I've noticed a new trend among a lot of people who seemingly find their way to this web site. The propensity of people who just show up, join my mailing list THEN ADVERTISE THEIR OWN BLOGS ,THEIR OWN WEBSITES ,THEIR OWN CONTENT!!!! What the HELL ARE YOU PEOPLE THINKING?
What if I just tracked down your web site, social media, etc. and started putting my own content on there? What if your competitiors just started advertising (FOR FREE) on your web sites? HOW WOULD YOU LIKE THAT?
The reality is that THIS IS MY WEB SITE. It's not yours. It's not made to advertise for someone else doing (or attempting to do) what I do, trying to place some Zen oriented nonsense, that very few (especially NOT ME) are interested in in the first place.
UNLESS YOUR NAME IS MARC-ALAN BARNETTE, have had a multi decade career as a singer/songwriter in Nashville Tn., have a list of recording credits, are actively involved in the teaching and promotion of the craft of songwriting, the art of live performance, the finer art of PROFFESSIONAL NETWORKING INSIDE NASHVILLE, OR THE BUSINESS OF MUSIC IN NASHVILLE TENNESSEE, THIS IS NOT THE SITE FOR YOU!!!!!
Unless you have GONE OUT IN THE MARKETPLACE, MET PEOPLE, DEVELOPED INTEREST IN YOUR PRODUCT WHICH PERTAINS TO THE ABOVE PARAGRAPH, THIS IS NOT FOR YOU!!
UNLESS YOU ARE ME, THIS IS NOT FOR YOU!!!!
I have watched as this industry has imploded, with every one suddenly become FACEBOOK, TWITTER, TIC TOK, INSTAGRAM, (whatever the trend of the second) "STARS" on their own limited pages and their 15 seconds of fame, and think that entitles them to suddenly just go wherever and whenever they want, and take over someone else's sites or content. THE ENTITLEMENT GENERATION is in full swing and I will tell you this people, it WILL BACKFIRE ON YOU. At some point, people will do the same thing to YOU and take over your site, your content, and believe you me, if you are trying to monetize something in music, THAT AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN.
I am fine with people placing comments. I invite that. But that is upon READING THE CONTENT I PROVIDE. No one reads or even places anything having to do with that. They just blast their own garbage on my site.
NOT GONNA HAPPEN. You will be ERASED AND REMOVED FROM THIS SITE.I don't control anything else, but I do control this.
So, if that is the reason you try to come here or anywhere else you go, you WILL NOT RECIEVE MUCH OF A WELCOME HERE. THIS IS NOT THE PLACE FOR YOU.
Good luck. But learn a valuable lesson in life since that is what I teach. REAL LIFE. In real life, particularly something as competitive as music, you have to EARN your OWN REPUTATION. STOP TRYING TO USE OTHER PEOPLE'S REPUTATIONS AS YOUR OWN.