OMG….is it possible that recruitment blogging is actually a thing…or even a thang? Uh huh, sure is. Well, I’ve produced my first solo podcast that will be ready for posting on Monday. A little background…
First, I told you I was thinking about podcasting. I thought about it a lot. Talked to some people about it too.
Then, Rob May, from BusinessPundit contacted me to see if I would participate in a little experiment called BusinessBlogCasting. Holy cow, I just looked at his bio and realized that I was doing long division when he was born. Dang. Anyway, Rob asked me to be the HR blogger. I agreed and realized that now I really had to get this podcasting thing figured out.
I experimented. It was ugly. My own voice, to me, sounds like someone singing off key, through their nose. I’d start to record my intro and realize my name isn’t Hamil Heatherton. Stop, cancel, record. Little trouble pronouncing the word pundit. Stop, cancel, record. Sheesh, I sound flat and boring. Stop, cancel, get a clue…leave for the weekend, record. Get about a twenty minutes in…fire alarm. Stop, cancel, go to designated area in the parking lot, speculate with co-workers about who set the alarm off, look at the pretty fire trucks. Anyway, finally got it recorded and realized that I talked for forty minutes. I agreed to hold off on posting the podcast until Rob gets some stuff with the site worked out. But anyway, it’s coming. And I promise to quit being so picky and just record the darn things.
For this particular podcast, I walked through the info that I present when I speak at recruiting events on blogging (“Blogging for Talent”). My last speaking engagement, I spoke about strategic sourcing and community building and still it was clear that people really wanted to talk about blogging. And I’m getting e-mails and requests from people to chat about how I started the blog, why, what I use it for, etcetera. So I thought that instead of sharing the same info over and over, I’d do the podcast thing. And people can listen to it at their leisure…meaning at home on their MP3 player with a beer in their hand (oops, that might just be me).
I also have a number of interview subjects lined up. I’d intended to interview them but wanted to wait to do it over podcast instead of just blogging it because, honestly, some of these people are so interesting, I wanted you to hear them talk about what they do (and I’m not just saying that…I was getting all geeky over marketing…you’ll see). So those will be coming as well. I’m open to recommendations too! This is new for me.