Today, Avant Music News in 5 years old.
I started this blog back in 2003 on a whim. It seemed like it would be useful to have a place where news and information is posted about weird and creative music without too much spin or opinion.
The focus of the site has always been on reporting the facts. Thus, I’ve eschewed writing too many reviews or opinion pieces. However, I’m not big on rules, so I let the site vary from this path from time to time.
Readership has held steady at around 400-600 people daily over the last couple of years. I get tons of email each day and try to sift through it the best I can for 4-8 relevant articles to post. Some days are better than others.
I don’t believe that I’ve missed a day for over two years now. Granted, a lot of credit should go to the people wrote wrote the WordPress software, as it allows me to schedule future posts. This permits me to take a day off now and then.
I’ve received a great many emails from readers and musics with comments, and occasionally criticism. I read all of these, though I can only respond to a few, and usually do so very briefly. But keep them coming. I enjoy staying in touch with many of you.
While I’ve got your attention…should you wish to read reviews of all kinds of interesting music, head over to our sister-site, Outer Music Diary. Tom and Mike have been reviewing like madmen this year and you’ll be hard pressed to find two more knowledgeable writers.
Thanks to everyone for all of the support over the years.