Thursday, November 02, 2006

Having A Blast With My Low-Carb Podcast

I really didn't know exactly what to expect when the fine people over at Grasshopper New Media approached me about doing my own weekly podcast show featuring the low-carb lifestyle from my perspective. Sure, I had done some Christian music radio work back in the 1990s while I was in graduate school and even hosted my own weekly Christian hit countdown show. That was a lot of fun and I have really missed doing that!

But podcasting is a little bit different from radio. There's not a LIVE audience you are broadcasting to when you are recording. Thus, there is no way to instantly interact with your listeners in an engaging way about the various topics you are talking about. I suppose you could call that a downside to podcasting, but I don't.

By the way, in case you've missed the first few shows, go check 'em out:


The ace in the sleeve of this cutting edge new format is the fact that people can STILL interact in an even better way (IMHO!) by leaving comments about the show. You can do that very easily at the official "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore" blog, at the brand new page for the show, with the super-easy MobaTalk Comment System (located just beneath my picture on the show's web site--GIVE IT A TRY!), and at the iTunes store.

That last one, the iTunes store, is EXTREMELY important for several reasons. First, feedback left there shows other people there is a genuine interest in the show. Second, curious onlookers rely on feedback from fellow podcast listeners to convince them a new podcast is worth trying out for themselves. Of course, if you hated the show, you have a right to share that, too, but I haven't heard anyone say the show least not to my face! :) Finally, it lets us know how we are doing and whether we need to make any improvements.

If you have access to iTunes, I would like to request you do one thing for me: leave SOME kind of feedback there and rate the show regardless of your opinions. I'm a big boy and can take it! If you hated it, then say why. If you loved it, don't be too shy to share. This may seem insignificant, but your feedback at iTunes could be all that's needed to move this show into the next level in a short amount of time.

I cannot begin to tell you how much this would help the show continue to ride the early wave of success it has already seen. My goal is for "The Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Show" podcast to reach far beyond the walls of the low-carb community and well into the mainstream of public health circles. Those of us who have made this way of eating our preferred method for eating already know that livin' la vida low-carb is an extremely healthy lifestyle, but there's still so much work left to do convincing the vast majority of others this fact. I'll never stop trying!

Even if you don't have access to iTunes, we'd still LOVE to read your comments in any of the other formats I mentioned previously. Some of the early feedback I have been receiving about the show has been helpful: They love hearing my voice, it's exciting to have a new format to learn more about low-carb, I'm talking too fast, the information provided is educational, the show is too short and ends just when it's getting good, and so much more! THESE are the kind of comments we WANT to hear from you and we are grateful for the constructive criticism as well as the compliments.

You can learn how to subscribe to the RSS feed for the show by clicking here and we even have an e-mail alert system to let you know when new content has been added to "The Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Show" web site. Enter your e-mail address in the box located in the upper right-hand section of the page and you will be notified when the site is updated!

Ever since the podcast aired for the first time a couple of weeks ago, the overwhelming support I have received from the low-carb and weight loss communities has been utterly amazing to see. There is not a more loving or caring group of people than those of us who are seeking to help the overweight and obese lose weight and get healthy. This was clearly illustrated by the myriad of mentions my new show has received since its debut.

The following is a rundown of the various comments that have been made about "The Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore":


"Will anything stop this man? Jimmy Moore's enthusiasm for low carb seems unstoppable! I've listened to his show and it's very inspirational. You get that personal passion from his voice, that you cannot get purely from his writing."


"Wow, what an uplifting experience to be able to hear Jimmy's voice coming to you through your computer. It's like having your own radio tuned into your favorite channel. Now you can have Jimmy speak to you right from his website."


"For those who have had the pleasure of reading Jimmy's Livin' La Vida Low Carb blog, he's now going podcast! He's looking to be interactive with his listeners to better his show, so this could be a chance to work closely with a true success story and help him shape his future podcasts!"


Fellow low-carb podcaster Diana Schnuth plugs my new show!


"One of the things that impressed me about his first episode is how much of a natural he is in front of the mike. If anyone saw the rough cuts of my [how to do Atkins/low-carb] videos, they would know I am not necessarily the greatest ad libber in the world. Jimmy certainly does not have that problem in print with his prolific defense of the low carb lifestyle, and now it is apparent he does not have the problem orally either."


"I don't mind saying that I will only endorse those that I believe have potential. He's GOLD I tell you. I listened to the first podcast and not only felt motivated, but laughed and enjoyed listening. Best of all, it was less than 10 minutes long from start to finish. Yeah folks, you can get a weekly dose of carb-controlled, nutrient-dense, advice from a man who actually read and followed the Atkin's plan."


"Jimmy has earned his solid reputation as a low carbohydrate lifestyle advocate, and he deserves the low carb community's support after everything he has done to promote a healthy low carb lifestyle. This new podcast is an apt and entertaining format for getting the word out about low-carb. Please join Jimmy in this exciting foray into the ever-challenging diet world. No doubt you’ll be entertained and learn something of value."


"Jimmy proves, once again, that the power to change is in your hands. How you do it is up to you. Just do it. Drop in on Jimmy and check out his new show."


"Check it out--low-carb goes podcast!"


Shayne Sherbert, who looks absolutely incredible following her triple-digit low-carb weight loss, gives a shout-out about my new pdocast.


"Feeling alone with your low carb way of eating? Would you like a friendly voice in your ear saying “you can do it”, and informing you of the latest news and information about the “low carb lifestyle”? Check out Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ La Vida Low Carb Podcast, with similar themes as his blog and book of the same name."


"Check out my friend Jimmy Moore's new podcast. He's got some good stuff to share and it's worth checking out!"


My other fellow low-carb podcaster BrianZ enthusiastically shared about my new show with his listeners.


"He once weighed over 400 pounds, then lost over 180 of those pounds following a low-carb diet and has never looked back. His strongest belief is that the power to change is in your hands and he hopes the podcasts will inspire. If you're trying to lose weight - how you do it is up to you. His experience is there to help you 'Just do it.' Take a moment and drop on over and check out his new show."


"The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show was ranked 20th in iTunes for Health-related podcasts. That’s amazing! I think it’s a testament to Jimmy’s audience and the community he and others have built around the low-carb lifestyle."


"We've encouraged you to visit his wildly popular blog and read his inspiring and motivating book about his extraordinary weight loss. Now it’s time to hear directly from the man himself who has taken the low-carb lifestyle to the next level. Prepare for a mix of controversy, in-your-face fun, entertainment and helpful guidance from Jimmy Moore."


The publisher of my book "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb" mentioned my podcast show in their weekly ezine!


"I really liked the Podcast...thanks so much."

THANK YOU to everyone who has helped me successfully launch this new medium for sharing about low-carb living to a world full of desperate people looking for a small spark of hope and inspiration that they CAN lose weight and get healthy. With "The Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Show" podcast, I fully intend to share that message loud and clear to anyone and everyone who will listen. Keep sharing with others about the show and don't forget to listen for new episodes each week!

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