Some changes are in the works for Completely Conspicuous, the podcast I've been doing for five-and-a-half years. But they're all good changes. This week, word got out that Mevio, the company that's hosted the show for free since its inception, had jettisoned hundreds of podcasts. Mine wasn't affected, but it was a clear indication that the company is placing its bets on video shows. Which is no surprise, because that's been the focus over there for years now.
But the move, which was done without warning, also made me want to move my show to a host that wouldn't dump it at a moment's notice. My first step was to create a dedicated page for the show. Now I've got to find a hosting service, which I think I've done with Wizzard Media. I haven't signed up yet, and I'll have to pay, but it's worth it to have a stable home for the show and one whose business is audio podcasts as opposed to something else.
If you search for "Mevio" on Twitter, you'll find plenty of comments from angry and bitter podcasters who were unceremoniously dumped this week. I'm not going to complain. I got five-plus years of free hosting out of them and a small amount of money from the affiliate program. It's all good. But it's time to move on.
So what does this mean for the show itself? The move should be pretty seamless, providing I can get everything done this weekend that I need to. Wizzard's reaching out to spurned Mevio podcasters and offering a good deal including free uploading of my archive of 212 episodes. My iTunes feed will remain intact; I just have to give them my new feed and they'll switch it. And I'll be posting the show notes here and on the new CompCon blog. Rock on.