Lately, I have been running into and meeting some great new people. Many of them are new business owners, entertainers, entrepreneurs or realize that they have something of value to contribute to the world. I heard someone ask,
“do I really need a website or blog or is Facebook all I need?
I think everyone needs their own real estate on the internet. If you just market or talk on Facebook you are renting space from Mark Zuckerberg. He can change the terms of his free service at anytime and delete your page or go off on some grand pursuit, taking your data, phone numbers, pictures, bio, everything you post there anywhere he wants to. In short, the answer is yes.
Does it have to be flashy and hard to maintain? No. I am a fan of WordPress sites. I have a few. They are easily customizable and adaptable to almost anything you can need. If you don’t have the time to create one, there are plenty of people that can. I can for example. And when I want something spectacular I will purchase a template I find or have my web guru of a partner add some sparkle.
Blogs are really easy and can be done for free. Google has an easy one you can use call Blogger. But like Facebook you don’t really own it. You are good there until Google decides to just stop supporting it [which they have done with about five things I can remember that have come and gone]. It can be like journaling, a magazine or almost whatever you think about. If you find a niche, you can be the mayor of your own online town by providing information, insight, inspiration, direction, commentary, education, or a bunch of mess, but it is all your choice. Either way, people that like you and what you write will/can subscribe to your postings, which is kinda cool. I am writing this post more like a blog than my other writing. And if you have read my other post on this site you notice the abandon of grammatical structure. Just go for it. Say your peace…
Podcasting is a relatively new phenomenon. It has been ongoing for about a decade. People have come and gone but it allows anybody to broadcast audio or video and allow others to download recorded files or stream it live. I’ve been doing that for seven years and absolutely love, love, love it. It hasn’t and won’t replace traditional radio but it serves its niche extremely well. What is cool about podcast is that they are international. My shows are heard in over 200 countries. Not everyone should do it but those that know what they want can without too much barrier to entry. The challenge is, not everyone has the voice, content, time to do it, timing, or knack for it. You could have a great podcast but don’t market it to the people that want it and subsequently get lost in the sargasso sea of the internet. It is a growing art. I have had a couple that were growing but I couldn’t manage with what happened in my life and others that won’t die and I had to just end. I have had some that I just lost interest in doing or that fulfilled its purpose. You know there is a time for everything under the sun, right?
I have had about nine I think.
- UnNamed Church/Blanchard Chapel
- Motorcycle Radio
- Urban Shooter/ Black Man With A Gun
- Blanchard Outdoors
- Kenn Blanchard Show
- Pastor Kenn’s Podcast
- Zombie Strike
- That’s Life.
Why not a number ten. I am actually working on going to traditional radio right now. Had a couple of folks tell me that I am ready to go traditional. I am actually kinda psyche about it. It is going to happen. I have a crowd funding thing going on right now. http://gofundme.com/blackmanwithagun
logos: a word (as embodying an idea), a statement, a speech
Original Word: λόγος, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Phonetic Spelling: (log’-os)
Short Definition: a word, speech, divine utterance, analogy
Definition: a word, speech, divine utterance, analogy.
In the beginning was the LoGos… by I digress. I got a couple of friends that can do super duper logo designs too. They are my contract employees and I can dazzle you with their brilliance if you need some work done. And you do. You need a logo for branding purposes, and that logo should be on everything especially you blog/ website.
Oh well, enough rambling. If you need a site, logo, or podcast call me. I can hook you up and get you going. I can even help maintain it for you, add stuff, switch things and make your spot on the world wide web yours. 301-828-1414, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Kenn Blanchard is a professional speaker, writer, podcaster, and digital influencer. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook He is the founder of Blanchard.Media and the GunPodcastNetwork.com