Audio Diva Turns Six!
Monday, October 6, 2014
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!
Labels: Audio Diva Life