PodCamps are for more than just podcasters, but how can PodCamps specifically benefit podcasters? I share my thoughts and the three benefits.

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What is a PodCamp?

From the official PodCamp website:

A PodCamp is a usually free BarCamp-style community UnConference for new media enthusiasts and professionals including bloggers, podcasters, YouTubers, social networkers, and anyone curious about new media. The first PodCamp was held September 8-10, 2006 in Boston, Massachusetts. PodCamps are now being held worldwide.

PodCamp isn’t just about podcasting! If you’re interested in blogging, social media, social networking, podcasting, video on the net, if you’re a podsafe musician (or want to be), or just someone curious about new media, then please join us — and bring a friend or colleague.

I have attended all three PodCamp Ohio unconferences and the first-and-so-far-only PodCamp Cleveland and have presented multiple sessions at both: web design, tweeting for your organization, podcasting, Audacity, and even comedy! Look at the schedule from last PodCamp Ohio.

The three benefits of PodCamps

  1. Get to hear from great speakers on great topics—but we’re all rock stars, so the speaker is probably your peer!
  2. Opportunities to give back to the community by sharing your knowledge and passion.
  3. Meeting and networking with lots of fantastic people.

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About the Author
As an award-winning podcaster, Daniel J. Lewis gives you the guts and teaches you the tools to launch and improve your own podcasts for sharing your passions and finding success. Daniel creates resources for podcasters, such as the SEO for Podcasters and Zoom H6 for Podcasters courses, the Social Subscribe & Follow Icons plugin for WordPress, the My Podcast Reviews global-review aggregator, and the Podcasters' Society membership for podcasters. As a recognized authority and influencer in the podcasting industry, Daniel speaks on podcasting and hosts his own podcast about how to podcast. Daniel's other podcasts, a clean-comedy podcast, and the #1 unofficial podcast for ABC's hit drama Once Upon a Time, have also been nominated for multiple awards. Daniel and his son live near Cincinnati.

6 comments on “The Benefits of PodCamps for Podcasters – TAP002

  1. Karin aka GeekGirl T says:

    Thanks for the view of what happens at a PodCamp. I tried to find one near here in the San Francisco Bay Area, but it looks like the last one was Jan. 2009 or before. I did see there were wordpress camps, but that;s not the same thing, is it?

    Enjoyed your podcast,
    -Karin

    1. WordCamps are very different. I have been to two WordCamps thus far. Last year was a dedicated WordCamp in Columbus, Ohio. This year, WordCamp was combined with PodCamp, which I think worked great, but Automatic, the makers of WordPress, don't like that kind of thing, so it probably won't happen again.

      WordCamps are mostly about WordPress. True, other topics relevant to podcasters and bloggers may be included, but they almost all tie back to WordPress, or they should.

  2. So WordCamp OH and Podcamp OH will be two seperate events now (again)?

    1. Yes, they will be separate. In fact, Angelo and I have been talking about changing the whole concept of PodCamp Ohio.

      1. GeekGirl Talk says:

        How might PodCamp Ohio change from what you've done in the past?
        -Karin

        1. I guess "whole concept" was a little overexaggerated—sort of. Essentially, we have some plans to make "PodCamp Ohio" mean more than just the single unconference in Columbus each year. We'll have a conference call Wednesday night to discuss our ideas.

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