I honestly can’t understand what people are expecting from a free blog run by a busy college student who also works. I’m not even a writer. I haven’t gotten a good grade on a writing assignment since high school. I’ve even started every sentence so far with “I”, if that tells you anything. I started this blog with absolutely zero expectations, initially using it as a place to rant about things that pissed me off. It was Muse’s Battle of the Bands and I heard so much crap that week that I needed to tell people about it. I probably even dismissed some fairly good bands since we were all in competition with one another (but at least I discovered The Lunatic, who I’m listening to right now and are currently my favorite local band).
If it weren’t for Blogger’s wonderful Stats feature, I would have probably given this blog up already. The Facebook page only has a handful of fans, and less than half of those officially “follow this blog” on here. Each article generally gets 0-3 comments. But numbers tell me that people are actually reading this thing:
In March alone, it’s already been viewed 1500+ times. People are actually reading
this amateur imitation of journalism. Or at least, clicking on the links that get posted to Facebook. (As of now, 30 different people posted a link to my last post from Facebook. A record!) I’m also a bit confused as to why I’ve been linked from VoteForDemocracy.org
, but um, thanks? What I’m saying is, even though I became an art major to avoid my mediocre writing, I’m glad people out there think this blog is somewhat worthwhile, even if I can be incredibly pretentious.
I have quite a lot planned for this blog in the future. We are going to start a weekly video podcast soon. And now that I have a job, I plan on saving money to turn this into a proper website where we’ll make a database of all the bands in Provo. This is a big scene, and it’s very scattered and unorganized. I’d just like to bring some unity (even if it’s people united against me).
But most importantly, I’m always looking for more contributors. I don’t have the talent to do this blog alone like How to Provo
, so I encourage any and all lovers of the scene to write something. I will post it.