ILSUDH2 has its roots in an e-mail distribution list that started out with about 10 people. When I moved to San Francisco I would send out e-mails to my friends about albums, shows and events that I thought they might be interested in. I first used the words ‘I Listen So You Don’t Have To‘ in an e-mail I sent out to 17 people on Dec. 19th, 2008. The e-mail contained my ‘Best Albums of 2008’ list.
Once in Denver, my distribution list grew to about 30 people. My updates were sent out monthly throughout 2009. When it came time to put out my ‘Best of 2009’ lists I decided to put up a blog instead of just sending out an email.
ilistensoyoudonthaveto.com was registered on Dec. 29th and went public on Dec. 30th, 2009 with my ‘New Artist Discoveries of 2009’; a post that was essentially just cut-and-paste photos and bios from artists I had discovered throughout the year. Now at 2 years old, the blog it still in it’s infancy by any measure of the term, but I still consider it a success.
I’m looking forward to more shows, interviews, label and artist profiles, and whatever else 2012 has to offer! I hope you are as well.
Thanks again for following along! It is because of you that a 10 person distribution list is now a blog that has been viewed by thousands of people!