Theme for WBW #13 Announced

by Tim Elliott on August 18, 2005

Clotilde over at Chocolate and Zucchini has posted the theme for the next installment of Wine Blogging Wednesday scheduled for September 7th. As you would expect from a food blogger, the theme involves a wine and food match: in this case, the best wine for chocolate cake!

Hmm, Porto? Merlot? Who knows with this one… off to do some research and make the cake recipe also provided in the announcement. A challenging WBW to be sure, but I like it ;-)

  • http://www.lenndevours.com Lenn

    I think this may be one of the most interesting themes yet…I’m sure we’ll see a wide range of drinking solutions!

  • Scott

    Why do you do it?

    I’m listening to your podcast right now, which I must say is well done. From various comments I’ve heard you make, it sounds like you work alone and that you don’t work for any radio station; nor have I heard any advertisements. As a matter of fact, the only clues to revenue that I can find are the “Ads by Google” that I see to the right as a write this.

    So my question, as a business person is, why do you do it? It is evident by the quality of your show that you put a fair amount of time and effort into. Why, or more perplexingly, how do you do it without much compensation?

    Scott

    P.S. I’m jealous.

  • http://timelliott.us Tim

    Hi, Scott:

    I do the show because I enjoy talking about wine and want to share this passion with more than just friends and family. I got into listening to podcasts very early, but waited until I could craft a format that would be entertaining and accessible for wine novices, while still having enough content for more experienced wine geeks. No, I have no background in radio or doing anything with digital audio recording before I started this podcast (and it shows in the first show or 2!) and work alone in my basement recording studio.

    Since my subscription base has sharply risen of late (over 6,500 downloads per show now), I am looking to earn some money to cover my bandwidth costs. Earlier this summer I asked listeners directly about their preferences in this area and am now building out some optional support vehicles, like the Google ads, to contribute some funds (which is doing pretty well). Over time it will come necessary to solicit sponsorship or more direct listener support, but I am doing everything I can to maintain the growth in downloads and can cover the costs myself (think of it as “geek, greens fees”).

    So I guess the short answer to your last question is because I love doing the show!

  • Scott

    Tim:

    I’m sure that your other 6,500 downloaders will agree with me that you are doing a great job catering to neophyte (myself) and afficianado alike. Thanks for the show!

    Scott

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