Since I started this blog several years ago, it's undergone several changes. Tweaking it to try to find the right look and feel, finding an appropriate template, finally getting the kick ass banner on top of the blog, courtesy of the amazing and blessed by God, Miami Kaos, and finding the right balance to what exactly I wanted to post.
I've had mostly good feedback on the blog. Aside from the occasional person who disagrees with me politically, and therefore doesn't like the political stuff I post, it's been for the most part a positive experience. The internet is full of blogs, and I'd say 99% of them are worthless. Nothing personal, just the vast majority of them are either copying another blog's style or way of doing things and piggy backing on a movement that is already oversaturated.
Take hip hop blogs. Unless you're one of the top hip hop related sites out there such as Illroots or something, you're late to the party. Most hip hop blogs are simply reposting other more influential and respectable site's work, sometimes with accreditation but many times not.
I knew going in that I wouldn't be able to compete with another more established site, so I didn't try. I didn't want to go the route that so many others do of simply reposting another person's material, adding a few lines of my own thoughts and calling that a post.
My blog doesn't focus on one topic, rather it's an amalgamation of various news subjects, whether it pertains to sports, music, movies, politics, gaming, religion or anything else that catches my eye. The reviews I do, and the few interviews I do are of people and things that I genuinely respect and like what they do. I'm not going to review some random movie or product just to get hits to my blog. If I don't like it, I'm not speaking on it, unless it causes such a reaction in me that I need to speak.
Likewise, I'm not going to be like so many of these blogs or other sites that interview some random lame ass artist or whatever just because they're hot and they might get me some hits, and I'm not going to do an interview with someone just because they have a name, if I don't actually like what they do. That doesn't interest me. If I don't respect what someone does, I'm not wasting my time, their time or your time with it. I don't care how popular they are.
That will no doubt cost me a lot of hits I would normally get, but hey, I did this blog mainly just as an outlet to speak on things that interest me or bother me. The fact that there seem to be people who care about what I have to say is a bonus in my eyes.
I'd rather post up my own original content of thoughts on various news items, or music and movies that I like, or artists that I like, than be the 8 millionth blog to post up the latest music video that's already been played out the day after it premieres, or do a meaningless interview with someone who has nothing to say.
So while my blog might not be the hottest on the internet, and my traffic seems to come via google searches (some hilariously off topic of anything I posted on) I'm comfortable in what I post, and in the knowledge that there are those who care about what I have to say. Those who don't, they don't matter and probably never did.
So if you've been reading my blog for a long time, or you're just now discovering it, I thank you. I appreciate the support, and if you feel like it click on the right side at the bottom to "Follow" my blog, or even drop a comment in one of the posts I make.
It's always nice to know that there are those who are reading the stuff I post.