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7 Ways to Take Your Blog to the Next Level with Radio

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As someone who has been blogging for several years, I’m always looking for ways to take my blogs to the next level. I’ve done redesigns, contests, and even implemented video. Something else to consider is radio.

Blogging is all about community. What better way to really connect to your community then by letting them hear the passion in your voice? Today I’d like to share some ways you and your community can benefit from having a radio show:

  1. Talk about a specific subject for as long as you like – You’ve heard all the blogging experts: when writing for the web, keep it short and sweet. With radio, you can expand and get into more detail without having to worry about eyes glazing over.
  2. Have a Q&A with your listeners – By allowing your readers to call in and ask questions or offer their own point of view, you can learn about the topics that are important to them . It also enables you to get to know them better.
  3. Bring on guests and experts within your niche – By putting together a panel or bringing on an expert, you’re letting your readers learn from others in the field. It never hurts to give another point of view.
  4. No typos or spelling issues here – Your first radio experience might be a produce a case of the nerves, but you won’t have to deal with formatting issues, image uploads, spelling or typing.
  5. It’s a wonderful way to connect with your community – Once you build up an audience you’ll feel a connection with your community, inspiring you to blog more with them in mind.
  6. It provides fodder for future blog posts – Getting into discussions with your readers or guests will no doubt provide you with tons of ideas.
  7. Your readers can connect with each other – Did you know your listeners can chat about your day’s topic while the show is going on? Invite them out of the comments and into real time with radio.

I’ll get into this in detail more on another post, but it doesn’t take a lot of expensive equipment and technical know-how to have a radio show with BlogTalkRadio. All you need is a phone and an idea.

What ways can you think of to use radio to take your blog to the next level? Are you a blogger with a radio show? Tell us about it!

NBC Tech Guru Calls BlogTalkRadio ‘Truly Amazing’

Earlier this week, Ken Leebow, the technology reporter for NBC affiliate WXIA-TV in Atlanta gave BlogTalkRadio two digital thumbs up!

In a special segment on Web 2.0, Leebow said, “When I saw [BlogTalkRadio] for the first time…it was truly amazing. I couldn’t believe it.”

Leebow is NBC Atlanta’s Internet Connection Expert, and author of the “300 Incredible Things to Do on the Internet” book series. Leebow’s review of BlogTalkRadio anchored his segment of his favorite online tools.

“Believe it or not, you can create your own talk radio show for free [with BlogTalkRadio] on the internet. So anyone can do it.” Leebow explains.

Leebow goes on to describe how easy the process is, and how he had his own show up and running in mere minutes.

We appreciate the “truly amazing” review, Ken and hope to hear you broadcasting with us soon!

Fausta's BlogTalkRadio Show Wins High Praise

Congrats, Fausta!

Fausta, a longtime esteemed host on BlogTalkRadio, has earned high honors at The Best of Blogs Best Podcast/Video Blog category.

After competing with other top Podcasts and Videos, Fausta’s fans made their voices heard.

When the votes were tallied, Fausta came out on top with her show on BlogTalkRadio, which focuses on political and cultural subjects and guests.

Check out Fausta’s blog.  Her show is affiliated with Pajamas Media and Heading Right on BlogTalkRadio.  For news and political discussion 24/7, tune into the Heading Right Station.

Fausta’s BlogTalkRadio Show Wins High Praise

Congrats, Fausta!

Fausta, a longtime esteemed host on BlogTalkRadio, has earned high honors at The Best of Blogs Best Podcast/Video Blog category.

After competing with other top Podcasts and Videos, Fausta’s fans made their voices heard.

When the votes were tallied, Fausta came out on top with her show on BlogTalkRadio, which focuses on political and cultural subjects and guests.

Check out Fausta’s blog.  Her show is affiliated with Pajamas Media and Heading Right on BlogTalkRadio.  For news and political discussion 24/7, tune into the Heading Right Station.

Hugh Hefner, Wiley authors live from Book Expo

Yesterday sex guru Dr. Ruth Westheimer graced our airwaves with her presence, what’s next?

BlogTalkRadio in partnership with Wiley Publishing is broadcasting live from Book Expo America, the international book industry event in Los Angeles. Authors, publishers, and new media folks have gathered to talk books, and BlogTalkRadio is in on the action!

Today at 2pm PT BlogTalkRadio’s John Havens will broadcast an exclusive live interview with Hugh Hefner. Playboy magazine entrepreneur, media mogul, and American icon Hefner will chat on air on the Wiley Channel.

You don’t want to miss it, check back with the Wiley channel at 2pm PT for the live chat.

Smash the Career Ladder on BlogTalkRadio

Looking for career advice that enables you to circumvent the traditional career ladders and get where you want to be, your own way?

Smash the Ladder Radio is committed to help you get there.

Hosted by Anita Bruzzese and co-hosted by Diane Danielson, the show showcases business people, CEOs and those following their dreams and enables us to learn firsthand about their paths to career success.

Today’s broadcast features Jason Alba, CEO of career advice hub JibberJobber and author of “I’m on LinkedIn…Now What?” Jason talks about the ideas in his book, namely how to get the most out of LinkedIn and other online networking sites to help promote you and your career. This topic can benefit many of us, and is a must-listen.

Check out Smash the Ladder’s next broadcast on June 3 with author and negotiation expert Carol Frohlinger.

TechTalk in Menorca with the Internet Gurus

MenorcaMartin Varsavsky is hosting his second Menorca TechTalk this weekend. Among the who’s who on the roster is Alan Levy, BlogTalkRadio CEO.

Alan, who wrote a post earlier this year about Martin, will be attending the four day event with some of the web’s greatest minds. From Martin’s blog post:

Last year we celebrated our first Menorca TechTalk, a gathering of Tech Entrepreneurs at my farm in Menorca. It was fun, relaxing, a great learning experience for all of those who participated and for those who attended the TechTalk itself…The gathering starts on Thursday morning and ends Sunday evening.

Some of those attending include Om Malik (Giga Omni Media), Andrew Mclaughlin (Google), Loic Le Meur (Seesmic), Jennifer Schenker (BusinessWeek), John Markoff (The New York Times), Joi Ito (Creative Commons, Six Apart Japan, Investor) and many more.

You can read the entire list of tech gurus on Martin’s original post.

BlogTalkRadio Welcomes Jim Killeen from “Google Me The Movie”

Ever Googled your own name? Sure you have. Here’s one man who’s taken it to the extreme – Jim Killeen.

Tonight at 8pm ET, Host of GOOGLE Me Talk Radio, Jim Cobb welcomes The GOOGLE Me Man with the plan, Jim Killeen, star of “Google Me The Movie” to be released this Friday.

According to Newport Beach Film Festival 2008 “Jim Killeen, an entrepreneur from Los Angeles, Googled his name one day and found other Jim Killeen’s online. Jim took the next step by contacting the others by email. Then he gave them a call on the phone. Finally, he decided to go around the world meeting the Jim Killeen found this through his Google search. Each Jim adds his own individual contribution to the “first” Jim’s journey.

Jim Killeen’s adventure through the search engines of GOOGLE takes him to the far corners of the Earth and has given him a knowledge one can only obtain throughout a journey of this magnitude. Find out more tonight in this exclusive LIVE interview.

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