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August 2010
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Summer's cooling down, but you want to keep the buzz about your music hot both on the festival circuit and online. Ariel Hyatt provides some tips below that will help you to get other people blogging about you and your music! Have you set up your FNO blog yet?

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How To Get Bloggers To Write About You - Become a Reader & a Commenter
by Ariel Hyatt

I really loved the pieces that Chis Bracco has written on MTT on Blogging and I wanted to add some thoughts on getting blogs to write about you. His strategies are rock solid and full disclosure he used to work with my company and he is indeed very effective at getting bloggers to cover artists. Read Chris's piece here:

I know that blogging seems like yet another unbearable thing to take on so there are 2 ways to approach this:

  1. Become a reader and commenter
  2. Become a reader, commenter and blogger yourself!

Q: How Do You Play Ball with the Bloggers?
A: Become a reader and commenter

I highly suggest that you try to get familiar with the blogging world by reading blogs and posting comments on blogs you like.


CAUTIONARY TIP: If you are posting on a blog who has not already covered you DO NOT HYPE YOURSELF. Bloggers hate it! Instead, you can leave comments about something THEY wrote and include your sig file with your name, band name and a link to your website. This is a subtle way of letting the blogger know you are a musician without saying: HEY! REVIEW ME! If they like your observations about them and what they write, they just may.

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