Reflection: We Are Half a Year Old?


So it has been a interesting journey since I started this blog 6 months ago back in November. Technically 5 months if you count November to December 1 month and so on, but we'll go by the months that posts have been up. In that short amount of time I not only learned what blogging is all about, but been in contact with some really great people.

When I first started this blog, I was already big into music and doing some freelance work. One day it kind of just clicked after seeing someone I know having some success with their site, that maybe I should start my own. I never would of imagined how many thousands of other music bloggers have done the same. Hell, I did not even know what music aggregators like Hype even were. I guess you could say at first, I was in way  over my head. Yet, I'm the type who likes a challenge and likes to learn by doing.

One of the biggest challenges for me right off the bat, was how will I stand out among the thousands of blogs without regurgitating the same stuff. Obviously, some things will be similar on blogs, it's going to happen. My thought however was to post what I want when I want, and stuck to that philosophy. Sometimes I may post something that a lot of people are too on the same day, maybe I'll have it a few days before or after. Being the first to post has never been a priority, nor should it for anyone, you'll go nuts. The second thing that goes along with my "Music blogging philosophy," is to post stuff that might have been missed or not everyone knew about. I may do a artist profile on a band making music for ten years, just to get it out there again. True many may know about them already, but there are still others who have no clue. I know I'm still discovering music of bands who have had like 3 albums and I'm just hearing their stuff now. This is where my Throwback Album feature came into play as well.

Once I got into blogging, I also told my self I would never create a Twitter account, but I did for the blog and I am glad I did. I met some really cool people who run great sites that helped me in the beginning with any questions I had. The good fella at Listen Before You Buy I think was the first I ever had a conversation with. He's a good dude and gave me some insight when I had emailed him some questions. Then there is other blogs like This Bonus Track, Chinup MusicSpacepack, and Mostly Junkfood, where we all kind of clicked. The first 3 had all started right around the same month, so it was interesting to see what we all learned and could share with each other.

Luckily, the music blog industry if you will, is nothing like the actual music industry. Yes, we all put a lot of time and heart into our sites, just like people in the industry, but I think we are more "Competitive Friendly " for the most part. We all want the readers and the best music, but we don't hate on each other; none of those dirty business shenanigans. It is real easy to talk to anyone and ask questions.

Sorry for the length of this post, I just thought I should take a break for a sec and reflect on the past 5 or 6 months, however you look at it. Anyone who is reading and is considering starting a blog, do it. It may be intimidating at first, but the community will welcome you. You'll see ups and downs, but you can't give up. I'm looking forward to the future and where this site may take me and I still have much to learn. Thanks to all the bloggers, readers, musicians, and anyone who has frequented this site or submitted music, I hope you continue to do so.

Here is a new favorite track I've been playing, just decided to add some music in case you rather not read all my jargon.

THE 58's Feat. B.White & Ghosty "Daydreamin" (Prod.Git Beats) by gitbeats




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