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3 Easy ways to share behind the scenes content (for the D.I.Y. Rock Star)

This post loosely accompanies Gab & Jam, 275. 3 Easy ways to share behind the scenes content (for the D.I.Y. Rock Star)

This topic was inspired by a Craft Podcast (Elise Gets Crafty podcast). But since this is a topic that we’re currently in the process of working through, we thought ALL content creators, frankly, could benefit from this info. After all, who DOESN’T want to know an EASIER way to share behind the scenes content?!

Listen to the episode for the full discussion.

Sharing? What?

In her podcast episode, Elise's premise is that one of the reasons creators don’t end up sharing this content is that, not only might they just be “in the zone” of creating and don’t want to come up for air, but also that there might be some trepidation about sharing your work when it’s in the “messy middle.” However, we like to know why musical artists, in particular, decide to create and we also like to see the behind-the-scenes to their process. –In fact, EVEN with artists where we’re not as fond of their music, we are fascinated by their motivations and their challenges and their methods. –Also, we learn aspects of these people’s lives and their journeys that gives us a richer appreciation for the work they do. Further, sometimes, it helps us WANT to hear their art with “new” ears. So, as folks who are trying to do more of this, we are sharing some tips to help you get beyond this barrier and to share more of your process.

Here's how to take better band photos (even if you’re taking them yourself):

Why would you WANT to share this?

Well, it’s likely that folks who vibe with what you do—or who want to do what you do—might be inspired, encouraged, and/or enamored of seeing your process or the stages of the work as you complete it. This type of footage could be the difference between drawing you closer to your “people” and just having casual fans. Sometimes, folks like to know that you didn’t “wake up like this, ”but that it takes work and trial and error to get to that beautiful thing that is the result. Everybody else’s feed might be curated and perfect, but by sharing that you didn’t start off that way can be refreshing. –Plus, if you’re feeding the social media content beast, you will need more than photos of what you eat, if you want to keep your feeds interesting.

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Here are the 3 ways to share behind the scenes content more easily:

1. Show the work in progress (as you are working)

This approach lets people come along on the journey; through time lapse videos, work trackers, thoughts about the decisions within the process, etc. What's easy about this is that you don’t have to share the actual work, but more of the recipe that helped you make it. But “this is how I get it done” kinda thing.

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2. Share AFTER you're finished

Not sharing in the middle, but taking pictures along the way that you end up sharing at the end. This way you know that you’re going to end up with something you’re proud of and so when it’s done, you can show what it took to get it there.

Here are 10+ social media strategies:

3. Share something you KNOW you can re-create

Share something that you’re comfortable with, because you’ve done it so many times. You know it’s going to turn out amazing, but you’ve done it before, but you just haven’t documented it or shared the process before. You know that you might hit snags, but you also know that you can solve them pretty easily, but it helps build interest in your work to share the process. It inspires others to try things.

What about you?

How do YOU share your behind the scenes process?

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Here’s what we’re into now:

· Tom Ray’s Art Podcast:

· “Sugar Fit” on Darkest Corners of the World Podcast S2 E3

· “Flying High” (from “Sugar Fit” album) on Toes in the Sand Playlist

· “Sugar Fit” on his Spotify “Indie: Undiscovered But Brilliant: Vol. 3”

· “Sugar Fit” on No Sugar Radio

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· How to write quicker, but better (for D.I.Y. Rock Star):

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· First Music Video? 10 Best Websites for Free Stock Video Footage:

· Further Confessions: I Hate Video Editing:

· “YouTube Frenzy: But the Beauty of this Rabbit Hole”

· “Tips for Competing with Yourself (for the D.I.Y. Rock Star)”

· “Tips for Video Making (for the D.I.Y. Rock Star)”


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