I am always following podcasts published by English-language radio stations in Australia, Malaysia and Singapore. Good Urban Days, a Taiwanese Mandarin podcast programme discussing about the life in Kaohsiung, is also my favourite recently. I know I am not that hardworking to work on recordings everyday. A brief thought about giving it a try did appear though.
In addition to YouTube talk shows that have been popular for many years, recording podcast has become a trendy thing to do in Taiwan. Content creators have to work round the clock to stand out from so many YouTube programmes. It is never easy.
How about recording podcast, since video recordings are so troublesome? Sorry, mate. If you are to record and publish podcast now, you will still have to go through stiff competition before outperforming other programmes. Recording podcast was what I considered last year. But the working procedures are still not as simple as blogging. In other words, it is better to not think about troublesome things.
Content creators who are keen to record video / audio clips might need to learn subtitling and adding some video effects. Video editing is also must so that you can omit your mistakes and connect the correct content. Let’s pick a topic. Say, football. If you are going to talk and record about your comments on football, the effort you put in is easily equivalent to a full-time job.
Another problem is that you need to make sure your environment is quiet enough for recordings. I personally prefer recording at my friend’s studio, for I always wish to imitate recording style in a studio setting as Hong Kong online talk shows do. But the Hongkongers have come to the stage where content creators can record their contents at home. It seems like it is better for me to keep on writing, for I am not that hardworking to record audio contents everyday.