Big Ear Music Blog. I picked the name off the top of my head, right when it surfaced, without another thought to putting more effort into it than that (I'm open to name suggestions).
In the past I have often jotted down my thoughts, or had lengthy discussions with friends about albums newly released, and newly discovered - about music videos, concerts, and social media events. I have considered blogging about my thoughts on music countless times before, and yesterday, I that idea finally came to fruition.
It'll be a little side project thing for now, until I understand better what its real purpose is. I decided to put it up after watching a LiveStream acoustic show and fan chat with probably my all time favorite musician, Dustin Kensrue of Thrice.
My goal with it for now is to focus on delivering good content and stay away from marketing it a ton and getting too involved in graphic design. Those are things I've focused on too much in the past, and they've hindered my ability to deliver meaningful content on a consistant basis; this will be a new kind of challenge.
I also want to involve other people in publishing content on the blog. I know several folks that have things to say about music and the industry surrounding it.
If you are interested in writing about music, and would like to contribute to The Big Ear Music Blog, please contact me, lets make this project into something really cool - all thoughts are worth something.
I'm taking a lesson from Judy Carter Grundstrom with this new project and saying who cares, just start it. The rest will fall into place, and if it dosen't, so be it. The web is more like a river than a pond.