Submit Your Podcast To These Podcast Directories

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Get the word out.

When a podcaster publishes his first episode, one of the first things they want to do is get the word out about their new podcast. Of course they want everyone to find their podcast, listen, and enjoy it.

While Apple’s iTunes store is the 2000 pound gorilla in the world of podcasting, there are quite a few podcast directories where you can list your podcast.

I thought I would put together a list for you. I hope this helps you get the word out about your podcast.

Blackberry Podcasts
Blinkx
Digital Podcast
Fluctu8
Giga Dial
Hard Pod Cafe
iPodder
Learn Out Loud
Podcast 411
Pod Bean
Podcast Alley
Podcasting News
Podcast Pickle
Mir Pod
Podcast Pub
Podcasting Station
Pod Feed
Pod Seek
Public Radio
Miro Guide
Stitcher
Women In Podcasting

I am sure I have missed one or two. Please let me know if you know one that I really need to add to the list.

Issue 2 Of Podertainment Magazine

The second issue of Podertainment, the podcast magazine is now available in iTunes.

This is the April 15th issue, and is full of great information for anyone looking to start a podcast. It is also a great magazine for anyone that is presently podcasting, and just wants to learn more about it.

This month we have two great exclusive videos for you. The first video is a clinic filmed at the New Media Expo given by Rob Walch of Podcast 411 and Today In IOS. His clinic is Podcasting 100% from an iPhone, or iPad.

The second exclusive video is an interview with New York Times best selling author Scott Sigler. Scott was the first author to give away his books as free podcasts back in 2005. If you like science fiction you will love his podcasts.

Of course all our regulars are back. We start off with Kien Tran’s “Create an iOS Recording Studio with Apogee’s ONE”.

Then Brian Ibbott gives us information on Patreon in “The Crowdfunding Cure for the Common Podcaster”. This is a great new service really need to know about.

Next up is Daniel J. Lewis with his article “Why Your Episode Titles Matter And How To Make Them Better”.

On Ask The Podcast Coach, David Jackson talks about “How to Get the Redirecting Power Of Feedburner Without Using Feedburner.com”.

Rob Walch gives us “Rethinking Some Conventional Wisdom about Podcasting” in this month 411 On Podcasting.

Todd Cochrane is back with his column Trends and Insights. This month he has “Unique Listeners More Important Than You Think!”.

Also returning is Rob Greenlee with his great article “How On-Demand Audio Will Make Money In The Future”.

This month we have two new writers join the Podertainment Team. First up is Jeffrey Powers with his first article “Bring YouTube Into Your Podcast And Make Money Doing It”.

And last, but defiantly not least is Jessica Kufferman with her first article “Three No-Brainer Ways To Make Money Podcasting”.

You get all this, and more in the April Issue of Podertainment Magazine. Be sure and subscribe on iTunes. At only $12.99 a year this is cheaper than a cup of coffee every month.

Podertainment is now available in the iTunes store

Fastpitch Magazine (iTunes)

Fastpitch MagazineThe Fastpitch Magazine Hits A Home Run!

Almost two years ago I received an email from a friend of mine Paul Colligan. Paul sent me a link to a great new platform called Magcast for publishing online magazines.

You are probably aware by now, that I am always more than happy to try something new. Especially if I can fit it into my e-Commerce world of Fastpitch Softball.

I signed up, and started publishing my first magazine. Originally it was published just for the iPad, but within six months it expanded to the iPhone, and iPod Touch. Before 2014 is over the magazine will also be available for Android products too.

The Fastpitch Softball Magazine is a monthly publication available on a subscription basis, and costs $12.99 for a one year subscription (twelve issues). Back issues are also available for $2.99 an issue.

After two years the magazine has close to two thousand paid subscribers. What really amazes me is how many back issues of the magazine I sell at $2.99 apiece.

Issue 17

Issue 17

While I do make a fair income from subscriptions, and single issue sales, the true value is the opportunity to market my other softball websites, products, and stores in every issue. I basically have a pipeline to market my softball related products to a strong buying audience by providing great content to my readers.

