A great podcast episode, or rather episodes, landed on my listening rotation this morning. If you’re new to using blogging and social media to promote yourself, or even if you’ve been doing it for while and feel like you’re in a rut, then you’ll want to check out this podcast episode by Grace Bonney called Expressing Your Voice Through Social Media”.
If you are a frequenter of design blogs, then you probably are very familiar with Grace Bonney’s blog Design*Sponge. In addition to Grace’s awesome blog, she also has a podcast show on the Heritage Network called “After the Jump” where she has conversations with designers, makers, and store owners about the design industry, trends, and common challenges designers and makers face on a day to day basis.
In this episode, Grace talks about how to find your voice and how the world of blogging and social media has changed in the past few years. There are actually two versions of this topic. The first version is an episode that Grace did with the managing editor of Design*Sponge, Amy Azzarito back in 2012 where it was more of a free flowing discussion about blogging and social media in general. The new updated episode, Grace has more direct tips and advice on using various social media platforms to find your voice, how to create content, and how to be found. I’d recommend either version and if you have time, try listening to both as they’re only around 30 minutes long. You can listen to 2012 version here and the 2014 version here.