My friend Johnny George blogs about voiceover. I’ve just added his blog to my blogroll.
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Posted March 28, 2012 by Bob
My friend Johnny George blogs about voiceover. I’ve just added his blog to my blogroll.
Posted February 28, 2012 by Bob
I’m always happy when I find a blog about voiceover that I didn’t know about before. I’ve recently added John Lano’s blog Thoughts of the Voice Over Genie to my blogroll.
Posted August 30, 2011 by Bob
Posted June 27, 2011 by Bob
For some time now, when people have asked me how I like working in voiceover full time my reply has been “It’s a lot better than working for a living.” Now, in truth there is “work” involved in voiceover. Meeting deadlines. Exceeding expectations. Delivering the performance people are looking for. These things don’t happen by accident. It does take concentration, effort, persistence and experience to deliver the goods in the studio. And to deliver the audio in the requested format. And so forth and so on.
But, having grown up on a farm in central Minnesota, I can tell you that voiceover is nothing like what I knew as “working for a living” as I was growing. Stacking bales of hay, shoveling grain, and especially mucking out the barn after the milk cows where finished. That was real work.
Today, I’ve spent a few hours mucking out the blogroll here at the Voiceover Boblog. It was beginning to stink to high heaven frankly. Broken links. A couple of links leading to hacked sites filled with malware. Good grief. I’ve neglected the blogroll for far too long. But as of today, I’ve personally tested every link. Later today there might be new problems but for now, everything in the blogroll should lead where it’s supposed to lead.
Now, it’s time to get back to the audiobook I’m just about to finish, and get started on the pick-ups for the other audiobook that’s due in a couple of weeks.
Posted April 28, 2011 by Bob
Posted February 24, 2011 by Bob
Posted January 15, 2011 by Bob
While I like being part of popular movements and taking part in things that lots of other folks are taking part in, I also have this streak in me that, when it seems like everyone is going a particular direction, I like to take a different path.
You need to take your path. I need to take mine. Lots of the time we’re going to be traveling the same road, sometimes we’ll be heading in directions that have nothing to do with one another. I’m deeply grateful that you read this blog from time to time. Thank you.
When I started blogging nearly six years ago it was with the express purpose to talk about voiceover, which was at the time one of my life-long passions. Also at the time, it was a dream of mine to be working full-time and exclusively as a voiceover. I didn’t have any idea how I might be able to pull that off, with a wife and four children and being the sole “bread-winner” of said family.
But persistence, hard work and divine providence eventually led me (almost 2 years ago now) to leave my corporate job and strike out on this voiceover-only path. One unanticipated consequence of that shift is that it has actually become a bit harder to be consistent about my blogging now that all I’m doing (from a work point of view anyway) is voiceover. To you, my dear reader, I apologize for my inconsistent blogging of late. I will do my best to keep bringing you ideas and performances and people that I think will interest you. And to share with you, now and then, from my own well of experiences.
Posted November 28, 2010 by Bob
Posted November 26, 2010 by Bob
With just over a month left to take advantage of the early bird registration price, I urge you (if you’re a working professional voiceover talent) to go to the Faffcon site and sign up for Faffcon2. Do it today. Don’t wait until the last possible minute because you might forget. And as every one of us who attended the first Faffcon can tell you, there’s nothing you could do in February of 2011 that will help accelerate your voiceover business better than by attending the next one in Atlanta taking place the last weekend in February.
Posted October 23, 2010 by Bob
I’ve just added the voiceover blog from my friend George Washington III to my blogroll. Welcome, George. Thanks for adding your voice to the blogosphere!
Posted October 6, 2010 by Bob
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I want to offer my welcome to Mike Harrison as he joins the voiceover blogosphere.
Posted September 22, 2010 by Bob
My friend Ralph Hass has a voiceover blog that turns 4 today, so a very happy Blogiversary to you!
Posted July 6, 2010 by Bob
My friends at Fame Foundry have a couple of excellent articles on SEO (search engine optimization) for you. SEO 101, A Plain English Primer is here. SEO 102, 13 Steps to Improve Your Ranking the Right Way is here.
