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All There is to Know About Starting Your Own Podcast

The popularity surrounding podcasts has risen quite sharply in recent years, with data showing that there are at least 700k podcasts actively running today. Podcasting offers a great opportunity to share your industry expertise on various subjects with an audience of like-minded individuals.

If you are thinking about starting a podcast of your own, a podcast software will enable you to get one up and running. However, there is a lot more that you should know in order to create a successful podcast.

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The following is a step-by-step guide detailing all you need to consider when starting a podcast:

Choose a Topic

The first thing you want to consider regarding your upcoming podcast is to select a particular topic or niche. While there are numerous things that you could talk about, narrowing down to a subject that you are knowledgeable about makes the podcast more appealing to your potential audience.

For instance, instead of talking about the “Outdoors” you can instead go with a topic like “Backpacking”. However, ensure that it’s something you can talk about for many episodes, preferably 100 or more. Later on, you can always broaden the topic as the podcasts get more popular.

Pick a Co-host

This is more optional than it’s necessary but having a co-host makes the podcast easier to run. You can choose a friend or business partner who you share a passion for the subject with. Your conversations will be more engaging and interesting when you share personal perspectives on a topic.

Besides, additional tasks such as editing and promotion can be split between the two of you. The most important thing here is to make sure that your co-host is in it for the long haul.

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Select a Name

You’ll want to choose an interesting name for your podcast that your potential audience will naturally connect with. Make sure that the name is broader than the podcast topic so that it doesn’t limit the things you can talk about.

It is wise to go with a name that will allow you to expand on the topic later on as you look for more content to deliver. For example, instead of using “Hiker’s Paradise”, you can go with “Mountain Adventures” to give you options to talk about hiking, as well as backpacking.

Establish a Format

You will need to create a certain format that your podcast will follow. This will include issues such as duration and style. While the average driving time for a podcast is 30 minutes, there are shorter and longer podcasts that you’ll find. Just make sure that your audience has enough time to listen to you without getting bored.

When it comes to style, interview podcasts have proven to be the most popular. But this doesn’t mean that you must go with that format. You can have a solo/co-hosted show for half of the time then incorporate an interview in the other half.

The advantage of conducting interviews is that you get a fresh perspective on the topic and also helps to attract new audiences. Finally, the episode has to take a certain overall format, from the way it begins to how it ends. Consider this example for a podcast episode:

  • Teaser
  • Introductory music
  • Ad spot
  • Interview
  • Call to action
  • Outro music

Finalizing

Once you have the topic, name, and format of your podcast figured out, there are a few things to iron out ahead of the launch. First off, you’ll want to create a Cover Art! This creates the first impression on potential audiences as they browse through their favorite podcast app.

You’ll also want to invest in podcast equipment such as a high-quality microphone and other recording tools that you’ll need to deliver your material to the audience.

The history of the Electric Skateboard

This review is for electric skateboards – motorized skateboards and not electric scooters. Get this one thing straight an electric skateboard is not an electric scooter – motorized scooter or whatnot. It is a whole different level of board culture. Scooters have a big stick in front of them to hold onto. Skateboards are freedom incarnate for those of us that love to flow.

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My qualifications for these reviews is basically growing up around the California board culture. I have been riding skateboards since 1976. Being a Los Angeles Native it really is a part of this culture. I also have no endorsements or get any payment for this. It’s just a hobby and I teach Yoga in Los Angeles. If you want a review of cheap electric skateboard contacts me through my Yoga center site Earth’s Power Yoga in Los Angeles. Shipping and all return shipping costs will be paid for by the manufacturer. I don’t accept monetary payment for the powerboard reviews on this site aside from the google ads which equals basically enough to cover expenses of renewing the site.

Some of the first motorized skateboards were basically lawnmower motors and chainsaw motors, technically engines attached to skateboards like this one. But they are kind of awkward in that having the motor on the back throws off the balance a lot. I remember these as far back as the late 1970′s.

I have skated Marina Del Rey Skatepark. Big O, Skatercross and a few others. These boards are all great in their own ways and all have pros and cons.

Before I start I want to Thank Dan and Dave at E-glide for taking care of me when my Electoboard was down and Ilan Sabar at Metroboard for helping me Hotrod a custom board that was a piece of junk before being metrofied. Now it is a great board and worth all the time and effort.

