Monday, 15 November 2010
MUSIC BLOGS: What's the point...?
I suppose it's safe to say that in most cases the point of having a Music blog is that of sharing music you like with others...now, that's obviously done in different ways, some people put passwords, codes even registration to their blogs.
Fair enough, everyone does it the way they prefer, but sometimes you come to wonder if they really want to share the music they're posting...
I remember reading comments in blogs about people that could not unzip their files...why?
the password was not there and never appeared...the password was totally wrong and seemingly never corrected...uh?
Yeah, I read comments, I love comments and love leaving them.
Since I started investigating the different blogs I have come across people complaining and moaning about comments. Totally understandable, I can certainly relate to that but then again...what motivated you in the first place I ask?
Personally I don't mind if all you say is "Thanks" but when I leave comments I try to write something about the record in question and look for comments that shine a light on what's been posted....there are a lot of blogs with great music but with no info at all, or wrong information or a simple copy and paste job that often doesn't even match the title (i.e. year of the record or nationality of the band...).
I'm writing this because lately there's been a bit of a fuss over a very popular blog when people suddenly were disabled from downloading for not leaving comments.
I totally respect that decision but I certainly don't agree with it.
Many complained that they left comments all the time etc etc so it didn't make sense to them....I understand everyone was disabled to start with, so that will explain it.
As I stated earlier I always look for comments that have something to say, and personally I'd rather have a couple of interesting comments or none in fact, that say, 325 comments of just "Thank you" and especially if it turns out that is like blackmail.
Yes! You better watch pal, make sure you say "Thanks" or you'll be kicked out!
Let's imagine for a second that all comments are longer than just "Thank you" and do have something to say, but as a rule every single person that downloads must say something, do you really want 300-500 comments on each post?
There are some great blogs that don't even share music but you see the passion behind it, like FLOWER BOMB SONGS.
One that does a fantastic job and does share music is RECORD FIEND. Or you may want to check the great DAN'S GARAGE.
I love blogs like that, where you can almost hear the guy's voice, there's a certain warmth to it, it's that passion that moves them, that's the point!