I told you there was a Fairy God_Webber. It is the reason I blog. I can come here and write what I am thinking or why I am stuck, or what I am learning, or trying to learn. I explain what the issues are and what I need and bingo…the Fairy God_Webber goes to work and brings me what I need. The internet is about sharing ideas and connecting with others so you need a platform for that. For me the main platforms are Twitter and my blogs. I have been blogging about podcasting and what I want to do and my journey there. I have mustered resources and ideas and have been collecting software which might be suitable. All of this is blogged so I can keep my train of thought, share ideas and then collect resources. Innov8 2 Educ8 came to my help on my Twitter feed and shared some good podcasts and then some good resources. One of the resources was a link to Pat Flynn and on his blog there were links to YouTube videos he has made to help others become more proficient at podcasting. As it turns out he is very easy to listen to, explains things well and gives very clear feedback about what he is trying to teach you. A natural teacher. The personable manner along with very practical help means you are quickly in control of what you are trying to learn. From this first video I have learned a lot about microphones so I need to go and get one .I am in a better position now to make a sensible purchase. I wrote earlier I was really going to focus on sound this year and that post is where I gathered some good information on microphones as well. I feel so much more confident . I have some good visual and written materials to get me going and I have some good software as well. Pat Flynn’s website gives some excellent information about podcasting and how to get started.