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GKN Weekly Update 5/29/12 – To Blog Or Not To Blog?

Happy Memorial Day! I hope everybody had fun on a bun (literally!) and honored those who gave their lives so we can celebrate their sacrifice in peace and safety…

Fellow voice talent Dave Wallace penned an interesting blog entry about how and why us VO folks write blogs. You can read it here. He talked about the contradictory advice he’s received about making your blog personal but don’t talk about yourself, either. Whoozzah what? I’ve seen these suggestions, too and yes, it’s a daunting task to reconcile the two. Of course, my neurotic self thought, “Oh God, is Dave talking about me? Do I suck? Is my blog just another LOOK AT ME! ego-driven promotional campaign?”

Why do I blog? Am I doing it “right”?

I blog for many reasons. I like to write. I like to tell stories. I like to keep in touch with people from all parts of my life. Blogging is good for SEO and my visibility in the voiceover community. And yes, there certainly is posterity and ego involved. And if any blogger tells you otherwise they’re full of it! Well, except for Bob Souer

So, am I doing it “right”?

Who knows? My blog used to be about nothing but the jobs I booked and it took me a while to realize that nobody gives a crap, except for my mom. (thanks, mom!) So now I share both my good experiences and my bad and always try to draw a lesson from it (Tip of the Week) in the hopes that all of us learn & grow. I pull no punches and I’m happy to embarrass myself in the name of wisdom. If it’s in reference to a gig, it’s incidental.

TIP OF THE WEEK: Dave’s advice on blogging make sense so I’ll just steal his. Click here to read it!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: Procrastinators of the world, UNITE…tomorrow! Brandon Barrette

STUFF!: Of course now that I said all that, I gotta promote my Edge Studio class! My next Business & Money 201 Advanced Class will be tomorrow (Wednesday) night at 8PM. The subject: Cost/Benefit Analysis – figuring out what’s working for you. I hope you can make it!

BONUS STUFF!: I’m going to APAC next Monday in New York and I’ll be hitting the Mixer the night before. Will you be there? Let me know!

From Tom Dheere’s apartment, this is Tom Dheere, GKN News…


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