November 10, 2010
Why I blog
So. Tonight I was tweeting about a Kate Bush song that is perfect for autumn - Never Be Mine - and I linked to a youtube clip of it. Soon after, I received a response tweet from a woman who (from what I noticed on her bio) grew up in a foreign country and has emigrated to the States. She said: "Just listened it in first time and love it, actually all I knew about Kate Bush - only her name:)))"
And I almost exploded with happiness. Her response represented, in less than 140 characters, why I love blogging and why I think social media (eg Twitter) can be so relevant. When we mourn the loss of record stores and the culture of music many of us grew up in - I wheeze on about that all the time - we need to remember we are in a really dynamic time that offers amazing opportunities we did not have years ago. A means to connect with those who share our interests and can help us learn more. Sometimes it's just a fleeting moment, but it can also lead to friendships.
For those of you who know Kate's work, can you imagine randomly discovering her one night and then having all those years of albums and songs to explore?
This minor little moment made me so happy.