by M. Lewis Barker
I honestly can’t understand what people are expecting from a free blog run by a busy college student who also works. I’m not even a writer. I haven’t gotten a good grade on a writing assignment since high school. I’ve even started every sentence so far with “I”, if that tells you anything. I started this blog with absolutely zero expectations, initially using it as a place to rant about things that pissed me off. It was Muse’s Battle of the Bands and I heard so much crap that week that I needed to tell people about it. I probably even dismissed some fairly good bands since we were all in competition with one another (but at least I discovered The Lunatic, who I’m listening to right now and are currently my favorite local band).
If it weren’t for Blogger’s wonderful Stats feature, I would have probably given this blog up already. The Facebook page only has a handful of fans, and less than half of those officially “follow this blog” on here. Each article generally gets 0-3 comments. But numbers tell me that people are actually reading this thing:
In March alone, it’s already been viewed 1500+ times. People are actually reading this amateur imitation of journalism. Or at least, clicking on the links that get posted to Facebook. (As of now, 30 different people posted a link to my last post from Facebook. A record!) I’m also a bit confused as to why I’ve been linked from VoteForDemocracy.org, but um, thanks? What I’m saying is, even though I became an art major to avoid my mediocre writing, I’m glad people out there think this blog is somewhat worthwhile, even if I can be incredibly pretentious.I have quite a lot planned for this blog in the future. We are going to start a weekly video podcast soon. And now that I have a job, I plan on saving money to turn this into a proper website where we’ll make a database of all the bands in Provo. This is a big scene, and it’s very scattered and unorganized. I’d just like to bring some unity (even if it’s people united against me).But most importantly, I’m always looking for more contributors. I don’t have the talent to do this blog alone like How to Provo, so I encourage any and all lovers of the scene to write something. I will post it.And if you have any comments/complaints/threats, just come look for me at shows and angrily scream them at me. I’ll be at the Compound tonight for this show w/ Tacocat, Glowing Heads, 90s Television, and Twins. It is going to blow your balls off.respek,