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The popularity of how-to podcasts

by Tom Johnson on Sep 28, 2006
categories: technical-writing

The Photoshop TV podcast receives about 2 million downloads a month. If you create a podcast with a how-to focus, your popularity will explode. People search for information, research, knowledge. They want to learn how to do things.

I think all the podcasts on the idratherbewriting should convey this how-to focus -- as much as possible anyway. Most topics are really how-to, although they aren't titled as such.

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