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With the anniversary of this blog a couple months away and nearing my 100th blog, I’m getting a bit sentimental. Writing this blog has become a joy in my life and I’m so grateful to all of you who’ve ever read it. But before we get all mushy and teary eyed I thought we could look at a couple bloopers I’ve had since writing The Jazz Loop. So without further to do here are a couple blogs I got wrong.
Jazz Loop Updated:
I do a Jazz Loop Update nearly every year. Year by year I make adjustments to this blog whether it’s a background change or a new category. Last year I made some dramatic changes to this website which I addressed on the blog post JAZZ LOOP UPDATED. One of my errors was creating the Category CHICAGO JAZZ ARTISTS SPOTLIGHT. It’s not that the category was a bad idea, it’s just that month after month I ignored the category. We are now entering the final
Month of the year and I have 0 blog post on this category. One of the issues is since I am a Jazz musician in Chicago I feel like I have a bias to essentially every musician here. Haven’t figure out a solution on how to use this category without it just feeling like a promotional tool. If I don’t figure it out by the end of the year it will be taken down for 2017.

Save the CD
I really dropped the ball on this one. I have awful lines here such as “Streaming music as your primary way of listening to music will have dangerous consequences” and “This decline in album releases will result in a stunting of creativity in then jazz community.” On the first quote I no longer agree with. Yes, I understand the consequences of streaming, but saying it has “dangerous consequences” is dramatic and I provide no evidence. Speaking of no evidence “decline in album releases”  has no evidence whatsoever. I just make up these theories and don’t back it up with actual data. For the record I still want to “Save the CD”, but I’m not as anti-streaming now as I was then and I didn’t make a compelling argument for the CD on this. post. https://thejazzloop.wordpress.com/2016/03/26/saving-the-cd/

Thankfully I’m pretty happy with the vast majority of my blogs. Still, it’s good to criticizes yourself, try to get better, and even laugh at your past mistakes. I had a blast writing this one, but hopefully I won’t have to write another blog like this one anytime soon. What are your thoughts? Any blog posts from the past you think deserved to be here? Place the comments below.

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