Hey you, out there in the cold. Come, make yourself warm and cozy here at The Echo Chamber Blog. Nice, isn’t it? There are no silly advertisements or spam pop-ups that could slow or potentially harm your computer – just myself and my old buddy, old pal Verbal Spacey writing about the music we enjoy and looking handsome whilst doing so. Among a couple of other reasons (ie fame and riches), Verbal and I started TECB in hopes of having the subject and/or music of our posts be discussed, but, although it happens occasionally, comments and discussion are unfortunately few and far between.
That said, we do have a lot of friends, family, loyal readers, and subscribers that keep The Echo Chamber Blog in their daily/weekly routine. Their traffic is much appreciated, but it is truly the commenting on actual posts (not on the links we spread on FaceBook and Twitter) that we benefit from. Leaving a comment on posts not only generates conversation, but also has more influence and staying power than any comment on a FaceBook thread could ever have.
For instance, no one is going to Google MC Such-and-Such and see how you “liked” a link to his song on FaceBook. Search engines do, however, refer many to our site by way of our coverage on artists whose names aren’t as widespread as we believe they should be, much like the slew of locals (Rhode Island) we support and try to provide exposure for. Your feedback, whether positive or not, helps promote the artist in mention as much if not more than our half-assed attempts at journalism. And it’ll be here forever…granted we continue to pay our rent to WordPress.
I chose to have that drawn-out preface for one reason only. Today on FaceBook I asked if any of my friends like Fiona Apple, as I planned to make this post about her new song “Every Single Night” from the forthcoming The Idler Wheel…. More than ten people responded with how much they enjoyed her music, and I’m using that positive response to bait my friends over to where I want the action happening – The Echo Chamber Blog. Spiel aside, give the song a listen:
She’s great, right?
So, my friends, what is stopping you from going the extra mile to leave a kind word on my stupid fresh website? If it’s nice enough, I might ask of your company when Fiona hits Boston on June 30 (details on the sidebar).
Can you feel me?