21 months ago when I started ‘Destroy the Brain!’, I always knew I wanted a podcast that integrated with the horror community.Â This has always been an uphill battle with me.Â There has been a lack of voicemails throughout the years compared to other genre based podcasts, the forums have been deserted and the scheduled Skype call-in’s being pushed to the wayside.
Today, I have added something to the site that I think is pretty f’n cool.Â I am trying to push feedback through not only the voicemail that you can leave on the show, but also to comment on the episodes as well.Â Now, I know the site is not that pretty.Â But we need to treat it like the Belial it is, with love.Â Not only did I add “Share This” functionality to the site, but I added something called IntenseDebate. What IntenseDebate does is basically expand the content for comments to embed YouTube videos or create your own video comment regarding an episode or post.
If this catches on, I plan to read the text comments or read them on air.Â I might only select a few or one and then inform the audience to check out the website to see the full conversation.
I would also like to take this opportunity to explain what everything does in an episode post.
- First off, and I cannot stress this enough, if you plan to comment a lot on the site, sign up on Gravatar.Â What Gravatar will do for you is basically create a global avatar to use across many blogs.Â So, if you visit 9 blogs and 5 of them are signed up with Gravatar, once you enter your information to comment on a post, it will pull your avatar from Gravatar.Â This is done to save time for you.
- Below the mp3 logo and information where you can download the mp3 or stream it, you should see something called ‘Share This‘.Â If you click on it, it will allow you to share this post through social sites like Reddit, Friendfeed, Digg and even Myspace.Â You can also email the link to the post to a friend of yours (which always helps DESTROY THE BRAIN).Â If you click on ‘Post’ after you click ‘Share This’, you are given options to post this to your Twitter friends, Facebook, Myspace and other blog sites.
- Speaking of Twitter, Below ‘Share This’ , you should see something that says ‘Tweet This Post‘.Â You can help DESTROY THE BRAIN out by Tweeting about an episode you liked and spreading the word amongst your followers.
With all this new functionality, I hope this makes the site more fun and interactive.Â Thanks for reading this and I hope you enjoy the show.
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