The thing that struck me about Leesa's post, and the thing that I want to talk about here, is the editing. Just a few days ago I called up my Gabcast account and put together a little ditty on my thoughts about how hardware vendors are approaching the podcasting industry. While I've talked about Gabcast before, I had never actually used it as intended to record a little show. It worked like a hot darn, but I had to record it about 5 times to get it right.
Being a 'traditional' podcaster (if there is such a thing), I'm used to editng my shows and mixing in bumpers and the like before uploading it. I could have done that with Gabcast by downloading my show, edit and mixing it, and then uploading it to my own host, but I wanted the push-button publishing that Gabcast offers so I had to get it right in one take.
My first few attempts went into the tank because I lost my train of thought and was 'umming' and 'awwing' all over the place. The last couple went south because I hadn't given any thought to branding the thing "Hi, this is Jon Watson and I'm here to bitch about hardware vendors". I still don't have it branded as well as I'd like, but I got tired of re-recording.
So while my podcast wasn't a corporate revenue opportunity, I can certainly back up what Leesa is saying about not being able to edit the show. If you're used to editing like I am, it's hard to wrap your head around the concept that you have exactly one take to pull it all together. And I'm just one person - how the heck would you put a conference call together in just one take with mutiple participants?