Category Archives: Women in the Blogosphere

Valentine's Day on BlogTalkRadio

Happy Valentine’s Day from BlogTalkRadio. Our hosts have pulled together some great content for you, of course.

Valentine Starting at 1pm ET, Mr. Media welcomes Sara Zarr, Young Adult novelist – and 2007 National Book Award finalist back to the program. The best-selling author of “Story of a Girl” will talk about her second book, “Sweethearts,” on its day of release, Valentine’s Day!

At 2pm ET, Rendezvous with Renee brings you Relationship Expert and author of “The Rules to Love,” Brian O Lynch to her show. Today the topics include all that things the makes relationships work and the things that tear them apart and how to delete the drama.

At 2:30pm ET Animal Talk Naturally Gone Wild! has a special Valentine’s Day Presentation featuring the author of Cupid’s Secret, Buck Kalinowski. This is an amazing true story of an abused horse and how love found her and saved her.

At 9pm ET, Doctor Anonymous features the Valentine’s Day Estrofest with special guests medbloggers Dr. Val, Jenni from ChronicBabe.com, Crzegrl, and EmergencyEmm.

Market-Savvy ‘Content Black Woman’ BlogTalkRadio Host Struts Her Stuff

Here’s a lesson for all BlogTalkRadio hosts. Every day I get questions about how to get more listeners. Here is a great example of self promotion at work. You just need to find that angle and use the tools we’ve given you.

Content Black Woman host Valencia Roner has taken her popular show and written a press release all hosts can learn from. And while Roner’s got 15 years of specialized marketing and public relations experience, all hosts can take steps to effectively promote their shows.

Recall that we provided templates and tools for hosts to use located on the promote page, including press release templates, press release distribution sites and a publicity 101 starter guide.

I want to highlight some important things about Roner’s release to keep in mind when writing your releases.

  • Leading with the news hook: “After only four outings since its January launch, the hugely popular Internet radio program, The Content Black Woman Show (CBW), has nabbed the #1 spot for current events programming on BlogTalkRadio.com.” This is newsworthy. What’s your news? Special guest? Hot topic?
  • Great quote: “These are exciting times in our nation’s history,” said Roner, who was a featured panelist at the 2007 BlogHer Conference…” The quote is natural and important.
  • Leveraging the BlogTalkRadio platform: “BlogTalkRadio tops the ranks of those providing expansive Web 2.0 audio programming…” BlogTalkRadio is a unique service that empowers people to do the amazing. What are you using BlogTalkRadio for that couldn’t be done elsewhere?
  • Plugging herself and the show: “CBW is clearly meeting a demand for strong advertiser-supported content appealing to woman in general, and high-end black consumers in particular.” Roner talks about why this show is important to people. How is your show important to people? How have you made a difference?
  • Plugging Upcoming Show: “On Wednesday February 6, 2008, Roner will feature guest co-host…” Roner uses the news release to plug her upcoming shows. Do you plug your upcoming shows anywhere?

As always, you get more listeners by having quality content and promoting that content to the people who will want it. Also, be sure to join the conversation on the BlogTalkRadio Insider every Wednesday at 4pm ET for more tips and information.

Market-Savvy 'Content Black Woman' BlogTalkRadio Host Struts Her Stuff

Here’s a lesson for all BlogTalkRadio hosts. Every day I get questions about how to get more listeners. Here is a great example of self promotion at work. You just need to find that angle and use the tools we’ve given you.

Content Black Woman host Valencia Roner has taken her popular show and written a press release all hosts can learn from. And while Roner’s got 15 years of specialized marketing and public relations experience, all hosts can take steps to effectively promote their shows.

Recall that we provided templates and tools for hosts to use located on the promote page, including press release templates, press release distribution sites and a publicity 101 starter guide.

I want to highlight some important things about Roner’s release to keep in mind when writing your releases.

