June was my busiest month as a blogger yet. I worked with a few different writers and diversified the content that appears on this site. By the end of the month, I was glad that my blog had increased its traffic, but I was more pleased that I had expanded The Flat Circle's workload. Hopefully that has resulted in a better experience for readers.
May was a transitional month for The Flat Circle Blog. As my second blogging stint hit its one-year anniversary, I decided to no longer cover podcasts and increase my focus on music. I also began writing sponsored content for the first time. This has allowed me to explore new avenues for the site.
Last week the Flat Circle celebrated its first anniversary. I started the blog a year ago because I felt the urge to find my creative voice. I had hoped that in doing so I would also be able to build a new professional profile. Almost one year after I resumed blogging, I am happy to begin the second phase of the Flat Circle
One year ago today I began a new adventure. 365 days, 117 posts, and 31,496 visitors later, the Flat Circle Blog has reached its first anniversary. In the one year that I have been blogging I have learned so much about writing, the world of pop-culture, and myself.
I have spent much of the last three days suffering from a bout of writer’s block. There are several half-written posts in a blog folder on my desktop. They are ideas that I have spent a lot of time on, but ultimately belong to another day. After glancing over at my DVD collection, I started to think about my old cure for writer’s block: Pink Floyd’s Pulse.
Over the last month it has been a bit of a struggle for me to produce much of the content that I have set out to create for this blog. I have consumed a lot of great shows, movies, music, and podcasts that have inspired a wealth of half-written posts. There were some post ideas that were ultimately derailed by writer’s block or a lack of focus. It has been hard to watch a season of The Crown or Lady Bird and not be able to complete some of my ideas.
Three years ago I retired my blog Long After Dark. I have no regrets from putting my music blog aside. During that time author Sarah Vowell underscored how I felt at an author event. The author, who was discussing her book, Lafayette In the Somewhat United States, said that she had been a music critic earlier... Continue Reading →