I’ve been getting a lot of really negative feedback on the podcast recently, so much so that I’ve considered calling it a day.
First and foremost among the concerns is sound quality. The application I use to produce the podcast is designed to enable callers, which is why I liked it. No one else was doing that, and I thought it would help further the dialogue between the guests and the knitting public. Immediately after the podcast ends, it automatically uploads to iTunes, giving me no chance to edit or take anything out. What you hear is what you get.
Now, I’ve tried running some postproduction on the actual MP3 files to improve the sound balance, but seriously — without being in a proper studio, I don’t think it will ever be perfect. And with the exception of the Kim Werker episode, my guests and I aren’t in the same city, let alone the same room, which makes quality control that much more difficult. If you want to check out the edited files, go to the show page and click their “listen to MP3” links. They’re better, perhaps, but again — not perfect. I’d welcome ideas/help if you have any to share.
I only have so many hours in a day, and it’s pointless to allocate resources to projects — no matter how fun I find them to be — if you don’t care for them. This is, after all, my job. With that in mind, I’m working on an end-of-year survey that hopefully will help me target my time better in 2008, and I hope you’ll take it when it’s posted.
As for Amy’s question in the previous post’s comments: I’m NaKniSweMo’ing with Cascade 220. Only a few rows so far but they’re 360 sts each!