The writing staff consists of some of the best softball professionals in the world, including two former Olympic softball players, and quite a few softball bloggers. Every issue has an exclusive video session from a softball training clinic. Many of these clinics would cost quite a bit to attend in person, but you get to see one in every issue.

This magazine is for the serious player, coach, or parent. If you actually want to learn something that will improve your performance this is the magazine for you. If you want information that will make you a better coach then you need to subscribe. If you are a parent that wants to be better educated to help you child reach their goals then you are going to love The Fastpitch Magazine. This is the only true magazine for fastpitch softball.

Here is a short video that will give you an idea of what you can expect to find in issues of The Fastpitch Magazine.

To subscribe, or find out more info about the Fastpitch Magazine CLICK HERE

Fastpitch TV Publishing Takes It’s First Step

Fastpitch Publishing Fastpitch TV Publishing is here.

I had the feeling that there was an opening in the publishing world for fastpitch softball for a long time.

There are many great books about softball that are not getting the exposure they deserve by traditional methods. Some of these books are training books, and some are books of historical accounts, but no matter what type of books they are, there are a lot of them.

I wanted to create a publishing house just for fastpitch softball books. I know that sounds like a super small niche, but I have made my living off this super small niche.

I started my adventure in the publishing world over a year ago with the introduction of the Fastpitch Magazine. As I had hoped the Fastpitch Magazine became an instant success.

Recently I had another opportunity open up for my move into the publishing world. The authors of the great book A Series Of Their Own contacted me. They informed me that they were looking for a buyer of their book. They were offering to sell the print rights, audio rights, video rights, movie rights, and the e-book rights. They also had a few thousand print copies they were including in the offer. As good as their book was they just did not have the resources, and marketing know how to move it.

As you have probably figured out by now, I took the offer. Now I have my first book for Fastpitch TV Publishing. I hope that this is the start of something great. I hope to add more books very soon.

The inspirational roots of college softball’s national championship and its 43 years of explosive growth are chronicled in this unique, 296-page book. The book includes narratives on each of the annual tournaments from 1969-2012 within the context of the changing landscape of women’s collegiate sports.

To write this story, the authors drew on their backgrounds writing about and photographing this championship event while working at the Amateur Softball Association, the national governing body for softball in the United States. Newspaper accounts, published and unpublished photos, and other sources were used in this book. Prominent players, coaches and tournament organizers also contributed to this compelling narrative.

Here are a few quotes from the softball world about this great book.

“This is the only comprehensive book written about the history of the Women’s College World Series. It is a must-read if you were, or still are, involved in college softball or its national championship. It is also a must-read for young softball athletes to better understand where this event got its roots.” Margie Wright (27 years as head softball coach at Fresno State University)

“This book has been so much fun for me to remember those years. It was great to read because during most of the games, I was busy handling ticket problems or parking lot problems, or other issues. Thanks for giving me a play-by-play of the action that I missed.” Marita Hynes (director of 19 women’s series tournaments)

“Excellent review of the Women’s College World Series. Brings back so many great memories. Thanks to the authors for recapturing these moments.” Judy Garman (coach of 1986 WCWS champion Cal-State Fullerton)

“Great-looking book! Awesome job!” Pat Murphy (coach of 2012 WCWS champion Alabama)

I am currently working on getting this book on the Amazon kindle, and in the Apple iTunes book store.

To see more info on the book (CLICK HERE)

It’s A Grandson

reveal cakeHave you ever heard of a reveal party?

I had never heard of a reveal party myself.

In case you have not ether, let me tell you a little about reveal parties.

It is a great way to find out, and announce whether you are going to have a boy, or a girl.

The reveal party is also a really cute idea, and a great reason to get family, and friends together to celebrate.

The basics of a reveal party are as follows.

