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Taking Your Blog to the Next Level with Radio

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I’m not going to do this too often, I promise. I won’t spam you with stuff from my day job.

I wrote a post today at BlogTalkRadio featuring 7 Reasons to Take Your Blog to the Next Level with Radio and I thought it might interest many of you. If you’re looking for new ways to promote your brand, build community and talk more about topics that interest you, radio is a good way to do it.

Anyway, it’s something to consider. What do you think of using radio for blogs? Is it something you could do? I was nervous about using video and it worked out well. I think radio will be fun too. In fact, I’ll probably be on the air soon - but more about that at another time. Many bloggers don’t want to appear on video, is radio better for the anonymity factor? I’d love to know your thoughts.

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3 Responses to “Taking Your Blog to the Next Level with Radio”

  1. Fern R on June 17th, 2008 3:32 pm

    Some questions popped in to my head while reading your tips:

    1) What benefit does radio offer that a blogger cannot get through podcasting?

    2) Does it cost money to get on the radio? If so, how much?

    3) Do you need specialized technical knowledge to be a talk show host? If so, is it the sort of stuff you could learn in an afternoon?

  2. Deb on June 17th, 2008 4:43 pm

    Hi Fern -

    With Blog Talk Radio all you need is a phone. It’s free. All you do is sign up as a host. It takes about ten minutes to get yourself started. You can schedule a regular weekly thing or a one off show - and there are great people available to help.

    You need absolutely no technical knowledge, really. When I say anyone can do this, I mean it.

  3. Wendy on July 7th, 2008 11:39 am

    I’m very interested in all of it: radio, video, podcasting. I’d like to incorporate it all in my blog but don’t really know where to start. Your response to Fern’s comment was very helpful.

    Can you recommend a video editing program for total beginners?

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