Creating your own podcast is exciting. It allows you to distribute your
content in a much broader way and allows your listeners to take you with them
wherever they go.
Now, if you are running a website then there are two ways you can submit to
an RSS feeder. You can create your own XML file for your website or you can post
your files and stories to a blog and have feedburner distribute the XML
file for you.
If you have a Blog then you can have feedburner pick up your XML file right
up from your blog. However, for this example I am going to assume you have
a website and show you how to have feedburner pick it up from an external blog.
File hosting sites to host your audio and video
When asked to “Burn a
feed this instant” paste your blogger URL that you just created into the
form and put a check in the box that reads “I am a Podcaster!’ and click
On the next screen you
will be asked “Atom” or “RSS” select “RSS”for your feed.
Next is the “Feed title”
this should be the same name you want to show up in ITunes.
The last screen will ask
you about your podcast. Select a Category and a subcategory for your
Podcast. You must have both for ITunes.
You must also have a
Podcast Image for iTunes as well. Simply create an image and host it on your
website then paste your URL linking to the image file. (This should be a JPG
file and should be no bigger than 320 x 240.)
Create a subtitle for
your podcast as well as a Summary.
Name you Podcast Author.
Put a check next to
‘Include “Media RSS” information and add it to Yahoo search’
Select wither or not your
material contains explicit material, state who owns the copyright to your
material, and who will be the primary author of your podcast.
On the next page select
what you want feebburner to track and select “Next” to finish the feedburner
part of this tutorial.
Click “My Feed” in the
upper left hand corner and click the name of your newest feed that you just
Paste your feedburner URL
into the “Podcast Feed URL” box and click “continue”
If you have not signed
into iTunes then it will request that you do.
It will bring up the
information about your podcast. Click “Submit” to submit the podcast to
iTunes for review.
The Review process is
nothing more than a Podcast name check, download check, and content
check to make sure nothing is going to interfere with other podcast
titles. Expect to hear back from iTunes within a day. ITunes will send
you an email about the podcast submission.
Once iTunes accepts your
podcast you will receive an email giving you your link to your iTunes
podcast. You can post this link on your website for others to subscribe
One you get your final email
from iTunes you are done.
YOU ARE NOW A PODCASTER!
To add more podcast to your
feed just go to your blogger account and post more show descriptions and links
to your videos. It sometimes takes feedburner a little bit of time to update the
feed, but it will after about an hour at most.