Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Odiogo Update

I got an email through from Odiogo, and was shocked.

Total MP3 file downloads since you have signed up to the Odiogo service:7105.
Month           Downloads     Listen Button

Doing the maths (or 'math' if your American..I never understood that), in October I posted 86 times, so 1458/86 is approximately 17. Seventeen people listen to the RSS feed! I don't even subscribe to me on iTunes!!

If you're not familiar with Odiogo, it's text reader that  converts these posts to mp3 format, and also hosts them as an RSS feed for subscription via iTunes, Juice or similar. You can here the samples here (down the bottom of the page) or by clicking the   Subscribe to the Odiogo podcast. button on the sidebar. I just liked the accessibility of the company's ideas. Although free, the service is advert-supported, so you may find some subliminal advertising buy Chris Townsend's "Backpacker's Handbook" in there occasionally.

Although a great reader, it's not my voice. Maybe that's a good thing? Here's a video of me speaking...and smelling.

So, to the 17, cheers, this post is for you. Ping, pong, piddly pong. Here's some lines from Robert Burns to see how the reader copes:

The deities that I adore
Are social Peace and Plenty;
I'm better pleas'd to make one more,
Than be the death of twenty ' '