Hi, I’ve just upgraded to the Premium tier of micro.blog and I’m loving it thus far. One thing I’m hoping to take advantage of is the microcast / podcast hosting, and I’m having a little trouble getting things set up. Here’s what I’ve done so far, and maybe someone can help me work out where I’m falling short?
- I recorded ~10mins of audio, converted it to MP3, and uploaded it as a post via micro.blog on the web — it’s showing up just fine on my microblog, and the audio is totally playable
- In the ‘Design’ section of my micro.blog dashboard I completed the ‘Podcast category’ & ‘Podcast author’ fields (incl. email), and uploaded a piece of 1400x1400 artwork to ‘Podcast cover art’
- I installed the Plugin ‘Podcast title’ by @manton and added my title in the ‘Settings’
- At podcastsconnect.apple.com I created an account with my Apple ID, then clicked the + and chose ‘New show’. I chose ‘Add a show with an RSS feed’ and added my feed URL (
After a while Podcasts Connect pulled in the show title, but that’s about it. There’s a broken / missing image icon where the artwork should be; the status of the show is listed as ‘Draft’, and there is a message saying ‘We’re still processing your show details. Check back later and then click Publish’. It’s been this way for several hours.
I’ve also tried adding the podcast feed URL into Pocket Casts directly, and I get a message saying ‘Unable to find a podcast at this URL’.
All of which leads me to believe that either a) I’ve messed something up; b) I’m misunderstanding something about timeframes for podcasts to propagate via RSS; or c) both!
Any and all help gratefully received.
PS. I would advise against listening to the audio if you find it; it’s just a test comprising 9 minutes of me rambling!