My Next Big Thing

I am thrilled to announce that my obsession over podcasts has led to an offer I couldn’t refuse. I have been asked to take on the role of Podcasting Community Manager for New Media Expo (NMX).

I certainly was not asked based on my experience as a podcaster. (The podfader hang head in shame). What makes me a good person to fill this role is a passion for Podcasting and Podcasters. The moment I discovered podcasts about 7 ½ years ago I knew there was something special there. As a stay at home mom of a newborn at the time I desperately needed intelligent words entering my ears. Podcasts and more importantly the Podcasters behind them have kept me company ever since.

Friends say I should have earbuds surgically attached because they never see me without buds and my trusty ipod. Any moment that I am not interacting with another human being I am popping in the earbuds and listening to a podcast. A conservative estimate average of 6 hours a day for the past 7 years puts my listening at over 15 thousand hours.

While I have a few “always listen” podcasts, I also continuously try out new, or new to me, podcasts so I have a very large variety in my listening. I am always happy to check out new podcasts so send me a link to your show in iTunes to @PodcastJunky and I’ll take a listen.

I also have a great love for Social Media. Hovering over a twitter or Facebook account is not work for me, it’s fun. Interacting with podcasters is certainly not work. At the end of last years Blogworld LA Rick and Dave had a podcasters round table meeting. Quite a few podcasters attended and gave great feedback which was used to make Blogworld NY a better experience for Podcasters. My take on the meeting was a bit different. I looked around at all these podcasters and wondered how it was that I had eaten most meals ALONE that weekend. I had been sent by my day job and had been focusing on Bloggers but I still could have been socializing with podcasters if only there were more communication between podcasters. So I went looking for some centralized place online where lots of podcasters were talking about podcasting. When I couldn’t find it I started one myself.

The Podcast Community Facebook group has grown much more quickly than I ever expected. Administering that group and keeping it healthy and spam & drama free is what I do for fun. That is why I jumped at the chance to represent NMX to Podcasters.

So here I am…listening. Tell me what you need Podcasters. I am here to serve you.

Comments

  1. Debbie Tesla aka @dippindotwoman says:

    Congratulations Megan!!

  2. Karin Hoegh says:

    I am surprised we have never met, Megan – I have been at all the POdcasting Expos and Blogworlds as a podcaster, and I am happy that there will now not only be great sessions for podcasters but also a focus on the community before, during and after the conferences.

  3. Megan says:

    I am surprised too Karin, I was at all the Podcast Expos as well and then at the Blogworld shows once Podcast Expo was acquired. I spent most of my time during the Podcast Expo years over in the LA/OC Podecasters booth. We were the loud ones over in the corner:-) I look forward to meeting you in person at NMX and getting to know you before then online.

    My focus has always been on the Podcasting Community. Such a treasure trove of wonderful talented people doing podcasts. I am happy to be adding NMX to the mix officially.

  4. Megan says:

    Thanks Debbie. Too bad I can’t take DippinDots with me to Vegas.

  5. Ron Ploof says:

    Congrats, Megan. It makes so much sense that a Podcast Junkie is the new community manager. The podcasting community is in good hands.

    R~

  6. Megan says:

    Thank you Ron, I hope you know how much that means coming from you.

  7. Rick Calvert says:

    Welcome aboard Megan! We are thrilled to have you join the family.

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