Just wanted to take a couple of minutes to let people know how we process feedback for Blubrry. Over the last few months we’ve gotten lots of great feedback from podcasters on what would make Blubrry a better place. We want to thank the community for sharing their thoughts.
Some of those thoughts have manifested themselves in new features added to the community. Some have manifested themselves with initiatives like our Learn To Podcast sessions on TalkShoe. Others have gone into a larger hopper for consideration in the future. In some cases the future is next week in others its a few months. When we release something that changes the community we’ll typically announce it here and on our forum.
We go pretty slow here because as much as possible we want to do things right the first time. For example, we don’t want to make a hasty change to our front page only to have to change it back a few days later. So we plan for these things in advance. We also prioritize. Angelo has been working on media stats for the past couple of months and that has kept a lot of other things on the back burner.
The good news is that we’ve got some more development help and our small (dare I say) team is working on some important stuff, not the least of which are better publishing tools. We’re also working on a commerce engine so that people can pay for paid services that we have planned for the future. We are also working on ways to make it easier for podcasters to make money. Some of that involves technical development and some of it involves business knowledge and relationship building.
We realize that we haven’t presented you with the holy grail of podcasting here. There’s still so much to do. But we also know that podcasting will be around for a long time. And we’re willing to take our time to get where we need to be in a way that works for podcasters, audiences and advertisers alike.
We now return you to regularly scheduled programming.