Bands break up, TV series end, couples split, etc. In other words, change happens. When I started this blog almost seven years ago, my goal was simple: listen to all the CDs I had in my collection from start to finish. At the time, I figured I had 800-900 discs and I'd be done in three years. The blog was simply meant for me to keep track of what I'd listened to. If you'll look at early posts from 2010, there's not much to them; the writing is brief, dry and unedited. I wasn't writing for other people, I was writing for myself, but I made the blog public so I could share with a few friends.
As I mentioned in this post, I've since accomplished that original goal. However, over the years the blog and my CD collection have evolved and grown, so I've kept going albeit at a slower pace. However, this blogging process has me listening to music more critically than ever before and I find myself writing blog posts in my mind as I listen to new CDs instead of simply enjoying the music. I'm taking a step back from that. Plus, after two years of searching, I've finally landed a new job and the wife and I are moving 300 miles to a new home; it's a good time for a break.
Over the past seven years, I've met an amazing number of wonderful "online friends" some of which communicate with me often and I hope will continue to do so. That wasn't my original goal but that's my true takeaway from this whole blog thing.
All that said, breakups aren't always forever. Bands reunite, TV series are occasionally reborn on other networks, couples get back together, and music blogs make comebacks. At this point, I'm not ruling anything out. Thanks for reading these pages and don't forget that I've got other blogs/online projects I encourage you to visit:
- My Favorite Decade 1976-85
- Jazz LPs
- Legend of the Longbox
- YouTube Channel
- Mixcloud: Dr. Smooth
- Mixcloud: Soft Rock Kid