More bloggers are converting their existing written content into short and medium-sized podcasts that bring about a variety of benefits to the blogger as well as anyone consuming that kind of content, and you don’t have to eliminate one to work on the other as both can be combined together quite easily.
As for the benefits that bloggers can yield from becoming regular podcasters, I think the most important one to recognize is that it help to connect with the audience on a much deeper level.
Apart from that, podcasting is another option for monetizing content by talking about sponsorships directly on the podcast, which in turn also helps the blog (business) grow and flourish. There are a lot of content consumers out there who would much rather consume audio content than text, and this can help to attract a new range of audience that will further help you climb the ladder of blogging success.
More than 55,000+ bloggers are using the powerful features of PowerPress to provide a seamless podcasting experience to their readers. It’s the most popular WordPress podcasting plugin that has been crafted by podcasters themselves. PowerPress allows you to integrate both Google Play and iTunes, as well as custom HTML5 media support that you can use to display audio and video content. Explore the list of full features on the WordPress plugin page to appreciate the kind of support this plugin can bring to your podcasting experience.
Podlove is for those bloggers who want to take their existing (or non-existing) podcasting experience to the next level. With more than three years of development behind this plugin, Podlove brings about a simple open-source podcasting solution that will help you remain in charge of how your podcasts appear on the web, how well they are performing, how you can optimize them, and even give you the necessary tools to ensure that you are being rewarded for the work that you do.
Simplicity is key in everything, especially blogging and podcasting. The moment we overcomplicate things, our readers start to question our intentions and level of experience. Seriously Simple Podcasting plugin understands this and provides a simple podcasting plugin that focuses only on the important aspects of podcasting, and how to make it as accessible a possible.
Collect statistics about each podcast, publish podcasts under any kind of post-type that you are using on your blog, implement RSS feed capabilities that will make publishing a breeze, and never worry about leaving the WordPress dashboard as the plugin will natively support the media player that WordPress provides.
Podcasting by TSG
The Podcasting plugin by TSG brings complete podcasting support to WordPress. This allows you to use any media file from somewhere on the web (either your site or another site) and it will add it to an iTunes-based feed. The Podcasting plugin also includes player support allowing visitors to play the media file directly on your site.
Buzzsprout is a hugely popular podcast publishing platform, and with the help of this easy to use plugin you will be able to tap into your directory of Buzzsprout podcasts that you have uploaded, and then have them displayed on your WordPress blog through the WordPress media-player. Full iTunes integration makes Buzzsprout appealing to those who want to publish high-quality podcasts without losing productivity.