Posted May 5, 2010 by Bob
My friend Donovan Corneetz is not only a superb voice actor, he’s also been learning the joys of being a dad the last several months. He’s started a new website called Daddy Discoveries that chronicles what he’s been learning along the way. Not voiceover related (except that Donovan is a voice actor) but , I think you’ll enjoy reading them.
Posted May 2, 2010 by Bob
Posted April 19, 2010 by Bob
I have a pretty long blogroll, in case you’ve never noticed. Near the bottom of that very long list is a group called “Other Blogs.” I’ve added one there today called the Beagle Bugle. It’s the official blog of the Wizard Academy. I will be visiting there often. I hope you will too.
Posted December 3, 2009 by Bob
And you’re not listed on the VoiceOverXtra blog link page, you should be. And send me a note too. I’m trying to add every voiceover blog to my blogroll.
Posted August 19, 2009 by Bob
With my thanks to Nancy Wolfson for emailing the link this morning, check out the superb blog post “Your Copyright Questions Answered” by Amy Everhart, Amy is a trademark, copyright and entertainment attorney.
Posted July 27, 2009 by Bob
… Tweet and you …? OK. I’m twisting the old saying to a different purpose than the original. Regardless of what you think of my weak humor, I do hope you’ll take a moment to click through to this excellent commentary by Jeff Sexton about Twitter.
Posted July 25, 2009 by Bob
Craig Crumpton is doing a great job of covering Comic-Con 2009 on his Voice Actors in the News blog.
Posted July 22, 2009 by Bob
My friend Connie Terwilliger has launched a voiceover blog so I’ve updated the link on my blogroll with that site. Very nice stuff, Connie. I look forward to reading more of what you have to say.
Posted July 14, 2009 by Bob
Josh Bernoff interviews Seth Godin about his blogging in an article published on the Ad Age site. If you would like to know how to blog better, you might want to click through and read the interview. On the other hand, if you only want to know how to build a better relationship with you clients, you might want to click through and read the interview. Or not, it’s your call.
My thanks to my friend Pam Tierney for sending me the link to this interview today.
Posted July 9, 2009 by Bob
Should you have a blog? We both know that I can’t answer that question for you, but if you seriously want to have a blog, you need to take it seriously. Here are 10 solid suggestions you can use to help you focus on what’s important to you from a professional photographer named Jen O’Sullivan. The application to your voiceover business shouldn’t be difficult.
My thanks to Lee Plaud for emailing me this link.
Posted June 17, 2009 by Bob
James Alburger and Penny Abshire have provided training for voice actors of all levels from beginngers to working pros for a number of years out of their studios in San Diego, California called VoiceActing Academy; and here and there when they travel. They’ve now moved their former newsletter to a blog called, surprise, VoiceActing Academy blog. Welcome to the blogosphere, James and Penny!
Update: Also added today the blog from Krash Creative Solutions.
Posted June 13, 2009 by Bob
Posted June 11, 2009 by Bob
I received a very nice email from Kevin Readdean today letting know that he’s started a voiceover blog called VO Meter specifically devoted to monitoring and reporting the history of voiceover and voice actors.
UPDATE: I also ran across another new voiceover blog today, interestingly enough from another voice actor named Kevin. In this case, Kevin Delaney, who calls his blog Voiceover Ninja.
Posted April 1, 2009 by Bob
My friend Doc Phillips has release the Sixth edition of the voiceover blog carnival called Voices That Motivate. Lots of good and interesting material again.
Posted March 29, 2009 by Bob
Roger King, a voiceover agent in Canada, emailed this evening to let me know that he’s started a blog specifically for the voiceover business in his home country. There’s lots of good material on his site that’s relevant to any voice actor, no matter the country of residence or origin, I’ve adding Voiceover Canada to my blogroll today. Here’s just one example, a fine analysis of what an agent is look for from a voice actor.
Posted March 26, 2009 by Bob