Today is the one year anniversary of this blog! Although it’s a cliché, it really doesn’t seem like a year. In one sense, it’s flown by but, in another – given all that’s happened in that time – it seems a lot longer! I started this blog a year ago with no intention of releasing an album and only a vague notion of where the blog was headed. I wanted to talk about writing and post some of my songs. Now – 152 posts and 45 songs later – my debut album is on release and my writing has been published in an anthology. And that’s all due to the wonderful readers of this blog and the people on Twitter and Facebook who have supported and encouraged me over the past year.
So a huge, heartfelt THANK YOU to every one of you!
And as a little celebration of the blog’s birthday, I thought I’d post the most popular post both in music and writing. When you’re writing a post or recording a song (especially a cover version) you can never gauge what’s going to be the most popular, which one is going to catch the reader’s eye or the listener’s ear. Sometimes it comes as a surprise. It’s certainly the case with the most popular music post. It’s not – as you might think – even a rock song. The most listened-to song on #NewMusicMonday in the past year was the anti-war ballad “And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda”:
As regards the post, it was actually a mixture of music and writing and it got a staggering 5,200 views! The most popular post was When Lou (Reed) Met Edgar (Allan Poe) – Music Meets Literature
Once again, thanks to everyone for reading and here’s to another year of music and writing that will hopefully keep you entertained!
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