You know, I glanced over some of my earliest posts the other day, and found myself simultaneously repulsed and inspired - repulsed that I once thought this rubbish publishable, and inspired that I have improved both as a writer and a reader to the point where I can recognize and reject at least some of my own rubbish when I see it.
I started this blog as an outlet for my thoughts on musicals, which I ran out of in short order to a degree that came as a surprise to absolutely no one but me. My long hiatus corresponded with the period in which I finished and graduated college, and following that I briefly repurposed this as a personal blog that could serve as an online home for all of my casual, multi-topic rambles.
Given the insidious mission creep of late, I thought this milestone might present an opportunity to re-focus my efforts on this blog and delegate some of my other efforts. Henceforth, this shall be the way of things:
- The Discerning Lyricist blog will house all of my articles and essays on music and the musical theatre, as well as any original songs I write and all of my (one hopes) world-famous limerick reviews.
- Cinemibus (https://cinemibus.wordpress.com/), my newer blog, will house the Cinemibus webseries, the Cinemibus Podcast, and any essays I might do on non-musical topics, particularly film analysis.
- As ever, you can find my Talking Picture and original song videos on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/user/Cinemibus/videos and my Cinemibus webseries and Discerning Lyricist videos on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/user38920965.
To those of you who read the blog, be you regular or freshly-arrived, thank you. I can promise you the work will only get better from here.
A. Stefan Melnyk