Haha, see what I did there? I made a pun based on Blogger’s Blog Roll 😛 I grant that it wasn’t a very good one.
I thought about this post for a long time before posting it; about whether I wanted to even put it up. In the end – I made some changes to what I originally wrote. I hate these type of posts but sometimes I need to put them out there for myself.
Here’s the deal: I realize that I’ve been taking on way too many things since I started the podcast. No need to list them all, but I think that’s happened in part because I’ve been pretty good about keeping schedule with regular updates, up until recently. Shortly after putting the podcast out I started this blog, as a companion. The reasoning was pretty simple – I needed a place to post any notes to go along with the show, playlists, etc.
But then I wanted to add more to it to try and entice people whom I didn’t know to check out the podcast. I wanted to write up music reviews, and links, and what not. That’s a great idea – except that I am a terrible music writer. I have tried to review a lot of different artists, and I just can’t do it. It is a limitation, and I accept it.
So what is the blog’s new role in Interweb life? In short, it’s going to be about the same, but simplified. I’m going to let it be more of a companion blog to the podcast, without trying to push it. You’ll continue to find podcast show notes when an episode is released, and occasional links to CC-licensed music I think is exceptionally good. The only difference is that this way, I won’t feel the need to continually update it and feel horrible for not doing so. It will be in my best interests to update it on a regular basis, but the primary focus is the podcast.
I’d also like a place to put up my own random thoughts, and I’d rather throw them on this blog rather than start yet another new site (I’ve probably created enough websites to provide one for a small country’s population). I’m going to try some new things along the way. One of them is writing Flash Fiction (which are stories shorter than 1000 words, not fan fiction about The Flash) on Fridays. I don’t know what else yet.
Here is the tl;dr version: I’m cutting back on my need to write regular blog updates so that I can just work on my podcast without worry. While music and links to good music will dominate blog entries, I plan on writing about other stuff too. I really like writing about artists and hearing back from them, so I plan to continue doing that.