PodSession on blogs, RSS, and advertising

The latest episode of Om and Niall PodSessions is now available. Om and I sat down at his apartment last week to talk about blogs, RSS, and advertising. Om asked most of the questions, focusing the discussion about how to make the right choices in blogging software and services to become a better blogger.

Full show notes are available on the Om and Niall PodSessions site. This week’s podcast is 21 minutes in length and a 9.7 MB download.

After the podcast I gave Om’s RSS a makeover including switching his feed to FeedBurner, adding more branding by utilizing more elements from the RSS 2.0 spec, and showing Om how he can edit his feed to include advertising. Om experimented with the Yahoo! Publisher Network for four days before pulling advertising from his feed due to little revenue generation, few ads actually being served, and many user complaints. You can read more about Om’s experience with RSS advertising on his site.

I plan to include a Flash-based audio player directly on each podcast post. If you have a favorite single track progressive download Flash-based player — requiring Flash 7 or 8 is OK by me — please let me know.

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