Audio Diva Turns Six!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Six years ago I started Audio Diva.

Wow.

Crap.

Six. Years.

Well, alright, alright, alright....

Though contrary to my lack of posting these last couple of weeks (been super busy, yo), Audio Diva is still functioning. I'll admit, I don't know how long I'm going to keep the blog up considering how I'm itching to do freelancing full-time and I kind of want to stop hiding behind my musical nom de plume in the coming year ---things are just really up in the air at the moment.

What I do know is that over these six years of blogging about music past and present, I've seen myself grow as a writer with this blog, and I will proudly admit I have gotten better within those years. Take a look my posts from the first few years (actually don't because you'll turn to stone). Whoo. Terrible no good very B-A-D writing. But at the time, I believed in myself, believed in the music I liked, and believed in what I was writing --- and I still do. All the same things that motivated me to begin this blog six years ago still continue to motivate me even when I'm stumped for ideas, have lack of passion for it, or start to feel the creak in my bones over the changing face of music (I still don't get the fuss over most of the stuff on the Billboard Top 100...).

I've pushed myself to write better and give you guys, the Audio Divas and Dudes, better written content that feels more intimate and friendly, and less pretentious and less 'here's a song, and here's the audio, ad space, ad space, ad space'. This blog is an adventure, it's an adventure of music, of it's evolution, of my love for it, and it's an adventure of myself as I learn to be a better and honest writer and observer. It always has been. Looking back, I'm just super glad right now that I was able to create it and continue on it even when self-doubt and life's obstacles cackled in my face. And for SIX years! Some TV series and celebrity marriages don't even last that long....

I don't know who out there reads this quiet storm of a blog, but I thank all of you who read, send me e-mails, reach out to me through social media, and who are kind enough to leave comments. I know some of y'all, and I love ya and appreciate ya, and forgive me for being sappy and cliché, but I thank you all for being loyal, friendly, and just flat-out awesome. You don't know how much a little line of words from you gets and keeps me going, as it allows me to know that I'm on the right track. I even like the constructive criticisms every now and then as they help me to see things differently and to grow within my words.

While Audio Diva's future is a little uncertain right now, I'm reveling in pride for something I started as a hobby that has developed into so much more and has been not just a shared musical journey, but a personal one as well. So as I blow out the candles, I hope you continue to read and enjoy, as well as keep the music playing!

4 comments:

  1. While I do want to wish you luck in your future endeavours, I'd hate to see Audio Diva go. Especially your year end top 30 posts that I always look forward to.
    You've been my source for music since 2010 and have introduced me to such talented artists that I wouldn't have stumbled upon by myself.
    All the best to you Jen!

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  2. Awwww! Thank you Brie! Your comment meant a lot to me and I'm glad that you enjoy what's on the blog. But don't worry, I'm still here, I'm not going anywhere just yet! The blog is still going on, as there are still a lot of things I want to write on it so just keep checking back and reading!


    Oh, and yes, there will be a top 30 post at the end of the year like always, you can bet on that :-)

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  3. well done. i love your blog. appreciate the work and love put into it. a tight edit of things I might have missed eg marina and the diamonds!

    hugs

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  4. Thank you pdbraide! I'm glad I have helped in letting you discover artists and thanks for saying that there is a 'tight edit of things' because I try really really hard with my spelling and grammar even though I'm pretty terrible at it, haha! Take care and thank you for reading :-)

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