As with years past, my greatest challenge was simply visiting other people's stuff. I had 3 blogs I read every post of this year (which is about 3 blogs more than last year), but other than them I was super bad about making sure to check out other people. I also was still bad at commenting, so apologies if I visited and almost never commented, I promise I probably liked your stuff.
I suppose the biggest issue with that is that I always come into this challenge hoping to find somebody else who talks about music. There's not as many music bloggers here since you all are mostly writers, but as in the past, I have found that's not too big an issue. I also feel a lot better about my posts, since I'm a better writer than I was a few years back. I've also mostly managed to blend my tastes and more publicly enjoyed music for the posts, so I'm sure that helped.
That's a biggie too, this year I managed to post a few more Metal tracks that actually went over well! I did a quick look through years past, and I discovered that this is one of the best years I've had for conversations too! It's just been a great time all around. Even though we had a lot less people signing up than in the past it still was a good year for people like me who just had quick entertainment pieces.
Shoutout to my fellow song blog I found run by Lauren Mayhew too. She had the bomb idea of posting her top iPod song plays, which was just a blast to follow. I'd never heard of The Wanted or McFly before April, but you'd better believe I heard about them by the end of it, haha
I liked the individual sheets for posts too, that's not a bad addition at all. Honestly I loved the Google Forms signup too, it was a really good play that helped fix the issues that arose last year. And the categories? Good options there. Took me a second to see what I qualified under cause "Entertainment" is a pretty broad category, but that's alright. I loved being able to sort people by categories that worked much easier than years past. It kinda helped me find some people that were more in the same vein of posting as I was.
A good year, all things considered. Hope some of y'all will swing by as the year goes on to check out what I have going on. The music selection is generally a bit out there, but I enjoy it, and since this is mostly a passion project that's what really counts. See you guys next time, enjoy the song.
Band: Dire Straits feat. Sting
Song: Money For Nothin
Album: Brothers In Arms (1985)
Genre: Classic Rock
Song wise today we're kicking off a nostalgia trip of the first music I got loaded onto my iPod by a friend of mine. We're gonna walk through the mess of me realizing I liked Metal music with a slew of Hardcore, , Hard Rock, and way more. I'm pumped about this, so I hope y'all enjoy it too! We'll start it out with Dire Straits, who's guitar riff in Money For Nothing made me realize that's what I was after in music.
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