Post #394: Update, Etc.

Right, so, things have been in quite the tizzy of late here in Castle Blogferatu. By and large, this is due to Podferatu, the new up and running podcast. Sooo many people I know suggested I start one of these things. “Do a podcast,” they said. “It’ll be simple,” they said.

Lies. All lies.

I mean, initially it was simple. Download Audacity, grab a Blue Yeti mic, and we’re off to the races, yes?

Well…no.

For one thing, I’ve come to find out that a startling number of people have problems getting my particular mic to work with their computer. I was one of these people. I looked up all kindsa solutions on bunches of forums (fora?), tried them all, and…

Nuthin.

The solution? The unbranded $20 mic Jorge happened to have on hand. Worked spectacularly.

Okay, to be fair, that’s really the only major hurdle up to this point, but there have been some minor obstacles here and there as well. One of these was, sadly, this very blogging platform. I’ve never been a big fan of WordPress in general. I was on Blogger for a long time until, for a while there, it became solely for blog creation, and one had to find a different platform to host the blog itself.

So yeah, WordPress.

I tried putting up a page for Podferatu on here, but holy crap is it needlessly complicate, and WordPress isn’t exactly transparent even at the best of times. It does lots of stuff, but figuring out how to make it do what I want the way I want can be ponderous. There’s also some weirdness trying to operate two blogs with two separate Gmails since Google connects all my shit and just don’t have the knowledge, wherewithal, or inclination to figure out a way around that.

Fortunately, Blogger doesn’t require a separate hosting platform anymore. That said, lemme say a word about themes. That word would be jesusfuckingchrist. WordPress, Blogger, whatever, I have yet to find any theme, premium or free, that does everything I want the way I want. They all have limitations. The layout is stupid, or it doesn’t do X, or I can’t use the colors I want and so on and so forth.

The point is, this is a process, and it’s been taking eatin’ up good deal of time. On top of all this, last week was spring break at my institute of employment, so I didn’t do a damn thing the entire time.

Cuz break.

All of this serves as a long-winded means of saying that I’ll be cutting back on blogging for a while. I’m not quitting. I’m just not sticking to any kind of regular schedule so’s I can focus on Podferatu. If you’re reading this, come give us a listen. We’re stumblin’ along, but we’re havin’ fun doin’ it.

Cheers.

Post #393: It’s Heee-eeerrre! Podferatu!

You’ve heard the rumors, and now it’s true. PODFERATU is officially here! That’s right true believers, the podcast I’ve been threatening to start with Jorge Mendez is finally a thing! We’ve got our “Trailer” up and ready for your dining and dancing pleasure, and more stuff is on the way soon. We’re shooting for a new episode every couple of weeks, and Ep. 1 is already being edited. Right now. As you read these very words right here live before your naked steaming eyes!

Post #386: A Podcast? What?

That’s right, true believers, it looks like the podcast is finally gonna get off the ground! Along with my good buddy Jorge Mendez, Podferatu (what the hell else would we call it?) will be hitting the podcast world very soon.

So, what can y’all expect? Horror. All the horror. Mostly movies, but not exclusively. We’ll no doubt be delving into all kinds of horror media. Obviously we’ll be doing lots of reviews and discussions, but again, not exclusively. We’ll also be talking collectibles, checking out some haunts/attractions, hitting up various conventions, and looking out for the otherwise generally weird, bizarre, and macabre.

There’s not a whole lot there yet, but you can also check out and subscribe to the Podferatu home page to stay up to date on the latest episodes. You will also be able to avail yourself of our social media once that’s all up and running as well. Listen if you dare (wow, that’s cheesy…but you’re not surprised).