  • Leading with the news hook: “After only four outings since its January launch, the hugely popular Internet radio program, The Content Black Woman Show (CBW), has nabbed the #1 spot for current events programming on BlogTalkRadio.com.” This is newsworthy. What’s your news? Special guest? Hot topic?
  • Great quote: “These are exciting times in our nation’s history,” said Roner, who was a featured panelist at the 2007 BlogHer Conference…” The quote is natural and important.
  • Leveraging the BlogTalkRadio platform: “BlogTalkRadio tops the ranks of those providing expansive Web 2.0 audio programming…” BlogTalkRadio is a unique service that empowers people to do the amazing. What are you using BlogTalkRadio for that couldn’t be done elsewhere?
  • Plugging herself and the show: “CBW is clearly meeting a demand for strong advertiser-supported content appealing to woman in general, and high-end black consumers in particular.” Roner talks about why this show is important to people. How is your show important to people? How have you made a difference?
  • Plugging Upcoming Show: “On Wednesday February 6, 2008, Roner will feature guest co-host…” Roner uses the news release to plug her upcoming shows. Do you plug your upcoming shows anywhere?

As always, you get more listeners by having quality content and promoting that content to the people who will want it. Also, be sure to join the conversation on the BlogTalkRadio Insider every Wednesday at 4pm ET for more tips and information.

BlogTalkRadio amplifies the blog

Hey, our team just returned from the Blogworld Expo in Las Vegas and while there I spoke with people from all walks of life; a dogtrainer, pilot, musician, politician, investor, and professor. But a common theme was the underlying use of a blog. We could argue that the blog is mainstream now, and I had a great time turning people on to the great relationship between BlogTalkRadio and the blog. Bringing an interactive audio feature really livens things up. Your message is amplified, literally. Social networks like MySpace, Facebook and others supercharge this capability. And it’s only going to get better.

 

Matt Mullenweg is joining BlogTalkRadio’s CEO Alan Levy tomorrow morning at 8 am PT. It’s an opportunity to ask the founding developer of WordPress questions you have about blogging. You can call-in or type a message to to the guest or host during the show. The call-in number or The Alan Levy Show is +1 (347) 677-0649.

 

There are dozens of groups about BlogTalkRadio shows on Facebook, by the way. BlogTalkRadio recently launched a few groups of it’s own to highlight specific types of shows.  Join them for news about these topics.

 

Health: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=7213952037

Politics: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=19355522136

Technology: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=14039550654

Entertainment: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6072959212

Women: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=22210657512

Sports: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=8578085179

The Digital Podium in Action

The Digital Podium is, indeed, alive and well here on BlogTalkRadio. Today’s “authorian” guest list is a testament to it.

As a follow-up to yesterday’s post about the Digital Podium, today we feature three authors on the network. Experts in their field and eager to share their stories and knowledge, we welcome them to BlogTalkRadio on behalf of their gracious hosts.

First up, at 12:00pm ET today the infertility and adoption show Creating a Family host Dawn Davenport welcomes Deborah Gray, a clinical social worker specializing in attachment issues and author of the book “Attaching in Adoption.” Issues ranging from what to expect when you are first home, what is normal, what is worrisome behavior, what parents can do to help with attachment, and how to tell if your child is at risk.

Tonight at 8pm ET the KarmaCaffe Spiritual Hour welcomes author of “Guided Meditation: With Steven S. Sadleir,” “The Calling: A Journey Within Your Own Being” and the “Meditation Tool Kit Course” CD set, Steven Sadleir. Steven is the Director and co-founder of the Self Awareness Institute. Mr. Sadleir is a scholar and lecturer of philosophy.

And then at 9pm ET, Motherhood Uncensored’s host Kristen Chase welcomes the authors of “The Daring Book for Girls” as it rolls hot off the presses. Authors Andi Buchanan and Miriam Peskowitz will join Kristen and bloggers Punditmom and Bitsy Parker about this popular title, described as “the manual for everything that girls need to know—and that doesn’t mean sewing buttonholes! Whether it’s female heroes in history, secret note-passing skills, science projects, friendship bracelets, double dutch, cats cradle, the perfect cartwheel or the eternal mystery of what boys are thinking…”

The Ladies Take Saturday Again

Unscripted 360 Live kicks us off with Microsoft’s GamerchiX program and then we take a virtual walk to raise funds for stage IV breast cancer patients. It’s an virtual action-packed Saturday on the network. So fire it up and join us LIVE.

ghx250_poster.jpgUnscripted 360 starts us at 2pm ET with GamerchiX. Don’t know what GamerchiX are? Excerpts from the XGX Manifesto will give you a good idea.

