This Week’s Podcast and Blogging Round-Up: August 15 – August 21

Greetings all,

For those looking to keep up with me, and what I’m doing, here’s the weekly round up:

Tuesday are dedicated to Exclusive Multiplicity: Highlight the Adventures of a Serial Entrepreneur (A Tale of one Entrepreneur’s rise to success through bootstrapping while wearing flip-flops):

This week’s Exclusive Multiplicity podcast talks about “The Adventures of Rooting ‘For Dummies’“where I talk about how much I love the “For Dummies” book series, and how this is helping to guide my enthusiasm for following my passions in life.

This Tuesday also so a late-edition “Random Nothingness” post and podcast about “Why Black Radio (and Media) is Dying“, where I talk about a recent experience calling into the Al Sharpton Radio show and giving my opinion on the State of contemporary Black radio.



Wednesdays spotlight Small Business Branding Tips on the EasyBrandMarketing.com Blog (Brought to you by SSS for Success (EASY Brand Marketing Specialists)):
This week’s podcast topic was “EASY Search Engine Optimization (or SEO) Tips: 10 Tips for Making Your Website Search Engine Friendly” where I give an overview of what you can do to search engine optimize (SEO) your website.




Fridays spotlight the Effective Complaints Resource Blog (A solution-oriented consumer advocacy resource for writing effective complaints):

Effective Complaints Resource Blog Small Business Branding Tips Blog RSS Feed

This week’s podcast was “When To Write Effective Complaints” and talks about ways to calm down before firing off an effectively written complaint letter.

Thanks for your interest, feel free to leave comments and forward this to your friends and other interested parties.


Kindra
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P.S. Don’t forget to Follow me on Twitter (@KindraCotton), Link up with me on LinkedIn, Friend Me on Facebook, and check out my Nashville Online Marketing Examiner page, if you haven’t already. And if you do, send me a message! And sign up for the Maximizing The Net Newsletter while you’re visiting MaximizingTheNet.com.

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Why Black Radio (and Media) is Dying

Contemporary Black radio

In this Random Nothingness podcast, I talk about how I recently had the opportunity to call into the Al Sharpton radio show (he wasn’t there, it was his guest host Bob Slade), and the topic of the day was “Is Black radio needed?“.  I had only found out about the show through a link that Dr. Boyce Watkins posted on his wall about his guest segment on the show.

In my comments, I mentioned that I didn’t own a radio or television, and whenever I pay attention to either medium, it’s via the Internet.  I also commented that there’s a lack of Black female voices as the primary voices on national radio shows, and plugged myself and my prior radio experience. LOL.

I asked if they had a chatroom or online forum for their callers and listeners and those who wanted to reach out to them and their network via social media and the web.  I asked where was the solution-oriented rhetoric of Black talk radio and where was the evidence of the action that gets taken as a result of it.  I also (as a solution oriented person), offered to help the show enhance its social media arm in whatever way I could, and I asked how I could be of service.

The next thing I know, the call was disconnected, and the host of the show as lightly responding to my comments, and moving on to the next segment.  In going back and listening to the show a few minutes later live over the air (since it was preempted for several minutes), I noticed that I had been disconnected by them, and that they just continued to move along and talk about the topic with other callers.  The next caller that followed me made comments that were slightly bashing the under 35 crowd (to which I had identified myself), and further bashing the over 35 crowd for their inability to turn off the hip hop in their cars, and listen to Black talk radio.

What struck me the most about this situation is that it’s very much indicative of the same ideology that now has Black publications like Essence, Ebony, and Jet in jeopardy of losing their legacy because they can’t remain creatively adaptable to the new media environment.  I’ve seen time and time again where Black media outlets (like many Black people) are always “Johnny Come Latelys” when it comes to embracing technology and things that are truly innovative and about change.

Now, I will allow for the fact that the disconnected call I had on Al’s show was a mistake, and I’m actually going to see what I can do moving forward to work with the show, within the capacity that I stated on the air, but if Black radio dies, as well as Black newspapers and other publications, it will be their own fault!

