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Hey gang

 

It’s something I’ve seen said from time to time by old members and new. “If only the boards were more active.” Here’s the thing, all of us can help make this happen. Each one of us can have a positive impact on our community, every day, every time we interact or think about interacting.

 

Activity Breeds Activity

 

If you post, others will post. True, not every time you post will you be flooded by replies… but it’s a bit like building up a head of steam. There is a lag while momentum builds.

 

If you like our community and you would like to see it be more active and have more people interacting with your post, please take the initiative by engaging with other members and encouraging conversation.

 

If you post a topic, try to reply to everyone who replies, or at least as many as you can. This is true when you are promoting your music too. When fans take a moment to comment on your song, reply. Just by talking to them it shows you appreciate the efforts they have gone to. The same is true on forums with topics.

 

The same is true about posting replies to other member’s topics, other members posts. The more you chat, the more you take interest in what others are doing, the more they will take interest in what you are doing.

 

The same is true of members not involved in the conversation. When they see you are the kind of person who takes an interest in others, the kind who replies to messages, they are far more likely to start interacting with your topics and posts and doing things you ask of them, like playing a song.

 

The same is true of guests. If they see an active board they might join and participate. If they see you being active they can start following what you say. They start clicking on your links etc.

 

Activity Breeds Activity

 

Cheers

 

John

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I'd probably do more, and more often, but I hate the thought of seeing my face listed (as the most recent commenter) next to EVERY Board!  😳   As it is, I'm STILL listed on a few from a few months back.

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I've been visiting Songstuff on-and-off for 5 years, and the most common themes/gripes I see are along these lines:

  • how do I get heard 
  • how do I get more listens
  • how do I make contacts in the industry
  • how should I market myself

To my surprise, rather than can get crushed by the rush, I've been buried by tumbleweeds in response to the OPPORTUNITY I posted.   And it's still the ONLY entry on the "Opportunities" Board.

https://forums.songstuff.com/topic/59445-an-opportunity-for-songstuff members/#comment-377926

 

Then again, I remember when I was developing my first home-produced album back in 2014, I attended a lot of industry networking events.  90% of attendees identified themselves as Singer/Songwriters, yet none could offer me links to their released works.  

 

Anyway, I'll plug away and do my own thing if I have to, and today I've released the 4th episode after finally recovering from a throat-infection (the scourge of any aspiring podcaster) 😀 

 

It's definitely not great, but it's something.    It offers YOU exposure for free ... IF you have a good story that YOU are willing to tell, and YOU can illustrate it with audio for which YOU have the Rights. 

The APPLICATION LINK is in the posting.

 

Cheers,

Greg

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On 7/6/2024 at 8:55 AM, GregB said:

I'd probably do more, and more often, but I hate the thought of seeing my face listed (as the most recent commenter) next to EVERY Board!  😳   As it is, I'm STILL listed on a few from a few months back.

 

These are the voyages of the Songstuff Music Community. Our continuing mission: to explore strange new music topics; to seek out new posts and new comments(Especially Greg’s); to reply and like; to boldly go where no one has gone before!

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I've just logged in to find EIGHTY (80) people are online ... but only SIX (6) are MEMBERS
i.e. 74 are anonymous visitors

 

Who are these shy people who don't want to be known, or post, or respond to posts?  (Obviously they can't tell us, because they can't post!).

 

Has anyone joined recently after being a long-time Vistor? If so ...

  • why DIDN'T you become a Member earlier?, and
  • has becoming a Member met your expectations?
  • how many posts, replies, reactions have you done?
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On 7/6/2024 at 10:55 AM, GregB said:

I'd probably do more, and more often, but I hate the thought of seeing my face listed (as the most recent commenter) next to EVERY Board!  😳   As it is, I'm STILL listed on a few from a few months back.

 

I have a face that's "meant for radio", hence the umbrella 😅👍

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On 7/7/2024 at 8:08 AM, GregB said:

I've been visiting Songstuff on-and-off for 5 years, and the most common themes/gripes I see are along these lines:

  • how do I get heard 
  • how do I get more listens
  • how do I make contacts in the industry
  • how should I market myself

To my surprise, rather than can get crushed by the rush, I've been buried by tumbleweeds in response to the OPPORTUNITY I posted.   And it's still the ONLY entry on the "Opportunities" Board.

https://forums.songstuff.com/topic/59445-an-opportunity-for-songstuff members/#comment-377926

 

Then again, I remember when I was developing my first home-produced album back in 2014, I attended a lot of industry networking events.  90% of attendees identified themselves as Singer/Songwriters, yet none could offer me links to their released works.  

 

Anyway, I'll plug away and do my own thing if I have to, and today I've released the 4th episode after finally recovering from a throat-infection (the scourge of any aspiring podcaster) 😀 

 

It's definitely not great, but it's something.    It offers YOU exposure for free ... IF you have a good story that YOU are willing to tell, and YOU can illustrate it with audio for which YOU have the Rights. 

The APPLICATION LINK is in the posting.

 

Cheers,

Greg

 

And it’s a good opportunity. I’ll be helping promote your series. After all, the bigger it becomes the more it helps me, and helps Songstuff. Why wouldn’t I want to avail myself of the opportunity and want to help support it?

 

Mad i tell you! ;)

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