If it weren’t for social media and this website, very few would even know about me. I would just be another guy who talks into a microphone for a living. But things like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram gave me a platform. A way to spread my message and receive immediate feedback at almost no cost. I say “almost” because it does require time and energy to post something new every day. Something that’s relevant to my readers and followers.
I’ve had to invest in equipment to shoot my videos with, I have a CANVA subscription, I pay for a teleprompter app, and an app that creates subtitles. And as you know, having a website isn’t free either.
For more than twenty years I’ve been posting a new article on this blog on Thursday, but every once in a while I can’t contain myself and I pick another day to publish a story. This week was one of those weeks. On Monday I responded to the critics who didn’t like what I had to say about the Voice Arts Awards. BTW, bold, blue text is always a hyperlink (some web browsers may choose a different color).
Now, that doesn’t mean you don’t get new content from me, today. But before I share that with you, I’d like to tell you where and how you can connect with me on different platforms. Please note that the links below will lead to my professional presence. I do have a personal Facebook page, but that’s something I reserve for very close colleagues, friends, and family members.
In general, the easiest way to find me is by typing in the keyword “nethervoice.”
So, here’s a list of links for those who are interested in following me:
YouTube handle: nethervoicevideos
And here’s TikTok:
I seem to have confused some people by “disappearing” from Instagram, but that wasn’t my decision. After my nethervoice account was hacked and abused, Instagram refused to reinstate it, and I lost over 5500 followers. Click here to read the full story. The Instagram link above is my new account.
With increased exposure comes increased risk. This site is safe, but this blog is under attack from spammers every single day, mostly from China. I had to put an aggressive spam filter in place and this means that when you comment, you will receive a response that your comment has been flagged as spam. Don’t worry. All I need to do is approve your response, and it will show up.
Speaking of comments, they always make my day!!!
Let’s move on to the new content I promised you. As you may have noticed, I have really embraced making videos in the past couple of months. I don’t have the time, the staff, or the budget to produce slick vids, so instead I record talking head videos, often in my backyard. Most of these videos end up on my YouTube channel, such as the one that’s making the rounds today:
Being active on so many platforms means I’ve made connections with colleagues from all over the world. It’s one of the things I enjoy most about being in this business. But don’t think for a moment that I’m only connected to voice over talent, and that my content is for voice overs only. In fact, there are lots of other creative freelancers and artists who are following me on social media because the things I cover can be applied to other areas as well.
Apart from being hacked, there’s one downside to being active on so many platforms: I don’t always have time to respond to everyone who comments or sends me a “like.” I believe in leading a balanced life, and social media is just something I do on the side while trying to make money as a voice over. I don’t have someone to manage my social media for me, or comment on my behalf. I do handle most social media for my wife’s business, but that’s a different story.
So, if you haven’t heard back from me, I hope you won’t take it personally. I appreciate every reader, every follower, and especially every subscriber to this blog.
You are the reason why I keep going.
Thanks a million, and let’s stay in touch!