Premiere Bro has some new things planned for 2017. Including the Premiere Bro Newsletter, PProChat, site improvements and more! Read this post to learn what's next for the Premiere Pro User Blog and Fansite.
I've been a little AWOL for the past month or two. (Read my Special Holiday Message and 2016 Recap to hear the happy excuse for my absence.) Premiere Pro content curation and Week in Premiere resumed a couple weeks ago, but it's been a while since I've posted regularly on the Premiere Bro Blog. Now it's a new year, and it's time to get back on the horse. (The horse being a reference to Adobe Premiere that some longtime users will appreciate.)
There are several announcements that I am excited to share with you. But first...
Thanks so much for being a Premiere Bro reader. It means a lot to me that you're reading this. I began Premiere Bro to enrich the Premiere Pro editing experience and user community. I'm looking forward to continuing this journey in new ways in 2017.
Premiere Bro Newsletter
Everyone and their mother has a newsletter. It's time the Premiere Pro User Blog and Fansite had one. The plan is to begin collecting your precious email addresses while I continue learning MailChimp. The Premiere Bro Newsletter will launch Friday, March 10th. Think of it as Week in Premiere sent to your inbox, a weekly digest of cutting-edge Premiere Pro news, tips and tutorials. I promise you two things: 1) to feed your insatiable appetite for relevant Premiere Pro content, and 2) always respect your privacy.
If you sign up, you will receive an email asking you to confirm your subscription, and prove you are not a robot.
Week-long chats for Adobe Premiere Pro user topics, techniques, tips and tutorials.
Please, not another online chat! That's what you're thinking, right? I agree with you. Let me explain how PProChat is going to be different by telling you what it's not.
- Not a Twitter chat. PProChat is primarily a Facebook group. However, PProChat is on Twitter as well.
- Not a live chat. If you're like me, it's challenging to participate in scheduled lived chats. PProChat will host week-long discussions. Participate when you want.
- Not a general Premiere Pro chat. Topics will be very specific, and will be focused on specific Premiere Pro tutorials. (If you make Premiere Pro tutorials, be prepared to have yours featured and discussed!)
- Not a troubleshooting forum. This is an opportunity to contribute to a positive discussion on Premiere Pro editing, to help others, and to share about yourself.
- Not optional for Premiere Pro users. Kidding. It totally is.
PProChat officially launches Monday, March 6th, 2017.
More details on PProChat coming soon.
Speaking of Premiere Pro tutorials, I've seen many of them. There are so many great Premiere Pro tutorial makers that have sprung up over the past few years. I want to support these Premiere Pro users by featuring them on my blog. Many of them create tutorials for free and on their own time. They deserve a little free publicity.
That's why I created the Premiere Profiles category on my blog. I'd like to jumpstart this section of the site, where I interview Premiere Pro users and tutorial makers in a standardized format. It will be awesome to have a Premiere Profile for every Premiere Pro tutorial maker I curate content from. That's the end goal.
The Premiere Pro fansite is now going to have a page for Premiere Pro problems? Yes, and here's why: in this digital age of information and social media, transparency is the highest form of credibility. The purpose of this page is to help eliminate user confusion and frustration by acknowledging Premiere Pro software issues. Plus, it follows well with the "Premiere Pro..." terminology for my Categories tab. Problems will be represented on Premiere Bro as alleged, unless confirmed by Adobe.
The Premiere Problems page is coming soon!
In my humble opinion, the Submit Link button on Premiere Bro is underused. I mean, c'mon! Why wouldn't you want to have your Premiere Pro content showcased to thousands of other Premiere Pro users?
Maybe because the Submit Link page sucks. Seriously, don't go there. Just wait till I give it a much-needed overhaul.
Premiere Bro welcomed it's first advertiser back in November, 2016. It was a big deal because for the first time in more than 2 years, the Premiere Bro website finally paid for itself! Moving forward, I plan to partner with more advertisers as a means of expanding Premiere Bro's capabilities.
Just like all the content on Premiere Bro, ads will offer value to Premiere Pro users. If you are interested in advertising on Premiere Bro, please contact me for rates. Rates are based on a formula that helps advertisers understand the value of their ad.
Blog Content and Site Improvements
Looking back at all my 2016 posts, I was impressed with how far Premiere Bro has come since it began back in 2014. That's really not saying much. Just look at how hideous it used to be. My high school freshman yearbook pictures look better than this:
There is still much to do to improve the functionality of the site. I've curated a ton of Premiere Pro content over the past couple years. The challenge is organizing and presenting it in a way that is useful to Premiere Pro users. One way I intend to accomplish this is making the Premiere Portal page the new Premiere Bro homepage. This will give visitors a better overview of Premiere Bro, and help them find relevant Premiere Pro content faster.
Also in 2017, I will be posting more short-form Premiere Pro tutorials that focus on a single function in Premiere Pro.
And One More Thing
There is still *hopefully* one more announcement I have to make. The situation is still pending, but this last announcement will be made in a dedicated blog post. I will link to it here once it's published.
Thanks for Supporting Premiere Bro
If you're reading this, I want to thank you for your support. You're readership is what supports me. Of course, you could follow Premiere Bro on Twitter or like Premiere Bro on Facebook. But visiting my site and looking at the content I share is the number one way Premiere Pro users support Premiere Bro.
So, thank you.
Happy 2017 from Premiere Bro.
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