A blog? We chatted about it last night at rehearsal. A fucking blog? Really, Conor. Yes... really. You have to connect with your audience. People can tell if you're just forwarding on some bullshit that 15 of their other friends are also going to post.
"You see how well the Facebook Live post did last night? We simply hit record and let people sit-in on our rehearsal. As many people checked in and gave us their attention as were at our last gig." Hmmmmm... good point.
Ok, I'm gonna create a blog. What do we write about? Whatever the fuck ever. Ok.
So.... here it is. I want to connect with you. My band wants to connect with you. We want to have you as a fan. We want our band to get more visible... we want the sweat that we've poured into recordings to end in something that will actually be heard by more than our significant others and those that have to listen because, fuck, we're the ones driving, and you don't dare touch our damn stereo.
What do you think? Is something like this important to you? Do you want to know about our lives, or are Soundcloud links, the occasional Facebook Live post from a show or rehearsal enough?
Or do you care about our lives? Our jobs? Other aspirations that we have? The fact that I like to write poetry, or that I'm doctor of Oriental Medicine? Or that I have a 3-year-old? I think you probably do.
So, I'm committed to trying to make this work and make it interesting. Hell, just writing this was therapeutic. There's liberty in exposing what you're fearful of. Gives it a name, a label... and now I can set it aside and focus on being more creative.