thejazzmonger hits 100,000

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100,000+

We celebrated our one-year anniversary a few days ago and managed to hit 100,000 page views just a couple of days before that. Not bad for a little ol’ blog that started off pretty darn slowly in the first few months. I am really gratified, and kind of stunned, that this humble effort has managed to get its “signal” out there in the big world and at least get a peek from a wide number of folks. We have a small number of regular subscribers receiving our posts by email or RSS feed. Links to both appear on the right sidebar.

It has been an interesting and educational undertaking. One recent commenter spoke of how the early posts were not too remarkable (she said it MUCH more diplomatically than that) but that we eventually started to show some “creativity and originality.” I appreciate both ends of that critique. I will keep that in mind as a spur to think outside the box and not be afraid to share my weird, personal, take on things.

I apologize to both subscribers and casual visitors alike for being somewhat absent the latter part of 2009. I lost a very close friend to long battle with cancer and the latter stages of that cost me some time and the aftermath was dispiriting for a while. BUT, she would be very angry with me for grumbling around and not enjoying my days to the fullest. SO, here we are, back to annoy you some more.

As always, we invite your comments and/or contributions. If you have some strong opinions about music, or anything else, go to the “Contact Us” link at the top and send me an email.

Happy New Year, everyone. Let’s hope that the last year of the decade (yes, despite what all the TV commentators say, the tenth year is numbered 10 not 9) is kind to all.

thejazzmonger

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About thejazzmonger
Music fan. All types of music but, especially Jazz, Big Band, Swing & Oldies from the 50s & early (pre-Beatle) 60s.

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