I’m speaking to those who are making/have made personal blogs about a particular experience, trip, or phase. My blog posts sound like diary entries. My concern is, how to speak to an audience beyond myself. I changed their statuses to “unpublished”. They seem lame, stagnant, and unrepresentative of my experiences. My original capstone project plan was to make a blog about the making of a double bass recital. I’ve hit a wall. Is there reader appeal to reading someone’s diary about making music? Paul does not want me to scrap the whole thing but…oy
My own solution has been to try and create something in a different medium. I remembered Ray advising me to generate questions. I remembered a Q&A with myself becoming the foundation of my Gateway project. I decided to make a zine (self-published, hand-crafted, magazine; a medium likened by 90’s female punks), centered around the question, “Why do I music?”. Yes, it is a reference to George Orwell’s “Why I Write”, but I think it works. Here’s the cover page.