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So being busy and completely consumed with what you are busy with, sucks for certain things, like sleep, and anything else that involves time.
I've made a promise to myself to get this Music Success In Nine Weeks blogging challenge done on time and in focused fashion so that is what I'm doing. ;-)
For me, weeks 3 and 4 of the challenge ran together in the same wolfpack, and it's hard for me to make a distinction between them here on my blog, so I will just combine both weeks.
Week 3 Recap:
After my perfect pitch was perfected, I placed this poignant paragraph on every page that I post pieces of my life on. (I love alliteration!) Having a common theme throughout your webspace is crucial and reading it in "Music Success In Nine Weeks" just made that point even more real. "Nicholas Howard's is New York City Soul that sounds like John Lennon and Gnarls Barkley jamming in a smoky jazz club" is now everywhere and I must say, I am pretty proud of that... ;-)
Week 4 Recap:
Having been a CyberPR artist and running a full campaign for my last record "God Is In The City" I've been using Twitter and and Facebook since it's release. Even though I was a little wary of Twitter in the beginning, I have come to love it for it's little 140 character messages, and that has nothing to do with Ariel Hyatt yelling at me (possibly threatening me) to post 3 times a day (or else!). Facebook artist pages are rough things to actively use for me because for some reason when someone posts a message on it, I do not get notified... It's taken me a lot of conscious decision making to go and check this page to see if anyone has left me a message and to post updates. I've actually been toying with the idea of just creating a "Nicholas Howard" group so I can message ALL people in the group at one time about something that's going on or start a discussion about a mutually interesting topic. Artist pages, "like" pages, "fan" pages, or whatever you want to call them don't allow you to do this, and people rarely check the updates that an artist page has. I know I don't.
That being said, my facebook page and twitter have 396 likes and 789 followers respectively, as of this moment and growing everyday. I am looking forward to enlisting some of the new techniques outlined in "Music Success In Nine Weeks" to grow these numbers. I do feel, however, that the biggest way to do this is to get into "THE REAL WORLD" and gig and tour and shake hands and kiss babies, but this coupled with a strong online presence will definitely help to bring these numbers up.
Flickr and Music Alley are new beasts for me even though I have accounts on both. CyberPR ran these accounts for me during my campaign and I've never personally logged on but I plan to get much more involved in these now, and see the benefits of both, especially as I start to embark on my new blogging journey. I've got a few pictures on FlickR that have been viewed and 4 songs on Music Alley that have been picked up by Podcasters. I look forward to syncing my Flickr account to Facebook and getting my music out to more podcasters!
See you on the next post!