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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Hey Everybody, it’s Jimbo! – Tips – 078 (1/31/16)

tascam_dr-07mkii_usd (45:30) A bit of a coincidence spurs Jimbo into action; he made this podcast to seize upon the inspiration. He insists he’s not an expert but he provides a bunch of tips and personal opinions about the art of podcasting that he’s learned since he began doing it three years ago.

it’s a privilege to podcast .. had recorded a ‘tips’ podcast on Saturday .. saw a Mike Boody Periscope video on podcasting (Saturday night) .. physical and mental art of podcasting .. not an expert .. have picked up some tips .. my indoor equipment: laptop, 50″ TV, Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, Wavepad software, Tascam recorder, tripod, no longer monitor myself, keyboards (music) .. explaining how I meant to use the keyboards .. using websites for sound effects .. mental aspects of podcasting .. using notes, taking notes .. rampling without notes .. a talent? .. talking to the microphone .. Sharpie marker .. try not to go over an hour .. trying not to go over 50 minutes .. setting the bar at 40 minutes .. 30 minutes is better .. 4 hours = better be important .. reasons why I wouldn’t listen .. not trying to hurt your feelings .. **I am your biggest fan** .. I _try_ to listen to every podcast .. editing is the most important thing you can do .. you’re an idiot if you just slap your show online .. if you have something to say and are entertaining you are worth listening to .. but if you don’t edit… .. not being open .. my biggest mistake .. I’ve made these mistakes – learn from my/your mistakes .. production value (Fusebox and Marc Rose) .. learn from Marc Rose .. nobody here can match Fusebox .. tell stories (real or unreal) .. descriptive rampling .. learning from Frank and Ruben Schade .. PQ Ribber’s schtick (weird stuff) .. your show doesn’t have to be ALL YOU .. turn the mike on someone else .. something different is exciting .. humor .. jealous of Ruben’s shows .. Fusebox production is not unattainable .. Eddie Murray’s enjoyable production .. time constraints .. thank you all/PQ for the Overnightscape Central .. turn your mike on other podcasters .. ask silly questions (for a fun show) .. when you get in a rut, diversify .. re-using old Central topics .. talk about music, movies, television .. the importance of show notes .. provide show notes! .. no show notes for my first 2 months on the Quakquaversal Satellite .. lots of stuff there no one knows about .. it’s important to listen to other’s shows on the Onsug .. leave comments for others! .. discouraged by lack of comments .. my outside box for podcasting: portable recorder #2, my tiny flexible tripod, gripper, get a kit, dead cat (wind cover) _needed_ for recording outside, pad and marker, colored stickers, power cord, extra batteries, flashlight and clip-on light with bendable neck .. difference in recording outside than inside .. edit out looking up websites .. _remember_ – I AM YOUR BIGGEST FAN and I appreciate you, so take this (tips/criticism) in the spirit it is meant to be taken

The Jimbo Store is Open!

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posted by Jimbo at 10:09 am filed in Jan16,Jimbo  


  1. “editing is the most important thing you can do .. you’re an idiot if you just slap your show online”

    Guess I should do that, huh?

    Comment by Clara — January 31, 2016 @ 2:47 pm

  2. I think your shows are quite tidy.

    Comment by Jimbo — January 31, 2016 @ 3:09 pm

  3. Terrific advice here Jimbo, I think if nothing else, that to always consider your audience is key in whatever kind of show you produce, it’s a courtesy that should be second nature.

    Comment by Marc — February 1, 2016 @ 11:00 am

  4. Hope you saw my “Jimbo Store”, Marc!

    Comment by Jimbo — February 1, 2016 @ 11:28 am

  5. In an effort to avoid your wrath, Jimbo, I happily offer commentary on your Tips n’ Trix, Do Do’s and Don’t Not Can’t Do’s show above —

    Yep. Just do the best show you can with what ya got, folks, which is exactly how we roll at Fusebox, so…

    Just do what you do! Follow your passion and your instincts along with any helpful advice offered here from Jimbo or from any number of contributors here on ONSUG.

    Satisfy yourself; if you’re proud of your show then that’s really all that matters and if you continue to strive to make your show better, it will be.

    Thanks for taking the time to share, Jimbo, and thanks too for the Fusebox “love”!

    Stay thirsty, my friends,


    Comment by Jeff Pollard — February 1, 2016 @ 11:37 am

  6. The Jimbo Store is waaaaaaaaaay open!

    Comment by Marc — February 1, 2016 @ 12:16 pm

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