever thought about integrating it into my blog.
Create a new WordPress Podcast website
Clicking on the link took me to the Anchor website, where I was able to log in. I then logged into my account and was once again redirected back to WordPress. However, WordPress decided to create a brand new website, and it wouldn’t let me integrate Anchor into my current website. This is a little annoying since it would be great to integrate it here. However, maybe it would be good to separate them? I’m not quite sure.
All of my podcast episodes were automatically turned into blog posts where I could add more information, footnotes, transcriptions etc. It’s really nice how the design changes based on the type of blog you have created, and it certainly makes life simpler.
I don’t think I will be using this just yet. It doesn’t seem mature enough in its current state. Also, my podcast has started to gather virtual dust, and I’m not sure whether I should go back or not.
If you’d like to learn more about the integration, you can take a look at the WordPress blog titled “Turn Your WordPress.com Blog into a Podcast with Anchor“.
It’s exciting to see companies integrate into one another and having fantastic partnerships. I’m excited to see what happens in the future, and I will be keeping an eye on the WordPress and Anchor partnership.
What are your thoughts? Are you currently using Anchor, or will you use it in the future?
If you use Anchor, will you be integrating it into your current website if you haven’t already done so? Or, will you create a brand new website to use the new integration? I would love to know your thoughts and experiences.