As a general rule like most things, you get what you pay for. Tradeoffs for strength are usually sacrificed for weight a really strong board that can go downstairs will weigh 60 pounds. Long-range requires more cells in your battery and equal more weight. A really light and cheaper board usually has less power, range and top-end speed. Freedom of a Radio Frequency wireless controller may sacrifice safety but at this point in 2018, I think they have worked that out. My Bluetooth controller never has an issue. In the past when your throttle gets interference you can take a fall at relatively high speeds, 20 miles per hour plus. One time years back my friends Exkate controller started controlling my Exkate electric skateboard and that was not fun. I have heard some other stories. Skateboards at high speeds are dangerous. If you want a really safe sport, stick to Yoga or hiking as a Yoga teacher I can tell you Yoga really is one of the safest activities around.

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Braking is usually really good on almost all the boards. One thing about regular skateboarding is there are no real brakes other than your feet. With Electric skateboard, you have really good brakes. A major plus in my opinion.

The motors on these boards are pretty strong and last a long time its really the electronic brains that are hard to source/replace and usually the first to go bad. In my almost nine years of experience with power boarding what has always kept me from riding is the controller. If a company folds you could get the Curtis 1208 for $150 at best and you also need a controller programmer for a whopping $200. For that money, you could just about buy a whole new board for a hundred more the throttles are usually 5k ohm potentiometers which are cheap pots available at most electronics stores but you have to know how to wire stuff up to fix them. Or you can rebuild them, these guys at fsip motor controller rebuilders can do the job.
It may be wise to get a better charger. A typical issue is a charger goes bad and then the batteries fry then they fry the electronic circuit board, motor controller. This has happened to me twice now in 9 years. I end up having to do a full overhaul. New batteries, new controller and then I might as well just replace all the wiring at that point because the board is already apart. The lead-acid batteries like to be charged constantly and they like to be in cooler weather. They also like to be replaced every two years.

The greatest thing electric boarding has helped me with is being able to practice switch stance for Kiteboarding and to help strengthen my legs for Earth’s Power Yoga in Los Angeles and the cost fuel ratio is between 1200 and 1500 miles per gallon in a fuel-electricity conversion comparison. Remember in most city’s the grid still burns fuel. The fuel is way off in some remote area usually. You can get solar chargers for these as well but they are costly and may not be practical unless you own your own home.

You see one of the drawbacks about electric skateboards in the past is most of them are extremely heavy and as a result felt like a riding platform and not a skateboard.


This just isn’t an issue with the metro board. Unlike the other boards out there I can easily kickturn the metro board without strain. That makes for really easy city riding and you know it’s hard to put into words but it just feels right. Finally, a powerboard that really rides and feels like a skateboard.

How to buy the right Pocket sized Wi-Fi HotSpot router?

Do you know how to buy your most suitable Wi-Fi pocket Hotspot router? Read which features you need to check and ask from yourself and salesman on Wi-Fi Router store.

Pocket sized Wi-Fi HotSpot routers

Gone are the days when you need to use separate internet connections on every device for accessing internet. Today, we can use a small pocket router for connecting many Wi-Fi devices in a small office network or travelling outside. 

Hence a Wi-Fi hotspot device can be the best and affordable solution for any small set up. In future, such hotspot devices will play vital role while using internet connected driverless IOT cars also where different devices in cars will be connected together. But do you know how to buy your most suitable pocket Wi-Fi router? Read how: 

Which features to check out while buying a new Wi-Fi pocket router?

Today, there is large number of Wi-Fi pocket routers available to buy in market. For an ordinary customer, genuinely it becomes very difficult to find out his right option. 

Since the requirements vary from one buyer to other, the suitability for pocket router changes accordingly. So, a customer should follow some important guidelines/ get answers to below questions while buying such Wi-Fi equipments:

#1 Which type of Wi-Fi Router is most suitable for you?

Before opting for a small Wi-Fi hotspot, a buyer should be aware of different categories and specific features of pocket routers. I will not go in deep on this topic as I have already described it in one of my earlier posts (above link). In brief, the small pocket routers are broadly classified in two categories: – Pocket router with SIM – USB data card Wi-Fi hotspot devices 

Types of Pocket sized routers
Types of Pocket sized routers

Where the USB card based device can further be divided into Modem based Wi-Fi hotspot devices or USB data card with Wi-Fi hotspot enable option. Each type of device offers different features. But is it sufficient just to know about the kinds of Wi-Fi devices available to buy? No, rather there are many other considerable aspects pointed below. A buyer should not ignore them while buying his perfect Wi-Fi router:

#2 How many number of gadgets you can connect to?