And I want to be clear here: I do believe there will ALWAYS be Black faces present in media, but it will be media that we don’t own!  It will be media that puts us at the forefront (in front of the camera or microphone), but the ones pulling the strings, and making the decisions will be white, and as such, they will chiefly be in control of what we say, and what we cannot say.

I guarantee you, you will ALWAYS be able to see Black folks making a fool of themselves, acting ignorant, and just plain stupid on TV, in radio, and on the internet, because projecting that kind of imagery that we are a bunch of idiotic buffoons furthers SOMEONE’S agendas into thinking we’re just a bunch of no-account people who deserve second and third class citizenry status!

So, I’ll update you on what happens here, but right now, it looks to me that Black radio is doomed in terms of embracing social media effectively.  Right before I was on the Al Sharpton show, I posted a comment on Twitter about my “upcoming radio debut“, and I also did a Twitter search for “Al Sharpton radio“.  Nothing came up in the search for today’s show, or anything relevant for the topic at hand.  THIS is why Black radio is failing. 

I’m not saying the internet is EVERYTHING, but people in their 50s, 60s and 70s, who don’t use the internet are dying out, and I understand that the AM radio crowd is limited in a number of ways, but you are shooting yourself in the foot by not figuring out a way to incorporate the new into the old.

And with that said: I really need to have my own radio show! My goodness, I’m running 6 podcast series already! And my voice is lovely!  Where is Michael Baisden or Tom Joyner to open up the door for me?! LOL.  Ok, on the last part I’m kidding, I wouldn’t expect either of them to do that for me, since I don’t listen to either of their shows on a regular basis, so they probably care nothing about me, as I’m not in their target demographic.

If by chance you happen to be affiliated with a Black radio station, please feel free to get in touch with me.  You can Google Me, and you can find out other ways to reach me via KindraCotton.com.

Kindra

This Week’s Podcast and Blogging Round-Up: August 8 – August 14

Greetings all,

For those looking to keep up with me, and what I’m doing, here’s the weekly round up:

Mondays are for Maximizing The Net (A bi-weekly podcast that highlights a topic of interest to Maximizing The Net Newsletter subscribers):

This week’s Newsletter was about Maximizing Back-to-School Deals, highlighting the Back-to-School and Money-Saving Deals available at MaximizingTheNet.com.


Tuesday are dedicated to Exclusive Multiplicity: Highlight the Adventures of a Serial Entrepreneur (A Tale of one Entrepreneur’s rise to success through bootstrapping while wearing flip-flops)

This week’s Exclusive Multiplicity podcast talks about “The Adventures of Gaining Momentum“where I talk about the dichotomy of the news that I’ll be facing homelessness soon, and how it’s mirrored with simultaneously good news in that my message is starting to pick up and resonate with people, and slowly but surely, people are starting to see that I do know what I’m talking about.



Wednesdays spotlight Small Business Branding Tips on the EasyBrandMarketing.com Blog (Brought to you by SSS for Success (EASY Brand Marketing Specialists)):
This week’s podcast topic was “EASY Ways to Get Traffic to Your Website“, giving an overview of all the ways I’ve discussed that traffic can be added to a website using blogs, podcasting, and search engine optimization (SEO) tips.



Fridays spotlight the Effective Complaints Resource Blog (A solution-oriented consumer advocacy resource for writing effective complaints):

Effective Complaints Resource Blog Small Business Branding Tips Blog RSS Feed 

This week’s podcast was “What to Write for Effective Complaints” and I detailed what should be included in a well-written complaint letter.

Thanks for your interest, feel free to leave comments and forward this to your friends and other interested parties. 


Kindra
:)

P.S. Don’t forget to Follow me on Twitter (@KindraCotton), Link up with me on LinkedIn, Friend Me on Facebook, and check out my Nashville Home Technology Examiner page, if you haven’t already. And if you do, send me a message! And sign up for the Maximizing The Net Newsletter while you’re visiting MaximizingTheNet.com.

