I don’t know that I’m getting the satisfaction I was looking for in the musical list that I talked about listening to. I listened to a couple and I’m just not thinking I’m feeling it. I’m still going to do it, I figure, but I want something that I can talk about.
When I look at the responses and read times of this blog, I get the most traffic from two types of posts. The first is food. Every time I post about food, even if it’s just a piggyback from The Man Who Ate the Town, my numbers, likes and follows all go up.
The other is music. When I was doing the RS list, they would also get a lot of reads and hits. Not that I’m looking for hits, but the reason you write a blog post is for people to read it, right?
So, I’m thinking to myself, I listen to records many times a week. I listen to new and old stuff. I listen to things that are on the RS list. I listen to things that are ‘classics.’ So why don’t I write posts about what I’m listening to, record wise? So, I figure that’s what I’m going to do. Not all the time, not every day. Sometimes it will be something on a streaming service. It will be from lists. It will be from discographies. It will be from suggestions.
I may or may not be critical. I may or may not be fanboyish. I’m just going to be honest with you. Each time. It’s opinion. What I think, what I feel, what I think should be said. That’s all I ever have done.
I welcome differing opinions. I like discussion. A lot of what I’ve posted on my personal Facebook page and Instagram has garnered a lot of discussions. I enjoy that and am proud of that. So, why not go with it? I think I will.
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
“Reviewing music or reviewing anything is a writing job. It’s nice if you are experienced in the field you are writing about, but writing is what you are doing.” – Virgil Thomson