podcasts in color

SQS021: Berry from Podcasts in Color

Podcasting sometimes feels like a thankless task. You’re just talking to a faceless audience for a long time until one day the “face” of your audience becomes clear. In the case of Berry from Podcasts in Color, she looked for podcasts that reflected her. And, in the process created the Podcasts in Color Directory housing hundreds of podcasts created by people of color.

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Show Notes

  • We discuss the epic tech issue, resulting in slightly wonky sound quality

 

  • Berry is from Denver and attended an HBCU (Historically Black College/University) what happened when she returned to Denver after that experience

 

  • So…podcasts aren’t just for “bros?”

 

  • Some of the current issues in podcasting she’s following

 

  • What does Berry listen for as a prolific podcast listener

 

  • Her podcast pet peeves

 

  • We talk episode notes

 

 

  • She shares how she finds shows.

 

  • We walk through how podcasters can market their show

 

  • Seasons are the way to go! Here’s why.

 

  • We walk through what sponsors are looking for. You’ll be surprised.

 

  • What are the components of a well-crafted podcast episode

 

  • Berry shares how many podcast episodes she listens to each week

 

  • I ask…what’s the goal of Podcasts in Color?

 

  • What has the reaction to the project been?

 

  • She shares if this is a good time to get into podcasting

 

  • The #1 habit podcasters should develop

 

  • We break down what she means by POC

 

  • Clarification: Berry does listen to podcasts hosted by white hosts.

 

  • What compels Berry to subscribe to a show

 

  • Advice for new podcasters

 

  • How to grow community

Connect with Berry 

  • Email: podcastsincolor@gmail.com

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Denver Bloggers Club Jenny Finke

SQS020: Denver Bloggers Club with Jenny Finke

One of the communities that I absolutely love is the Denver Bloggers Club. As a long-time blogger, sometimes you just need to spend time with people who actually “get” what you’re doing. Because, blogging is not as common as one would think. In Denver, the Denver Bloggers Club has become my “home away from home” where I can seriously discuss whatever issues or concerns that I may have growing my blogging projects.

* In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Please read my disclosure here.*

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Show Notes

  • Jenny Finke-Integrative Nutrition Coach, Community Builder, and Blogger

 

  • Colorado Native (she’s a unicorn)

 

  • She’s diagnosed with Celiac Disease and shares what that diagnosis meant

 

 

  • How Facebook lives changed her blog community

 

  • Building Community in Denver

 

Resources Mentioned

 

 

 

 

The Nima Portable Gluten Sensor

Where to Eat Gluten Free

 

 

 

 

 

The Welcome Mat

New to Denver? Looking to connect with other new arrivals and current residents? Become a part of the community today! Sign up to attend the May 4, 2018 event from 3:00 pm-5:00 pm for mix and mingle and a panel on “How to Make Personal and Professional Connections in Denver.” FREE

 

 

Square State

SQS019: Monthly Recap and Summer is Coming

Can you believe that it’s almost May? I can’t either! Today’s episode is a monthly recap. I also share a cool new locale that’s about to open in town and an upcoming event.

* In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Please read my disclosure here.*

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Show Notes

 

 

 

  • The Dairy Block Development-I wonder about the lack of marketing on an INCREDIBLE new space opening this summer.

 

 

 

The Welcome Mat Events

The inaugural Welcome Mat Event will be held on May 4th, 2018 from 3:00 pm-4:30 pm. The purpose? To connect new arrivals with current Denver residents and create a welcoming place for residents to connect and create community.

Sign up HERE! To join in. The first event’s topic “How to Make Personal and Professional Connections in Denver.” 

 

Denver Bloggers Club

Denver Life: Hanging Out With the Denver Bloggers’ Club

One of the reasons why I decided to share my Colorado experience via this blog was to connect people with the different communities in the state. It shouldn’t surprise you that I’m an active member of the Denver Bloggers’Club, a community created by Jenny Finke author of the blog Good for You Gluten Free. And, last week we enjoyed another amazing event created to support local bloggers.

