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Joey Lawrence: I’m an Actor — Not a Celebrity!

Don’t try making a connection with Joey Lawrence in cyberspace.

Because the Blossom hottie wants nothing to do with social media.

“I’m a guy who keeps my private life very private. So I don’t do this ‘celebrity’ stuff… I’m old-school that way,” Joey, who stars opposite Melissa Joan Hart in the new ABC Family flick My Fake Fiancé, debuting Sunday, tells Mr. Media host Bob Andelman.

CAPTIONS: "You brought it on yourself," Joey (above) cautions fellow celebs who attract unwanted TMZ attention.

"You brought it on yourself," Joey (above) cautions fellow celebs who attract unwanted TMZ attention.

“The idols I grew up watching – Clint Eastwood, Clark Gable, Harrison Ford – these are guys that keep their private life private… And that’s what I’m about.

“I’m not a big fan of this Twitter and MySpace and all this stuff, where these celebrities constantly feel they need to be a celebrity – which is not what we are. If you’re an actor, you’re not really a celebrity.

“The line gets blurred between these reality stars and the actual movie stars – these young people who feel they need to compete with the reality stars and turn their private life into a film.

“And that’s when you get into a big problem, because everybody knows your every move… And then when TMZ is following you everywhere and you’re covering yourself up, stumbling out of a club, it’s like, Get away from me! Don’t bother me!”

To hear Joey’s full Mr. Media interview – in which he also discusses why he keeps his hair super-close-cropped these days and how he first met Melissa Joan Hart – click here.

BlogTalkRadio As a Social Network

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When we talk about social networks,  Twitter, FaceBook, MySpace, .Ning and usually come to mind. Most of the Web 2.o crowd think of BlogTalkRadio as a place to listen to diverse programming and host online radio shows, and they’re not wrong. However, BlogTalkRadio is indeed a social network. It’s a lively online social radio community that can be used as a marketing tool, research resource or just a place to make new friends.

BlogTalkRadio offers many ways for  community members to learn, network and interact. For instance, each live broadcast offers the ability for listeners to particulate in a live chat and even to call in to ask questions of hosts and guests. This is a favorite way for members of the BlogTalkRadio community to mingle with like-minded people. The chatrooms are also a worthy networking tool. While spamming the chatroom with links or show pitches is generally frowned upon, many of our listeners do enjoy talking to the people they meet in the chatrooms and take it to the forum or email once the chatroom closes.

Like many social networks, BlogTalkRadio allows its registered members to “friend” other members. There are benefits to befriending others in the BlogTalkRadio community as it’s a way to learn about upcoming shows and events. Members may also send direct messages to each other as a way to connect and carry on a discussion. Like Facebook, BlogTalkRadio friends receive updates when new shows are posted, when friends comment and more.

As a research tool BlogTalkRadio is top notch. With hundreds of shows being broadcast daily, interested parties can listen to hours of programming on a favorite topic or topic. Not only are our hosts experts, but they also interview the best in the field. BlogTalkRadio can be used for research for homework, projects, term papers, blogs, articles and so much more.

Members of BlogTalkRadio also have access to the BlogTalkRadio forum and Yahoo group. The chatrooms are only open for the duration of the live broadcast and direct messages only include two people in the conversation. The forum and Yahoo group allow our members to share and interact at length.

As you can see, BlogTalkRadio is more than a place to listen to online radio. It’s another way to learn, interact, network and make friends online.

How do you use BlogTalkRadio?

Introducing BlogTalkRadio 101: Screencasts, Tips, and more

screencastAs part of our new user interface, we created a Learning Center packed with tutorials, tips, and techniques to expand your Internet radio voice.

In our Learning Center, BlogTalkRadio listeners and hosts alike now have a place to go to find comprehensive guides for everything they need to know about BlogTalkRadio. The Learning Center is located in the ‘Help/FAQ’ section of our site. We’ve included new FAQ’s, BlogTalkRadio 101 with several screencast tutorials, tips for marketing your shows on Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace, and much more.

If we haven’t covered a topic in our FAQ, please send us an email at service@blogtalkradio.com, and we’ll be glad to review.

Click here to go to our Learning Center.

For a complete overview of the enhanced features in our new user interface, click here.

11 Online Resources to Help Promote Your Radio Show

I’m always on the lookout for resources to help BlogTalkRadio hosts bring in new listeners.  I took some time this afternoon to compile a list for you. I hope you find it useful. Mind you, not all of these promotion techniques are radio or podcast specific, but I believe you can cull some useful tips out of them just the same.:

Behold: 11 Online Resources to Help Promote Your Radio Show

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  3. 12 Ways to Promote Your PodCast
  4. Promoting Your PodCast with YouTube
  5. How to Promote Your PodCast
  6. How to Promote a PodCast
  7. How I Use Twitter to Promote My Blog
  8. Video Tutorials for Promoting Podcasts
  9. 9 Ways to Promote Your Audio/Video Podcast Online
  10. Google SEO Basics for Beginners
  11. SEO Basics: Effective Keyword Research

Using Social Networks to Bring in Listeners

Use Twitter to help promote the segment.

Use Twitter to help promote your segments

What do you do to promote your BlogTalkRadio shows? Many of our hosts use social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and Yahoo Groups.

If you don’t mind, I’d like to throw out a few suggestions for spreading the word. This is an open forum so please feel free to add your own tips in the comments.

Facebook – By setting up your segment as an event on FaceBook you can alert your friends and followers. Also, find like-minded Facebook groups and friend people with similar interests.

