Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A Request!

I've been having a think about the content of my blog, where I want to go with it, and why I even write anything on here. When I started my original blog, coming up to 3 years ago, it all started off because I just wanted to see what all the fuss was about. Then I really got into it and just enjoyed the whole process of writing, the energy I got from putting down my ideas, experiences and thoughts (the few that I have). I really didn't care if anyone read it or not, it was all only ever for me. Then, after a while, I started to get a few readers (which even now freaks me out that people actually want to read any of what I put on here) and some comments.

I look back now and realise that my writing style changed, the content got a little lost and in hindsight it's easy for me to see that I had started to try and write for the people that were reading instead of just doing it for myself. Then I took my "Christmas Break" this year and I've found it hard to come back to. Well, I've had a brainwave. And a slight attitude change. I made the decision to go back to what I was originally doing and write it all for me. Go with whatever ideas and subjects that I want to, and not try to make it something that it's not.

I now feel a lot more relaxed about what I'm putting down. If I get responses, then that's great. If I don't, I can still look back on it and say "Yes, I remember feeling/thinking this and that back then" and that's a good thing, right?

I actually got excited about writing again. Something that I've sorely missed over the last year or so. Consequently I've begun thinking about blogging when I'm at work, or just out and about. Coming up with random ideas about what I might like to write about. Mainly, they're all to do with music in some form or another.

Weller once said about the recent 22 Dreams album "It's like a musical journey". And that makes so much sense to me. Everything I've ever done, all the people I've ever met, all the places I've ever been to have had songs attached to them. Years later I can look back at a whole host of memories through my ears. And I don't think I'm alone. Not in the slightest.

Which brings me to the next point...where I'm going with my content. On my last blog I did a quiz thing every month, which was really good (at least I thought so). I liked the interactivity of it, and I'd quite like to have something similar going on here. But I thought I would like to go the way of Interviews. With normal everyday people. If there is actually such a thing. And if you are, what the hell are you doing here!? Anyway...this brings me onto a "Help Request". I need people to interview. Ideally interviews would be done face to face, although if that's not possible then I'm sure something else could be figured out. The interviews would be about your tastes, thoughts, and passions of whatever music you like. Any recommendations, likes, dislikes, or stories you want to share. And of course, it would all be kept anonymous.

I've thrown the idea out to a couple of other places, and the response hasn't been great I must admit. Quite surprising considering the people that I've asked. Maybe here will throw up a few more results. I guess it needs to be done by people that have no problems being talkative...I think I'll rope in Viking, not that he knows it yet.

So, that's one idea I've had. There are more that require less input from other people and only marginally more from me. Maybe I'll go with those in the meantime.

And I've written this over a period of several hours in between doing my washing, eating, playing Playstation and putting new songs on my iPod so I've no idea if it reads well or even if it makes any sense whatsoever. A decent writer would go back and read it through...but the iPlayer is calling my name...must watch the latest episode of Heroes...must watch....

5 comments:

Aunt Reeny's After Thoughts said...

I LOVE Heroes! I might dig being interviewed, although it may turn out quite boring. I would have to give it a think. Sounds like you might be around a little more often.

Princess of the Universe said...

I could send you a list of all the UK bloggers I read? I've no clue if any of them are that close you of course...
xo

Beth said...

Yes, using your blog to remember what you once thought and felt is a good thing. Writing for an audience leads to frustration & madness…
As for the music interviews - since I’m not a normal everyday sort of person (which is why I read your blog) I’m no good to you.

Beth said...

I'd be a very boring interview, but eh, what the hell, right? if you're bored outta your skull, you can always interview me! ;)

Princess Pointful said...

I'm excited to hear you have regained some of your passion. It is funny how it waxes and wanes with time... I forget how to blog, it seems, then suddenly I miss it horribly.
And what is this I see below about you making it to my continent?!