Musings: Happy 8th Anniversary JOVM
I started this site eight years ago today. And while JOVM is essentially an eight year-old about to graduate into the fourth grade, I’m aware of the fact that in the blogosphere, eight years is an eternity — especially when so many sites come and go. Now, if you’ve been frequenting this site throughout the course of its history, you’d know that I’ve run this thing as a (mostly) solo, labor of love while maintaining day jobs that have been at times not very satisfying in comparison. And as result, there’s been a lot of very hard work, a lot of juggling of responsibilities and demands to cover what I think is some of the best and newest indie music from across the globe, without concern for genre, style or anything of that other nonsense. Of course, it’s easy to fall into a sort of insulated vacuum in which you have no idea what the response is to your work and to your efforts. There’s always this sense that you’re speaking into an unceasing and uncertain void — and from what I understand, that’s pretty normal. But without you dear readers, I don’t know where I’d be. So thank you for the past 8 years. May the next 8 years and then some be as amazing as the first!
There’s much work to do so let’s get to it!