Ever wanted to hear your dulcet tones on the Internet but didn’t know where to start? Read our handy guide to recording, editing and hosting your podcast and you’ll be there in no time.
We can’t guarantee you’ll be popular, but at least you won’t stay silent.
1. Get the right hardware
It’s fairly obvious that if you want to record yourself speaking you’ll need some way of getting audio on to your computer.
There are plenty of ways of doing this, but you’ll want to get the best quality piece of kit you can afford if you want to sound good and minimise the amount of tidying up you’ll have to do later.
My absolute favourite mic for podcasting (and indeed many other uses) is the Blue Microphones Snowball USB mic. At around £85 it’s not the cheapest option but it’s used by professional broadcasters and podcasters alike. Simply plug it in to a spare USB port and you’ve got a quality audio recording device for vocals, instruments and ambient sounds…
Are you feeling the need to start a blog?
Perhaps you’ve already got an account on Blogger, WordPress.com or LiveJournal but you’re ready to host your own blog.
This Tech Digest how-to guide will help you to decide which of the many pieces of blog software and hosting options is right for you.
I’ll look at:
- the pros and cons of the different types of blog hosting available;
- the benefits of having your own domain name;
- a quick way to narrow down the choice of which blogging software to use;
- an overview of the main types of blogging software;
- some things to look out for when it comes to choosing a web host for your blog
Head over the jump to start…
Welcome to the Tech Digest guide to online search.
This guide will:
- focus on some Google standards (the basics);
- take a look at some of Google’s new search tools;
- cover some more advanced/niche uses for Google;
- offer some alternatives to Google search.
Though Google has an incredible array of advanced options (see next section), usually some very basic ideas will get you a long way.
Find all words
Type in two or more words to search for, separated by spaces, to find web pages with all of those words.
apple microsoft finds any page referencing both “apple” and “microsoft”