New Media 101: Marketing Your New Media Projects from “New Media Question Time”

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How would you grab and build your audience — marketing yourself — if you start blogging in a sea full of bloggers?

That is probably the most difficult question of any person who is starting out new, because, yes, it can be very hard to raise your head above, what we call, the noise level of what is already out there. And I am going to give you some probably counter-intuitive advice on this. Don’t worry about it. Each of us, as I said earlier in this video, each of us has and audience already. We have an audience that is looking for our expertise, our opinion, our information, our entertainment, whatever. In most cases, if you are out there doing the work, if you are putting the shows out, you’re sharing them on your social media, sharing them in your blogs, sharing them with your friends, your family, everything, people will find you. Those people will tell their friends, their contacts, and so on and so on and so forth.

It truly is very much, at the beginning, a word of mouth process. You, though, have to do the work of creating the product in order for people to discover it. The fact is, if you have great content — if you have something interesting to say — people will find you and they’ll tell people about you and that’s what you truly want. Seth Godin, a famous writer on marketing and sales and stuff says, “The best marketing you can have is to have some something worth talking about.” ‘Cause if you have something that’s cool, something thats neat, something that’s worth talking about, people will talk about it. You won’t have to market it. The product itself markets itself. It sells itself. The more you focus on what you’re producing and making it available to people, the more it’s going to grow — I think just by the very nature of the beast. People, if they enjoy it, will tell other people, will share it, and it will simply start to gather a momentum snowball — like a snowball rolling downhill. It’s going to grow in that regard.

 

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Noted: Crunchyroll, MLS and Google+ Photos get Chromecast support. Next up Aereo? – GigaOm

Crunchyroll, MLS and Google+ Photos get Chromecast support. Next up Aereo? – GigaOm

Google’s Chromecast streaming stick didn’t just get love from ESPN this week: Chromecast users can now also cast from the iOS and Android apps as well as the website of the Anime video service Crunchyroll, Major League Soccer’s mobile apps, and Google+ iOS and Android apps. The latter can be used to cast photos and videos to the TV, which is especially useful if you auto-upload all your personal media to Google+. And we might even see Chromecast coming to Aereo as early as Wednesday.

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Noted: YouTube announces proposed new crowdfunding program – fans to get the chance to chip in to their favorite channels from Red Ferret

YouTube announces proposed new crowdfunding program – fans to get the chance to chip in to their favorite channels from Red Ferret

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The YouTube phenomenon continues on and on, with no signs of stopping, with around 1 billion viewers now visiting the site every single month. That’s a lot of eyeballs, and it’s clearly exercising the attention of Google a lot nowadays, judging by the number of new initiatives which are arriving on the scene for the video makers and their fans.

One such set of proposals has just been announced by Google, which has the capacity to add an interesting twist to the whole synergy between fans and video makers. The company has just announced that it’s working on ways to add some form of crowdfunding feature to the service, so fans can elect to give cash to their favorite channels to encourage more of their most popular content to be produced.

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Noted: Whoa: Northern Shadow Is Skyrim Meets A City Builder from Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Northern Shadow Is Skyrim Meets A City Builder from Rock, Paper, Shotgun

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I do so love indie game development. One second I’m minding my own business, sipping coffee and wondering if trees dream, and the next I stumble across what may well be the next Skyrim, the next colossal, gorgeous first-person fantasy RPG bonanza. Northern Shadow, however, comes with a twist: it’s also a city builder ala Banished. You have a living world to both explore and build a kingdom in. My kingdom for this game. Trailer below. Watch it, because it’s crazy impressive.

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Noted: How to Edit Videos In Your Browser With YouTube’s Built-in App from Gizmodo

How to Edit Videos In Your Browser With YouTube’s Built-in App from Gizmodo

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YouTube’s online video editor has been around for several years, but it’s not heavily promoted on the site, and it often gets overlooked by people wanting a basic tool to spruce up their footage. It shouldn’t, though, because it’s surprisingly capable. Here’s how to get the most out of it.

