You might have noticed that our articles all of a sudden have a player at the top of them. We have started toying around with releasing all of our future articles and blog posts as podcasts. I am sure by now you know we love technology and automation here. We are using the Amazon Polly service to automatically convert our text blog posts to audio. It doesn’t sound too bad does it?
Why not podcast? Using Amazon Polly is incredibly cheap, for a blog our size it is actually free. It charges per character on the conversions, after 5 million characters, it is $4.00 per 1 million. All of the blog posts we have written only equal 400,000 characters. So it is free for us. It could be a new innovative, easy way to promote thirty bees to other demographics.
We have already started submitting our podcast feed to different feed aggregates, we are hoping to get approved for most of them by the end of the week. We have already been approved for the biggest podcast directory, iTunes. So if you have an apple device you can now subscribe to our podcast and listen to our latest blog posts as soon as they are released.
If you have an Apple device with iTunes on it, subscribe to our podcasts, share them with your friends, share them on social media. Or, if you use another service for listening to podcasts, let us know. That way we can submit our podcasts there as well.
The podcasts are something I think we can have fun with. Like this article, there is a hidden message in the podcast that only the listeners will hear.
As of right now, we are planning on releasing the first version of our GDPR module next monday. Once we release it, we will take bug fixes and changes all week, to release a final version the following monday.