I’ve decided to get a head start on the new job, which officially starts tomorrow, at Blog Talk Radio. I’ve posted for the first time at the BTR blog, talking about the opportunities ahead for both myself and BTR:
As much as blogging represented that opportunity for writers four years ago, I believe Blog Talk Radio holds out even more opportunities for writers and talkers now. We have just begun operations eight months ago, and already we have a wide variety of shows for listeners to enjoy — and not just in politics. We expand our reach every day into new topics and new issues, and we see no limit.
Blog Talk Radio gives everyone a microphone, and more importantly, a solid technical platform that alllows for immediate dialog. Instead of posting an essay and waiting for comments and e-mails, New Media people can interact directly with those who agree or disagree — and the debate will be both entertaining and instructive for all. It democratizes the talk-show medium just as blogging democratized the print media. And as an added bonus, Blog Talk Radio will soon bring advertisers and an opportunity for hosts to share in the revenue.
Come on — who wouldn’t get excited by that?
I will be posting at the BTR blog and at a new group blog for conservative talk-show hosts at BTR called Heading Right as part of the new job. I’ll also be posting more here, too, than ever before. Keep checking all three in the coming weeks and months!