10,000 hits... my thoughts on blogging.

I started this blog about a year and a half ago and I've finally reached 10k hits with about 9950 visitors. I'm not sure if that's good or bad. I've come to find out that we bloggers (depending on our content) walk a fine line between overexposure and underexposure. Naturally, people want as much as they can possibly get and for free. Right now, I'm at the point where I feel like I've given almost all I have to offer without doing a complete disservice to the vinyl community. On the other hand, I'm completely aloof when it comes to the library community.

I didn't have any set goals other than growing the Xihong Library, but how do I measure that? I haven't found a single new Shaw Bros track since my last update. I think as long as it reaches the people who are in search of it, I did my job. It's going to be interesting to see what happens when I decide not to renew my rapidshare account. One thing that I think crosses every blogger's mind is whether or not they are still in their prime... whether they're still relevant. "If I don't make as many posts, how soon will I be forgotten?" I think the beauty of blogging is that our bodies of posts are snapshots in time.

From my understanding, the particular music I was looking for was more available via P2P, auctions, and online stores at one point. That time has come and gone. I didn't find out about it until it was too late, but some of the remnants can be found in different corners of the internet. Ultimately, it may be some years down the line when someone will look back and my compilations will be sought after. "2008... 2009 oh yeah I remember those were some good years for library."


Gems From the Slums...

It's been a while. September was such a busy month for me I just forgot all about the blogosphere. Here's that vocal comp I told you about a while ago.

Gems From the Slums: Soulful Vocals

01. SSO - Everybody Needs Somebody to Love
02. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes (feat. Sharon Paige) - You Know How
03. Willie Hutch - I Can Sho Give You Love
04. Mastermind - Runnin' Away From Love
05. Fishbone (feat. Curtis Mayfield) - He's a Fly Guy
06. Minnie Riperton - Baby, This Love I Have
07. Bobby Womack - You're Welcome, Stop On By
08. Willie Hutch - The Way We Were
09. The Jacksons - Strength of One Man
10. Marvin Gaye - Come Live With Me Angel
11. Ramsey Lewis - Sun Goddess
12. Hummingbird - You Can't Hide Love
13. The Persuaders - Trying Out the Girls
14. Mary Love - Power of Your Love
15. Teddy Pendergrass - Come Go With Me
16. Curtis Mayfield - Right on for the Darkness
17. Marvin Gaye - I Want You
18. William Devaughn - Be Thankful for What You Got
19. Willie Hutch - Life's No Fun Living in the Ghetto
20. Hrangue - Flossy Send Off

I didn't realize how many titles have "love" in them until I actually typed them out. Marvin Gaye's "I Want You" just might be the greatest love song of all time. Enjoy!