1. Be pregnant.
2. Have a sonogram.
3. The Doctor then mails the sex of the future baby to a baker.
4. The baker makes a cake with ether blue icing inside, or pink icing inside.
5. You throw a party and invite everyone.
6. You cut open the cake, and find out if it is going to be a girl or a boy.

That is the basic idea behind a reveal party, but it is really an exciting time.

Here is a short clip of the actual cake cutting.

Whenever anyone is going to have a baby, it is an exciting time, but then add a large number of family members that deeply cares about the future baby, and it gets even more exciting.

Then add the fact that this reveal party is for my daughter Amanda, and I will be finding out about my future first grandchild, and it is as exciting as it gets.
cake

As you can see the inside of the cake had blue icing, so it will be a boy. I raised two daughters, so having a little boy running around the house will be a little different, but very exciting.

I really didn’t have a preference for a boy, or girl. I don’t think that really matters. Just the fact that there will be a little kid running around the house again, is going to be exciting enough.

This is the beginning of the next step in the growth for my family, and a step I am really looking forward to.

In case you are wondering the name of the new baby boy will be Graham Michael.

2014 WCWS Here Comes Fastpitch TV

Women's College World Series It is time for Fastpitch TV to show its stuff.

For the last 5 years, or so I have gone to the Women’s College World Series> I took photos, filmed interviews, and gathered information for blog posts.

To be direct, and to the point, that was a terrible way to cover a great event like the Women’s College World Series. While The Fastpitch TV Network has more distribution points than any other fastpitch softball media company, I still covered the event like a photographer that was selling a few photos.

I have spent years building The Fastpitch TV network into the number one media network for fastpitch softball on the planet.

I produce five different video shows at Fastpitch.TV which have had over three million views. The new FastpitchBlog.com is burning up the softball world with blog posts from some of the best softball bloggers in the country. I have the Fastpitch Magazine, which is the only true e-magazine just for fastpitch softball. Then there is the Fastpitch Radio Show. which is the oldest, and longest running sports podcast on the planet. Then I have six iPhone apps just for fastpitch softball. I even have a free photo sharing site at SoftballShots.com.

Women's College World Series

When it comes to fastpitch softball, I think you will agree that I have more distribution possibilities than anyone one else.

This year I am going to take my coverage of the Women’s College World Series to the next level. I hope to offer more coverage of the Women’s College World Series than anyone has ever offered.

I am going to have a small crew involved in Oklahoma City this year. The crew will consist of a video/photo editor, a couple of bloggers, and myself. We will post daily updates after every game of summaries, and box scores. We will Blog through out the event every day with great information, and stories from the event. I will bring you after pre-game, and post-game interviews with coaches, and players. Great guest interviews from other softball greats attending the event. Audio updates from the Fastpitch Radio show. Photo updates from every game, and much, much more.

Yes, this year will be the start of the best coverage in the history of the Women’s College World Series by The Fastpitch TV Network.

All this and more will be brought to you free of charge. That’s right eight days of non stop softball information all available at The Fastpitch TV Network. What else could you ask for? I am not sure, but I bet I figure out something more before its over.

Here are a few people will be writing posts from the WCWS for you. I will add people to this article as they commit.

Rob Crews is based in Southern New York, and is one of the most sought after hitting coaches in the country. He is the Author of the book, Complete Game: The Emotional Dynamics of In-Game Focus.

Rob provides consultant services for hitting coaches and develops hitting models for professional, olympic, and amateur softball and baseball programs. He served as the hitting coach for USSSA Pride (NPF) in their 2010 championship season, along with Tim Walton (UF), and Beth Torina (LSU).

As a consultant to companies like SKLZ, AXIS Bats, Bratt Sports, and MicroGate USA, Rob is continually developing comprehensive accelerated training systems that involve modern sports psych, neuromechanics, and visual strategies for efficiency in recognition and tracking.

Bill Plummer is a graduate of Indiana University, Ind. Bill has been involved in softball for more than four decades. For 30 years he was a fixture at the ASA National Office in as a communications coordinator, manager of the ASA National Softball Hall of Fame and historian.

