There sure are a lot of different terms to get familiar with! I’m sure by now most of you at least know what a “blog” is. There are now quite a few Sikh related blogs online, which is great! Every morning I check out a selection of Sikh blogs that have been updated.
I remember way back in the day, “March 2005”, when I started blogging. I was in search for other Sikh bloggers. I looked all over the place and found some, but not that many. This was part of the reason that I setup the Sikhi Wiki Bloggers page so that it would be easier for people to find other Sikh Bloggers. Anyways…. I think it is great that many Sikhs have embraced new communication methods like blogging. I know for me it has changed my life in many ways and is a lot of fun!
So, continuing with going into new mediums of communication I have been playing around with Podcasting (especially since I now have the new Video Ipod which I got as a gift from family). Think of a podcast as a radio show. Each show consists of a series of individual episodes that you can listen or watch, how you want – on your PC, using your MP3 player, or with just a web browser.
Basically I am taking the videos that I normally post on the blog and converting to different formats for podcasting. I setup two podcasts; One as audio only and the other as video.
For example there are some podcasts that I subscribe to because I don’t normally have the time to listen or watch them during the day. This way I can hear the podcast in my own time, whenever I want. I was just doing dishes in the kitchen and cleaning up the house while I listened to “Democracy Now!“, and before that “Living on Earth“, which are both radio programs that I like but don’t normally get a chance to hear live. It is soo cool to have them automatically downloaded onto an Ipod/computer or other MP3 player. I just tested some of the video podcasts on the ipod which are also great.
I really hope that others people get inspired to create their own podcasts so that we can have some variety of Sikh podcasters on the internet covering different topics.
More information on how get the MrSikhNet podcast
(Audio or Video)
Ps. I am still catching up with some of the older content that I have added for the past months.