The YouTube editor lets you cut up and stitch together clips, as well as drop in music, titles, and transitions, and because it runs in your browser you can use it from any computer with no extra software required.

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New Media 101: What makes a podcast unique? from “New Media Question Time”

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What makes a podcast unique? Well that is a very easy question to answer. You are what makes your podcast unique. We are all unique human beings and individuals. We all have our own interests, our own likes, our own dislikes, our own opinions. You are what makes your podcast. Every podcast that has been out there is really about you. It’s about your thoughts, your expertise, your feelings about your topic and that is exactly what you should be sharing. Stand up and, if something effects you, if something interests you, if something offends you, changes are its going to offend a certain percentage of your audience as well. It is going to intrique a certain amount of your audience as well. And that is who is going to want to listen to your podcast.

 

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Noted: YouTube starts rating US ISPs, puts its weight behind settlement-free peering from GigaOm

YouTube starts rating US ISPs, puts its weight behind settlement-free peering from GigaOm

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Google released an U.S.-focused version of its video quality report Tuesday, which offers users a way to check which of their local ISPs deliver the best-looking YouTube streams. The report is singling out some ISPs as “HD verified” which YouTube Product Manager Jay Akkad defined this way in a blog post:

“If your provider can consistently deliver HD video, a resolution of at least 720p, without buffering or interruptions — it’s HD Verified.”

The report also shows which ISPs are capable of delivering SD quality video without buffering, and which ones deliver videos at a lower performance, or in other words will leave you completely frustrated. To get to these results, YouTube monitored streams over a 30 day period. Only ISPs that were capable of delivering HD at least 90 percent of the time are being called HD verified.

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New Media Prescription: Think small. Get started. Don’t be overwhelmed.

It seems that every time I am at an event these days — Garden shows, Literacy Events, Business meetings — I am quickly pulled into a discussion of New Media/Social Media and how it can and should be used. almost universally, though, everyone I speak with is adrift in any new media plans. They might have a Twitter accounts, Facebook page or Instagram photos, but thy don’t know how or why they should be using them.

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One simple tweet

It is easy to set up accounts, of course, so nearly everyone has done that. Then the accounts site there, empty, doing nothing for no one. They could, instead be spreading your message, talking to clients, selling your products 24/7, but leave them empty and they are worthless, if not outright damaging to you. If people find your accounts online, they expect to find something there and will be disappointed when there isn’t. Don’t disappoint your audience when it is so easy to feed them the information, the products, the content they desire.

In an effort to help you jumpstart your own usage of New Media, I present this selection of small, doable actions that you can take — every day — to start making New Media work for you. If you like these ideas, please consider scheduling a consult with me so that together we can craft a New Media plan that is customized to you and the needs of your life, business and products.

1. Start small

Select one online social media source and concentrate your actions there. Does your life lend itself to a more visual presentation, start with Instagram, Flickr or other photo sharing site. Set a goal to post 1 new item each day. It’s OK if you don’t make it every day, but try. In most cases, I think you will fin that you easily have at least 1 item to share per day, if not more. You just need to keep the thought in your mind throughout your day. If you do, you will be more inclined to capture those photos you may have simply walked by before.

2. Collect ideas

If you are like most people, you will easily have more than 1 item a day that you would like to share. If so, collect up these “extra” ideas in a list so that they are available when needed. Maybe you had a busy day and weren’t able to take that daily photo. No problem. Find one of your “extras” and post it today. Problem solved!

This same idea works with any sort of content. Write as many Twitter messages as you can. Take as many photographs as possible, Write articles for your blog when you are “in the zone.” Then you can easily have those off days without feeling like you have failed. You shouldn’t feel that way anyway when you miss a day, but I know from personal experience that those feelings can creep in sometimes and actually prevent you from posting in the future. Keep a ready supply of content at hand and you’ll never have to worry about content again.

