I’d like to let readers know that I have been asked to take a position on the Board of Directors for the International Society of Bassists. It is a great honor and privilege for me to be asked to serve in this capacity, and I naturally have accepted this offer. I look forward to having the opportunity to help initiate and facilitate change and growth within this organization, and I will be sure to let the community know about new and exciting ISB developments as they get rolling.
It is always surprising to me what benefits and opportunities present themselves from running a blog, and how online activities can morph into real-world activities (and vice versa). I am still amazed at how sitting at a laptop in your kitchen and typing furiously into the wee hours of the morning can give one more credibility than all the hours, days, weeks, months, and years spent practicing prior to that point.
My main goal as a musician has always been to be a valued member of the musical community, and it is continually surprising how opportunities that have always been elusive to me in the past all of a sudden present themselves. I may not have landed that “big job”, but through blogging and podcasting, I have had the opportunity to interact with major musical figures in a manner at least as satisfying as playing in a bass section with them.
I have a few other interesting behind-the-scenes blog developments, and I’ll let readers know more about them in the next couple of weeks, but in the meantime, check out the following essays if you want to know more about my thoughts on how technologies such as blogging and podcasting can benefit organizations:
- Dynamic Growth Possibilities of Blogging, Podcasting, Social Media, and User Generated Content
- Top 7 ways that blogs are different from regular websites
- On including user-submitted content in your blog
- Interacting with your blog audience
- Ideas for developing and promoting blog content