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Blog training course discussion area

Paul O’Mahony is one of the people sitting in on the Blog Training Course I am running for it@cork. Paul has been blogging for a while now and I first met him at the Irish Blog Awards earlier this year.

Paul made a suggestion in the comments on his own blog that I put up:

something up on your blog about the course, so that people on the course can have a place where they could comment. I’m thinking that I may not be the only person on the course who would like to keep track of how I’m getting on with loading RSS for example. If there was one central place where we could put reports on progress, we could thereby learn from each other. I don’t mean set you up in a Q&A situation – that would be outside the remit of the course – but give everyone an opportunity to experience social networking

Initially I thought a wiki might be more suitable for this purpose but as this is a blog training course, let’s do it through the comments of this post. So, as Paul suggests, if you are on the course and want to share thoughts, suggestions, criticisms, whatever about the course, use the comments of this post to do so.

Hold music interviewed and podcast!

I had a podcast interview lined up for today with David Hayden of Jeteye. He didn’t show, so I spent 17 minutes listening to the hold music on the conference call.

I had taken time to prepare for the interview and made room in my schedule today when he postponed last week hours before the interview was due to go ahead.

I tried to setup a Jeteye account so I could ask knowledgeable questions about the site but failed miserably to do so. I had some problems with the logon process.

In any case, getting bored listening to the hold music and having done all the preparation, I decided to go ahead and interview the hold music!

The result is here.

Digg’d (Dugg?) here.

Any questions for DL Byron?

D.L. Byron is an inventor, author, the Principal of Textura Design, now he is evangelizing Standards-based design.

An entrepreneur and an inventor, he also consults with clients, co-founded the Blog Business Summit, and publishes a network of successful blogs, including Boeing’s (one of the first business blogs).

I’m interviewing D.L. over Skype this week (day and time tbd) for a PodLeaders podcast. If you have questions you’d like me to put to him, feel free to leave them in the comments and I’ll ask him.

Exclusive – Todd Cochrane launches new Podcast promo site

Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central is launching a new podcast promo site later today at podcastpromos.com.

I interviewed Todd about the launch of the site and he explained to me, in great detail, the thinking behind the site and its functionality. The interview is on my PodLeaders – Thought Leaders podcast site.

We covered lots of other podcast related issues in the interview like podcast business models, stats and ghosts!

If you want to skip straight to the bit about the new site it is 14:55 into the interview.