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This Week’s Podcast and Blogging Round-Up: August 1 – August 7

Greetings all,

For those looking to keep up with me, and what I’m doing, here’s the weekly round up:

Tuesday are dedicated to Exclusive Multiplicity: Highlight the Adventures of a Serial Entrepreneur (A Tale of one Entrepreneur’s rise to success through bootstrapping while wearing flip-flops)

This week’s Exclusive Multiplicity podcast talks about “The Adventures of Rooting ‘For Dummies’“where I talk about how much I love the “For Dummies” book series, and how this is helping to guide my enthusiasm for following my passions in life.  Ever read or heard of the “For Dummies” book series? If so, please fill out this brief survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FLVRTJZ



Wednesdays spotlight Small Business Branding Tips on the EasyBrandMarketing.com Blog (Brought to you by SSS for Success (EASY Brand Marketing Specialists)):
This week’s podcast topic was “EASY Search Engine Optimization (or SEO) Tips: 10 Tips for Making Your Website Search Engine Friendly” where I give an overview of what you can do to search engine optimize (SEO) your website.



Fridays spotlight the Effective Complaints Resource Blog (A solution-oriented consumer advocacy resource for writing effective complaints):

Effective Complaints Resource Blog Small Business Branding Tips Blog RSS Feed 

This week’s podcast was “How To Write Effective Complaints” and gave detail on the best way to write an effective complaint letter.

Thanks for your interest, feel free to leave comments and forward this to your friends and other interested parties. 


Kindra
:)

P.S. Don’t forget to Follow me on Twitter (@KindraCotton), Link up with me on LinkedIn, Friend Me on Facebook, and check out my Nashville Home Technology Examiner page, if you haven’t already. And if you do, send me a message! And sign up for the Maximizing The Net Newsletter while you’re visiting MaximizingTheNet.com.

Moving Blog to Blogger

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And thanks for checking out my web portal’s blog.

This Week’s Podcast and Blogging Round-Up: July 25- July 31

Greetings all,

For those looking to keep up with me, and what I’m doing, here’s the weekly round up:

Mondays are for Maximizing The Net (A bi-weekly podcast that highlights a topic of interest to Maximizing The Net Newsletter subscribers):

This week’s Newsletter was about Maximizing Software, giving tips on how you can save $500 on Microsoft Office 2010, with a comparable alternative called “Open Office“.


Tuesday are dedicated to Exclusive Multiplicity: Highlight the Adventures of a Serial Entrepreneur (A Tale of one Entrepreneur’s rise to success through bootstrapping while wearing flip-flops)

This week’s Exclusive Multiplicity podcast talks about “The Adventures of Podcasting“where I talk about how much I love podcasting and enjoy all of my entrepreneurial activities.  I also talk about the plight of the Unemployed 99ers and give some advice to those who’d like to assist their cause.



Wednesdays spotlight Small Business Branding Tips on the EasyBrandMarketing.com Blog (Brought to you by SSS for Success (EASY Brand Marketing Specialists)):
This week’s podcast topic was “How Search Engines Work: The Road to EASY SEO Tips” where I give an overview of how search engines work, and what you can do to search engine optimize (SEO) your website.



Fridays spotlight the Effective Complaints Resource Blog (A solution-oriented consumer advocacy resource for writing effective complaints):

Effective Complaints Resource Blog Small Business Branding Tips Blog RSS Feed 

This week’s podcast was “An Effective Complaint Letter Positive Outcome: How Safe Are You At U.S. Bank?” and detailed a positive outcome from an effective complaint letter to U.S. Bank.

Thanks for your interest, feel free to leave comments and forward this to your friends and other interested parties. 


Kindra
:)

P.S. Don’t forget to Follow me on Twitter (@KindraCotton), Link up with me on LinkedIn, Friend Me on Facebook, and check out my Nashville Home Technology Examiner page, if you haven’t already. And if you do, send me a message! And sign up for the Maximizing The Net Newsletter while you’re visiting MaximizingTheNet.com.

