A new year, a new format

I stole this image. Sorry.
As alluded to in my lists of the best songs and best albums of 2009, I’ll be changing the format of Chipped Hip in the new year. I’ll be giving the site a trial run as an MP3 blog, posting links and downloads to songs and writing accompanying track reviews. I’ll try it out for at least a month and if I like it, I’ll keep doing it; if I don’t, I’ll switch back and resume business as usual.

The reason for the change is mostly because of the amount of writing I’ve been doing for other publications. I’ve been writing for the Georgia Straight, Exclaim! and BeatRoute (where I’m also a contributing editor), plus publishing the odd thing in The Tyee and Discorder; needless to say, my schedule has been pretty hectic. And it tends to get a little redundant, publishing on the same things over and over again. If I’ve covered an album or concert for another paper, it’s not much fun to write a second review.

Changing this to a MP3 blog will give me the opportunity to relate back to my other writing without repeating myself. Also, the narrower scope should mean I’ll be able to update more frequently, so I can hopefully get back to the daily(ish) updates.

Let the great experiment begin!

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  1. Gemini
    Posted December 31, 2009 at 4:54 pm | Permalink

    Great job so far on the blog, Alex. I’m looking forward to the MP3s. :)

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