Thank you, goodbye and take care.
This is kind of awkward, but here goes. I’ve decided to suspend One Week \ One Mix indefinitely. There are a lot of reasons for this, the biggest being —- I don’t have any more material. There aren’t any more contributors in the queue, and I really don’t have the time or patience to create mixes while begging other blogs, friends, family members, etc, to submit stuff. Shen gave me her write-ups and songs on Monday and I posted them, but that’s all I received from her. So I assume that’s pretty much the end.
I’m surprisingly okay with this. I’ve spent a lot of time working on the blog, trying to get the word out, editing posts, and I’ve really enjoyed the mixes people have made and the music I’ve discovered through the process. I hope some of you have, too. But I’ve never committed fully to making it what I wanted it to be. I could be out there trying to get more followers and re-blogs to generate submissions, but that kind of thing is time consuming and makes me feel like some kind of a troll that’s constantly begging for followers. I can’t stand that kind of thing and I don’t want to be that guy.
Please understand, this isn’t anyone’s fault but my own. I could be a lot less lazy and try to do whatever I can to get people to contribute and submit, but I need to spend more time on writing projects, work and the important people in my life. This blog doesn’t take up that much of my time, but it takes up enough and if the end result is only going to be that much more work for me and little else, I’m afraid I’ll have to let it go.
For anyone who has supported this idea, who has liked one of our posts, who has commented or asked questions, who has re-blogged or tried to get the word out, and especially everyone who have submitted mixes —- thank you so much. Your mixes were fantastic and your submissions were greatly valued. We have 25 full mixes in the archive. That’s more than half a year of mixes. Not bad. I’ll take it, especially with ones so fun and diverse as what we received. That was the idea and I’m glad I got to run with it for a while.
If anyone has any interest in taking over the blog, let me know. I could turn over the password for the blog, the e-mail, the twitter account, etc. I’d like to see it live on, I’m just not sure I can do it myself right now.
Thanks, all. Enjoy this cover of Big Star’s Take Care by Yo Ya Tengo as the mix runs out of tape and the play button pops up for the last time.