By Jacob Stockinger
Today, Aug, 20, 2012 marks the third anniversary of The Well-Tempered Ear.
In that time, the blog has surpassed more than 500,00o hits with more than 1,100 postings, more than 500 subscribers and more than 3,000 comments. I think that qualifies as a success, don’t you?
Here is a link to the very first post, back on Aug. 20, 2009, to explain some of the background.
You can use the search engine on the home page or web site to find all sorts of topics by performer, composer, title, subject or writer’s name. I am anxious to hear what you think of the blog and any suggestions you have about how to make it better.
BUT: I also have some news to announce.
Because of the time that writing the daily blog takes up, I will be cutting back on it. I remember reading somewhere that the average life of a blog is 2 or 3 days because it involves much more work than the writer initially imagined.
An I have found frrm my own experience of researching and writing, finding words and photos, that that is indeed true.
So for various reasons, I will be cutting back.
That will mean fewer posts and not daily posts,
That will mean shorter posts.
That will mean more guest writers.
That will mean more aggregating – the Internet term for finding and linking to other important stories or blog postings.
I do not expect or want to close the blog down completely. But various projects and circumstances dictate that some kind fo accommodation be made to reality.
I hope that you – faithful readers who have made the blog such an unexpected success – will continue to follow it.
I would like to know your favorite blogs over the past three years.
And I am open to suggestion for future blog posts, which you can leave in the COMMENT section.
Thank you, all, for your help and loyalty. Happy Birthday to all of us!
For the moment,