I?m Frustrated With Me!

calendarDecember 31, 2010

Those of you who have visited my blog site from time to time have undoubtedly noticed that I?ve done a terrible job of blogging this year. That?s an understatement. I?ve basically not blogged.

Please understand, it?s difficult for me to write something compelling on a regular basis. That has never been one of my gifts. I talk a lot better than I write. But I know I can do better, so, I?m making a New Year?s Resolution. I?m going to write something on my blog on a regular basis in 2011. This time I?m going to blog about what I know best which is to teach what I have learned about artist development over the last 30 years. I hope some of you find it useful. I?ll even ask a few of the folks who work for me as well as some of my artists and friends to join in.

Over the last couple of years we?ve been thinking about launching an artist management course via the internet. We believe video will be the most effective teaching tool for our approach. After a lot of research it looks like the best concept will be ?modules? of about 15 minutes on various topics dealing with the entertainment industry. We will be interviewing important people at record labels, booking agencies, management companies, music and book publishers, television and movie producers as well as artists and speakers. It would be great to have some feedback from you all about this idea.

Stay tuned. I hope to be making announcements soon.

Happy New Year!


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  • Great post Mike!

    When I started blogging, I made a commitment to myself to post at least once a month which I have been able to achieve (often with just a few minutes to spare).

    If you are like me, you hear about those bloggers who post at least once a day! I don’t think I have the time or energy to do that so I will stick with my once a month plan:)

    A tip I wanted to share with you is that I find it helpful to work on 2 or 3 blog posts at the same time on the subjects I write: entrepreneurship and technology. I find that I get more information over the longer time period as opposed to just sitting down and writing. This practice improves my writing and I am better able to communicate my thoughts and ideas more succinctly.

    Plus, this allows me to have a post ready to go every month so I fulfill my writing commitment. I started this 3 years ago so I have several drafts ready to go: 42 drafts a matter of fact.

    That means I could release a blog post for the next 36 months (assuming some of these drafts don’t make the cut and will be deleted) and I will not miss a deadline. Plus it motivates me to think about my favorite subjects in a more richer way in order to allow me to communicate them to the world.

    Maybe my technique will help you tackle your writer’s block. I know there are many Mike Smith fans who want to hear what you have to say (me being one of the biggest)!

    Thanks and God Bless,

    Micky Thompson

  • Mike says:

    Thanks for the kind words and advice.

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