Thursday, December 31, 2009
Farewell to my friends and supporters
The blog was much fun for me, accent on was. But as I stated before (for over a year...) the fun was going down. So many visitors a day (400 at the moment....), so many downloads and so little comments......
As much as I enjoyed re-arranging the looks of my Blog, the writing about music and sharing a very small part of my collection, I simply don't like the take and leave thing. Some responded with a comment : appreciated. Some anonymous, but why not with Frank or Ann ? To the majority even hitting the button below every post (added 2008_may or so) to 'rate' it seems to be too much of an effort...
Compare it to the time a complete article and upload takes to make. Very often about two hours... In 900 days I made 730 articles....
In my opinion in return a Blogger has to be fed with, at least, comments... : participation is necessary.
I better use my time to people (ladies...) who appreciate me a little bit more...
I started my blog to have fun, not to be just a free mp3 corner... It gives a bad taste in my mouth how things turned out.
You cannot buy official copies of most of my over 700 posts. My blog didn't wanted to take from the artists (or recording company for that matter !), but tried to keep them alive in the public eye.
In the header of my Blog I wrote will my blog survive 2 years ? To be true, I first wrote just one year.... Well it did, to my own surprise. But in a better Blogging world, it could have go on for a very long time.
I want to thank the nice people who supported my blog by giving comments or additional info or suggestions/requests. In the open or in private by mail..
My blog is comment moderated. It means I have to approve every comment.
So I opened a blog called JeansMusicBlog_comments which is not moderated. Everyone can say whatever you like over there.
I suppose in time I also wanna tell you over there what my (blogging) plans for the future will be like the unfinished bussines... Cruisin serie for example.
Take care my friends and may God bless each and every one of you on your life's journey.
It was a plesure knowing you.
Thanks for all the wonderfull music.
I wish you all the best.
Thank you !
Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada
Hopefully ,see you in another life.
Are you really from Ostend???
In that case " toet ip de koie è kè"
Bedankt voor alles wat je met ons deelde.
I am not surprised that you have closed the blog, it has been fun while it lasted. I don't think that you will ever get more than a few people to say thanks (in this day and age it seems that the majority finds it to be too hard to say thank you).
It was nice meeting you and I hope that you find enjoyment elsewhere.
I really appreciate what you have endeavoured to do Jean. You have made me wise to many sounds that I might never have known. You have lit a BIG fire in my heart for Aretha Franklin, Elvis Pressley, John Mayall, and not only you, but the wonderful 'BLUESTOWN' blog.
Actually I just made my last post at 'KATOIKEI'S JUKEBOX' and have move on to 'OUT ON HIGHWAY SIXTY ONE' ... I am leaving the blog as it stands for it is part of a journey. I am still young, my journey is still long.
Love to you my friend en vrede,
Church in the Net
...where I am NOW!
OUT ON HIGHWAY SIXTY ONE
Are you really from Ostend ??? In that case "toet ip de koie è kè"
No, I am not from Ostend... All I can say : Tes mien te koet weije up de dyke
Blessings on you and yours,
Your blog is unique and quite special. I can’t think of another I enjoyed so much. Good luck in whatever direction you go. And keep in touch!
Take care. :)
There is a way for you to make the link invisible....and appears only if you make a comment....I have seen it on other blogs......PLEASE RECONSIDER!!!!
This Music University Is TOOOO Important to close
Thanks for the heads up on all the great tunes.
I just discovered your blog today (linked from WFMU.org) It's sad that so many visitors simply downloaded your content without taking the time to express some simple appreciation, and sadder still that it's made your contributions less personally rewarding for you. So let me say thank you for what you've left behind. I just downloaded the Million Dollars of Christmas Doo-Wop from 2007, and it's fantastic. Best of luck to you on your future endeavors.
Cape Cod, MA USA
Fort Lauderdale, Fl. USA
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