Note: This was originally posted April 23, 2009 on a different version of this blog.
I’m really pleased to announce the addition of my new social network, www.thebrianbowersproject.ning.com! My hope is that this will be a place where actors, musical artists, producers, directors, and production teams can all get together to network, share ideas, post auditions, and to generally have an outlet for some of their creative ideas.
I can already hear some people groaning right now… “Oh, great. Something ELSE I’m supposed to sign up for!” I can promise that this will be different than some of the other social networking platforms. I really want this to be just for sharing ideas about the entertainment industry, so a lot of the spammers and deceptive posters that you’ve seen on other networks simply won’t be tolerated here. As I write this post there are only about a dozen members, and all from the Cleveland area. I’d really like to open this up on a national level so we can get a lot of people involved. The more people that use it, the better ideas and resources we’ll be able to pool as an entertainment community. In a tough, cutthroat industry such as the one we work in, I’d like this to be a place where people can safely meet like-minded people and share ideas. So, please spread the word to your friends and colleagues in the industry!
Everything is free and it’s very simple to sign up. If you’re a member and would like to promote it on your website, Myspace, Facebook, or other page, you can get a nifty badge much like the one at the top of this post. Just go to www.thebrianbowersproject.ning.com and find the badge on the right hand side of the page. I hope you all can find some use for the site, and please–spread the word!