27 Oct

As some of you may have noticed, it’s been pretty quiet around here for the last few months. The truth of the matter is that I’ve been finding it hard to keep up with steady blogging, for reasons I won’t bore you with (some are mundane, others more serious). The outcome is that I’ve got to change the way that I blog.

As of yet, I don’t quite know how this is going to work. I’ve no wish for ‘Misfit City’ to become a post-for-the-sake-of-it site doing nothing but advertising, as the blogosphere is awash with that kind of thing. What I’ve done for the moment is to call a halt to submissions, so that I can spend more time honouring coverage of what I’ve been sent already. (I’m not, however, putting myself out of reach – anyone interested in future coverage can still write to me, several people are blithely ignoring the “no submissions” note I put up a while ago, and I’m still downloading items when they arrive.)

What I suspect is going to happen is that the blog is going to move even further away from trying to keep up with the industry schedule: I’m going to be even less likely to chase each month’s singles or attempt to keep abreast of what’s currently buzzing. Again, plenty of blogs are already doing that and it’s a safe bet that ‘Misfit City’ would never displace the most popular ones as a first port of call.

Instead, ‘Misfit City’ is going to go a little further inwards, and concentrate on improving what it’s already best at: clambering inside music which catches my attention and attempting to emerge with some kind of insight. Expect coverage of music from any year which occurs to me (including this year, as I’m not going to completely detach myself from the present day), and expect posts which – with any luck – people will read for the sake of the writing rather than because it’s covering this week’s thing. Obviously this approach is as much to make up for my failings as it is to cultivate a blogging philosophy, but I have to start somewhere.

Well, as you’ve read this far, have a look over to the right and see if there’s anything else you’d like to read via the Recent Posts list or the Category Cloud. I’m back off to my review drafts. I’ll see you later.

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