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Welcome to The Social Forge Podcast. Our podcast is focused on helping small and medium-sized businesses grow. 

Our podcast will include audio versions of our Facebook Live show, The Social Gab which airs live on Wednesdays at 10 AM on the SocialMediaWright Facebook page.

Below you will find links to various media outlets where you can listen to the show from and subscribe so you don't miss future episodes. Our show notes will contain links and references to the items discussed in that days show.

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Mar 7, 2019

The topics for this weeks discussion: 

1) Continuation of our podcast discussion from last week

2) The importance of having a blog if you want to grow your business

3) Making Your Social Media Channels visually appealing to your visitors.

Quote of the Week: Steve Jobs "Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do."

 

Business:

Music Sources: dig.cc.mixter.org

Voice Intro Work: Fiverr

We continued where we left off last week, talking about editing the podcasting files that you created. 

You may want to consider using a utility application like the Levelator that will adjust the peaks of your uncompressed podcast files by adjusting volume levels automatically.

Link: http://www.conversationsnetwork.org/levelator

We then used Adobe Media Encoder to compress to an MP3 format and uploaded the file to our podcast host Libsyn.

Website Development

We have a discussion of why it is important for your business to have a blog. There are two consumers for your blog, your website visitors and the search engines.

- we talk about keywords discussed in last weeks podcast and utilizing them in your blog content

- we talk about the value opportunity you have to create readable content for your visitors.

Image Sources to Consider:

1) Adobe Stock 

2) Shutterstock

3) Pexels

4) Unsplash

Looking for potential writers for your blog, you can check out: Upwork

Blog Tools for Spelling and Grammar check: Grammarly

Social Media Marketing

-important to add visually appealing images to your social profiles that reflect either your business or industry. People should know what your site is about when they see your images.

Sources for Images can be your own photographs so they are unique and original or you can check out the sites identified in our blog notes above.

The software you can use to create the images can include:

1) Adobe Photoshop (requires a license)

2) Adobe Illustrator (requires a license)

3) Canva (which is free to use, with some paid options)

Canva has a number of pre-made templates to get you started. If you are using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or another software program to create images or edit photographs you may need to check the search engines or social media sites for the dimensions to use.

On Friday morning, SocialMediaWright.com will publish an article in our Journal that identifies the dimensions for images on most of the social media channels.

If you have any questions with respect to the show, you can reach us at reachout@socialmediawright.com

Music for todays show: Free Music & Free Beer by Alex (c) copyright 2012 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/AlexBeroza/38167 Ft: Admiral Bob