Friday, April 23, 2010
I may well be missing some activity, but judging from the blogs I follow, there has recently been a aggregatel decline in the frequency and volume of independent classical music blogging, with the number of institutional music blogs increasing. The pace on this blog has slowed due to some large projects elsewhere and a share of some serious self-doubts about writing. I'm not altogether certain that the slowdown here won't be more permanent, perhaps by way of transition to some other format. I've often thought that sharing a magazine-like format with some mix of like- and contrarily-minded colleagues might be interesting, but that starts to smack more of conventional column journalism than of the free-form made possible by the blog medium and composition, mostly a solitary activity, tends to attract folk like me who did not necessarily get good marks for "plays well with others" in elementary school. Your ideas about this would be welcome. In any case, how do you perceive this trend — as an Adagio between fast movements (the lull before the next storm) or a general ritardando (the great fade-out)?