Friday, May 24, 2013

Say No More



After 4 years (to the day) and more than 250 posts, it’s time to move on to some other things. I’m not necessarily finished with this blog forever, but I am putting it on ice for awhile. Maybe I'll pick it up again someday. But, for now, I won’t be updating it anymore. I have some other things to focus on in my precious little free time.

I started this blog with the intent to write about:

  1. My keen interest (professionally and personally) in the radically changing world of media – particularly the written word.
  2. My passion for music – new, old and in between in a range of genres.
  3. Miscellaneous other stuff of interest – whether funny, quirky, sardonic, beautiful, humbling or otherwise thought-provoking.      
In the beginning, this blog was 50 percent about music, 30 percent about media and 20 percent miscellany. Over time, however, it gradually morphed to being focused primarily on music. The reason for this was two-fold: 
  • First, as my job became increasingly demanding, I had less time to research and then write thoughtful and (I hope) insightful commentary on the transformation of the mediascape as it relates to “journalism” as we've historically known it. And, after putting in long hours every day working in media communications, I wasn’t that inclined to do so in my few free hours.
  • Second, in my professional life I’ve come to appreciate the value of tracking and using data (of all sorts) to inform decision-making in order to improve efficacy and get the most value or impact out of the effort put forth. When it came to this blog, the data was quite clear: The music posts garnered a lot more traffic than other topics.
There you have it. But now it’s time for me to do some other things. (Though in the back of my mind, I do wonder whether I’ll be able to resist the occasional post when something really compelling prompts me to do so – we’ll see.) 

In the meantime, I would like to think that at least some of what I’ve created here will continue to have some relevance or appeal, and that you might find a few posts that strike your fancy even if they have collected some dust. So feel free to browse the archives (see the chronological index at left and below that a keyword index to post topics).  And
 please comment if you’re compelled. I will continue to monitor and respond to those.

Thanks for reading. Peace.




3 comments:

  1. I'm impressed you kept it up for 4 years. Always thoughtful and interesting. A nice body of work.

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  2. Thanks, Jane. I appreciate your comment. I wrote this stuff mostly for myself, but it's nice to know others appreciated some of it, too.

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