Wow! This is my 100th blog post on this blog. In the blogging world that might not be much to celebrate, but for most of us non-professional bloggers 100 blog post is quite a big deal.
When I started writing this blog a little over three years ago I didn’t think about coming this far. I just wanted to write a blog about the great Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti (1935-2007).
For years I wanted to make a Pavarotti website, but it wasn’t before blogging became in fashion I found the right tools and I finally decided to go for it.
I wanted to write a blog that could be interesting to all Pavarotti fans, and to take as many different perspectives on Pavarotti’s art, life and legacy as possible. I predicted, and indeed wanted, many funny and odd turns and twists along the way.
And this is how Odd Pavarotti Blog was born! The blog had to be “odd” of course, also because this is one of my first names!
Writing blog posts didn’t come easy in the beginning, but gradually I came into a good writing mood. I’m happy to say that now I can go from an idea to published blog post in about two hours! In the last year I’ve managed to write blog posts more often, and for the past months at least one blog post per week!
I write about all aspects of Pavarotti imaginable. I’m especially fascinated about that Pavarotti has become somewhat of a cultural reference point, a cultural icon and phenomenon.
My blog isn’t just about Pavarotti. It also has become to be about opera and Italian culture. I didn’t plan it to happened, and I didn’t realise it before a fellow blogger pointed it out to me.
Naturally, Pavarotti’s performances and recordings have been and will be essential topics on this blog. Hopefully I’ve managed to write some funny and odd blog post as well.
I really like blogging. I like the creative process in planning and writing a blog post. It’s much more satisfying than just posting a picture or a video on Facebook or Twitter. I’ve also learned that reading other blogs is the best way to learn about how to blog better.
Gradually, you followers have arrived as well. Adding up followers on Word Press, Facebook and Twitter, you are any day now counting 100 persons! I’ve also begun to get feedback from some of you out there, something I really appreciate.
So this is just to thank you all for following, and to tell you to be ready for more from Odd Pavarotti Blog!