Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

Six things I have learned after six months of blogging

(1) Fuming is a great word. Probably my word of the year. I’ve discovered that On The Record blog readers love to fume. They fume about the price of tickets and not getting tickets. They fume about MCD, Ticketmaster, Arcade …

Wed, Sep 26, 2007, 14:07

   

(1) Fuming is a great word. Probably my word of the year. I’ve discovered that On The Record blog readers love to fume. They fume about the price of tickets and not getting tickets. They fume about MCD, Ticketmaster, Arcade Fire and what they had for lunch. At least, I suppose, it saves them having to fume to Joe.

(2) If you write a post about one thing, chances are the people commenting on it will end up taking it somewhere else entirely. Don’t know why this happens, but it does.

(3) Don’t ever be surprised by the fact that people will comment on posts you wrote months and months ago. Thanks to the wonders of search engines, people are still commenting on posts from months ago. Like, you may have forgotten what it was about Ian Brown which inspired you to write about him (and you’re probably not alone), but some of your readers will keep bringing it up nonetheless.

(4) There are a lot of people working in both media and music industries who use this blog to vent their spleen, start rumours and spread leaks. Long may it continue.

(5) Blogging and procrastination go together like Bertie Ahern and big wodges of cash.

(6) Having access to IP addresses is a very dangerous business.

We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Standards. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or by filling out this form. New comments are only accepted for 10 days from the date of publication.