This summer my friend Eden Spodek, a communications specialist known for her blog Bargainista.ca and one of my fellow Podcamp Toronto organizers, and I dared each other to start podcasting. What better way to fulfill that dare than to create that podcast together?!
Thus Community Divas was born! Our goal is to interview leaders in a wide range of communities, and talk about issues in building online communities. While our focus to start is online communities since that is where our personal interests lie, we will broaden our content out over time to talk about "face to face" communities as well.
In our first four episodes, we interviewed Jay Moonah, one of the driving forces behind Podcamp Toronto and a social media strategist, Saul Colt, the Smartest Man in the World! and the Director of Magic at Freshbooks, and Daniele Rossi, web designer, graphic artist and podcaster talks about how podcasting his Stuttering is Cool podcast has helped him accept his own stuttering.
Eden and I are just finding our sea legs with the podcast, figuring out both the technical side and finding our voice in the recordings, but what truly stands out is the discussion from our interview guests. My hope is that our discussions will be of interest to a wide audience--including both those interested in libraries and in social media/social networking.
You can catch us (among other places) directly from our blog communitydivas.com or, if you have an iPod or other MP3 player, on iTunes. If you are into it, we have a Facebook page, a Twitter feed, and a FriendFeed Room. To send us feedback, please post a comment on the blog or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org . At some point we will get a comment line in place if you want to leave an audio/phone comment.
If you haven't tried listening to a podcast before, why not give it a try?