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Podcasting pointers that help you expand your exposure and broaden your brand by simply using your voice. I am an award-winning blogger, vlogger, author, professional speaker and CEO of A. Blake Enterprises, Social Media Marketing and Consulting. You can find and follow me on all my social media platforms at https://linktr.ee/delblogger

Delaware Blogger Podcast Antionette Blake

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Podcasting pointers that help you expand your exposure and broaden your brand by simply using your voice. I am an award-winning blogger, vlogger, author, professional speaker and CEO of A. Blake Enterprises, Social Media Marketing and Consulting. You can find and follow me on all my social media platforms at https://linktr.ee/delblogger

    Fear Fear Get Outta Here - What Fear is Stopping You From Starting a Podcast?

    Fear Fear Get Outta Here - What Fear is Stopping You From Starting a Podcast?

    Fear Fear Get Outta Here - What Fear is Stopping You From Starting a Podcast?
    “"Have no fear of perfection--you'll never reach it." --Salvador Dali

    I have the opportunity to be a speaker in the Clubhouse Room “Fear, Faith and Fun, Discover Your Voice While Podcasting, hosted by Demia Avery one of the Leaders of ClubPod.

    Each week we talk about how fear can keep someone from starting a podcast and I always want to scream, “fear fear get outta here” because we all have a voice, a vision and a mission, and if we step out on faith to share it the fear will disappear.
    So in this episode #275, of the Delaware Blogger Podcast, I am asking the question, "what fear is stopping you from starting a podcast? 
    1. Fear of being an imposter (imposter syndrome)?
    2. Fear of failure?
    3. Fear of trying something new?
    4. Fear of breaking a comfortable routine?
    5. Fear that podcasting will be too time-consuming?
    6. Fear that it’s too expensive to begin?
    7. Fear that you won't be able to monetize your podcast?

    Take a listen to this episode as I unpack each of these fears and what you could or should do to overcome them.  

    Remember, "nothing beats a fail but a try"  Send an email to info@ablakeenterprises.com to learn more about starting a podcast or check out my links at https://linktr.ee/delblogger

    Today's episode is being sponsored by Blake's Booth Podcasting Studio in Middletown, Delaware, www.thehomellc.com/blakesbooth

    • 17 min
    Creative Ways to Connect with Your Audience

    Creative Ways to Connect with Your Audience

    In this episode of The Delaware Blogger Podcast, I am sharing a few creative ways in which to connect with your audience whether it's with a blog post or podcast episode.


    Know Your Audience - make sure that you are providing content that is relevant to your audience because it's not about your ego, it's about your audience.Post on various platforms - you don't have to be on all the social media platforms nor do you want to, but make sure that you are sharing on the platforms that your audience hangs out on and be consistent.  Use automation and syndication programs to re-post as it should never "one and done"Know The Platform - make sure you are using the correct sizes, fonts and style for each platform when posting because they are different: LinkedIn is different than Twitter so post accordingly.Check Your Analytics - you want to get the most engagement on your posts and not "just spit in the wind".  Check your analytics to ensure you are posting at the times when  your audience is active and engaging.Re-Share and Re-Purpose Content - use the content in various ways, as quotes, graphics, memes, articles, blog posts, etc.  You can break up a video or a podcast into multiple posts to get more traction.Listen to learn more and if you are interested in starting a blog, make sure to check out the upcoming workshops coming to H.O.M.E. in Middletown, DE, click below for more information and registration: https://www.helpingentrepreneur.com/build-a-blog-workshop/

    For more information about me, check out the website www.ablakeenterprises.com or https://linktr.ee/delblogger

    • 13 min
    What's Stopping You From Starting a Podcast?

    What's Stopping You From Starting a Podcast?

    "Each of us must confront our own fears, must come face to face with them. How we handle our fears will determine where we go with the rest of our lives. To experience adventure or to be limited by the fear of it."  --Judy Blume
    Today’s episode “What’s Stopping You From Starting a Podcast?”   
    Is it FEAR or False Evidence Appearing Real?  It’s okay to be afraid as most of us who started podcasting did it scared, but don’t allow FEAR or False Evidence Appearing Real or Imposter Syndrome stop you from starting.
     Perhaps you feel that you are going too fast.  If you don’t want to be overwhelmed, try doing a bi-monthly show, every other week as opposed to a weekly show. 
    Do you hate the sound of your voice?  Most of us do and those tiny imperfections can seem bigger than they are.  You are probably your own worse critic so practice, practice, progress because the more you record, the better you will become.  
    Are you afraid of Tech?  Do you remember how intimidating it was to use a mobile device, a Blackberry or even your first Smartphone?  If so, with practice and patience you got more comfortable.  That is how it will be when you start podcasting, however, perhaps working with a Coach, such as myself will help you get over the fear of tech.
    Lastly, working solo, does the thought of not having someone to work with or be accountable to seem lonely?  Then why not join a community of podcasters or a group on Facebook or LinkedIn.  Sharing with others in the same boat may provide the lifeline that you need to keep going and from feeling so lonely.  Remember, once you start building an audience you will have a whole new circle to connect with. 
    If you would like to learn more, send an email to info@ablakeenterprises.com and schedule a 15-minute Complimentary Discovery Call or sign up for the 5-Week Podcasting Your Purpose Coaching Session. 
    Please feel free to share this podcast with your family, friends, bae and boo too and please leave a review. 
    Find and follow me on all my social sites at https://linktr.ee/delblogger 

