Revisiting my extensive music collection, one artist at a time
Hello friends, readers & fellow bloggers. You might have noticed that KamerTunesBlog has a new look. Hopefully you’ll agree with me that it’s a better look than the basic layout I had been using since I began this blog nearly 3 years ago. Instead of a never-ending page of posts in reverse chronological order, the homepage of this new WordPress theme features a brief introduction for every post, with a key image for each, in a display that’s much more visually striking. The individual posts shouldn’t have changed much, if at all, but if you see anything that looks strange (like an image out of place or an audio/video clip that’s not functioning), please let me know.
In addition to the new aesthetics, I also plan on making a couple of minor changes when putting together future posts. I found that I’ve been spending too much time writing narratives, as if each post was a magazine article or chapter in a book. I’m not a trained writer, so even though I’ve received some very encouraging feedback on my writing skills, that part of the process takes the most time & often keeps me from the main purpose of this blog: to spend time with the lesser-played artist catalogs in my ever-growing music collection, share the experience with my readers and have conversations with fellow music lovers. So with this in mind, I will still write a paragraph or two on each album but also use bullet points & other shortcuts to highlight:
It’s still a work in progress, and I may end up reverting to what I’ve been doing all along, but after a year in which I revisited fewer artists than I had hoped to…and wrote the fewest number of posts…I’d like to spend the bulk of my time on what’s most important: the music. As always, I invite you to share your thoughts, feedback, criticism, etc. in the Comments section of each post.
Stay tuned for my next series. I’ve already chosen the artist & started listening to his/her/their music, so the first post should be ready very soon. I’ll be working my fingers to the bone to make that happen (yep, there’s a hint in that sentence).