Need examples of the type of info you can/should share? Need ideas of how you can use multiple sites. Check out my social media accounts below and use me as an example.

3. Expand to new services one by one

Once your feel you have your rhythm down with one service, consider adding another. In most cases, you will find this much easier than starting in the first place. If you are already taking photos for Instagram, those same photos can and should be easily be shared on Facebook, or as part of your blog or Google+ page. You have different audiences in each of those locations, so don’t worry about duplicating content. Sure, some folks may see the same post in 2 different locations, but many, many others will be seeing it for the first time.

As you add new services, you will start to develop a system for sharing your content. I have a list posted on my monitor to remind me of the places I need to share content so that I don’t forget. As it stands now, I have about 13 places I share each piece of content I create. These services ebb and flow as I discover which ones work best for me and I am constantly trying out new services as they are introduced. This might sound overwhelming, but on average it takes me maybe 5 mins to share new content to all of my other accounts now that I have my system in place. I don’t spend hours sharing on New Media and you don’t need to either.

For more on this idea, read my previous post, Benefiting from the “New Media Multiplier”

4. Produce your content and help your audience find you

I often hear from people that they can’t imagine who would be reading their content, listening to their podcast or looking at their photos. I know it sounds counterintuitive, but this isn’t your concern. Your audience will find you, no matter what, if you put your content out there. It is nearly impossible to know exactly who your audience is, but you must remember that everyone has an audience — they just need to find it.

Your job is to produce content and share it so that your audience can find you. Make it easy for them to stumble upon you through referrals from other web sites, search engines, friends, family and random synchronicity. This is the biggest reason why any of us share anything on our blogs or social media sites. It allows our audience to find us and share us with their audience — and so on, and so on, and so on!

Don’t worry about your audience. Worry about your work, your writing, your products, your promotion, your sharing. Do this and your audience will easily find you.

Getting started with New Media is equally the easiest and most difficult part of the process. It is easy to set up accounts, but it can be difficult to discover what you want and need to share there. This takes time and a bit of thought, but the advantages to be found in using New Media, whatever your goals far outweighs the difficulties. Get started today!

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Need help jumpstarting your New Media usage? Ask your questions in the comments, email me at douglas@welchwrite.com or schedule a New Media Consult to help develop your own, unique New Media plans!

New Media 101: Have your own home base from “Blogging and Content Creation”

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A quick tip from this 53 minute presentation – Blogging and Content Creation at the San Fernando Valley WordPress Group.

 
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You’ll find various social media sites that talk to you and become kind of your home base, but I highly recommend that you have your own blog on your own web hosting account, that you have full control over. Ok?

Everybody needs a home base. If you only have a Tumblr blog, Tumblr can go away. Witness Myspace. If you only have a Facebook page, Facebook can go away or change those pages in a way that they are no longer useful for you. You always want a place you are directing everyone back to that’s you — your home base.

At the end of each of these videos it says, “For more information, vist DouglasEWelch.com.

First and foremost, things go on my home and then, if you look at this YouTube video on YouTube — it’s on YouTube, right? If you go to it, you go directly there, but if I post it — if I post it in my Twitter feed — the link I post is back to the blog post that hosts this embedded video on my site.

Without that home base — again ask anyone who was on Myspace, who lived and died on Myspace — sites go away!

If you own your own web site, though. If you have your own domain, if you have your own web hosting, if you have your own WordPress blog, you have that. Even if you have to move it somewhere else. You have to remember that if you move your web host, the client, the readers don’t know this. As long as it’s under DouglasEWelch.com they don’t notice it it moved. They don’t have any idea where the machine is. All they know is it’s where they always go to visit. That’s what you want. That’s why you have your own domain and your own web hosting.

