Monday, June 30, 2008

How I got the music file up (yay!)

OK, the way I put the tune up was pretty straightforward.

First, I opened a free account at Box.net to hold the file. I’m not currently planning to upload a whole lot of files, but if I suddenly found I wanted to host a regular podcast or something (yeah right, because I’m just so bored around here right now, I could totally add writing, recording, publishing and promoting a regular podcast to the list…) their monthly charges for upgraded services seemed pretty reasonable to me.

Then I uploaded the music file. Super easy. Once I figured out how to get it into the computer. Ahem. Yes. Let us draw the veil of decency over that spasm of technology-impairedness, shall we?

Moving on.

Then, I turned on the ‘embed links’ function in Blogger; you could also simply provide the URL in a blog post using the a href= command we know and love so well. I wanted to use the title link, though, because it comes through in the RSS feed as an ‘enclosure’ – so if you only read through the reader, you can still get to it by clicking on the little ‘enclosure’ thing there.

And that was that! Super easy!

2 comments:

Yarnhog said...

You lost me at "I opened a free account". I'll take your word for it and just go listen to the music. Assuming I can figure out how.

jmk said...

Love your blog. tagged you a lunch today. Don't feel that you have to respond though.