Nine months ago today, I made my first post on (La) luna, which was then called The Killing Moon, and in doing so, I started my blogging odyssey. Little did I know way back then how quickly the blog would grow and how much it would change from its original incarnation. This blog also led to the creation of a second blog, Plastic Palace People, which has also grown immensely in a very short span of time. Both blogs continue to be an incredibly rewarding experience for me, and I wanted to thank all of you, the readers, for your interest, time and comments. One of the tough things about maintaining a blog like this is remaining consistently inspired day-to-day because without inspiration, the quality suffers significantly. In my case, I draw my inspiration directly from my interactions with the readers- truly, you have been the best part of my blogging experience.
The only tangible ways I have of gauging whether you find the blog interesting and/or enjoyable is through the comments that are left on the individual posts and by the number of members the blog has. As such, I wanted to take this opportunity to encourage all of you to leave comments when you can (and certainly when you feel inspired) and, if you haven't already done so, please click the "Join" button in the side bar toward the top of the blog. It is greatly appreciated. We are currently at 285 members and I would love to make 300 by December 17th, our one year anniversary, so if you can, please help out.
Finally, I also wanted to mention some upcoming changes and features. I am currently working on some new Andy Warhol-inspired artwork for either the header or the blog's background, and in the coming months, I will be adding a page in the tab bar devoted to Amour & Discipline, a new organization devoted to providing music sharers the opportunity (entirely voluntary of course) to donate funds directly to the artists whose work they download on blogs like (La) luna & Plastic Palace People. More to come on that soon. I am also in the very very early stages of conceiving a multi-authored online magazine devoted to music reviews/interviews/recommendations/internet censorship issues/etc., which I see as a natural extension of (and at some point possibly a progression from) (La) luna.
Once again, thank you so much for reading and downloading from (La) luna and Plastic Palace People. I have some great posts in the works for you, so stay tuned!!! ~voixautre