If you play games, you’re a gamer chick. Whether you’re an Xbox Halo 2 champ, play RPGs on the PC, or Mah Jong Tiles on MSN Games, you’re a gamer chick.

Xbox GamerchiX don’t talk trash about other women. Ever. When women stop hating on each other … we will rule the world!

Wanna join Xbox GamerchiX? All you need are two X chromosomes!

Join Christa Phillips, Microsoft’s Community Editor and a few other ladies from the program to learn more.

And then at 5pm ET, Mommy’s Getaway host Tamara will have Design-her Gal, Jeanne Fitzmaurice. Jeanne will discuss her virtual walk program to fight stage IV breast cancer. Visit the Gal to Gal Virtual Walk 2007 site and listen to today’s show to learn more about how (and why) you can virtually walk with your favorite celebrities from Boston to San Francisco to raise funds for stage IV breast cancer patients.

Wednesday’s Internet Radio Wealth

Wednesday must be a big day. I’ve found some stunning shows in the line-up for September 5th. At least two are guaranteed to pique your interest or you can send me an email and tell me otherwise! Check out this list of outstanding guests/topics. The best thing is, if you can’t make the live show you can always listen to the archive or just subscribe to the feed so you never miss a show. Here’s the run down on Wednesday’s wealth of content.

The Convo – Captain Sweetbread from ABC’s Pirate Master, airs at 1AM ET

Breast Cancer Wellness – Beverly Vote, publisher of The Breast Cancer Wellness Magazine, 1PM ET

Stop Sugar Shock – Karen Quinn, author of Wife in the Fast Lane, 4PM ET

dennyTalking Baseball – Denny McLain, the last 30-game winner in MLB history, 8PM ET

Divine Diva – Rhonda Britten, Founder of the Fearless Living organization and life coach on ABC’s Starting Over, 8PM ET

Ace Radio Live – The best unsigned and indie bands from MySpace. It’s the One Year Anniversary show, 9PM ET

Movie Geeks United! – Krisit Jacobson, director of documentary “Toots”, which recently took Tribeca Film Festival by storm, 10 PM ET

MBELLART – Gold & Platinum Award Winning Christian Star CARMAN. Also, “Sopranos” Actor John Fiore on his new role in Showtime’s hit series “BROTHERHOOD,” 10PM ET

-Luke

Wednesday’s Internet Radio Wealth

Wednesday must be a big day. I’ve found some stunning shows in the line-up for September 5th. At least two are guaranteed to pique your interest or you can send me an email and tell me otherwise! Check out this list of outstanding guests/topics. The best thing is, if you can’t make the live show you can always listen to the archive or just subscribe to the feed so you never miss a show. Here’s the run down on Wednesday’s wealth of content.

The Convo – Captain Sweetbread from ABC’s Pirate Master, airs at 1AM ET

Breast Cancer Wellness – Beverly Vote, publisher of The Breast Cancer Wellness Magazine, 1PM ET

Stop Sugar Shock – Karen Quinn, author of Wife in the Fast Lane, 4PM ET

dennyTalking Baseball – Denny McLain, the last 30-game winner in MLB history, 8PM ET

Divine Diva – Rhonda Britten, Founder of the Fearless Living organization and life coach on ABC’s Starting Over, 8PM ET

Ace Radio Live – The best unsigned and indie bands from MySpace. It’s the One Year Anniversary show, 9PM ET

Movie Geeks United! – Krisit Jacobson, director of documentary “Toots”, which recently took Tribeca Film Festival by storm, 10 PM ET

MBELLART – Gold & Platinum Award Winning Christian Star CARMAN. Also, “Sopranos” Actor John Fiore on his new role in Showtime’s hit series “BROTHERHOOD,” 10PM ET

-Luke