In the third part of our Fine Line series, we examine in more detail the concept of what listeners can bring to the table, and why they hold far more power than they perhaps realise. There's a fine line, as we discover, between a podcast fan...and a podcast fan. Curious? Come and have a read...
How does the Xtra feed work and how does it affect you? Have yourself a look and see!
A new era in WDF blogging is here!
It was time to face facts, wdfpodcast.blogspot.ie just wasn't working for me anymore. Sure, it was great for a beginner's blog, but for someone like me that likes to have literally everything in one place, I felt it only made sense to centralise everything around the website which I've spent the last 2+ years paying for and setting up. It also adds more into the idea that history will thrive here, because with a blog you're more likely to be able to read my innermost thoughts (on history podcasting that is) and be better clued in with who I am and what WDF is all about as we move forward. There's little point in saying that the website is 'where history thrives' when it's serving only as a depository for the archived episodes - such a function is useful of course, but it's not very exciting. Through this, as much as learning experience as everything else technological I do, I can better keep pace with events in WDF's life, and make sure that the blog constantly stays relevant, which should mean you'll have a genuine reason to keep coming back here!
The Vassal State as a name comes from the idea that this blog forms just a portion of what this site is all about, but that it couldn't survive on its own, so the blog as my vassal hands it affairs over to me. I also like the name, because as far as I know it's not yet taken, and Simpsons hasn't done it!
As the first post, with the idea that I post each week along with the new episode, but don't necessarily always upload it here...we should see a gradually building community emerging. Coupled with the conversation and shopping community that'll hopefully come off the back of this, I believe it's a great way to bring WDF forward, and actually contribute towards this crazy world of history podcasting. Let's do it then - let's make history thrive!