Friday, March 10, 2006

Island Voice

It's the second and last day of our hands-on workshop on blogging and podcasting sponsored by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation. We've just plowed through a mind-numbing session on the ins and outs of this new Internet beastie called podcasting, and my mind is still reeling from all those new websites, programs, and techie terms that our resource person J. Angelo Racoma generously shared with the participants.

Since I don't have 24-hour Internet connection, not to mention the luxury of time to surf all those tons of info, I haven't really explored the world of podcasting all that much. I've been meaning to download the EDSA 20/20 podcasts of PCIJ since they first sent out an advisory about it, but I still haven't gone around to doing that yet. Hopefully, I'll find time to do that one of these days (between my editing and mentoring and research work, groan).

What's getting me excited about the idea of podcasting is the potential to reach all the Palawe├▒os out there who are hungry for news about their home province, and raring to hear the voices of their townmates through the Net. There are also those countless volunteers, researchers, and special projects staff who still want to keep in touch, and are still concerned about what's happening to Palawan's environment. I'm having a mini-brainstorm right now, thinking about who could be the best interviewee on mining, the Malampaya funds, tourism, the live fish trade, up and coming entertainers etc, and how we are going to post it on our blog. That would be really neat - those voices emanating from our tropical island paradise and reaching homesick Palawe├▒os everywhere.

I'm beginning to like this thing called blogging, and maybe, if we can produce a passable group podcast later, its audio twin as well called podcasting.


At 4:53 PM, Blogger peterlavina said...

I thought I was the only one feeling like an outcast. Indeed podcasting is new to most of us and we had to learn the basics. We had to start from square one. I agree with you that the many new softwares, websites, blogs and podcasts like those of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation and J Angelo Racoma were helpful. Our long journey to podcasting has just begun. we need to continue though with the succeeding steps. Goodluck!

At 6:24 PM, Blogger anne said...

"...internet beastie called podcasting". You couldn't have tagged it better! Kudos to you for rising to the challenge of learning how to podcast :)

Anne (

At 1:52 PM, Blogger peterlavina said...

Kasakay ko si Remy last week Manila-Davao flight. I know you logged in to my site today. What is happening with yours.
Post mo mga news on Palawan. Im sure marami kami interested to know.


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