That’s it. We made it. This is the 1000th post on Breaking More Waves.
This may not seem that incredible, but we’re very proud of getting this far. Breaking More Waves is now just over 3 years old and in the last two and a half years we’ve averaged 1 post a day, every day, with (usually) just Sunday off. This has been achieved against a background of a demanding full time professional career outside of music, being a parent, a partner and having a busy and active social life. Call us smug, but we’re pretty happy with our achievement. We often hear talk and read about the most ‘successful blogs’ and success seems to nearly always be determined and characterised by the most number of hits and how well known the blog is. Our success is much simpler – publishing this thing on a daily basis.
At a rough guess in the last 3 years we’ve published something in the region of 280,000 – 300,000 words. That’s the equivalent of about 3 novels. Some posts have been pretty good, others (usually the ones written at 6am on a Saturday morning after 4 hours sleep, before the children get up and scheduled for the next week) have been pretty shocking. The gradual growth in hits, getting name checked here and there and being commended by our peer group is nice, but not the reason we write. Our main reason is quite simply to champion the music we love.
We’ve seen blogs come and go and we’ve seen blogs vary the pace of their posts depending on their own author’s position in life. It probably comes as no surprise to find that many of the most active sole author blogs are written by students and those who are unemployed. Although we’re very lucky to not be spare time rich, it does make Breaking More Waves a real labour of love.
So today we’re celebrating. There’s a little bit of magic in getting to 1000 posts. So here’s a band that we wrote about a few times way back in 2009 – The Sound of Arrows. Bizarrely we talked about their song Magic in September of that year and yet recently the group have re-released it. The sweet mini-film that accompanies their joyously child coated tune is a fantastical 4 minute dream adventure where all the parents in the world have disappeared leaving only the kids and strange monsters that seem to have come straight out of a Pixar movie.
Possibly one of the slowest re-releases ever, but maybe sometimes the best things in life – even sugary high-camp pop music – take time.The Sound of Arrows - Magic (Tom Staar remix)