Ever read or heard of the “For Dummies” book series? If so, please fill out this brief survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FLVRTJZ

This Week’s Podcast and Blogging Round-Up: July 18 – July 24

Greetings all,

For those looking to keep up with me, and what I’m doing, here’s the weekly round up:

Tuesday are dedicated to Exclusive Multiplicity: Highlight the Adventures of a Serial Entrepreneur (A Tale of one Entrepreneur’s rise to success through bootstrapping while wearing flip-flops)

This week’s Exclusive Multiplicity podcast talks about “The Adventures of Failing“where I talk about a very difficult decision I had to make this week.



Wednesdays spotlight Small Business Branding Tips on the EasyBrandMarketing.com Blog (Brought to you by SSS for Success (EASY Brand Marketing Specialists)):
This week’s podcast topic was “What Becomes of the Broken Hearted: How to Get Over Past Bad Service” where I give some tips for what people can do to get over past bad experiences with scurrilous companies.

Fridays spotlight the Effective Complaints Resource Blog (A solution-oriented consumer advocacy resource for writing effective complaints):

This week’s podcast was an introduction to the EffectiveComplaints.com website as well as its associated podcast series.

Thanks for your interest, feel free to leave comments and forward this to your friends and other interested parties. 


Kindra
:)

P.S. Don’t forget to Follow me on Twitter (@KindraCotton), Link up with me on LinkedIn, Friend Me on Facebook, and check out my Nashville Home Technology Examiner page, if you haven’t already. And if you do, send me a message! And sign up for the Maximizing The Net Newsletter while you’re visiting MaximizingTheNet.com.

Ever read or heard of the “For Dummies” book series? If so, please fill out this brief survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FLVRTJZ

This Week’s Podcast and Blogging Round-Up: July 11 – July 17

Greetings all,

For those looking to keep up with me, and what I’m doing, here’s the weekly round up:

Tuesday are dedicated to Exclusive Multiplicity: Highlight the Adventures of a Serial Entrepreneur (A Tale of one Entrepreneur’s rise to success through bootstrapping while wearing flip-flops)

This week’s Exclusive Multiplicity podcast talks about “The Adventures of Being a Square Peg in a Round World“where I talk about finishing the book “Trust Agents” by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith, and how I plan to incorporate some of their tips into my social media strategy moving forward.



Wednesdays spotlight Small Business Branding Tips on the EasyBrandMarketing.com Blog (Brought to you by SSS for Success (EASY Brand Marketing Specialists)):
This week’s podcast topic was “EASY Personal Branding Tips: Why You Need a Personal Brand” where I talk about why personal branding is important in today’s world, for both business owners and job seekers.

Thanks for your interest, feel free to leave comments and forward this to your friends and other interested parties. 


Kindra
:)

P.S. Don’t forget to Follow me on Twitter (@KindraCotton), Link up with me on LinkedIn, Friend Me on Facebook, and check out my Nashville Home Technology Examiner page, if you haven’t already. And if you do, send me a message! And sign up for the Maximizing The Net Newsletter while you’re visiting MaximizingTheNet.com.

Transcripts Now Available Upon Request

If you’ve been reading the transcripts of any of my blog posts, then you already know the method of posting a long list of transcripts on the “Transcripts” page associated with each blog, simply isn’t working.

It isn’t efficient for me to post, and it surely isn’t efficient for readers to have to scroll for pages and pages in order to read a new week’s content.

Thus: Transcripts are now available upon request.

If you’d like a transcript of a previously posted podcast episode, please email “transcripts[at]kindracotton.com“, with the title and/or date, and I’ll get one promptly sent out to you.

If you know of a solution to getting transcripts disseminated in a more seamlessly integrated way, please let me know.

Thanks for your continued support.
Kindra

This Week's Podcast and Blogging Round-Up: June 27 – July 3

Greetings all,

For those looking to keep up with me, and what I’m doing, here’s the weekly round up: