When I started Music success in 9 weeks, I was going through a quiet spell. My new album was completed, I didn’t have too many gigs and other than a few small studio projects, I figured it was the perfect time to tackle this blog challenge. Then things went crazy. The last two weeks brought on a whirlwind of rehearsals, gigs, sessions and an educational project for a school in Soweto. Which brings me to a point highlighted in a blog by a fellow challenger Meghan Morrison: I’m currently marketing “African Numbers”, an African-style, “world music” CD for kids. But that’s not all I do. I’m a freelance guitarist, a composer, jingle writer, music teacher, studio owner/engineer.
In her book “Music success in 9 weeks” Ariel Hyatt highlights the importance of having a consistent look and message across all platforms. I’m finding this rather difficult to do. The only consistent thing about my career is the fact that every aspect of it revolves around music.
Onto this week’s chapter….
A few of things in the book regarding blogging aren’t new to me as I’ve been blogging for a couple of years now. But something that stood out for me was the instruction to “Identify 50 blogs where you want to be reviewed.” I have had a few reviews on blogs (mainly through my connection with the bloggers via Twitter). BUT FIFTY!? That is a challenge. And I’m always up for a challenge. So I am going to start working towards this goal.