Contrapuntist is going through a few changes and I thought I’d let all my friends out there know. Since I started blogging a year ago some things have changed. As we all know, life just feels like it is getting more chaotic and from time to time an adjustment is necessary. I have always believed that blogging needs to come from a passion, and that passion isn’t going anywhere. Instead, I hope to make this destination better. So, I have decided to make some adjustments.
First off, my life long partner has decided to join me in keeping up with this blog. By life long partner, I mean my wife. On this blog (and possibly in other social media channels), she will be known as Viola da Voce. I will allow her to share her own story, but the reason she isn’t sharing her real name is to protect her identity. See, she is a teacher, which is why she would prefer to protect her identity. Joining me on Contrapuntist will be her entry into the world of social media. I hope you all enjoy what she has to share. Like me, she is a musician and very passionate about music. We met in graduate school while we finished our music degrees, so she is knowledgeable; in some areas even more knowledgeable
Second, I am thinking about monetizing this blog. When I first started Contrapuntist, I really had no intention of doing so. I write about music because it is a deep passion of mine, as I mentioned earlier. I don’t have reiterate that many of us are encountering economic issues and times are tough. Viola lost some income recently, and monetizing is simply a way to lessen the financial blow. I hope my readers understand. Our long term goal in monetizing Contrapuntist is simply to support are cultural endeavors. We love going to shows/concerts and attending various cultural events. We hope a little extra can help us go and then share what we have been up to. However, in the immediate future, anything we make will likely go to bills – boo!
Over the next few weeks, we intend to overhaul the design of this site, reorganize some things, make some enhancements, and bring content more regularly. I am setting up Viola so she can start contributing sometime this week or next.
Should any reader have any concerns, questions, or recommendations, please leave a comment or email me.