In addition, he also served as the editor of the ASA official newsletter, The Inside Pitch, and as the Trade. He has written widely about the sport and has contributed to 13 books. In 2009. he authored “The Game America Plays”. In 2012, he co-authored “Best of the Best-Women’s Fastpitch”

You may want to join the 40,000 people that Like The Fastpitch TV Network on Facebook at Facebook.com/FastpitchTV, or the 20,000 fans that follow us on Twitter at Twitter.com/FastpitchTV, You can also subscribe on You Tube at YouTube.com/FastpitchTV.

You just need to make sure you follow what we are doing, so you can keep up with all the great coverage I am going to bring you.

Podcast Movement 2014

podcast MovementThe new Podcast Movement is a go.

Podcast Movement is a new conference I am creating with the help of a few friends. Dan Franks, Mitch Todd, Jared Easley, and I are all working to create this great new conference.

Podcast Movement is for anyone that is currently podcasting, or is interested in podcasting.

It sounds weird to say, but I guess I can call it an international conference since people are coming from as far away as Europe, and Australia.

KickStarterThis is a new event for all four of us, but things seem to be off to a great start. We decided to use Kickstarter to kick off the event. Our goal was to raise $11,000 in thirty days. By the time the thirty was over, we had reached over $30,000. This great start confirmed that their was an interest in a podcast Conference.

What can you expect?

Attendees will have the opportunity to sit in on their choice of sessions, as a part of our Beginning Podcaster Track, that are aimed at helping new podcasters turn their creative ideas into podcasting realities. Sessions will cover a wide range of topics for those just starting out, ranging from technical setup demonstrations, to panels of podcasting coaches teaching you what makes their rookie students stand out, and everything in between. This will be the destination to help you get started.

We are also excited to be offering a second track: our Advanced Podcaster Track, where veterans of the craft can go improve on the foundation they’ve already built. We’ve secured some of the world’s best podcasters to host sessions that will help those with experience take their show to the next level. Whether it’s showing you unique equipment or software setups to add the missing element to your episodes, or teaching you professional level techniques that will help you stand out from the competition, you’re guaranteed to learn how to make your show better.

And we’d be remiss to not talk about our keynote speakers who will take center stage to kick off each day. These hand selected guests will bring unique and interesting takes on the typical podcasting model, and help show you what it takes to set yourself apart from everyone else’s noise.

If you are not already podcasting, or don’t have the desire to begin podcasting, then this conference is not for you. We want our mission to be clear: If you have a podcast now, you’ll learn how to raise the bar. If you’ve had the dream of getting one started, you’ll learn how to pull the trigger. Only come to the Podcast Movement if you have the burning desire to improve and succeed.

To find out more about Podcast Movement (CLICK HERE)

The Podertainment Podcast Magazine Writers

When I decided to create a podcasting magazine, I stopped and thought about who I would ask to join me on this project. I wanted to create a magazine that was a tool. A magazine that could really teach. I had seen print magazines for podcasting in the past, and they had always been more for the listener, instead of the podcaster.

I decided to reach out to some of the friends that I had made from podcasting since 2004. I was amazed by all the positive response. I think they liked the idea of what I wanted to create, and wanted to be a part of it. Let me introduce them to you.

The people involved in the production of Podertainment listed in alphabetical order.

Dan Franks – The Business Of Podcasting
Dan Is the co-host of the Entrepreneur Showdown Podcast where, along with Joe Cassandra, each week he discusses and debates hot topics from the startup and entrepreneurial world. Then in the “Main Event” he welcomes on big name and successful entrepreneurs to join the conversation in a unique interview format unlike any other.

Dan is in a new kid on the block when it comes to podcast hosting, but he has been listening to podcasts for over five years, and been running online businesses for even longer. Dan began his first online consulting business at the age of 12, and has been pursuing online ventures ever since.

