Isn’t that what we’re always looking for? You never know where the next huge phenomenon or slowly-building movement is coming from, and that’s part of what makes this whole experience interesting. Add to that all of the different perspectives of people looking at what’s blowing up, what’s up and coming, or what’s on the way out, and it’s never boring. That’s what has pulled me into the whole concept of blogging, and that’s what I intend to do.
So it’s a new year, and there are a lot of changes going on. New president, new seasons of TV shows (Battlestar, anyone?), new jobs, new challenges, new achievements. For me, next week starts a new chapter in education, with the beginning of my Masters work. Over the past few days, I’ve tried to put things into perspective with what I’m doing and where I’m going, and it can be a daunting task. And then, right in the middle of it, XO really puts an additional oomph on what really matters. Talk about timing.
So here’s the direction of this blog…there is none. While it’s great that folks stop by and read and comment, I can’t blog about stuff that I don’t have a passion for. It just doesn’t connect. For those of you who that statement doesn’t chase off, though, I hope you feel that passion coming through in whatever subject I feel drawn to at that moment. Granted, I get a little over-excited on certain topics (the Shayne Ward posts WILL continue), but overall, I like getting down to the meat of not only the music itself, but its impact on myself and the music-loving public as a whole. There are several people who do the chart posts well and thorough, so I’d rather focus on trends and footnotes. You may not see a post every day, but when you do, I hope it reinforces my “quality over quantity” mantra.
Thanks for coming along for the ride. This stuff would all be rolling around in my head anyway, so why not share it and put it out there for discussion? What fun is music if you can’t share it with someone else?
loving your work my man. Keep on trucking! Heck if i can trot out posts on debbie gibson, i surely will be sticking around for posts about luscious shayney ward. RAR!
I have found that the you are correct – the best direction to have with a blog is to have no direction at all. I am not fond of “features” on my blog or anything else that ties me into a “oh shit it’s Wednesday and I have to post that post” type thing. What usually happens to me is that’s when life blows up and I can’t possibly squeeze the post in.
I have a lot of fun blogging, even though I know that not many people read it. I started it just for me (and for friends and family to keep track of me) and it carries on in that vein. I post about what I want to talk about when I want to talk about it. If people find it interesting, great. If not, it doesn’t bother me any.
I do not consider myself a music blogger although I do blog about music. What I try to do is take the music and tell the story of it as it relates to me. Really, there are enough blogs out there that do album reviews and single reviews so much better than me. Approaching music from my life’s perspective is the only way I can do it.
Keep up the good work – I’m sure to continue to enjoy your writing for some time to come.
You and your porn! Sheesh, I’m begging ya to get some THERAPY. Or Mastry. Whichevra comes first.