Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Anne is a man and profile sites

I am frequently asked whether I am also available on one profile site or another. It seems my readers want to be able connect to me not just through the blog comments and email. I am indeed available on a range of profile sites, many of which I mainly use to promote the blog. I have decided to let you know where you can link up with me, below.

If you consider to do so, I would be pleased. I would be even more pleased if this linking up could result in something more than just a link between the readers an me. I would love to see the readers linking up with each other. My profiles on Facebook and Hyves, would allow that to a certain extent, but we could expand and join up on a Anne is a Man dedicated Facebook Page, or a Hyve on Hyves. In LinkedIn there is also the possibility to set up a group. Would you be interested in a Anne is Man-group, or better even yet, a podcast reviewer group?

In case there is some interest for one of these options, I will move along and set them up. While at it, this raises another question I have in my mind: would you be interested in getting an email newsletter from me, or be part of a Anne is a Man mailing list?

Questions, questions, questions - here are a few places you can give me answers:


Edgy Reviews from That Podcast Show 52 - from Edgy's blog

****For more detail not included in the written reviews please listen to the show to find out much more.***

Gateworld Podcast
Category: TV and Film
GateWorld discusses the sci-fi world of Stargate: Stargate Atlantis, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Universe, and the Stargate movies. Darren and David discuss news in the world of Stargate, give episode analysis of the tv shows, and air exclusive interviews with actors and others involved in the Stargate world. They come across as professional and well-spoken hosts with a well-defined show format that makes great use of bumpers and transition music. Even with their in-depth Stargate analysis, they don’t take themselves too seriously, and therefore, make great podcast personalities. The podcast is well produced and offers preferred audio lengths and refreshing consistency. This is a great podcast for anyone interested in the world of Stargate.

Inside Home Recording
Category: Technology
Inside Home Recording is a veteran in the podcasting world having started in August of 2005. It is a great resource for beginner to intermediate musicians and producers who want to know more about the hardware, software, and editing techniques of home recording. Paul and Derek have been the hosts until it was recently announced that Paul Garay will not be in future recordings until an unspecified time in 2009. These two are credible authorities when it comes to reviewing new equipment and software and when responding to listeners’ questions on technical issues. They are professional and keep the show entertaining as well as informative. We are pleased with the various formats this podcast offers including enhanced AAC, MP3, and video podcasts. Inside Home Recording has excellent sound quality: easily in the top 90%. The only negative we found in this otherwise excellent show is the heavy inconsistency in episode releases. Overall, this show is a great resource for anyone who podcasts or is involved with audio or music production.

The Movie Bandits
Category: TV and Film
This is a film discussion podcast in which hosts Austin Brown, Ryan Asava, Ryan Stibich, Dan Wallace, and Rich Geyer preview movie trailers, review movies, and discuss a featured movie they all watched over the weekend in more depth and with spoilers. With so many hosts on every episode, listeners may find it difficult to “get to know” the hosts and sometimes even follow the discussion. We did enjoy the inclusion of the “minisodes” released on Wednesdays however. This show features the use of music, bumpers, and audio clips of trailers to keep the show interesting. The drawback to including the audio of trailers, though, is that without the corresponding visual element, listeners may find the clips more annoying than interesting or helpful. Overall, this is a lively and informative film discussion show, which could be made better with some changes in number of hosts and format.

(quote from Edgy's blog)