Dan graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Accounting in 2008, and he currently works as a full time CPA specializing in tax compliance and consulting for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Todd Cochrane – Trends & Insights From An Insiders View
Todd has been executive producer of Geek News Central, an audio and video tech show, the past nine years. Cochrane is also the co-host of the New Media Show and is the founder of the People’s Choice Podcast Awards and the Tech Podcast Network. In 2005, Cochrane wrote “Podcasting the Do it Yourself Guide,” the first book on podcasting. Cochrane is the CEO of RawVoice, representing 17,000 media creators and podcast networks. RawVoice provides podcast data analytics, media hosting and advertising opportunities.

Cochrane lives in Honolulu, Hawaii, and is married to Shoko Higa Cochrane. They have four children.

Rob Greenlee – Podcasting Trends and Distribution Platforms
Rob is the Executive Vice President and CTO for Courtside Entertainment Group (PodcastOne.com) based in Beverly Hills, California. Formerly, he spent 7 years managing the platform, content catalog, feature programming and content provider relations for the Podcasts service on Windows Phone and Xbox Music + Video hubs for Microsoft. Rob also co-hosts “The New Media Show” that streams live on YouTube at 9am PST every Saturday and can be watched and heard as an video and audio podcast at the NewMediaShow.com. He founded and hosted the WebTalk World Radio Show from 1999-2006. WebTalk Radio was nationally syndicated terrestrial broadcast radio show, webcast and podcast. WebTalk was the first broadcast radio program in the world to begin podcasting on September 14, 2004.

Brian Ibbott – Covering the Bases
Brian has been producing the Coverville cover song-themed podcast since 2004, and co-hosting FilmSack and The Morning Stream since 2008 and 2011, respectively. Coverville has received three Podcast Awards for Best Music Program, and has been featured in media outlets like Wired, Rolling Stone and The New York Times. Brian was one of the first podcasters to work with the music licensing agencies ASCAP, BMI and SESAC to help secure royalties for songwriters whose music is played in podcasts, and continues to work with them to this day to help independent artists get podcast exposure for their music.

Brian lives in beautiful Arvada, Colorado, with his wife Tina and son Tristan.

Dave Jackson – Ask The Podcast Coach
Dave has been podcasting since 2005. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education specializing in technical Education from the University of Akron. He has produced thousands of episode for himself and his clients. His podcast about podcast has been downloaded over 900,000 times. He is seen as one of the top podcasting experts and is frequently called on to speak at conventions. He launched the School of Podcasting in 2005 and has helped hundreds of people launch successful podcasts. He published his first book “More Podcast Money” in 2013.

Dave lives in Cleveland Ohio with his wife and family. When Dave isn’t podcasting, wait… Dave is always podcasting.

Jessica Kupferman – T
Jessica is an online business consultant who helps small business owners and solopreneurs find their voice, create irresistible  online products and services and design their business by their own rules. You can also find her interviewing fascinating lady entrepreneurs for her podcast, Lady Business Radio and teaching NEW Lady podcasters in her brand new course, Podcasting School for Women. Check out LadyBusiness.biz for recent episodes as well as freebies, featured articles and more.

Daniel J. Lewis – Improving your podcast
As an award-winning podcaster, Daniel J. Lewis helps others launch and improve their own podcasts for sharing their passions and succeeding in business. Daniel creates training resources and podcasting tools; offers one-on-one consulting; designs websites; speaks on design, social media, and podcasting; and Daniel hosts a network of award-nominated shows covering how to podcast, clean-comedy, and the #1 unofficial podcast for ABC’s hit drama Once Upon a Time.

Jeffrey Powers – Outside the Podcast Box
7 years Podcasting & videocasting, Jeffrey Powers interviews, reviews and discusses with industry leaders. Jeffrey interviewed industry professionals: Scott Monty, Leo Laporte, Chris Brogan, Steve Wozniak, Jeri Ellsworth, and more. Jeffrey has spoken to local and national audiences on creating online content and Social Media.

