New Beginning and the blog campaign

Here's the last of the tunes that I'll be putting up this week. I've played this one in concert a little bit and posted the lyrics on here for Easter, so hopefully it might be a bit familiar. This one sort of sums up the theme of the album: renewal and healing and moving on...

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I've got an idea I wanted to offer up to you, as well. I'd like to start a blog campaign about my record. "What is a blog campaign?" you say. Well, it's got to be better than my "pay for my record with McDonald's Monopoly winnings" idea. You know you all have blogs, and you all have friends saying "write another blog, dude" and you don't have an idea of what to write about. Well, I've got a subject for you...

I'd love to get as many people as would like to spare a couple of paragraphs on their blogs to talk about what they think of my new tunes. If people are into this I'll build a page on my site where we can link them all, as well. I'd like to do this, specifically, when people get the new record, but thought it could also be cool now that these four songs have been up. I'd love any thoughts on this idea, good or bad, or any suggestions on a way to get it going.

I have had such an amazing time writing, recording and finishing this project alongside all of you. The greatest unexpected joy of starting this blog and welcoming people into my work has been how much of a part of it some of them have become. People have been such a great help and encouragement and now that the record is finished I hope that folks will help spread the word and get it out there.

Without a marketing budget or record label I need to look for interesting, cost-effective ways to let my music be heard. This blog campaign idea is one I had, if anybody has other ideas, I'd love to hear them, and let me know if you think this one is any good. Again, thank you guys so much for your support and encouragement. I hope you like this tune. Have a great Friday and I'll try to post again from the road tomorrow.