Thursday, 13 November 2008

Sharing the excitement!

We've had a very upbeat week with the launch of our Frog Blog Dog Log Song on itunes, with great coverage in the local press, and fantastic feedback and enthusiasm from everyone who has heard the song and seen the vid on youtube.

We are poised to hear it being broadcast on Radio Lancashire early next week, and have asked everyone we know to request it on all the local radio stations.
The challenge now is to convert that enthusiasm into sales, and to spread the song virally, to create a snowball effect that will carry us into mainstream audiences.
Any suggestions and offers of help gratefully received!

From a personal standpoint, I am realising how much more enjoyable it is to share a project like this, than it is to always work alone. I really appreciate having someone else getting over-excited with me. That's not to say that my family and friends don't support me, because they are all incredibly supportive, but it's the very special nature of sharing a creative idea, working to give it life, then witness it give pleasure to other people that is feeding my own enthusiasm.

Chris Carter, my co-conspiritor and the singers are all very local with strong local connections so were inundated with calls from well wishers after the local press coverage - a first full page pic spread for Frog and I on the front of the leisure section, with a follow-up story and another pic inside of all the singers - whereas my social network is thrown much wider so I didn't get that same initial response. I was grateful to be able to share their excitement, whilst it was just another day in the office here.

This has decided me to make sure that I share the experience of hearing our song played on the radio with Chris next week at the studios of the BFWSB so we can get a crowd atmosphere to celebrate. The BFWSB - the Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Society for the Blind, is a very fitting place to gather, as that is where Frog and I recorded our audio CD, "It's Frogtastic!" and first met Chris, who we then commissioned to write our original music.

Now I have to return to the less public work to start chasing retail buyers again - it's nearly Christmas you know!


Charity Childs-Gevero said...

And I shared the excitement, too! :) Added this to my "what I'm reading" box! :)

Helen McGlasson said...

Thanks Charity!
Is your "What I'm reading" box one of those clever Wordpress add- ons?
My poor brain can only cope with blogger bits:(

Charity Childs-Gevero said...

Hey Helen! I've got new pics up! I'm in my new Jonathan Aston tights! You may want to check and see if you maybe have the same pair? hee hee!

My "what I'm reading" box is something anybody with a blogger blog can do! You just add a shared items box to your site and everything that you read from your subscription list that you want to share with others, will show up there! You have an option to add this to your site, too! You can find that option in your google reader! :)

frogtastic kisses!


Charity Childs-Gevero said...

Wishing you a happy New Year, Helen! :)

May you turn into a variety of lovely things, in the new year! Such as taffies, lace socks, and chocolate chip cookies! :)