Jeffrey Powers twitter – @geekazineGeekazine FacebookGeekazine Google+

Kien Tran – Podcast Product Reviews
Ken is the studio engineer for GeekBeat.TV. Kien has helped GeekBeat.TV transition from a tiny bedroom to a fully equipped production studio while being the go to guy for reviewing all the latest production gear for the team.


Rob Walch – The 411 On Podcasting
Rob is the Vice President of Podcaster Relations for Libsyn. Rob is Co-Author of the book “Tricks of the Podcasting Masters” – Que 2006. Rob was listed as the 5th most influential person in podcasting according to the book “Podcasting for Dummies”. He has consulted on podcasting for Senator Edwards, Governor Bill Richardson and the Sacramento Kings/Monarchs to name just a few. 

Rob started podcasting in 2004, and is the host of the award winning podCast411 podcast. Additionally Rob is host of Today in iOS (iPhone) Podcast – The first and largest podcast about the iPhone.

Since 2004 Rob has presented at over 100 events on the subject of podcasting and New Media. He is also a regular guest Lecturer at the University of Kansas School of Journalism.

In 2004 Rob received his MBA from the University of Connecticut. He also has an Engineering degree from the University of Dayton.

Podertainment is now available in the iTunes store

It’s always exciting to see how fast Gary moves online. He has a great new idea happening every month. And he makes us wantrepreneurs half his age look bad.”

Jeremy Vest - Vidpow

The Softball Quiz App (iTunes)

Softball QuizAnother one of my apps for the iPhone.

This app is a fun game to test your knowledge of softball? If you think you know a lot about fastpitch softball, the Softball Trivia Quiz app mat be right app for you. This is a fun little trivia game that tests your general knowledge of fastpitch softball. There are questions about softball history, softball rules, and much much more.

Questions have a value of 2 points per question. Answer all 50 questions right to get a perfect score of 100.

This is not the most complicated app in the world, but it is fun, and you will learn something. Take the quiz, and get your score. Then pass it to another player on your team and see how well they do answering the same questions

Chances are that you so not know as much about fastpitch softball as you think you do.

It does cost 99 cents in the iTunes app store.

To see this app in the iTunes Store CLICK HERE

Interested In Writing for Podertainment?

Podertainment welcomes ideas for original editorial content from guest writers. If you’re interested to writing for the Podertainment, follow the six easy steps below.

Step 1: Determine which view of a topic is right for you:
From a podcasters point of view, or from a listeners point of view.

Step 2: Make sure you read our editorial guidelines:
Each post needs to be 100% original and cannot have been published on other websites or print publications. writers should fully disclose any and all past and present commercial relationships to companies and people mentioned in their articles. Articles can not have links to promote your websites, blogs, or anything else. You can use your bio as a place for that.

Podertainment retains exclusivity of the post for 30 days after it is published. After that, writers can repost on their personal blogs with attribution to the original post. Writers should obtain Podertainment consent before reposting the content on a third-party site.

Each post will be edited and copy edited by Podertainment. Edits may be made to adhere with Podertainment style guidelines. We may also edit your post for length.

Podertainment DOES NOT accept articles are are promotions for a product, website, or company. In other words stories that are infomercials will not be accepted.

Your submission is subject to review by Podertainment editorial staff and does not guarantee automatic publication in Podertainment. By submitting your post to Podertainment, you acknowledge and agree to adhere to Podertainment editorial guidelines and grant permission for a Podertainment editor to edit your post.

Step 3: Craft your article:
Most of our Articles are about 500 to 700 words long. The most successful articles have a light and breezy tone, but make their points quickly.

Include a short bio — between 35 to 45 words — at the bottom of the post. Your name, your organization and a recent accomplishment or two are great things to include. We’re happy to link to your website, Amazon book page or Facebook or Twitter account if you like. Just be sure to include all the necessary URLs when you turn in your post.

Step 4: E-mail your article to Podertainment:
Send it to GaryLeland@gmail.com

Keep in mind that due to the volume of e-mails received, it may take up to a week for you to receive a response.

