This blog has some nice potential in terms of what kinds of media forms it can take. Let’s take a look at what I am doing and what I can do. Also, these are ideas you can take for your project.
Well, that’s obvious. You’re reading this now, and this is a blog. On a blog, you can do quite a bit of content. Besides the normal text, you can also do video and/or images. I’ll talk about video in this list. This is my favorite form of media. My favorite style of writing.
I just started doing this in 2017. So far, I really enjoy the challenge of a monthly newsletter. I say digital, because I indeed would rather do it online than print, especially since doing it digitally didn’t cost me anything. That’s where a lot of print newspapers are heading towards. Well, the ones that are trying to survive.
I almost did a podcast for the blog before deciding on the newsletter. I do have recording tools as I had been working on an audio book so the option to do a podcast is still alive and it’s still heavily on my mind. I may do it one day. I would need to figure out how to make it engaging.
What in the world is a vlog? It’s a blog, but for video. V-Blog. Vlog. Anyway, my YouTube channel sort of is a representation of my vlogging. I produce videos on my lighting projects and such. So, the question, can a vlog work for this blog’s content? An optimistic vlog? Just like with the podcast, I’d have to really make it special, visually.
Well, this is an interesting one. On one hand, I’m on social media. On the other hand, Dante’s Optimism doesn’t have its own designated social media platform. It’s under the “Dante Writes” umbrella. What if you extended the blog, newsletter, podcast, or vlog with social media? What if you replaced those with social media? Take Instagram. You can easily run a video and picture blog right there. This is the least likely to happen in my case, however. I am of the opinion that I should continue to push the Dante Writes agenda and brand.
A potentially quicker way for followers to get your content? That’s a mobile app. Making an app isn’t simple, especially if you’re not all that great with coding and stuff. But, it can really be a great addition to your brand. I think it would go nicely with my blog. I did make an app for it in the past. Maybe I should try that again.
Those are ways I can grow my blog. Yet, some of these methods fits your blogging style better than mine. There probably won’t be a vlog for this and I likely won’t give this blog its own social media presence. If you’re thinking about expanding the empire, these are some areas…common areas, to look into.