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New Year, New M / E

Although I will always agree that time is a man-made illusion invented to keep us all in check, I love a good old list of resolutions at the start of a new year and wear the badge of being a sentimental soul with much pride. Allow me to be self-indulgent for a moment. 

Last year I decided that it was time for me to once more attempt at blogging. I’ve always found a profound joy in combining my love of the written word with my knowledge of and passion for music. Recognising that there are sources aplenty, and many accredited ones at that, I knew this would be a tough nut to crack. I would be lying if I said I’ve succeeded in cracking it now. But lo and behold, I am still here!

The coming of a new year is always the perfect moment to reflect and evaluate. I realised I had been spending too much time on content that was not desired. Yet there is a niche I believe fits me right. My piece on Lil Peep (RIP) was a project I spent a lot of time on, but also one I enjoyed so much more than many other pieces I wrote in the later part of last year. That itch I’ve felt since leaving university had finally been scratched. Fucking footnotes, man? Call me a nerd but that shit was satisfying AF.

Long story short, this crossroads between scholarship and pop culture, well-founded insights formulated for the casual on-the-go readers looking for a bit more than bite-size clickbait, that is where I want to be. And 2018 will be about just that for me; figuring out how to position myself in that incredibly competitive area of expertise. Though content might be more scarce, I hope to make up for that in value. I will still recommend my faves, give you handy tips and entertaining lists, and also personal updates like this one in case you were wondering how all is faring.

I have many ideas in mind, exciting projects I cannot wait to share with the world. But for now: baby steps.

Much love,

Roos

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