More the number of devices can be connected to a pocket router the more better it will be. Generally, you can connect up to 1-4 wired and a number of Wi-Fi devices to an average router.

But some of them offer really more connecting ports at some extra prices. For instance, Action router from Verizon (around $59) can connect 4 PC by Ethernet and 24 PCs wirelessly. But for a large set up like offices, more connectors/ large routers should be preferred.

#3 Does the device is vendor locked/unlocked?

Notably, if a device is available at lower prices in compare to others, the chances for device lock with particular vendor are high. In such cases, using that device, a user does not have any option for switching to another vendor. So, it is highly recommended to check for an unlocked device even if someone requires spend little extra. It will give the user freedom for switching to other vendor and switching to better data plan in future.

#4 Have you evaluated the data plans offered by vendor?

Data plans from different service providers should be evaluated and compared before buying any Wi-Fi hotspot device. Before going for a new plan, you should decide whether to go for prepaid or a post-paid plan. You should go through minute details of each plan too.

#5 Which regions are covered by the router’s service providers?

Since no service provider can cover all the areas you visit so, a buyer should check the coverage area of your service provider first. Its coverage areas should include your travelling regions. Secondly, since not every Wi-Fi router is compatible with all service providers so, you should check the compatibility of Wi-Fi pocket router you opted, with the data plan you have adopt is necessary.

Wrap up

A buyer should also survey online stores to get the current Wi-Fi router options available in market. Today, large number of routers with innovative options and features are arriving to market. But some time, low quality of products come wrapped with gifts and hot offers on devices. So, it is necessary to buy only genuine and good brand products. Hope above tips will be helpful for you in buying your most suitable and perfect Wi-Fi Hotspot pocket router. If you like this, post share it with your friends too. Author’s Tip:To confirm if someone is misusing/ stealing your Wi-Fi router, just switch off all Wi-Fi and wired devices in your premises connected to your router and check its data LED. If it is still blinking, it means some unauthorized person is stealing your Wi-Fi. 

Solar smartphone charging station – how it works

In case, you run out of your cell phone battery, just send an SMS and get your battery instantly charged with solar power. Read about this very interesting future technology, which going to knock at your door, in coming days.

Solar power based remote mobile battery charging technology

Remote cell phone charging station

Just the way you get re-charge your prepaid mobile SIM, a new future technology is arriving to market, for allowing you to charge your battery, just by sending an SMS. This is an advanced solar power technology solution for the people, who usually travel outside of their home and offices and for the people, who live in off-grid. In future, such people can send a request message to a remote cell phone charging station, which in response will charge their system battery, instantly.
Also see: Google glasses – specs, features and basic operating steps.

How solar power station works?

This is a solar power based technology, where in a remote station, huge storage of solar energy will always be ready to charge users’ smartphone batteries. The technology is developed by the company – Buffalo Grid, which has already developed such a solar power cell phone charging station. This 60-watt power station gets automatically activated on receiving a charging request message, and in response, it starts re-energizing the mobile battery. The solar power panel energizes your system battery via a technique named as – Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT). As per reports from ‘NewScientist’, the company has already conducted such experiments in Uganda. Solar technology is going to rock the market in coming days. Recently another company namely WeWi communication has announced a solar power based laptop – Sol that will come with 4 full sized solar charging panels and capable to run directly in sunlight even with removed solar batteries. 

Applications and future benefits of solar technology

  • – For now, the company has specifically designed this technology only for rural areas of Asia and Africa. This technique will be highly useful for the people living in the developing areas of these countries, where there is no electricity facility has been arrived, even now.
  • – In future, the technology will also be used for high hill areas and polar zones, where it is very hard to lay electric cables.
  • – The space station and future space travelling have already been planned to be powered up by solar technology.
  • – Remote charging of cell phone batteries by solar energy is just a start. Hopefully, in near future, we may also find our vehicles and boats fueled up with solar energy of remote solar plants. 

The last anticipated application is based on the theory of Serbian-American inventor Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), a genius scientist, who had given the idea of wireless communication and invented the actual electrical system know as alternating current (AC). In past, he wanted to charge vehicles, ships and other equipment by his electromagnetic generating tower. 
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