 

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New Media 101: Basic New Media Gear from “New Media Question Time”

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Honestly, the technology side of podcasting has benefitted greatly from the simplification and lower cost of technology these days. What used to cost people tens, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars to do — simply recording a video like this or recording a radio show or something like that — has been reduced to, basically, pennies. In most cases, the computer you have already has 99% of the equipment you need to record your first podcast — to do your first video. All you need to do is learn how to use the devices that are already there. You can use your webcam. You can use the built-in microphone. It won’t be perfect, but it will certainly be adequate to get your started. Now, one of the first things I recommend for people — especially voiceover people — people who are working in the audio realm — is a nice condenser microphone. This is one type of condenser microphone. This is a Blue Snowball. The great thing about this is that something like this didn’t exist until just 5, 6, 7 years ago maybe. This is a microphone — a nice, studio quality, condenser microphone, that actually plugs in to your USB port on your computer. It doesn’t require a mixing board. It doesn’t require something called “phantom power” which you may run into down the road, if you are dealing with audio podcasts and microphones. It doesn’t require any of the stuff that used to be required for recording great audio of your voice. it just simply  – using a standard USB printer cable — it plugs into the back of the microphone and that plugs into the USB port on your computer. You bring up a program — there’s free program I recommend called “Audacity” which I will put a link the video description of this video. You can get it free from the Internet ta Audacity.SourceForge.net. That is for Windows or Mac and Linux if you are a Unix user. Garageband, which is what I use, comes with every Macintosh produced these days. You can also use Garageband as a purchased item — actually now I think its free — on your iPad or iPhone. There are free and premium programs download to your mobile device and actually record right into them, as well. You will be surprised the quality you can get out of your iPhone, iPad, or if you step up to a nice USB condenser microphone like the Blue. Blue also has a series of other products. They have another one called the Yeti, which looks more like a standard, kind of, desktop microphone like you might see on Jay Leno’s desk or Jimmy Fallon’s desk when he is doing the Tonight Show. They also have another one called, I think, the Nessie. It is kind of a gooseneck-style microphone and it actually has some built-in digital effects that you can apply like echo, voice enhancement and other things.”

 

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New Media 101: Small business should teach their customers

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A quick tip from this 53 minute presentation – Blogging and Content Creation at the San Fernando Valley WordPress Group.

 
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Another thing I do with small business owners, is I got to them and the first question they have “Well, what do I have to blog about? I don’t have anything to blog about.” Well, first of all, if your business is that dull you’ve got problems far beyond blogging and everything else. Ok? The fact is we all have something to share with our customers in our business and that how to work with us. I was talking to the owner of small advertising firm in Columbia, Missouri a couple years ago and it occurred to me the first thing you need to be blogging about, podcasting about is how to work with you. Why do you need and ad agency, if you are a dry cleaner in Columbia, Missouri? How do you work with an ad agency to get you newspaper ads, television ads, radio ads? Why do you need those things? You can educate your client base in how to work with you. That, very similar to behind the scenes information, is very, very important to those people. because suddenly they go “ooohhh”, that’s why I need this person. Then, at the point where they’re ready to pull the trigger and write that check for those services, who is the first person in their mind? You are. Because you have taught them what they need to know. So when they’re ready to buy, you’re right there and they go, Oh, I’m going to call Doug.”

 

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Subscribed 49: The Earth Minute

The Earth Minute

Explore, experience, reflect on the Earth’s diversity. Take a minute to change your view of the world.

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This blog (The Earth Minute)  and YouTube Channel from my friends, Keri Dearborn and Michael Lawshe is all about giving you a minute of some special spot on this planet. Keri is a naturalist and Michael is a professional audio editor, so together they are starting to create some special moments. Among there first photo and video montages are whales off the coast of Alaska, Bewick’s Wrens building a nest and Green Tree Ants from Queensland, Australia. I am looking forward to more Earth Minutes from them in the coming weeks. We are going on a trip to Santa Cruz Island tomorrow to see the Channel Island Fox (our second trip), so I am sure that there will be scenes from the island on the channel soon.

