I have been seeing a common theme within my blogging circle in which many are getting smacked around by life events and are regrettably not posting as frequently as they would like. Life happens and unfortunately some events are not cheery ones.
At first when this would happen, I too would get down. But over time, I found that at times I would pour myself into a post and hit publish and then I would wait for the magic to happen! And I would check my stats and well…nothing big. No likes. No great comments. More waiting.
Then some day, a year later it would get read 34 times over a few days. The numbers would surge upwards. I would smile. Then things would turn back to status quo.
So basically, I learned that I really had no control of those days when the views would triple or when I would get a group of new followers. I had to learn to create something that I felt was good and then let it free. At some point, someone who is at a point in their life that the story will resonate with them will get it. And other stories will not. So really, missing a few days here and there will not ruin things for you. Some people wait years for an author or a musician to release something new.
So that brings me to this post. I was busy with work and missed my weekly Noise to Note! song. At first I just thought of slipping in one early on Monday morning but even that did not work out.
Then today, my kiddo and I were eating at a restaurant and they were pipping in some good old 80s synth-pop through the PA system. Then I heard a song that was unfamiliar to me. I found out it was from a band that I knew about but was completely wrong in my assumption of what style of music they played.
I had heard of Snow Patrol but I thought they were some kind of pop-punk band and from what I heard this is not the case (Some fans are probably rolling their eyes about now).
So here it is…
Snow Patrol – The Symphony.