New Podcast Does Well

on May 5, 2009 in podcast

The new Around The Scouting Campfire audio podcast has been up and running for nearly two months, and I have to say that I am both pleased and surprised by the response to it. To tell the truth, even though I had a couple people tell me that I should create an audio podcast I really had no idea what type of reception it would receive. I thought that each episode might receive a couple hundred hits and that would be it, but they have done much better than that.

The first episode was posted on March 7, 2009. It has already received over 1100 hits! Episode 4 was posted on April 12 and has been hit nearly 1400 times. The first four episodes have a combined total of over 4000 hits, which I think is outstanding.

I would like to thank all of you how listen to the podcast, and to PTC Media for making the show a part of its family of Scouting related podcasts. The response to the show has me fired up to create more episodes. In fact, the fifth show has recently been posted and outlines for four more shows have been made. I just need to find the time to create them, and also keep posting videos to the Melrose Scouting Productions video podcast.

I have a favor to ask all of you. Could you take a few minutes of your day to go to iTunes and give Around The Scouting Campfire a favorable rating? If you have an iTunes account you may also leave a comment. Your ratings and comments will help the podcast rise among the thousands of other podcasts found on iTunes. And while you are there, rate all the PTC Media shows. Wouldn’t it be great to see a Scouting related podcast or two find their way to the iTunes Top 100 list?

Those of us who make podcasts really do love to read your comments and emails. In many cases it is the only payment we receive for the hours of work we put into creating a show. You can leave comments through this blog, through iTunes, or at the PTC Media forums. If you have a blog I would appreciate you speading the word about the show.

Once again, I want to thank you for listening to Around The Scouting Campfire. I hope you enjoy the future episodes.

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    One Response to “New Podcast Does Well”

    1. Dan Gross says:

      Steve – thanks for putting these together!

      I subscribe on several devices – my favorite is using BeyondPod on my Windows Mobile phone. I also keep TVersity running on a server at both home and work so I can tune in while working or relaxing at home.

      Audio is perfect for this – and I can pipe it from BeyondPod through to my car speakers through Bluetooth while I'm driving. My kids sit in the back seat, and we listen to you as we drive to Grandma & Grandpas, or off to Scout camp, of course!

      I look forward to your podcasts updating, the name showing up in bold as a new episode posts and thinking to myself – time to take a nice long roadtrip and listen!

      Thanks for all that you do for Scouting!

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