Step 5: Promote and engage:
Look for the Podertainment to promote your content using a variety of social networks and e-mail newsletters, but also feel free to promote Podertainment with your own network for maximum exposure. Your editor will coordinate a specific publication date with you.

Step 6: Add Podertainment writers seal to you site:
It is not mandatory that you add Podertainment writers seal, but is is a great way to let people know that you are involved in the Podcast Community, and have something to say.

Guest writers that send in more than one great story may be asked to become a featured Writer, and submit stories on a monthly basis.

Pitching Drills (Kindle Book)

Pitching DrillsMy first Kindle book is short and sweet.

It seems like a lifetime ago, but I still remember when I first started coaching my daughters fastpitch softball team. I had played a little baseball growing up, and some slowpitch softball along the way too, but I knew nothing about coaching girls fatpitch softball.

I soon found out two things. One is that fastpitch softball was a sport of its own. While so many thing are the same, there are many things that are different in fastpitch softball than baseball, or slowpitch softball.

Two is that I knew nothing about coaching girls at all. Playing sports had not really taught me how to coach, and it defiantly did not teach me anything about coaching girls.

I do know that one of the main things new coaches meed, and are looking for is information. This book is my attempt to provide another source for that information.

While I admit I did not come up with all these pitching drills. Many of them have probably been used for years, and years. What I did was find many of the great pitching drills I used with my pitchers. Then I wrote them in an easy to understand format. Trying to make them easy to learn and use.

While this may be a guide for coaches to help their young pitchers, this is also be a great resource for parents hoping to help their daughters become better fastpitch softball pitchers.

As I said before it is short and sweet. That is why it is only ninety nine cents.

To see the book on Amazon.com CLICK HERE

The Fastpitch Radio Show

Fastpitch Softball RadioThis was the podcast I ever produced.

I started the Fastpitch Radio Show back in December of 2004. At the time I started the show, it opened under the name “The Sports Podcast”. About seven years ago I changed the name to the Fastpitch Radio Show. While I have taken several time outs over the years, I believe this is the oldest running sports podcast on the internet.

I have made, and remade this podcast several times over the years. I just have never been able to come up with show programing that I was happy with. So now I am giving the show another try, and I will try to create a new version that I can live with.

In the past it was a show with a guest on every episode. I interviewed different people from the world of fastpitch softball. Many of these interviews were just audio tracks that I took from my Fastpitch TV Show episodes.

On this the newest remake of the Fastpitch Radio Show I am just going to chat about softball.

The Fastpitch Radio Show App

The Fastpitch Radio Show App

Between the blogs, video shows, and the magazine I produce, I have enough info coming out every week to use as a base for a decent show. I am hoping that the show will evolve into something I will be happy with. I am going to try and do this podcast every week, but we will see how that works out for me. While I really enjoy this show, it has just been so hard for me to get this show going on a regular basis.

I will also use this podcast in the same marketing manor that I use on all my podcasts, and media. It will contain quite a bit of programing, and marketing for my other softball websites, and shows. That is pretty much what I do. I advertise my own softball related products on all of my shows. I really don’t even try to find advertisers. I guess I am somewhat greedy, and want to keep all the advertising opportunities for myself.

I hope to produce the newest version of the show in March. We wish me look on the newest version of the Fastpitch Radio Show. I am defiantly going to need it.

To see the Fastpitch Radio Show’s webpage CLICK HERE
To subscribe to the Fastpitch Radio Show on iTunes CLICK HERE
To get the Fastpitch Radio Show feed CLICK HERE
To buy the Fastpitch Radio Show App CLICK HERE

PitchChart.com

Pitch Charts This website has one item, and that item is free.

The only item on the website is a pitch chart for baseball, and softball coaches. This really is helpful to coaches in tracking strikes, and balls thrown from their pitchers. It is clean and simple.

Like I said it is completely free. people can print as many as they need. This site only took around fifteen minutes to build, and it just sits on my existing server, so it really does not cost me anything to run this site.

