So this is it. The class that this blog was started for is now over. It was a fun time and I certainly learned a lot. Yet there are still a few little things I have to wrap up.
Well This Is Awkward (Final Tracking Post)
So for the last few months, I’ve been working on tracking my songwriting progress. There have been good times and there have been bad times. I kept up with my S.A.C. Songwriting & Blogging Challenge (with the exception of the country week). I found that throughout my time, there were times that I was feeling as if I needed to almost make things up in order to have something to post. Sometimes I did. Sometimes I didn’t have anything. It was an unusual exercise for sure however, I wouldn’t have changed it because I did get some good songs out of it and I’ve got some good pieces to work with later.
Money, Memes, & Moving On (Final Journal Post)
So the last two classes are really focused on where we’re going with our blogs. We had one last guest speaker who came in and talked a bit more about how to monetize our blogs. We discussed the various types of advertising and how they all worked in order to benefit both the company and the content creator. The main focus from this day was to focus on building a tribe of people who are all connected with one another through you and your content. This concept of a tribe wasn’t foreign as I’ve heard the term used before in a seminar for musicians and songwriters who want to build a social media presence; yet I really enjoyed Trevor’s perspective on how tribe building works and the purpose of it.
This week was the last class and we spent most of the time getting through technical difficulties. I kid. We actually talked more about issues and things present on social media. I think the most interesting part was when we were discussing how to handle social media fails. Basically a fail is when a consumer or audience member complains about something to the company or producer of the product via social media. This can be dealt with in a variety of ways but I think the best way to address these sorts of things is to acknowledge the person then create a more personal dialogue with them. I think moving forward, it’s something I’ll have to keep in mind as I’m sure that as my audience grows that there may be people who don’t agree with me. I’ll deal with those in time and hopefully for the better.
Anyway, that’s all for today. I still have one more class related post that will help address where we’re going. So hold on tight, cause we’re just getting started.
Peace & Harmonies