BI 001: Time vs Money, My First Podcast

Inspired by BlogWorld LA (BWELA) and BlogcastFM, I decided to dive into another media stream. Take a listen and let me know what you think about today’s topic. Please refrain from throwing tomatoes as it is my first podcast. 🙂

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30 Responses

  1. Pat says:

    Is there any alternative route that could help you to take your time more less than to normal route? Please share more about your experience in commuting or driving your car… Thanks ^_^

  2. Nice post! I also attended the Blogworld in LA. I have nothing more to say other than it was a blast and I learned so much. Based on your given scenario, I’d prioritize time than money. 🙂

  3. MoneyCone says:

    Woah Buck! A podcast! You were always attracted to media blogging I can tell! From embedding videos to podcast you are taking your blog to a new level!

    Congrats Buck!

  4. Congrats on the podcast. Very cool. You did a great job.

  5. Fantastic! Professional blogger, you. You’re going places… Definitely car – my wife had to choose between bus (1 hr) and driving (20 mins) for her commute… she chose car (and I am stuck with the train as a result- oh well).

  6. Buck Inspire just raised the bar. Great to hear your voice, surprised you haven’t had multiple offers from PBS by now. Drive, for starters. Get to the new job fresh and relaxed. I would experiment with alternatives once you are settled into some kind of routine.

    • Buck Inspire says:

      Thanks Hunter. PBS hasn’t called yet, but you’ll be the first to know! Great advice on getting my routine down and then experimenting with alternatives. Thanks again!

  7. Arlee Bird says:

    Excellent job of presenting the podcast. It’s good that it was short too. Often I find bloggers who are doing this rambling on way to long. You focused on a limited theme, focused on some key point, and gave us something to comment on. You should be giving lessons on how to do podcasting the right way.

    As far as the question, that’s a tough one for me. The convenience of driving and the time saved is huge–in two hours you can get an awful lot done. But the factors of gas costs, expenses of maintaining a vehicle, and the environment aspects are worthy to consider as well.

    If you already own a vehicle anyway, maybe you should try using it for a month and then assess costs and time factor from there. Extra reading time can be nice, but reading on a bus isn’t all that easy sometimes.

    I guess I could go back and forth on this issue for a while since there are so many pros and cons. Let us know what you decide. I’ve been bantering this issue myself in case I end up with a job with a commute.

    Tossing It Out

    • Buck Inspire says:

      Hi Lee. Appreciate the detailed feedback on the podcast and my time vs money conflict. Like I mentioned earlier, podcasting is easier said than done. In the end, it all came together. Thanks again for the support and encouragement!

  8. YFS says:

    Great podcast. I think you should drive. But, I also think you should transcribe the article. So you can get juicy keywords and more traffic to your blog 🙂

  9. Nice podcast Buck! 🙂 Tough question. If you find that you will actually be productive during the commute, public transportation can be a great option. I don’t have an option and have to drive to work. At times, I wish I was on public transportation and working on my blog 😉 Although, driving does have its advantages too. Perhaps you can try both options and see what is a better fit for you.

  10. Leonor Miller says:

    Thanks for the podcast. I think it needs buffering. Would have loved if there was a text version too. I will try listening to it when the speed is up!

  11. Jackie says:

    Congrats on the podcast! (and yay for jumping right into it instead of taking forever like me :P)

    The real answer to what I’d do in your dilemma is “get a job 5 minutes from home instead”. But given the choices you gave, I’m not sure. If it were an hour bus vs. 30 minutes car, I’d take the bus and use that time to write and work on my business. An hour and a half each way though? Hm. I’d probably still give the bus a try.

    • Buck Inspire says:

      Thanks Jackie! Like blogging, podcasting and other media forms have many things to consider. Rather than spin my wheels, I wanted to practice Ready, Fire, and Aim. I have a lot to learn and improve, but the first one wasn’t too bad. Just do it!

  12. Benny says:

    Buck, great job! You have a great voice for a podcast.

    Can you tell me what you equipment you used to create the podcast? From the mic to what you used to record and put it on your blog. I’ve been looking into it recently as well.

    That is a tough choice because it’s 30 mins vs 90 mins. Big difference. If it was only 60 mins, I’d say go for the bus.

    But since it’s longer, I’d go with driving to save an hour. If you said that’s each way, then that’d be two hours a day and ten hours a week! Lots of time in my opinion.

    • Buck Inspire says:

      Thanks Benny! Since I’m not an iPhone app wiz or a t-shirt empire in the making, I needed to branch out where I can. All of it was done with my MacBook Air, Audacity, iTunes, and Blubrry’s PowerPress plugin. I saw your video and I’m sure you would also do great in podcasting. Let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks for chiming in on the car vs bus debate. It looks like most people are siding with the car!

      • Benny says:

        Did you just use the built in mic? The audio quality was pretty nice. So you set it up in iTunes as well? I’ll be sure to ask you questions when I get to that point.

  13. Aloysa says:

    Loved it! Actually you sound very clear and articulate. Were you nervous recoding it? How many times did you record until you were satisfied with it?

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