Sometimes the hardest part is knowing where to start. That's why we've assembled this page of very specific ideas, which we will continue to update. Please share your ideas in the comment section below!
Two little girls made quite a splash on the internet in a piece called "Two Little Girls Explain the Worst Haircut Ever." PRX experienced its first ever Viral Audio Outbreak. Here's what we've learned from the experience and some tips on how to make your work a hit.
- Reddit or "the front page of the internet" is a great place to start a buzz. Here's Two Little Girls on Reddit and just for fun, an "Ask Me Anything" with This American Life's Ira Glass.
Get Familiar with PRX's Sharing Options
PRX has two sizes of embeddable audio players available to ALL members (paid and unpaid). You can also share and play your pieces on Facebook.
Some social networks:
Post to your profile, create a product page, and invite likes, etc. Use the Facebook button on piece pages to share the piece, as that will create an audio player on Facebook. Stay connected with us on Facebook.
Post a tweet with a shortened link (we provide one from the Twitter button on the piece page). Stay connected with us @prx.
Post a link to the piece.
Pin a piece to your board. It will use the piece image and create a link back to the piece on PRX, where people can listen.
Making the Most of Social Media
Some public radio sites to contact:
- Us! Contact us to let us know about your piece(s) (we feature pieces in playlists, on the homepage, on our Facebook, etc.)
- Public radio station blogs
Pitch your work to blogs, magazines, and online communities:
- Art, Design, Craft:
Ravelry, Craftster, Instructables, Etsy, Make Magazine, Apartment Therapy, Design Observer, BookGlutton
- International and Travel:
Gadling, Global Voices Online, Not For Tourists, Lonely Planet's Thorn Tree, Rick Steves' Graffiti Wall, Thrillist
Slashfood, Chowhound, Smitten Kitchen, Epicurious
- Media and Technology:
Wired, TechCrunch, Lifehacker, Laughing Squid, Engadget, Motherboard.
- Parenting, Kids, and Youth:
The Motherhood, ParentsConnect, PBS Parents
Nature.com, Greenpeace blogs, Treehugger
- Health and Wellness:
Zen Habits, WebMD, Yoga Journal, Beliefnet
ScienceBlogs, SEED Magazine, New Scientist, Cogito, SciStarter, Nautilus.
Boing Boing, Neatorama, How Stuff Works, About.com, WorldChanging, , A.V Club.
The Awl, Jezebel, Rookie Magazine, Buzzfeed, The Toast.
- Podcast Reviews:
Send us your tips and we'll post them right here. Or, comment below!