MySpace – MySpace is a wonderful social networking tool and a great way to spread the word about your radio show. Many BTR’s hosts have MySpace profiles and would love to interact. It’s a great way to promote each other.

Yahoo - Did you know BlogTalkRadio has a large Yahoo group? This is a great place to talk about your show and share ideas and tips with other hosts and BTR Insiders. It’s a very active forum so it’s in a hosts best interests to join.

Twitter – I admit it. I’m addicted to my Twitter. It’s a wonderful way to keep in touch with others and share links to blog posts and radio shows. If you have a good following on Twitter, you’re sure to bring in listeners. Because it’s a 140 character microblogging site, you don’t have to worry about committing to a deep conversation.

Blogs & Websites- Blogs and radio are the perfect pairing. Use a blog to promote the days topic and embed the player for your segment, and use BlogTalkRadio for expanding your day or week’s topic. Use keywods and phrases to create articles and promo pieces to get the attention of the search engines.

What do you do to promote your radio shows? Share your tips in the comments.

Happy Blogsteinversary, Dr. Blogstein!

Since February 13, 2007, Dr. Blogstein, his Radio Happy Hour and his co-hosts have tickled the funny bones and touched the cockles of our hearts on BlogTalkRadio.

Tonight at 9pm ET, they’ll celebrate the Blogsteinversary by spending the hour patting themselves on the back and discussing how great they all are.

As a bonus, they’ll also have the great guests you’d expect from The Radio Happy Hour. The #1 most read blogger on MySpace, Super Jabs, will share “what every guy would love to say but won’t and what every woman thinks but won’t speak of,” and more. Just in time for Valentines Day!

Also, comedian Johnny Dam and a few surprise guests will appear to wish the gang a Happy Blogsteinversary!

As a side note, here is another excellent example of a host using this news to do some great promotional work. Blogstein was featured in two articles today in local publications.

Congrats on one year and some great press, Doctor!

Myspacer’s Find A New Outlet At BlogTalkRadio

This blog is going to cover the Myspace phenomena and how BlogTalkRadio is now giving Myspace bloggers a voice.

Myspace, a social networking site that has reached millions of people, bringing the young together with the older, all in a way we have never dreamed possible. Seasoned poets mentoring young poets, comedians and musicians getting cozy and exchanging banter with their fans, and friends getting in touch after many years of being apart.

The one thing though, that has become a phenomena on Myspace, is blogging. People who have never wrote more then the name on their checks are now penning short stories, poetry, music lyrics and some have even gone as far as posting a chapter of a novel every week.
People blogging as a diary, spilling their inner most thoughts for hundreds of people to read, they do it all, and are able to get feedback from their readers, something they could not do in a spiral bound notebook or in Word for Windows.

But there is something “new” now that has been thrown in the mix, myspace bloggers have been caught up in this new medium called BlogTalkRadio that will surely revolutionize the way bloggers interact with their readers.

In the past few weeks we have seen Myspace’s “The Spork” aka as Georga, and “The Awesome Zara” and “Pony Boy” take on BlogTalkRadio as a way to reach the readers who come to their blogs every day to laugh and have fun. Their readers are now able to call in and talk to them, compared to leaving a comment in a blog. Interactive blogging!! It truly has been amazing.

The Awesome Zara, The Spork, and Pony Boy, whom I have been reading for months, now have a voice and can relay their thoughts with the emotions and sarcasm we have only been able to read till just a few short weeks ago.

Bloggers are taking their love of blogging and bringing it to a whole new level on BlogTalkRadio.
All I have left to say is “who is next”!!! Which bloggers that I have been reading will now give their blog “a voice”.

Amy Domestico
www.blogtalkradio.com
www.thebluedoodle.com

Myspacer’s Find A New Outlet At BlogTalkRadio

This blog is going to cover the Myspace phenomena and how BlogTalkRadio is now giving Myspace bloggers a voice.

Myspace, a social networking site that has reached millions of people, bringing the young together with the older, all in a way we have never dreamed possible. Seasoned poets mentoring young poets, comedians and musicians getting cozy and exchanging banter with their fans, and friends getting in touch after many years of being apart.

The one thing though, that has become a phenomena on Myspace, is blogging. People who have never wrote more then the name on their checks are now penning short stories, poetry, music lyrics and some have even gone as far as posting a chapter of a novel every week.
People blogging as a diary, spilling their inner most thoughts for hundreds of people to read, they do it all, and are able to get feedback from their readers, something they could not do in a spiral bound notebook or in Word for Windows.

But there is something “new” now that has been thrown in the mix, myspace bloggers have been caught up in this new medium called BlogTalkRadio that will surely revolutionize the way bloggers interact with their readers.

In the past few weeks we have seen Myspace’s “The Spork” aka as Georga, and “The Awesome Zara” and “Pony Boy” take on BlogTalkRadio as a way to reach the readers who come to their blogs every day to laugh and have fun. Their readers are now able to call in and talk to them, compared to leaving a comment in a blog. Interactive blogging!! It truly has been amazing.

The Awesome Zara, The Spork, and Pony Boy, whom I have been reading for months, now have a voice and can relay their thoughts with the emotions and sarcasm we have only been able to read till just a few short weeks ago.

Bloggers are taking their love of blogging and bringing it to a whole new level on BlogTalkRadio.
All I have left to say is “who is next”!!! Which bloggers that I have been reading will now give their blog “a voice”.

Amy Domestico
www.blogtalkradio.com
www.thebluedoodle.com