It always amazes me how much time people have for arguing about whether podcasting is dead. The news that Wizzard had achieved an amazing 1 billion podcast downloads, provoked a post over at Mashable called The Problem with Podcasting Isn’t Downloads. The point of that post was that getting paid for podcasting via advertising from podcasting networks just doesn’t pay well.
People should quit trying to put other people into neat little definition boxes. If people want to podcast, they can and should. Why they do it is no one else’s business, unless the podcaster makes it our business.
If people want to make a living producing downloadable media and distributing them as podcasts, then they need to figure out a business model to make it work. There are lots of ways to make money in this world, mostly limited only by our own lack of creativity, effort and persistence.
Quit debating, and get back to creating.