Tuesday, June 3, 2008

About Having a Website pt.2

I have many friends / colleagues who have had websites or currently have websites and I do not see them progressing because of it.

This is not to say that you can't benefit from a good website (obviously many, many people do), but it is to say that on the scale that myself and my peers are working; it does not seem to make a difference.

We are not Google, Yahoo, Last FM, Myspace, etc. etc.

We are not even a established indie band...We are just some folks trying to make some music/art and put it out there into the world.

Thanks to things like this blog and sites like iMeem, Last FM, and Myspace it is possible to sell music without having a domain of my own...And I save quite a bit of money because of it.

I have seen sites just sit there in limbo for year after year never being attended to. I have also seen sites where the artists has put in his heart and soul to keep it up only to have it contribute no recognizable effect to his career.

I really don't want to be either of those.

I want to be an artist and a musician and not a website administrator. Maybe if success comes my way I will pay someone to handle such things...or maybe the company I sign a deal (wishful thinking) with will handle those things. But not me. That's not what I want to do.

So my plan now is this:

I will continue to keep this blog up and running (and also see about getting my Wordpress blog moving along), I will use Last FM, iMeem, Amie Street, Pandora, Myspace, etc. etc. to make my music available...and forget the idea of having a domain for now.

This is the beginning of organization for the ultrameek environment.

Stay tuned for PROGRESS!


m e e k


Anonymous said...

People don't visit static websites very often, that's why it's important to have something that's constantly updated. But it's fine if you don't want to be a webmaster, that's totally understandable. It doesn't really matter what you choose to be your central hub online so long as you stick with it (interact, update), and plug the web address like hell.

Good luck with whatever you choose to do.

Anonymous said...

This post has actually helped me to finally make the decision to strip my website down to its bare bones. While I like blogging, I don't think I have anything important to say, let alone enough subscribers to have any sort of influence. Thanks for inspiring a self-assessment! I've now decided to just keep it simple!