Publishing Your Episode Using PodOmatic

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Publishing your podcast will vary slightly depending on which tools you use for blogging and where you host your audio files. At the most basic level you need enough storage space to host the podcast audio file, enough bandwidth to support the subscribers to your podcast, and an RSS 2.0 feed for people to subscribe to.

PodOMatic is a free online service that hosts your audio files and creates and hosts your podcast’s website and RSS feed. In a few easy steps, you can have your podcast online and ready for listening in iTunes. PodOMatic gives a podcaster 500 MB of storage and 15 GB of bandwidth per month for free. PodOMatic keeps track of statistics so you can know how many times your podcast has been downloaded. Unfortunately, the free version of PodOMatic places ads on the website it hosts for your podcast. PodOMatic Pro accounts are free of advertisements and cost $8 per month. Upgrading to the Pro version gives a podcaster 2 GB of storage and 100 GB of bandwidth.

Logging In to PodOmatic

  1. Go to http://www.podomatic.com
  2. Click Log In (top right-hand corner)
  3. Enter Username: smcelhannon@esc12.net
  4. Enter Password: region12pod
  5. Click Login
  6. Once you are logged into the home page or profile page (it should say “Region 12 Podcasting” at the top.)