Publishing a Super-Simple Podcast
Posterous offers a simple podcasting alternative for anyone who wants to create a podcast, but doesn't have the time or technical skill to figure out how it all works. You can even podcast by email! Just record your audio file and email it to Posterous as an MP3. Your Posterous RSS feed, which you can view when you click the "Follow This Posterous RSS" button on your Posterous site, acts as an iTunes-ready podcast feed. You can also burn your feed with FeedBurner to take advantage of its advanced podcasting features, such as adding a podcast subtitle, summary, keyword list, and image. To submit your feed directly to iTunes, use the following address:
Of course, there's still the matter of recording your podcast. Easy options include recording your audio with a digital voice recorder, or recording on your iPhone (or any phone that enables voice recording). For a more polished podcast, consider using open source software such as Audacity (free), and record on your computer. Although Audacity looks complicated, you can record a quality audio file, edit it, and save it as an MP3 without using any of the more sophisticated Audacity features.
By now, you should have some great ideas for using Posterous to simplify your online life. Whether you want to blog, podcast, syndicate your content, or create a private community for family or colleagues, Posterous offers a simple way to get things posted online.