Behind the Scenes With BlogCastFM’s Srinivas Rao

About a week ago I was privileged to be interviewed by Srinivas Rao, the man behind the BlogCastFM podcast.

If you’re unfamiliar with BlogCastFM, you need to get familiar with it in a hurry.

Srini’s mission and criteria for interviewing people is simple. Find someone who has valuable information related to online business, and make him tell it. And as I’ve come to find out, no one is better at squeezing the last drop out of a blogger’s brain that Srini.

What you will be hearing in this podcast is behind the scenes chatter between myself and Srini.

We are basically shooting the shit, but at the same time, there is a tremendous amount of useful information that he divulges regarding BlogCastFM’s beginnings and future.

Before he releases his interview with me, I figured I would treat my audience and share our off-the-record conversation as an introduction to BlogCastFM and Srini. You can also take a listen at these awesome interviews Srini did with some of the biggest names in the blogosphere.

So, without further ado, BlogCastFM, aka The Tonight Show of the Blogoshpere, comes to DIY.

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Behind the Scenes With BlogCastFM’s Srinivas Rao

In this podcast, we discuss:

  • Trouble with audio
  • Srini promises to buy a mike at BlogWorld
  • 25,000 donwloads…not too shabby
  • Q. Who is BlogCastFM? A. Srini and Sid
  • The only criteria of BlogCastFM is to be useful to bloggers.
  • How BlogCastFM came about and the early missteps
  • BlogCastFM’s tipping point came at 6 months
  • The unpublished interviews
  • How DO you pronounce Srinivas?
  • Who is Srini?
  • How did Srini end up in Costa Rica?
  • The person behind BlogCastFM?
  • Make sure you say hi to Srini at BlogWorld in May
  • Marcus The Sales Lion gets talked about
  • Why goals don’t matter?
  • Your patience gets rewarded.
  • Compounding effect of relationships
  • 150 followers is all you need
  • What was in Srini’s back pack when he moved to Costa Rica?
  • Trials and tribulations of dealing with ticos
  • Srini’s main mode of transportation
  • Is Srini a misfit at heart?
  • Happy Birthday Srini
  • Srini and I discuss the Death Ground strategy of life
  • Who’s going to BlogWorld?
  • Srini is too old for Vegas
  • Bloggers hit the ground runnin’
  • Who keeps BlogCastFM on track?
  • Srini talks BlogCastFM download stats
  • How do people consume podcasts?
  • When will Triberr tip?
  • Distraction free writing
  • Srini’s first speaking experience
  • The Art if Digital Storytelling

Dino Dogan

Global Force for Badassery | Founder of Triberr | Refugee from Bosnia | Writer for Technorati | Speaker | Lousy Martial Artist | Pretty good singer/songwriter | Hi :-)

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  • http://www.newbielifeline.com Sheila Atwood

    Dino,

    This was a great look behind the Interview. And a great idea to to do your own recording. I appreciate your podcasts, I can listen while I am doing other things and I always learn something.

    I like the look at getting over the hump, and how people are listening to the podcasts. Also the art of story telling story. Well done!

    Thanks

    • http://www.theskooloflife.com Srinivas Rao

      Thanks Sheila. It’s definitely been an interesting journey for us. I hope you’ll check out the full interview with Dino when it’s published.

    • http://diyblogger.net/about Dino Dogan

      Thnx Sheila, I knew this stuff would be interesting and insightful to at least few people.

  • http://www.techiemania.com John | Affiliate Marketing

    I personally think that when you “shoot the shit” is when some of the most valuable things come out. You aren’t worrying about what’s the next question or how can we make this better. It helps to have nothing to do to free up your mind!

    • http://www.theskooloflife.com Srinivas Rao

      John,

      I try to take that approach to interviews in general, but you’re right about “shooting the shit.” It’s funny because I didn’t know Dino was planning on actually doing a behind the scenes with me :). While I make every effort to focus on creating as much values for our podcast listeners as possible I also thin it’s important to let the interview take its natural course and not force the conversation.

    • http://www.theskooloflife.com Srinivas Rao

      John,

      I try to take that approach to interviews in general, but you’re right about “shooting the shit.” It’s funny because I didn’t know Dino was planning on actually doing a behind the scenes with me :). While I make every effort to focus on creating as much values for our podcast listeners as possible I also thin it’s important to let the interview take its natural course and not force the conversation.

      • http://diyblogger.net/about Dino Dogan

        Just for the record, when I recorded us shooting the shit, I had no idea I was going to publish it either :-)

        I love serendipitous happenstance :-)

  • http://getbusylivingblog.com Benny Hsu

    Great stuff! I look forward to the interview but this was full of really interesting information. Plus I’m glad you clarified how to say Srini. I’m sure everyone pronounces it wrong and misspells it. My last name is always screwed up.

    Love learning some behind the scenes stuff with Blogcast FM too.

    My favorite line was “fuck goals”. :)

    • http://diyblogger.net/about Dino Dogan

      haha..thnx Benny….maybe I should trademark that phrase..it can be my “you’re fired” thing :-)

      • http://getbusylivingblog.com Benny Hsu

        And your gesture would be….the finger??

        • http://diyblogger.net/about Dino Dogan

          haha..I was thinking raised fist. As if to protest the power this goal setting mentality has had on us. Whadaya think? :-)

  • http://connectwithrandy.com Randy Cantrell

    I’m now sounding like Dino Dogg and saying, “Fersnizzle.”