Keri also writes the Animalbytes blog where you can find even more information on our planet and everything that lives here.

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Subscribed is a Careers in New Media series  highlighting the Podcasts, YouTube Channels and Blogs that I follow on a daily basis. Check out this entry, and past entries, for some great New Media Content — Douglas

New Media 101: Have something interesting to say from “New Media Question Time”

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Well, first and foremost, you have to have something interesting to say. People want to hear what you have to say. They want to hear what you are an expert on — what knowledge you have that they need. You need to be able to talk clearly and to be able to put together ideas in proper sentences and present them to your audience. People will forgive a lot. They’ll forgive ums and ahs and stuttering and other things if the content is really, really good. If the content isn’t good, though, they won’t sit around to watch your podcast or listen to your podcast for very long.

 

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New Media 101: Provide Behind the Scenes Information from “Blogging and Content Creation”

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One of the other things — people love behind the scenes information. If you are in a situation to provide behind the scenes information about your life, your work, your career, your artwork or the same for someone you’re working for — people will eat that up. If they can be backstage a rock concert, they will love it. That’s the type of stuff that you can deliver and most people throw that away. They don’t even consider stuff like that in their own life. For example, let’s go back to the artist metaphor. If an artist is creating a pot, sitting there in the lonely little studio — they’re all alone spinning their pots on their wheel — the fact is, if they recorded their process in doing that — they made some video clips of them doing that — people will eat that up. People will visit them and people will come to respect their work more because they see the work that goes into it. A lot of work we do in our lives is hidden. If we can open that up to people we can actually, again, show people what we do and how well we do it and why that pot costs $300 not $1 at the Dollar Store.Ok? There is that much work being put into it. And if you can show that to people, it’s a great thing to share on your blogs, on your YouTube Channel, on your Facebook, on your Twitter and so forth. 

 

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Share your “invisible self” online for better relationships – End of the Day for April 22, 2014

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(Originally posted as part of the End of the Day series on My Word with Douglas E. Welch)

As social media has become a larger and larger part of lives, there has been much discussion about anonymity and privacy in our lives. Everyday we are confronted with articles warning us about the dangers of oversharing, sharing our location or even our thoughts. While I do agree that there are certain things you should never, if rarely, share online, most of us error greatly on the side of not sharing enough. We have a certain invisible self that never shows up online and limits how others see and understand us. I say its time to open up the curtain a bit and let your online contacts see more about you than what you had for lunch today.

Yes, there are countless stories about tasteless, destructive or criminal oversharing, but I believe these stories are only so prominent in the press because they are so rare. News outlets report on the exceptions in the world, not the norm and this sometimes causes us to confuse one for the other. Sure, one person posted to Facebook that they robbed the local liquor store, but millions didn’t rob a liquor store, nor would they post about it if they did!

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Rather, I think we often hide away from our online contacts — posting only the most innocuous, pleasant or meaningless drivel and pretending it is “friendship.” The truth is, your real friends see more than you would perhaps like the to see and know perhaps more than you would like them to know, but that is part-and-parcel of friendship. Maybe the lack of connection that people often bemoan in social media comes from our own self-censorship, rather than any limitation of the technology itself.

For this reason, I would like to call on all of us, myself included, to start to share more of our invisible lives online and with our contacts there. In my case, I share a lot online, but there are a lot of things I don’t come right out and say. People who know me well probably know my political, religious and societal opinions and you might even be able to divine them the articles I post and share. Still, I am uncomfortable, in many cases, of coming right out and saying them. Maybe I need to be better about that. Perhaps people would understand me a but better, if like me less, if I shared more of those opinions? Who knows. This is a somewhat invisible part of me that I self-censor on a regular basis.

There are many parts of our invisible lives that we can and should share, though. What do you believe? What do you want? In love? In life? in death? Who do you love? Who do you hate? Why? Why do you do anything you do? Why can be a very simple word, but it often comes with a very difficult answer.

