2019 Goals

Time is irretrievable.

by Dave Skipper


2018 is gone forever. I had planned to post articles on this blog every week, but ended up skipping November due to time constraints. But I managed to keep on track the rest of the year. Overall I posted 47 articles, of which the top 7 most read were:

#1 – Classified Noise

#2 – The Word On Noise

#3 – What Noise?

#4 – Creation of Noise 1/5

#5 – Project Roadmap

#6 – BlackPhone666 – Riddim Posse

#7 – Symbolism and Noise

And the 2,500+ hits on this site came from 44 countries, of which the top 7 came from 6 different continents:

#1 – Japan

#2 – United Kingdom

#3 – United States

#4 – Canada

#5 – Austria

#6 – Brazil

#7 – Australia


Here are some of my goals for this year on this blog:

  • General site layout/content/promotion:

/ Update site layout and design;

/ Add tags to articles;

/ Make the content of some of the longer/denser article more accessible (easy-to-read summary versions? Podcasts?);

/ Get some of the key articles and/or summaries translated into Japanese;

/ I hate self-promotion, but somehow I want to try and get the word out about this blog a bit further online.

  • New material:

/ I want to try and double my written output to two articles per week, while still only publishing one per week. This will build up a stockpile of articles enabling me to invest more time in the future to the deeper research that I am waiting to embark on.

/ Start the Noise Interviews series

/ Start the Book Reviews series

/ Complete the A Brief History of Noise series

/ Otherwise continue to post in the other ongoing series that I have already started.

  • Music projects:

/ Discover and listen to more noise/experimental/avant-garde music;

/ Maybe start to create and curate a series of short noise snippets for blog pieces;

/ Maybe start a small independent tape label to self-release some short recordings;

/ Start work on some larger concept recordings.

Finally, here is my underlying motto/vision for this blog in 2019 and beyond. It’s short and simple, but it’s also profound – and I guess it’s probably unique:

Encountering the glory of Jesus Christ in noise.

See you out there!

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