For some time I have been thinking that it would be good to record the messages.
Various things have stopped me :
1) the nature of our service.
We're a small group and so when I speak I speak in a conversational tone and not very loudly.
(Just the kind of level that works for radio, however. Radio doesn't adapt to people declaiming.)
We do English/French. While this is OK when people can see you, would it work for listening?
3) Where to store the recordings?
Online storage can cost a lot and we don't pay for our website or anything like that.
4) What about all the hassle involved in loading up the files etc?
Wouldn't we need a (shudder) webmaster?
Well I think Dropbox may have just answered questions 3 and 4.
I currently have a free Dropbox account which, by a combination of factors, gives me 55.4GB of space. I find it very useful for storing anything I might need to access from anywhere, especially now my pc has a very small hard disk. 55GB is quite a lot, and I could store several weeks of messages on there.
BUT Dropbox has now announced a plan where you can have 1TB of storage for 10€ a month.
That would be plenty of storage for all the family for quite a long time, plus storage for message files.
And all you'd have to do to put them in a blog, on Facebook, in a website, is put in a link to the audio file, something that's very easy to do in Dropbox.