Tonight I’m blogging about several things, so, if you’re in the mood for my virtual “chit chat,” read on! Lately Mr. C and I have been brainstorming different ways to share information about our newest show with our listeners. We’ve gotten a few questions from new listeners asking: “Where are you shows located?” If you visit us here, you’ll find a link that says “Mixcloud Shows”. Depending on whether you’re on a desktop or a mobile device, you may see this link in a different spot. In desktop view, it’s up at the top of the main page. That takes you to Mixcloud.com. You can certainly listen through Mixcloud.com or with the Mixcloud app, but the reason we like to send people to Mixcloud via our website, http://www.enchantedtikihutshow.com, is so that it becomes more of a personalized experience, especially for our new listeners. We simply host our shows on Mixcloud’s platform, as do many other producers, but we don’t have the freedom to create additional, individualized creative content there. We do that here, on our own website, which I constructed on my own, and which is hosted on WordPress. We have the paid version, with the additional option to purchase the right to use the .com after our show’s name for easier access to our site. We have found these tools, both of which renew annually, extremely useful for sharing information with you.
As you can imagine, especially if you are an artist in the music community, there are so many various and sundry, recurring and rising costs involved in producing consistently high-quality shows, such as web hosting services, as well as other services, tools and resources needed to create new, fun, educational and engaging shows and other related online content for listeners each week. We truly enjoy hearing from so many of our listeners that our show encourages your further musical explorations and promotes the love of exotica and tiki music and tiki culture. Our website is where we have the option for you to help support the show, if you like what we do and want to be instrumental (no pun intended!) in promoting this type of unique programming. You can do so through either occasional or recurring, monthly support. Every little bit helps! 🙂
(Oh, we’ve also been asked about providing branded merchandise and so that’s also been percolating in the back of our minds! We are currently looking for a tiki artist to work with us for our logo, so please reach to us if you know of one, or ARE one, and think you can capture the vibe of our show through art!) Additionally, if you know of any radio stations who would like to syndicate our show, or know of any business that would like to sponsor us, feel free to forward us their information and we’ll reach out to them if we feel it is the right fit for our radio show’s concept.
Another question we’ve had is “What the difference between ‘like’ and ‘follow’?” If you “follow” us on our Facebook page, as well as our website here, and Mixcloud, that seems to ensure that you are always notified whenever we post a show on Mixcloud, or share something on Facebook or our website, so you’ll probably want to do all three! “Liking” the show is also appreciated, of course, but it’s our understanding that you may not receive our notifications or updates unless you hit “follow” as well.
Since we wanted to experiment with a slightly different approach this week, to reach more people by throwing out a wider net, we are not only sharing this week’s Mixcloud show directly from our Facebook page, but also including the link to our show’s website in the post. We are also sharing the latest show, below, to increase its visibility, but, as mentioned earlier, you can always find past shows by clicking on the “Mixcloud Shows” link. This week’s show is already uploaded to that site.
We also have a Twitter account at @kitty_hut that we are trying to help grow, in case you didn’t know about it! We are hoping that all these different approaches will help listeners become more familiarized with our content via various social media platforms, and will make our content easy to find. (Or maybe this is just an excuse for me to write a longer blog post than usual, because I’m in a writing mood and had too much caffeine!) Mahalo for reading all the way through! But, if you fell asleep three lines into the first paragraph, don’t worry! Just grab a latte and pick up where you left off! Cheers, Baby!