One of the hardest parts of going it alone is juggling everything that has to be done to successfully go it alone – after all, why do you think managers, PR agents, and labels became such an integral part of the music industry?
I started a mailing list today, upon the realization that communicating on, say, Facebook doesn’t result in all that much connection. In fact, let’s face it – trying to promote yourself solely with social media can result in fatigue. People get sick of hearing about the same old thing over and over. Sure, you might convince someone via saturation to finally click that Bandcamp link, but I would imagine 80% of the time they scroll on by looking for the next political argument, cat video (my favorite!) or clickbait article.
Also, how do you encourage word of mouth if no one actually engages what you’re trying to share with them?
There are tons of articles on the subject, and lots of anecdotal information within each one. Perhaps the first step is simply taking a step at all, trying what’s available, see what actually works for what we are trying to engage people with.
Maybe the mailing list will work. I guess we’ll find out soon enough.
One of the cool things about the WordPress dashboard is the ability to see where your visitors hail from (not specifically – that would be creepy!)
Just yesterday and today, I’ve had visitors from Italy and Brazil. Two countries I’ve never had the pleasure of visiting, unfortunately, but it’s nice to know you’re out there and that maybe we have a little something in common!
So hello, new friends.
I haven’t figured out where exactly to put this on here, but you can always e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org (unless you are a jerk and/or a scammer) … I would prefer not to ever receive spam, but how otherwise would we communicate?
I am suffering Facebook Fatigue, to be honest, and e-mail is much more personal nowadays. Imagine that.
The blog here at thepneumaticgirls.com is now connected to our Facebook and Tumblr pages, and also to our Twitter. I’m told that’s supposed to be a good thing. Mind you, each will still have unique content, but most of our major announcements (in theory, at least) should originate from here.
As referenced here, earlier today, there’s been some recording going on. Again, Harry Koniditsiotis is at the helm at the mighty Five & Dime studios. I laid down tracks for a song we played a few times last year…with the aid of that strange old drum machine, as well as guitar and trash can (!)
I believe three of the four of us will be spending a little more time in the studio this Sunday as well. If we’re lucky and get all this laid down, maybe the follow-up to Imperial Lanes will be finished by the fall.