BritMumsLive Insta-Walk The Photos

I hope everyone is having a good week? This time last week I was on my way to London for the annual BritMums Live event and for the first time we'd arranged to host a little warm up to the day. 

I can't write a BritMums post without thanking my sponsors for the event Galt Toys and without them I wouldn't have been able to go this year. 

The plan was to host a casual photo-walk that started at the London Eye, went along South Bank, over Millennium bridge that looks directly at St Paul's Cathedral and on to the event. 

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Podcasting Basics + BritMumsLive Show

A lot of you will know that the annual parent blogging conference BritMums Live has just happened at you may have seen that the LoveAllDads Podcast won the Innovate BiBs award which we are very very proud of. trophy

Also during this conference the podcast team were asked to record a live show and also answer a few questions that people may have regarding podcasting. The session was to run for 45 minutes and time really ran away from us so I have created this post to hopefully help and answer a few questions.

Equipment

The first thing to get right is the sound, you can have the best topics to cover but if the sound is poor no one will listen. In an ideal World you’ll have a top of the range mic but not everyone can afford that. You can pick up a headset which simply plugs into the USB port of your laptop and generally that will work fine. Avoid at all costs using the build in microphone of your laptop as you’ll get so much background noise it will make it unbearable.

Software

As there is four of us on the Podcastwe use Skype to dial in to each other and then John records it using. In the words of John here’s how he does it.

I record it using a Mac program called Audio Hijack Pro which lets me record the Skype call. That makes a WAV file which I drop into Levelator - a program for fixing differing voice levels and adding a light compression. It just generally makes things sound better. After that I open the file in Amadeus Pro to add the head and foot. Here I also cut off the banner part - "It's Sunday the 20th of June... blah" - and add the music under it. Then I save an MP3 out of Amadeus. Finally I open the MP3 in ID3Editor to add the show description, title, show number, logo and so on. After that I save it to my dropbox and it’s ready to be published.

So that's the basics of how to record and edit the show, the next post will follow in the next few days and will be about where to host your podcast files and how to get them on your blog but for now sit back and listen to our live BritMums show.

 

 

#SocialPix - 28th June

Few I'm hoping for a slightly quieter weekend than the last which was spend at the brilliant BritMums Live so of course the photo comes from there and it's of the Coke bottle printed with my blog address.

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Now it's your turn, please come and link up an image.

Thank you to everyone who linked up last week and I hope you link again.

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#SocialPix will be running from Friday evening until Sunday evening, every weekend to give people the chance to share their favourite image(s) of the week from their Social Media channels and blogs. And that’s images – it doesn’t have to be a photo…

Simply pop to the #SocialPix linky over here on OneDad3Girls to add the url of your favourite image. The images you link up do not have to be your own, simply an image that you have seen , shared or loved in the past week (it doesn’t matter how long ago the image itself was taken)