In April 2010, I came across Blogger. I knew and understood the concept of blogging, but never actually practiced. I considered what Blogger had to offer in terms of design...I was unaware of Google AdSense at the time. I found a beautifully simplistic template with great layout options. I chose, at random, a URL and blog title - creativity had not occurred to me. I created a long post journal. And there you have it - my first blog. I enjoyed my first blog and eventually the addition of Google AdSense. However, my ultimate blog goal rested with a niche in music...
So I turned back to Blogger. In May 2010, I had the chance to take creative license in design. I knew I wanted a dark blue background. The title design was intriguing. I wanted to incorporate album covers as part of the look. Set List was a creatively must title. Duran Duran was my inspiration. And there you have it - Set List with the forever motto "play it!".
On May 1, 2010, I published my first post to Set List - an obvious introduction to my love of music in multiple genres and where this blog would lead. On May 3, 2010 - exactly five years ago today - I published a post all about Duran Duran.
In retrospect, my first blog was a form of practice. I wrote for the sake of writing. My first go with Google AdSense was briefly successful. By the Fall of 2010, though, I was running out of steam and initial excitement.
Set List, on the other hand, was an ultimate goal achieved. I may have slowed down after five years, but my passion and love for this blog remains strong and permanent.
And so I wish a Happy Anniversary to Set List. Always remember to play it!