* In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Please read my disclosure here.*

Denver Bloggers’ Club

For those of you who wonder why would bloggers need to be a part of community? Well, there are a number of reasons why. Blogging, for many, is a very solitary affair. You created a blog post that you hope will connect with readers and then…crickets. Or, if you’re lucky, your mom will let you know that she checked out your website and she found a spelling error.

The Denver Bloggers’ Club is a warm community of men and women connecting over a common interest. I love it. Different topics are covered during each meetup ranging from:

  • Marketing

 

  • Growing page views

 

  • SEO

As well as other topics that bloggers need to know about. And, one of the coolest things that Jenny does is work with local sponsors so that members enjoy an incredible experience.

Safeway

About a month or so ago, we had the opportunity to meet with the local team at Safeway. While Safeway is a national corporation, regions tend to be managed locally. And, there is a focus on supporting local farms, and food producers.

Safeway has also rolled out the Drive Up and Go Service that I love.

  • You order the groceries online

 

  • Set up the pick up time

 

  • Park in the appropriately numbered parking space

 

  • One of the grocers will come out with your groceries

Then, you’re done! I was incredibly impressed by the local team and they were so gracious and welcoming. I’ve always had an incredible experience shopping at Safeway. And, I always find myself chit chatting with the different people who work there. Many of the people who work at the specific stores that I shop at have worked there for years.

Uncorked Kitchen

Was a wonderful treat. If you’ve never heard of it-you need to schedule your next friends gathering at Uncorked Kitchen. Participants learn how to cook different dishes, there are monthly wine tastings, and even knife handling skills. There is a gorgeous patio facing the mountains and a bar. The group members had the opportunity to cook a delicious vegetarian meal that had a wonderful mango sorbet for desert.

If you’re interested in going for a date night or event please use the following savings code: SQSTCO18 for 15% off.  This code will be valid until October 31, 2018.

Uncorked Kitchen

 

10 communities to join in Denver

SQS018: 10 Amazing Denver Communities to Join Today!

One of the most challenging aspects of moving to a new town is finding community. You’ve decided to leave a place for whatever reason, and now you have to connect with new people. And, in larger cities, it can be difficult to figure out where to begin. This podcast episode and post will share 10 amazing Denver communities to check out when you arrive in town.

* In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Please read my disclosure here.*

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10 Amazing Denver Communities to Join

 

  • House of Pod-This co-working just opened a week or so ago. It’s a co-working space for podcasters. This is a brilliant idea and the business model looks solid. I can’t wait to go check it out.

 

  • Women of Denver-This group is for entrepreneurial women in Denver. Krystal Covington has created an incredible community to nurture and grow female entrepreneurs.

 

  • Denver Boss Babes-One of my favorite groups on the list! Roxy Barnes and Chelsea Blankenship created this community and I love it. The ladies are fun loving, hard-working, and share their wisdom freely.  Check out Roxy’s podcast interview HERE.

 

 

  • The Commons on Champa-Recently, I shared a podcast interview that I recorded with Jesse Shuler, Community Manager at the Commons. This is a fantastic resource for startup entrepreneurs in Denver.

 

  • The Colorado Startups Facebook Group-This was a group that I had no idea existed until I spoke with Jesse. If you’re starting a business it’s a great space to support others and be supported as you grow your business vision.

 

  • Slam Nuba-It may be better to describe Slam Nuba as a creative collective centered around poetry slams. Regardless, I’m obsessed with them, and love the creative voices that come out of this community.

 

  • Meetup.com-If you’re new to Denver…you have to attend some Meetups. There is something for EVERYONE. Seriously, everyone.

Square State: The Welcome Mat

Join me on Friday, May 4th, 2018 from 3:00 pm-4:30 pm. The Welcome Mat is a series of events created to welcome new arrivals to Denver and connect them to: current residents and resources that will make the transition to their new town even easier. Click HERE to sign up via EventBrite.

 

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