Comments on: Blog Hiatus http://newyorkrockmarket.com/2011/05/12/blog-hiatus/ Wed, 04 Jan 2012 21:36:37 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.10 By: Sam Houghton http://newyorkrockmarket.com/2011/05/12/blog-hiatus/#comment-2189 Tue, 12 Jul 2011 01:49:41 +0000 http://newyorkrockmarket.com/?p=5458#comment-2189 I hear you sister. I write for a blog and lord knows I need a day job. Essentially, we all want our voices heard and to get paid to do that would be outstanding. I have enjoyed your site, used it often to get in a good show idea, and am sad to see it go. But I do have a preposition for you: write for my blog. haha. I joke but am serious. We’re a solid zine with a couple writers who cover the local Brooklyn scene and try to write as honestly as possibly about the music. While we’re not getting paid, we hang out with rock stars and get to the best shows you could ask for. While I’ve spent much time flipping pizzas and hustling pool halls, I have faith that writing about music will pay off. Email me if you’re interested.

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By: Carolina Alduey http://newyorkrockmarket.com/2011/05/12/blog-hiatus/#comment-1965 Wed, 01 Jun 2011 03:30:43 +0000 http://newyorkrockmarket.com/?p=5458#comment-1965 I think you are an excellent writer and will most definitely reach the level of success you desire. Your blog, even if it may not seem like it at first, is definitely a helpful tool that will help you reach your goal. Just the mere fact that you get approached by artists and interview them is great practice and an important fan-base-building mechanism if you know what I mean. I wish you the very best of luck. I understand how you feel but I know you will find a the solution by seeing this through a different angle. Clarity will come…look, you don’t even know me but you have a fan already :)

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By: Billy Gray http://newyorkrockmarket.com/2011/05/12/blog-hiatus/#comment-1836 Sat, 21 May 2011 15:03:05 +0000 http://newyorkrockmarket.com/?p=5458#comment-1836 Sad to hear it, as I’m a lurker and enjoy the blog, but I totally understand where you’re coming from. I’ve tried to run a music blog (and/or write for one regularly) a few times before and it can be a ton of work. That bit above about the bands getting more out of it than anybody else is telling, and I suspect it’s the case for many music blogs (and kinda makes me feel bad about writing them as an artist…). It kinda makes sense that it happens that way, people generally try to write about what they like, and on a local level you don’t necessarily want to make enemies, so things can get kinda staid, and it probably feels like more work than it should. When I think of curatorial blogs of various niches, the ones that are successful are willing to dispense some quite passionate criticism without regard to how the criticized will take it. As a local musician, I’d love to see a local blog like that. If you decide to come back to it, throw down hard, let the goofballs have it 😉

All my best and good luck!
Billy

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By: Greg http://newyorkrockmarket.com/2011/05/12/blog-hiatus/#comment-1824 Thu, 19 May 2011 16:42:24 +0000 http://newyorkrockmarket.com/?p=5458#comment-1824 ok that’s fair. dang its a bummer cuz i really liked this blog. it helped me know who was good live and who i could book with my group to put shows together

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By: panties http://newyorkrockmarket.com/2011/05/12/blog-hiatus/#comment-1820 Tue, 17 May 2011 14:16:47 +0000 http://newyorkrockmarket.com/?p=5458#comment-1820 to be honest, you dont know me and i dont know you

and music in general has kinda sucked recently, but if you stop blogging…(which i read)

the man wins, dont let the man win…i need to know where to party this weekend!!

CMON!!

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By: New York Rockmarket http://newyorkrockmarket.com/2011/05/12/blog-hiatus/#comment-1807 Fri, 13 May 2011 20:01:15 +0000 http://newyorkrockmarket.com/?p=5458#comment-1807 Yes! I’ll still be managing the photo page over at Impose, and contributing photography there.

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By: M http://newyorkrockmarket.com/2011/05/12/blog-hiatus/#comment-1806 Fri, 13 May 2011 19:41:05 +0000 http://newyorkrockmarket.com/?p=5458#comment-1806 As sad as I am (selfishly) to read this, I can’t argue with such a well articulated sentiment. I particularly liked, “I want to be creating something worthwhile and bringing people together through entertainment and excellent critical thought about that entertainment.” Amen, sister. But I’m hoping we can still see your great photos over at imposemagazine.com?

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By: New York Rockmarket http://newyorkrockmarket.com/2011/05/12/blog-hiatus/#comment-1804 Fri, 13 May 2011 13:04:44 +0000 http://newyorkrockmarket.com/?p=5458#comment-1804 Trust me, I’m nowhere near close enough to making money through advertisers. Even if I were able to make the blog consistently good enough that I had advertising, it would be nowhere near enough money to live off of. All of the “successful” bloggers I know have at least two other day jobs. Blogging is definitely a labor of love. It’s still worthwhile, and if done well is often a path to other successes. It’s just that if I’m being honest with myself, pushing out short, snappy content constantly isn’t where my passions lie. I’d really like to focus on craft and excellence, something that coming up with content every day, along with having two or three other jobs, doesn’t allow me to do.

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By: Greg http://newyorkrockmarket.com/2011/05/12/blog-hiatus/#comment-1802 Fri, 13 May 2011 10:53:52 +0000 http://newyorkrockmarket.com/?p=5458#comment-1802 I think it depends how many users you get coming to this site. The more readers you have coming here each day, the higher your value will be to advertisers. But an increase in readership depends on a stable, steady stream of content– something you are clearly not committed to now. Bummer.

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