I realize that I haven't been updating this blog nearly as much as I had planned when I first started it eons ago (Actually it's only been two and half years, but who's counting, right)? But, seriously folks, there has been nothing but crickets on here for the past six months. The only post that really generated any excitement was the one on Barack Obama, but the comments mainly came fron right-winged conservatives looking to rain on my parade. Well, it wasn't really my parade, but you probably get the gist of what I'm saying here.
Right now, it's a ghost town around here, people! I can hear the whistling through the tumbleweeds and it's not music to my ears. I hope you guys realize that running a blog is hard work. It takes a lot of time and effort to create a site that provides its readers with something interesting and creative, enough so, that it encourages them to come back periodically.
These podcasts I've been doing lately are very time consuming and they require me to be in a particular headspace. So, they don't always come to fruition as quickly as I would like them to. Nevertheless, I put countless hours of work into making sure that the flow is seamless, so you have a more pleasurable listening experience. Also, I take the time to write thoughtful and engaging posts about the music and artists that I am interested in, but I'm not getting any feedback from you: the readers and listeners.
I have to wonder if the heyday of Eclectic Grooves has come to pass. I wonder if it's because I haven't been posting many full albums lately, or because there are just too many blogs and too little time to comment. I feel that my blog is not your average, run-of-the-mill sharity blog that just posts every album in their collection. I would like to think that I have something special here: a place where you can find well-written descriptive reviews on artists and music that you won't find on the radio anytime soon. But maybe I'm just living in a dream-world.
If there is anybody out there who is still listening, please give me a shout. Let me know what you're listening to lately and what you like and dislike about the format of Eclectic Grooves. Let's get the conversation started!