Why do you love music? A guide to blogging about tunes.
Sometimes, we love something so much we just want to tell people about it. Fortunately for us, the easiest way to do that these days is to jump on a blog and start posting about anything and everything related to the topic at hand that we can think of. It’s an incredible thing, to be able to wax at length about some of your favorite things, and if one of those favorite things happens to be music, we think we can help you ensure that you’re writing a post that someone will enjoy.
Firstly, learn to write. This sounds incredibly harsh, but unfortunately a lot of the time people tend to write incredibly passionately, but without a sense of structure, or without even having made friends with grammar and spelling – who I know personally, and are very helpful when it comes to getting your point across. Whether you’re tapping away while absorbing an album, or sketching out a feature in between cheeky bingo sessions, focus on the fact that your stuff needs to read well.
Also – write about what you love, be varied, but don’t be shallow. Ensure your posts aren’t just going knees-deep. Either you’re in up to your ears in information and learned wisdom, or you’re going to make people wonder what they’ve really gained from reading your stuff. Even if you’re penning a series of articles to split up a massive ten-thousand-word post on the history of Led Zep, it’s important that that series of posts is in depth and massive, rather than something vague and lazy.
Lastly, enjoy yourself! Blogging is an amazing way to show your brain to people and say “see this part? This is what it’s saying.” It’s unlike the majority of writing styles in that you’re presenting people with the thoughts or news that comes to you through various channels (including your own noggin) that you want to publish. Share your music brain – just don’t be vague, and don’t look badly expressed. Good luck. Now, go write something amazing!