Banter podcasts are generally conversational in tone and require two or more people. They are probably the most common type of podcasting. While that is the case, I don’t think people consider their basic formula before starting one.

So let’s take a look at what all of these shows have in common.

Some words have universal meaning. When someone attempts to use that word to mean something the opposite of what it really means for business purposes, it is deceptive. Pocket Casts is using the word Archive wrong and they must be stopped.

It is pretty easy to make fun of pop ups and interstitials.  They interfere with the web experience and for the most part are annoyances.  But people continue to utilize them, because they work.

I spend a lot of time looking at lawyer’s websites.  Lawyers are group of people who eagerly seek out work.  Like

Since the death of Google Reader, I have been a user of Feedly.  I like it enough that I am a paying customer.  That said, I am always on the lookout for way to consume RSS in novel ways.

To support my retro blog, I started a Slack channel mainly for blog contributors.  It

Do you believe that blogging does not work? That is has failed you in your effort to accomplish your ends?  Might you consider that it hasn’t, but instead that you are dealing with cognitive dissonance?

Cognitive dissonance is that feeling of discomfort you get when what you believe runs counter to what you are doing

Having blogged for almost two decades now, I have had the opportunity to talk to hundreds of people who have gone down the same road as me.  We often commiserate on the challenges and excitement of writing online.  In the end things often crystallize around one questions, “Why did you start blogging?”

The answers vary.