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FlyLady Soars with Over 500,000 Members!

BlogTalkRadio would like to take this time to congratulation hostess with the mostest, FlyLady Marla Cilley, for reaching a monumental milestone. The FlyLady Mentor Yahoo group now boasts over 500,000 members from over 70 different countries!

Anyone who has tried to build up a community knows this is no small feat. In fact, Marla’s FlyLady group is the largest Yahoo group ever.

“I challenge everyone to throw away their dreams of perfection and just get things done,” said Marla. “My Yahoo! Group is a wonderful outlet to touch the lives of hundreds of thousands of people everyday, and in return I receive the gift of thanks from those whose lives have dramatically changed for the better.”

If you’re not familiar with our own FlyLady, Marla and her friends are empowering women all over the world to conquer the obstacles keeping them from operating at the top of their game. From overcoming “Mount Washmore” to getting kids to do homework as soon as they get home from school, Marla’s tips have decluttered many closets.

The timing couldn’t be better, either. Marla is hosting an event called FlyFest on October 4th in Dallas, Texas to celebrate this milestone and meet members of her vast Yahoo Group. Members of the BlogTalkRadio crew will be on hand to report live for those who can’t make it.

Thanks Marla, for all you do!

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.