The Savage Bloggers Network Podcast has migrated off of SoundCloud and is now being hosted using Blubrry, WordPress, and PowerPress. Keen observers might notice that the entire SBN website has been migrated from Blogger to WordPress as well. This move brings both the updates from the main SBN web site and podcast content into a single home. For you, our loyal followers and listeners, the change should be transparent. (If you encounter any issues, please let us know!)
Why the Move?
Initially, I thought it would be easiest and more cost effective to host the Savage Bloggers Network on SoundCloud. It worked well for a little while, but I began to notice some features lacking from SoundCloud, and it seemed that its developers had a strange sense of priorities when it came to hosting podcasting. There are also rumors of SoundCloud facing some issues with generating revenue and funding as well as legal issues with the major music labels, ads being inserted in the service, and a subscription model coming up for listeners. As a result, I began to have concerns about hosting the podcast on SoundCloud because the service in general seems to be having an identity crisis.
I also found myself becoming increasingly frustrated with Blogger’s limitations. It was easy to migrate the site because it wasn’t deeply integrated in the Google ecosystem with Google comments and such. Additionally, it wasn’t the ideal platform for hosting a podcast. After doing some research, it seemed Blubrry + WordPress + PowerPress was the best combination.
Special thanks to the Gaming and BS Podcast for their promo code so that I could easily try out Blubrry without any additional cost.