Podcasts are the latest developments in digital audio broadcasting. Some shows are professionally created by media outlets, such as Disney and ABC News, and others are produced by creative individuals with a microphone and a smidge of know-how. You can listen to anything from the latest sports news from ESPN to a group of random women dishing about pop culture on their girls' night in. Why, (shameless plug alert) you can even listen to technology news via the new, weekly Designtechnica Podcast.
So, if you're just now getting around to blogging, you may want to skip it and just go for the podcast, or, if you've already been bitten by the blog bug, you can insert a podcast right in there to complement your rant. Podcasting, at the moment, is essentially free to create and distribute, and is censorship free (depending on where it's published), much like the early days of amateur radio, so you too can be the next big thing if you jump on it right now. Just think, if you've always wanted your own show, here's your chance. And the best part? You're basically on a level playing field with the big boys because it's a new medium. Check out the article at Designtechnica.