When I started my blog back in 2015, the 100% reason I did it was because I could not generate musical discussion of any sort with people on Facebook. So I figured, well, I’ll start a blog and see if I can get some disussion going.
At first it was rocky as there was precious little conversation and virtually no followers. Some 8 or so years later I have roughly 1300 followers. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the vast majority of them have nothing to say. Not that I would anticipate that everybody would comment.
But for a while it was very good. WordPress gives you pretty good stats. About five years ago this site was humming along comment-wise. Since then it’s been a continual slide downwards to the point where I feel like I’m talking to myself. Considering it takes me roughtly two hours per post I started to think, What the fuck am I doing? The whole reason for doing this is negated and I must as well go back to Facebook and the lazy ‘like.’
So since my site appears to have lost its mojo and the circus has moved elsewhere, I decided to pack it in. I used the word ‘hiatus’ so I can leave the door open in case I change my mind.
I’d like to thank the following bloggers for keeping the faith and regularly making the time to actually join in the conversation fairly reguarly:
Tony over in the UK
Who am I forgetting? Oh, yeah. Cincinatti Babyhead up there in Canada. He kept me going for a while and actually went back and read all my posts. We like a lot of the same things (Kinks, The Band, jazz, Dan Hill) and he keeps the faith.
Anyway, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. And remember – the old one may be barely breathing. But the heart of rock and roll is still beating.