My thoughts were to give the pitch chart away, and benefit from having my logos on it.

Pitch Chart

Pitch Chart

If the the pitch chart does become popular, people will see my logos over, and over. Sooner or later people who use it might think about coming to my website and taking a look around. Then once they take a look around my website who knows what could happen?

In other words this is very cheap advertising. It pretty much doesn’t cost me a penny. How can I get cheaper advertising than that? I doubt that it gets me a ton of business, but every little bit of business adds up.

So do you want to take a look, or do you need a pitch chart? Simply go to the site, and print out as many as you need.

Like I said, the best thing about it is that it is free.

To see the Pitch Chart Website CLICK HERE

The Win Some Softball Stuff Show

The Win Some Softball Stuff ShowA great new concept in video shows.

What kind of information does it take to make a show that both viewers, and sponsors would love? That was the question I was asking myself. It seems to me that viewers and sponsors really have two different views on what makes a great show.

Sponsors want to advertise their products. They plan on placing an advertisement, or running a commercial. Basically sponsors want people to know about what ever it is they sell. Sponsors just want to make more sales.

On the other hand viewers do not want advertisements, or commercials at all. Think about it for just a second. How many commercials have you skipped by with your DVR?

I think I found a way to keep both viewers, and sponsors happy. The Win Some Softball Stuff Show is a once a month video production offering viewers the opportunity to win a great softball prize. The show itself is a product review, or basically a three to four minute commercial.The viewer is happy to watch the show since they will have the opportunity to win a great prize at the end.

The sponsors are happy because people have to watch the review about one of their products in order to find out how to win the contest. So every viewer is watching a three to four minute commercial about their product.

Each and every episode has a new opportunity to win a different prize. If you love softball this show is sure to become a favorite.

If you are a manufacturer of softball equipment you will probably want to find out about having your product in a contest.

Oh, the answer is yes. I charge advertisers to have their products on the show. Yes I make money from this show.

To see this show on Youtube CLICK HERE

LelandsWallpaper.com

Lelands Wallpaper This is the website that started it all back in 1996.

Back in 1996 when the Internet was still young, I thought I would start a website. I wasn’t a techie kind of person by any means, but I did find the Internet amazing. Even though I was not anywhere close to being a techie, I knew immediately that the Internet was the future. I also knew that I needed to start moving my businesses into that world asap.

I called the local high school, and asked for the computer teacher. I asked her if any of her students could build a website. She told me all of them could. Then I asked if any of her students were looking for part time work? It turned out that the answer was yes too. By the end of the week I had a part time high school kid helping me build my first website.

I hired someone to help in house because I wanted to learn from them. I thought that long term I could learn the basics of building a site, and use that knowledge to maintain the site myself. Another reason was that I could get a high school kid for under seven Dollars an hour. Not knowing anything about anything, I thought this was a cheap way to build and learn.

The next step was to get images of wallpaper patterns to put on the new website. I proceeded to call my wallpaper sales reps. I asked them if they had any images available for me to use on my new website? I still remember all my vendors telling me how stupid of an idea it was to try and sell stuff on the Internet. I was told over and over that people would not buy stuff on the Internet.

They all said that people needed to touch the wallpaper in order to buy it. I remember saying that I would buy stuff on the internet, and that I thought of myself as being kind of average. In other words if I would do it, so would others. All I can say that I am glad I did not listen to them.

It is kind of amazing how many times I have been told that something would not work. All I can say is don”t listen. You do not want to fail because you did not try. I wonder how many people did not try something at some point in their life because they were told it would not succeed, only to see someone else do it later, and succeed?

I guess I don’t need to say that I went on to build the website, and it was one of the first decorating websites on the internet. LelandsWallpaper.com is a great source for wallpaper, plus many other decorating items. Everything from murals, to borders, blinds to accessories.

Most of the items I have on the website are stocked in my Arlington, Texas store, and ship out within 24 hours.

If you want to see the Lelands Wallaper Website CLICK HERE