Podcasting - Is it Easier to Listen than to Read?

For the past year or so I've been contemplating podcasts, the value and the growing popularity of them.  I've never been a podcast listener, not really, unless it was something really neat. I've listened to Jon Arnold's Podcasts (But that's because he has interviews some really neat people!!) :-) Normally I bypass the podcast for the actual text of the story...

But now, with my iTouch, it's becoming easier and easier to pack up a few podcasts, especially those free ones on iTunes.... and bring them with me when I'm travelling, as an alternative to music. I am beginnging to find that the creative time available to write my blogging bits is continuing to decline, yet I've got more and more time to sit and think and speak potential blog *monologues*.  I can walk through an entire article that I want to write in my head [yes, i admit, i talk to myself frequently] while i'm sitting in traffic. 

With the right recorder, I'm thinking that I could do a podcast, as opposed to writing everything. Alas - I'm not terribly convinced about the popularity of them. 

I'm not a good listener of podcasts as a rule - I'm a better reader. But is is easier to listen than to read for most people?  Am I abnormal? ;-) I suppose the only way to find out is to give it a whirl. It's a shame my current blackberry doesn't have a voice recording function ;-)
 


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