Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Question: Podcasts, Videos, or Both?

Hola, folks!

I’m excited to share with you that I’ll be changing things up on the blog a bit this year and one of those things will be to diversify my medium of communication. While I love writing the posts I share with you each week, I think it would be a cool idea to include audio clips or videos in the mix for a fresh feel. So, to decide which way to go, I’m turning it over to YOU.

Which would you prefer to receive from me?

Podcasts?

Videos?

Both?

Also, how long would you like them to be?

Less than 5 minutes?

5-10 minutes?

Over 10 minutes? (This might be better for the podcasts)

I still have every intention to continue writing posts; but instead of weekly write-ups, we could do something like a written post this week, an audio post next week, and a video the week after that.

Whatever the case may be, I want YOUR INPUT!!

So, let me know which idea you like in the comment section below. Also, please leave any topic suggestions you have that you’d like me to cover in future posts – from doubts and wavering faith to porn addiction and sexual immorality to friendships, relationships, and betrayal all the way to bitterness & difficulty with forgiveness. I want Deserve Your Great Life to be more inclusive of your input and to focus on more issues that affect you daily as people of faith living and encountering struggles in a largely faithless and ever-tempting world.

I plan to start this shake-up within the next few weeks and I’m excited!

I hope you are too :)
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No?

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Muchas gracias, loves! :)

13 comments:

  1. Hello friend, feeling excited too. I would really love to hear you speak. I think Podcast and videos are great. You could come in with both and i believe it will help you too depending on how much time you have in your hands. For timing, 5 minutes is great for video and at most 10mins for podcast.
    Attention limit is low this days but again, content matters.

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    1. Thank you for your input, Augustina! You will hear my archaic voice soon enough lol...jokes aside, I think getting audio and video clips from a blogger always helps personalize the interaction a bit more. I like your timing suggestions too - that sounds doable (although I can be long-winded; keeping any discussion at 5 minutes will be a great discipline practice lol)

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  2. Hey Ada,

    It's good that you thought of this. In my opinion you do both and alternate them. 10 minute videos and podcats are good so folks can easily listen without getting bored.

    Some folks do podcasts daily, but you can do yours weekly for a start.

    Give it a shot!

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    1. Thank you, Emeka! I'm with you on not making either the podcasts or videos too long.

      Daily? Ah, let's start with weekly first my brother! Then from there we fit progress lol

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  3. I would love to see videos! This way, your blog readers can connect your message with your face, voice, and spirit. It would be another way for your personality to show :)

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    1. Thanks, Seanita! I appreciate your input girl :) Videos will definitely be incorporated - like you said, it builds connection much better.

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  4. I definitely love this idea. i vote for both. podcast should probably be 5 minutes while videos should be ten. can't wait!

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    1. Muchas gracias for your suggestion, Nachi! The general consensus is that both podcasts and videos should stay between the 5 and 10 minute range. I will do my best to oblige :)

      And I'm happy you're excited for them!!

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  5. i like the idea of a podcast, but videos are great too :) I really like the content and layout of your blog. awesome job :). I truly connect with your "about me" page
    www.coilsandglory.com

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    1. I thank you, Adeola! I appreciate your appreciation of the blog content and design - I thought long and hard about it, to the point of real stress sef! lol. I'm in support of the podcasts and videos so I'll go on ahead and say that there'll be a mix of both :)

      As for my "About me" page, I'm happy you could connect! What related to you the most? Are you afraid of dogs too? If you are, that means the club has gone from one member to two! lol

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  6. TeamBoth!!! Alternating them as you deem fit considering your schedule, will be brilliant. I look forward to the next phase.

    Well done. It is a great idea.

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    1. Thanks for your input, Princess! "Team Both" will be the way to go :)

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  7. TeamBoth!!! Alternating them as you deem fit considering your schedule, will be brilliant. I look forward to the next phase.

    Well done. It is a great idea.

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