As I endeavor to re-establish writing here as a regular and consistent project, I’m reminding myself of two things that helped me in the past.
First and foremost, it’s about the writing and the finished product over the page views and vanity metrics. No one’s biography or Wikipedia page says “and lo they were followed by many social media influencers and gathered many thousands of impressions!”
Second, no weblog is better than the one you already have. Resist the urge to roll your own tools and just write.
By virtue of Apple Music’s “For You” tab, I came upon the musical landscape of Tim Heckler. If wooshy, atmospheric ambient experimental/electronic music is your thing, you should check it out.
Also, you should listen to lots of Nina Simone.