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Matt
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16/09/2019 9:20 pm  

Practicality question for y'all.

For previous podcasts, I wrote up blog posts summarizing the key points and narrating the discussion. For the last one with Russ, I posted a complete transcript of the entire thing (over 13,000 words).

Do you have a preferred format for these interviews going forward?

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17/09/2019 1:56 am  

Since I am one of the seemingly few people who don't listen to podcasts, I liked the transcript. I prefer reading over listening.

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24/09/2019 11:28 am  

I'm more likely to read than listen since work and home isn't conducive to it. I'm a fan of the blog posts summarizing the key points and narrating the discussion. I like summarization and the added value with AAR aspects.  But I get that is a lot of work in addition to coordinating, recording, editing, and posting a podcast. I would be fine with transcripts moving forward so I at least have the option to read.


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02/10/2019 8:27 am  

Personally, I prefer an abbreviated "notes" that is conducive to going in and quickly looking at images, finding links, or accessing other materials talked about on the show.

I understand the needs of the people above, but I'm never going to read a transcript of a podcast.


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02/10/2019 12:12 pm  

@justinc

I’m leaning this direction. If it takes me about the same amount of time either way, I feel like notes, complete with quotes and graphics, are a much more consumable way to read the content rather than listen.

I think full transcripts were more relevant for search engine reasons, but apparently search engines are generating their own transcripts internally now.

So, long story short, I’m switching back to notes.

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