Today marks one month since I started blogging every day, and man has it been a long month. Though long doesn’t necessarily mean bad, and in the last few weeks I’ve found myself able to talk about a number of topics that might not have occurred to me otherwise. True, a lot of my posts have been on topics like music and tech that I continually follow, but the desire to write every day has enabled me to streamline my thoughts into a more digestible format.
In the last month, I’ve discussed numerous things in the music and tech space, including:
- Tell Me Again How There’s No Monopoly in the Music Industry — 3/23/15
- Why Isn’t the Music Business Fully Crowdfunded? — 3/24/15
- The Lie of “Live Won’t Save Music” — 3/25/15
- Two Stories of Sexism in the Music Industry — 3/27/15
- Artists Are Not “Bad Business People” — 3/30/15
- Tidal Is Just a Ripple in a Larger Ocean — 3/31/15
- Lending Artists Millions of Dollars Is a Terrible Idea — 4/6/15
- Sometimes You Leave on That Tour Bus and Don’t Come Back — 4/7/15
- Curated, Part I: Introduction — 4/8/15
- If You’re an Independent, Kiss SoundCloud Goodbye — 4/9/15
- When Things Get Tough, Head Back to the Artists — 4/10/15
- What Does It Say When Mainstream Artists Start Criticizing Tidal? — 4/13/15
- Tidal’s Choppy Waves Keep Rolling — 4/15/15
- The Typhoon Keeps Coming for Tidal — 4/17/15
Yet I’ve found myself able to write about things that otherwise would seem unimportant, had I not had a goal to write every day. I’m not sure writing posts on writer’s block, on singing, art, and on concepts of passion would ever have occurred to me without the goal to produce new material:
- Start Writing — Anything — 3/19/15
- Why I Practice Singing As Much As Pitching — 3/20/15
- Studies on Van Gogh’s “Ravine” — 3/26/15
- An Artistic Analysis of Four Tech Investors — 4/2/15
- Why I Tend to Write Longer Posts — 4/3/15
- Musings on Writer’s Block — 4/4/15
- Further Musings on Writer’s Block: Day Two — 4/5/15
- I Miss the Amorphous Power of Poetry — 4/12/15
- Passion Isn’t Exhausting — It’s Invigorating — 4/14/15
- Writing Every Day — 4/16/15
Perhaps the most intriguing thing that’s happened though is how my desire to write has only become more engrained in me. I’ve always been a writer — essays, journalism, poetry, and research papers always came fairly easily to me, and even provided a sense of enjoyment most times. But now my writing has taken on a whole new dynamic in my life.
In fact, it mirrors what artists tell me when I ask why they choose the tough path of day jobs and long nights on the road:
I do it because just like I wake up every morning and need to breathe, I wake up and need to play music.
And that’s how writing is to me now. I wake up ever morning and need to breathe, and then I need to write.
Originally published at adammarxsmind.wordpress.com on April 18, 2015.