This just goes to show how ethereal the Internet really is and that there is NO replacement for hard-copy publications, i.e. newspapers, books, etc. (although Max Keeping and CJOH in general might disagree...).
After 10 years (2000-2010) of managing an arts & entertainment promotional website (x 3) hosted for free by Geocities, all of that work (CD reviews, music journals, etc., most of which was self-authored) got swallowed up by corporate greed.
After three years of maintaining my own Myspace website (yes, again, at no charge, but at no profit, either), the powers that be have decided to tweak its formatting/operating system (whatever) and bombard OUR spaces with non-musical advertising. It's a freakin' mess that I've abandoned out of sheer frustration/anger.
So that just leaves Blogger. Google, PLEASE tell me YOU will leave well enough alone! Otherwise, I will be left with no platform to promote my musical acquaintances except for my volunteer radio broadcasting endeavours (and I'm getting pretty tired of working for no pay/community recognition at that, too).
Maybe I should just get back to my womanuscript...where did that damn Selectric typewriter go? I'm pretty sure any day now my PC is going to die from burning off too many mp3's to play on-air.
"Full speed ahead for destruction; wouldn't it be a better world?" John Mayall