No (wo)man is an island, and I need some advice on a few things. I may get some answers at PodCamp this weekend, but maybe YOU have some advice too.

First, what camera/mic do you use/recommend for blogging/vlogging/webisodes, etc? Right now I just use my Sony Cybershot – same cam as I use to take pics. As I get more involved in social media, self-promotion, and web shows – I am looking to upgrade. Of course, keeping the cost down is always nice. What’s out there? Also, does it come with or do I need special software?

On the topic of software, what do you use for video editing? For my vlogs and things, I have been using Windows Movie Maker. It’s the base level program that came installed on my computer when I bought it a few years ago. It’s very simple. It does the trick for now, but what are my other not-too-expensive options?

And finally, who knows something about building web sites inexpensively? I have gotten a little advice on this so far, but still taking suggestions. I am thinking of starting a theater-related site that needs a little more oomph than just the static sites that I have right now. The site will need constant updates of show times, venues, auditions, etc. I know this is a little vague, but I am looking for jumping off points. It may need to be my own start-up money, grant money, and/or ad revenue that makes this happen.

Thanks for sharing your wisdom, Meghan

P.S. Check out my latest PBS interview here!