As the fearless leader of GoGirlsMusic.com, I keep pretty busy bringing female musicians together. It’s been my calling for the last 16+ years. Last weekend I was in The Catskills of New York attending the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) Conference. It was amazing! I spent the entire 4 days talking tirelessly about the GoGirls community and our membership program, GoGirls Elite.
Side Note: The only requirement to join GoGirls Elite is having at least one female in a group. We are all genres, all levels of musicianship – everything from the solo female singer/songwriter to the punk rock band with a chick drummer plus everything in between.
So back to NERFA… just when I think everyone in the independent music world has heard of GoGirls (hello… we’re about to turn 17!), I’ll be pleasantly surprised at a conference when someone asks, “What is GoGirls?” I’m quick to respond with my elevator pitch that I can summon in my sleep. “GoGirls is the oldest & largest online community of independent women in music. Our mission is to promote, support & empower our members. We do this with events worldwide as well as weekly online chats including our popular GoGirls Twitter Chat (#ggchat). We also run a GoGirls Elite ‘members only’ Facebook Group.”
Scenes from NERFA:
I have to say, being the leader of the GoGirls Tribe is incredibly amazing and so rewarding. Who knew that a little website I started in 1996 would become such an awesome 100% volunteer-run community. Our motto is, “We are all in this together to learn and grow, fostering a much needed community of like-minded female artists, and making a difference in the music world.” Our members are involved because they are passionate about their own careers and are equally supportive of their peers. Our organization is about unity, not competition.
So that’s my spiel. I know I haven’t blogged in awhile. I got inspired to do so today because my bud Chris Rockett of Promote Your Music asked me to participate in an article about blogging for musicians. My contribution to the piece is being consistent with posting. So with that, I realize I need to practice what I preach. I am making it my goal to blog more. I prefer Twitter because I like short and to the point. This post is about as wordy as I get. So with that, thanks for listening.
Until next time… Keep rockin’!
The Musician’s Social Media Coach, teaching you to “work smarter, not harder”
Founder of GoGirlsMusic.com… cuz chicks rock!
Running the GoGirls booth at NERFA. Look at that big smile on my face. I love what I do!