Promoting Your Book Online With BlogTalkRadio is a website that allows anyone with an internet connection to host their own internet radio show. Internet radio and podcasts have soared in popularity over the last few years. Let’s discover why and how these new technology mediums can benefit you and your a course in miracles podcast. Read on for more info. Or go eat a sandwich. Either works for me. I don’t have anywhere to be today.

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We’ve had terrestrial radio for decades now, but one day, on his drive to work, some computer geek turned on the radio in his 1992 Geo Prism and all he heard for the duration of his commute were advertisements. Not a single note of music came through the speakers. He had a realization that if people around the world could create their own internet radio stations, then the audience wouldn’t have to sit through hours upon hours of mundane advertisements in hopes of hearing their favorite song. He immediately turned his car around, went home to him computer, and figured out a way for people to set up their own radio stations at home that would stream audio to the internet. He’s probably a millionaire now. Of course, I can’t back up any of these facts.

Point is, suddenly hundreds of thousands of people were running radio stations from their basements and bedrooms that people online could listen to on their computers simply by clicking a link on a website. There were shows about everything! Some internet radio pirates would spotlight undiscovered music, while others would use the medium to host talk radio about the benefits of using name brand Q-Tips instead of the generics. There was definitely something for everyone.

The only downside to internet radio was that you had to be at your computer in order to listen to it. Aside from walking down the street with your computer hoisted up on your shoulder ala some kind of 1980’s boom box with a wire connecting to your home internet port, there weren’t many options.

With the invention of the portable digital audio player (most commonly known as an iPod, but apparently there are other brands. Not sure if I believe that) we now had a vehicle for our music and radio to come with us. One day, while listening to his favorite “Heartbreaking Ballads of the 80’s” internet radio station, some computer geek’s mom called down into his basement bedroom and asked him to run to the store for some milk. Frustrated that he would miss the ending of his favorite song, “My Love is Like a Synthesizer,” he had a crazy idea… What if he could put the radio show on his iPod? He immediately locked his bedroom door and figured out a way to put radio shows onto his MP3 player. He’s probably a millionaire now. Of course, these facts are absolutely made up.

Podcasts are growing wildly in popularity and are currently a large source of entertainment during many people’s daily commutes. Next time you’re in a train, plane, subway, or bus, look around at how many of your fellow passengers have a cord running from their ears to their pockets. Chances are that a good 60% of those folks are listening to podcasts specifically, and more importantly, they COULD be listening to you.

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