If you’ve been around here for a while, you know I love audio/video content. I consume videos and podcasts and audiobooks on a daily basis. Last week I was watching Gary Vaynerchuck at Brand Minds Singapore, talking about the importance of audio for the thousandth time. I thought long and hard about how I could use audio to enhance this blog. The first thing that came to mind was to upload audio versions of the articles. I fiddled with this idea since 2015, but never got around to it, mainly because I did not have the time, I needed good gear and that was expensive and other nonsensical reasons. But I already fell into the “gear trap” with my YouTube channel. I bought expensive equipment I ended up not using.
Then I thought about all the podcasts I listen to, and what are their benefits. And I realised that the benefit audio has over video and text is that it can be consumed passively. You can drive and listen to an audiobook, but you can’t do the same with video or with text. Then I thought about something else. I use audio and voice all the time. As a matter of fact, the initial version of this article was written using the dictation feature on my iPhone.
So I decided to create the Dev Time Stories podcast, to help developers who started their entrepreneurship journey, developing their own products or simply looking to break out of the rat race. And having already experienced with video, and spending a lot of money on gear, I decided to go all guerilla on this: Rode Videomicro, my phone, and Garageband.
There will be a full episode of the podcast dedicated to the reasons behind this podcast and its goals, but for now, let’s say that it’s going to be just me, giving advice on tough things I’ve encountered throughout the years, while developing products for myself and for others.
I do plan to do interviews with experienced people, get important community members on board, and have them share their knowledge and experience with you.
Until next time, listen to the first episode, let me know what you think in the comments section and subscribe to it in your favourite podcast player.
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