Filed Under (blog, for the sake of the song, general, Midland, news, Ontario) by Sean on March-15-2008

I had a bit of a brainwave. Alot of podcasters use the free K7 voicemail service to receive voice comments. A drawback of the service is that like many free internet services, if you don’t use it for 30 days, you lose your K7 number. I also know that podcasters love to receive voice feedback, so I have a simple proposal:

I am declaring the 7th, 17th and 27th of each month as K7 days. On a K7 day take 7 minutes to leave voice feedback for some of your favorite podcasts.

In my feedback I may mention that it’s K7 day and ask the recipients to pass it on. It can be a kind of chain of good will, … and it will reset the counter for the recipient’s voicemail number.

If your like me, you’ve been meaning to respond to a few shows at any given time. On the K17th of March, try to reach out to other podcasters.

P.S. my K7 feedback number is 206-337-0611.

Remember that K7 numbers are in the Seattle area code so normal long distance charges may apply. I use SkypeOut, so I have almost unlimited North American calling.

Update:  I set up a K7 Day group on facebook.  Join the group and remember to add to the conversation by leaving a message for a podcaster on the K17th.

5 Comments posted on "Social Media Experiment: K7 Day"
Sean McGaughey declares K7 Days on March 16th, 2008 at 4:01 pm #

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Mark on April 6th, 2008 at 7:22 pm #

I still love this initiatives.

BTW… some people seem to think you mean leave a 7 minute message for one person, not leave 7 minutes worth of messages for a few podcasts.

Dwight on April 6th, 2008 at 11:23 pm #

This is one of those ideas that makes one think “why didn’t I think of that”
Good on ya !

ductapeguy on April 7th, 2008 at 6:14 am #

Thanks gentlemen for your interest in K7 Days. Some people have been confused by the 7 minutes and all the other 7s. The main point of K7 days is to help remind people 3 times a month to join in the conversation because podcasting is a 2-way medium.
I only mention the 7 minutes for alliteration, because it goes with all the other 7s. Seven minutes is a nice small chunk of time to dedicate to send voice feedback to a few of your favorit podcasts. It doesn’t have to be just K7 calls either. You can send your feedback by email, k7 voice messages, email an mp3, carrier pigeon or stapled to a delivery pizza. There really are no rules except add to the conversation that is podcasting.

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