While I was motivating around my other blog the other day looking for a particular post that I could refer to for a potential post about darkness, I decided to explore the tag called Music. The main reason for doing so was incredibly basic: I was striking out like Stormin' Gorman Thomas in trying to ascertain just exactly where that post was, but I knew it had something to do with music
So I clicked on the Music tag and seconds later, 67 well written and well thought out posts popped in my screen. Sighing very hard because I had my work cut out for me (if you have to ask why, then please, return to scoffing down that triple shot espresso and come back to me when you're bouncing off the wall like a super ball), I proceeded to slouch down in my seat, pry open my eyelids with a couple of toothpicks, and to quote Aunt Bee, get to it.
About a half hour later, after reading and/or skimming through approximately 77% of the posts, I found the one that I wanted. A four year old post that was part of a series about my c.d. rack. Anyways, today's post isn't about that particular post (although in the future I will link to it), today's post is about what moves me to blog.
96% of the time when I blog, I'm blogging about topics that interest me. Long time readers of my other blog know that my interests are as varied as they are eclectic (starting 5 other blogs, including this one, explains it all in a nutshell), which is why I would like to think that they keep coming back for more. 2% of the time when I blog, I'm blogging to fill up space. Let's face it, from time to time we have experienced/participated in the concept of phoning it in, and frankly it's nothing to be ashamed of.
The remaining 2% of the time when I blog, I blog about topics that I'm exceptionally passionate about. Music is one of those topics that I'm passionate about.
Now I'm not one of those kind of music devotees that go super deep within the music scene (i.e. music blogger or performer), but more like a slight cut above the casual listener when it comes to writing about music. I write about I like, what I don't like, my current tastes, my former tastes and everything else in between when it comes to be a listener of music.
And that passion for that little slice of the music world, in my humble opinion, has produced some of my best blog writing in the past 6 years. Just about all I have written about music has come from personal experiences, either as a child, a teenager and as an adult (had a few co-workers and friends who have opened my eyes over the years too) or from personal observations about what other people have to say about music.
Writing about music is something that I feel very strong about and it's a topic that not only do I have no problems in offering my opinion on, but I have no qualms in letting people know what I like listening to (Olivia Newton-John) from time to time.
So my question to you is this: what particular topic above all else elevates your blog writing to another level?
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