Topic: How Blogging Made Me A Better Musician
I started my blog almost four months ago.
I’m not going to lie to you, it’s been a lot of work. However, when I think about the rewards it has given me, it’s been well worth it.
I guess my original motivation for starting the blog was to make an extra bit of cash but knowing this will not happen for a time yet, there has had to be other reasons to keep going with it.
I have to tell you, I am surprised by the way in which blogging has enriched my music and my life.
My music-related blog aims to help people implement better practice methods and keep the learning a positive experience.
While writing the blog, I have made a promise to myself to do everything I suggest my readers do. This mostly occurs in the form of a Practice Challenge, which I update every two days.
By making that promise on the blog, my music has been significantly enriched and a lot of the articles I write are inspired by my discoveries and inspiration during practice.
Through these challenges, I have:
• started performing again (after having a break to have a baby and become a parent– let’s not get into how much that changes things!),
• I have joined a new music project which already has some festivals booked and record company interest, and
• become a better musician from practicing what I preach!
But other benefits have been that I have:
• made several new internet connections with like-minded musicians,
• become a lot more computer and internet literate,
• discovered some very helpful sites,
• generally expanded my horizons, and
• generated a resource my students can use.
Starting my blog has made me realise how stagnant we can become in our music practice without really realising it, and it’s showed me how important it is to try new things and push myself outside my comfort zone. I am even going to start having some lessons again…. Can’t remember how long its been!
Blogging forces you to reflect on your experience and to communicate that to others. In effect, that is exactly what we do in our music.
So just thought I would put it out there for all of you who are looking for something to spice up your life and your music career.
Maybe blogging could be a way for you to gain connections and expand your musical horizons.
In any case, please pay a visit to myhttp://blog.music-made-easy.com/ and let me know what you think.
Also, if any of you would like to be interviewed for the site, please let me know by emailing me on email@example.com. Have a listen to some of the interviews I’ve already done and you’ll get a feel for what I am looking for.
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