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December 08, 2005

Ask Your Fans for Help

I've written about Scott Andrew and his awesome music web site before. And I continue to be impressed with the clear and tasteful way he communicates with fans online.

A newer section of Scott's site worth noting is his How You Can Help page. There fans and supporters can:
  • Find out how to link to his site
  • Get free Scott Andrew post cards to give to friends
  • Learn where they can post online reviews of his songs
  • Suggest a venue or media outlet
  • Get details on how to present a house concert featuring Scott
Speaking of which, the Host a House Concert page begins "Why wait months or years for me to finally come to your town when you can bring me there yourself? ... Here's how it works, step-by-step ..."

Then he explains what a house concert is and how to host one. Now that's making smart use of the Web.

Which gives me an idea for some things I can add to my own web site. Hmmm ...

-Bob

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posted by Bob Baker @ 12:26 PM   2 comments


2 Comments:

At Dec 8, 2005, 1:35:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All great ideas. I have another feature on my site that allows my visitors to . They get mentioned in credits and bragging rights if I end up using their idea. It's given me a nice selection of ideas to work with, and my visitors love it because it lets them have a hand in the creative process.

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At Dec 8, 2005, 3:34:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm, that kinda mangled my reply, so I'll have another go at it without HTML.

All great ideas. I have another feature on my site that allows my visitors to submit song ideas:

http://www.joshwoodward.com/etc/suggest/

They get mentioned in credits and bragging rights if I end up using their idea. It's given me a nice selection of ideas to work with, and my visitors love it because it lets them have a hand in the creative process.

- Josh Woodward

 

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