Restarting my Podcast

You probably don’t know I had a podcast because I never posted it on my blog. However, I was podcasting late last year, and took a break. I have now restarted the podcast series, and I have already release a handful of episodes. If you would like to give it a listen, you can click on the first episode above, or take a look at my Anchor page. Anchor posts on every major podcasting website which means you’ll be able to enjoy my voice wherever you go.

The podcast isn’t based on any particular subject, it’s just me ranting for five to ten minutes each episode but I hope people find it useful in some way. I see it as another platform where I can express myself and if you want to join me on that journey, you’re more than welcome.

Finally, you can leave your own voice messages on my Anchor page and I can put them on an episode. You can ask me a question, give feedback, whatever you fancy and if its not harmful then I will include it.

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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“.

Conclusion

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.

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