    Today’s episode is sponsored by “Blake’s Booth Podcasting Studio” www.thehomellc.com/blakesbooth

    • 13 min
    Podcasting for Personal Development

    Podcasting for Personal Development

    “Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.”
    Quote by Sally Koch
    Podcasting for Personal Development - Eps. #271 Delaware Blogger Podcast


    What has life taught you about marriage, divorce, raising children, housekeeping, pain, suffering, or illness?
    How about military service, education, shopping, traveling or starting a business.
    How many times do you wish that you could just talk... and talk uninterrupted to someone, anyone who needs your advice and would benefit from it?
    “Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.”
    Perhaps you wished there was someone who could be helped by sharing their  experiences or expertise?
    Have you thought about starting a podcast so that you can share your story of personal development...sharing a heartbreak...sharing your experiences can help someone who in turn might be able to help someone else.
    Don’t fall into the Imposter Syndrome Trap either!
    Using the gift of your voice….no cost...no obligation, just a tissue and a mic...talking to others who have in their earbuds or headphones.
    5 Steps to starting a podcast for personal development
    Choose a topic/niche or subject
    Choose a hosting platformWrite out show notes - intro & outroSet a schedule then practice practice progressPublish and promote -  I put publish and promote together because you can't do one without the otherSend an email for a copy of my “Podcast 7 Step Checklist” to help you get started.
    Make sure to subscribe to my blog https://delblogger.com for more podcasting pointers.
    Today’s episode of the Delaware Blogger podcast is sponsored by Blake’s Booth Podcasting Studio @ www.thehomellc.com/blakesbooth or call 302-261-3530
    Send an email to info@ablakeenterprises.com for a copy of the “Podcast 7 Step Checklist” or to schedule a 15-minute Complimentary Discovery Call and to sign up for the 5-Week Podcasting Coaching Sessions

    • 14 min
    Podcast Interview Checklist

    Podcast Interview Checklist

    If you've been thinking about starting a podcast which I know many of you have because you've been hearing so many great things about starting a show, that I just wanted to give you a Podcast interview checklist especially if you're thinking about bringing guests onto your show.
    I am also offering you the FREE download printable in case you wanted it, so just send an email to info@ablankenterprises.com and put "Podcast Interview Checklist" in the subject line.
    The checklist includes Pre-Interview, Interview and Post interview tips and I invite you to  check out my interviews on “Out & About with Antionette” every Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. on EC Podcast media.
     
    For more podcasting pointers, check out my YouTube Channel or blog and please leave a review of this show.

    Today's episode is being sponsored by PODGO.co - PODGO is the easiest way for you to monetize your podcast. Providing podcasters with a flat rate for ad space so you always know how much you get when you include an ad from PODGO.  Check them out today and when you sign up, state that you heard about them from "Delaware Blogger Podcast".

    • 14 min
    SEO for Podcasts

    SEO for Podcasts

    “Do not assume that people are seeing you. The more you can clarify, optimize, and engage your fans and strangers with branded marketing and merchandise, the better chance you have of being seen and then heard.” - Author: Loren Weisman
    In this episode of the Delaware Blogger Podcast I talked about SEO for Podcasts.  As a Blogger SEO is always top of mind when it comes to having my blog found online, especially since there are over 600 million blogs in the world.  

    Although podcasting is 1,428 times less competitive than blogging that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be concerned because podcasts are now being searched and found more often by the Google Bots.
    SEO or Search Engine Optimization is how you are found on the internet or the world wide web and there are a few things that will help you to be found on the first page of Google:
    Transcribe your episodesUse keywords in the title and descriptionRe-Purpose your content (Listen to episode # 268)Share detailed show notes transcribed in a blog post or website/webpage or in an article on LinkedIn or MediumSocial shares on FREE platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, InstagramInclude Alt Text with ImagesSyndicate and automate social shares and mention or @ if promoting products or servicesAsk guests to share the episode on their sites Include CTA such as “Thumbs up this video Subscribe, Share, or Leave a Review"Today's episode is being sponsored by "Blake's Booth Podcasting Studio @ H.O.M.E." - make sure to check it out at www.thehomellc.com/blakesbooth if you are first timer, DIYer, solocaster or product influencer.
    Check out my blog at https://delblogger.com and you can find and follow me on all my social media platforms at https://linktr.ee/delblogger

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

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Dami M ,

Love the spunk and expertise

Thanks for generously sharing your insights and expertise - I was encouraged again through the Power of Podcasting your personal brand episode and it was helpful in eeminding me to stay the course.

Bruce Chamoff ,

One of the most informative podcasts on social media and podcasting

Antionette is one of my favorite podcasters. Her tone of voice keeps me interested. She talks to the audience on a personal level and not just at us, which is something that most podcasters do not do. Every episode title of the Delaware Blogger Podcast is intriguing and important for podcasting success and I advise all social media marketng experts and podcasters to subscribe. Thank you, Antionette for doing a great podcast.

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