Part of the reason for my self-censorship ( and probably yours) in sharing thoughts like this come from the fear of being judged. I have carried this fear all my life and even at 50 still feel it deeply. That said, I am also getting to be old enough that I finally understand the words, “Those who mind don’t matter and those that matter don’t mind!” Friends (and online followers) who matter will stick with you when the going gets tough and the edges get rough. Those who won’t probably — in most cases — weren’t really connected to you anyway, except via a friends list. You may not always agree with what someone thinks or says, but if there is enough commonality, the benefits of friendship remain.

Take some time to think about what your LIKE to say to your friends and then say it. Face the fear and the consequences. Engage in an intelligent dialogue with people. Maybe you’ll change your opinion, maybe not. Converting others opinions isn’t the point. Rather it is the sharing, the discussion and the deepening of relationships that really matter. Share a little bit of your invisible life and I think you will be surprised with the results.

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New Media 101: You are an expert! from “Blogging and Content Creation”

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I often tell people that you are an expert if you have one more piece of information or one more experience than somebody else.  If you have that, someone else wants to know that. If you have experience putting a plugin the WordPress Plugin Directory — and dealing with that — there are other people that want to know that. Ok? Because they are trying to do it, too, and they want someone with experience to lead them through the process. So you have automatically something  that you can share that will find an audience because people will do those searches online — people will ask those questions elsewhere — and there will be someplace for them to go for that information.

 

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All of you out there listening and reading in dark! – End of the Day for April 14, 2014

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(Originally from My Word with Douglas E. Welch)

Blogging can be a solitary pursuit sometimes. You create the posts, the podcasts, the videos and then you wait to hear something back. Sure, you see page views, views on the videos and such, but it is the comments and shares that really give you a feeling that there is a person on the other end of this tenuous digital connection. I can tell you from personal experience that most bloggers would live to hear from you. Share your experiences. Share your opinions. Just give a quick thumbs up — or thumbs down — if you feel like it. Interaction helps us to keep going, keep writing and keep sharing.

Thankfully, every so often, I get a great letter from a blog reader or — as in the most recent case — a podcast listener. He wrote to say how he just made a big change in his career and part of the reason he was able to do it was that he heard my voice in his head urging him on.I am always floored by such letters, as I don’t get a lot of feedback on the work I do. It is always amazing to hear that it directly helped someone make their life better. That is exactly the result I am trying to achieve with all the work I do and it is great to get a little validation.

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While we should all carry our own sense of internal validation inside of is, a little but of external validation can feel very good and is, I think, very important to your overall mental health. Hammering away at a big project, only to be met with silence is disheartening at beast and can even cause some people to stop trying anything. The truth is, if you feel in a certain way, have certain doubts, want to make certain changes, I can almost guarantee there are others out there that feel the same way. Even if t hey don’t write, post on Facebook or give you a call, you can reasonably assume that they are out there. While this knowledge isn’t really a replacement for hearing feedback from people, it can be a salve that gets you through this project and on to the next.

How much external validation do you need in your life and work? Have you ever stopped doing something because no one else seemed to be interested — or at least said they were? Have you send a little validation to your favorite writers, bloggers, YouTuber’s, TV writers, actors, etc? If not, why not? Hearing from you could very well make their day and spur them on to even greater things. You never know!

  

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New Media 101: A Reason for Podcasting from “New Media Question Time”

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There is a benefit of podcasting that works for us all — and that is that it gives us control over our product. It allows us to speak directly to our audience and so I believe anyone can benefit from that. Anybody — regardless of their career, their job, their art, whatever they are trying to do — can use podcasting to talk directly to their audience.

We all have an audience. It doesn’t matter what we do. We can be a plumber. We still have an audience. We still have customers we are trying to reach, people we are trying to effect, policies we are trying to change.

Anyone can and should start podcasting to benefit their career.

 

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