I have been thinking about why some podcasts are not available in iTunes. Are the hosts/creators just too lazy to make their RSS feeds iTunes compliant?
And then it hit me. Maybe they don’t so that you are forced to watch it in their venue. Be it wordpress, YouTube, etc… If you watch it where they post it, then you are more likely to leave comments.
Let’s face it. Blogging and Vlogging are all about community involvement. The hosts want and need to see those comments. They strive to get more of them. It helps create content for their site (always good) and gives feedback, good and bad. The only way to get better is by knowing what doesn’t work.
So I think it should be imperative for Apple to include a couple more RSS tags that you would allow subscribers to post comments. Maybe even read the current comments right from iTunes. Apple should help bolster the whole community idea that surrounds podcasts. After all, they did put the POD in PODcasts.
Let me know what you think, leave a comment. 🙂
2 replies on “iTunes Needs To Include Comments For WordPress”
Couldn't agree with you more. As I replied on my blog (to your comment) I never even thought about that. Great points!!! The truth of the matter is I would get a better chance of getting my podcast out to "the masses" via iTunes than just putting it on my site. So I guess you'd have to weigh what's more important – comments or subscribers.
Yeah, I agree, but I think we could accomplish both with time. PodCasting is obviously a force to be reconned with, and I believe things will change.
Subscribers are important. You need people to see your message.