This week’s focus is on blogs. Many bloggers write a personal diary and make it public in their blog. What better way to start a global conversation than to talk about your interests and make friends with similar interests.
This blog’s purpose, “Help for the independent-minded” breaks down into two main areas of interest. The first is the broad subject of how to live responsibly in a free society. The second, and narrower, focus is do-it-yourself music production/promotion, including how these ideas can be translated to other businesses.
This weekend I attended a networking meeting that had an unusual twist. I have to give Al Alvarez of Tampa, FL credit for a move of real genius. He brought together two organizations – one of songwriters and one of filmmakers – into one meeting and the result was breathtaking, to say the least. The songwriter group was Just Plain Folks www.justplainfolks.org (Mr. Alvarez is a co-coordinator of the Tampa chapter) and the filmmaker group was the Florida Motion Picture and Television Association http://www.filmmusic.net/.
We songwriters are always on the lookout for new outlets for our music. And the filmmakers need music for their projects. Thus a perfect marriage.
When I first moved to Florida I searched for “songwriter organizations” and found Just Plain Folks. It’s free to join and has tremendous information and support resources on its huge site. Similarly, I have searched for local producers of films and located other allied groups in that field. If you are in need of new communication lines for clients, employees or other relationships, a little searching with Google will surely turn up some helpful doors to open.
Next week I continue with the next chapter in Ariel Hyatt’s book Music Success in Nine Weeks by covering TWO-WAY COMMUNICATION WITH YOUR PUBLIC.