Tuesday, January 22, 2008

A realization

Yesterday marked my fifth anniversary as a blogger. If you want to read my goofy first post, go here.

I started this blog on a dare. I was doing an article for the N&O on local people who were doing something new and technologically cutting edge: blogging. I went to a local bloggers meet-up and interviewed several very cool people. One of them basically told me there was no way I could truly understand bloggers unless I started a blog of my own. I thought he was right, but really had no idea what I would write about -- even though I'd been a music critic for years.

The idea to concentrate mainly on LOCAL music actually didn't hit me until fairly recently. That really happened in 2005 when I bought a digital camera that allowed me to shoot quicktime movies. That's when I discovered Flickr, Youtube and Google calendar, and started really getting excited about what I was doing.

Over the years this blog has been all over the place, from music criticism in general, to piracy and downloading issues. I've even flirted with podcasting, but decided that's too time-consuming for me, though I do want to get back into creating .mp3s from my old 45s and putting them online.

So anyway, I'm going to pat myself on the back here. I don't do it often, but I think it's well deserved.

1 comment:

Sarah Blackmon said...

congratulations, karen-- five years is BIG! you're doing a good thing, and i know many people appreciate it.