Podcasting, audio files capacity

Both Anthony and Emma use WordPress, and both have informative (and nice looking) blogs. A discussion with them about Blogger vs. WordPress prompted me to test the ability of Blogger to support podcasts. If this were an actual podcast, you would be hearing my voice, not the Fugue in C minor from Book 1 of the Well Tempered Clavier.

Audio link

Blogger doesn't provide hosting for audio files. Am I correct in thinking that if I get an off-site host for the podcast audio files, I should be good to go? I have no intention of doing this anytime soon, but a website with the ability to grow is certainly a good thing.

Content creation options and flexibility will (presumably) be a key issue as I grow this blog, and the ease of use will (again, presumably) be less of one as I gain expertise.

Am I just stumbling into one of the classic ongoing debates with a Blogger vs. WordPress discussion?


  1. A workaround I've used before is to convert the audio to a video file with a single small image for the 'video' part. I used Movie Maker but other software should work as well.

  2. Duncan: great tip, thanks!

    Paul: Yes, very helpful. I think the only real barrier would be the storage, since I don't self-host. I have done zero investigation of this, though, so there may be simple options available.

  3. Google Analytics, Podcasting, writing about writing... Are you sure this is not really a more sophisticated form of procrastination? So you feel like you're working on your wour writing, even though you're not?
    Maybe I'm projecting my own procrastination issues. But, maybe I'm not...

  4. D.: I'm sure that's part of it. I procrastinate all the time; as this is a space where I get to wear my writer's hat, that means I do it here, too.


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