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Blues Element / Blog

Tuesday Rant

I'm a little disappointed with some of the artists on RN. Seems they're just connecting with the hope that they'll be fanned back, but it appears that they don't all even bother to listen to the music of the artists they've fanned. According to the stats, we've added 78 new fans in the past 2 weeks, but have had only 36 unique listeners & 137 plays. Considering that I fanned back AND listened to at least 3 songs from each new "fan", left comments for many of them, and I also listened to a lot of music that I actually love and enjoy from our older "fans", I'm spending WAY more time here than I should be, to say the least... I've been spending too much time responding to new "fans" in a way that I feel is respectful and honest, even when the music is not my normal cup of tea. This has left me no time to actually go looking for bands that might be my cup of tea, but you can be sure that if you see a new fan message from us I have definitely listened to your music and actually like YOU, not the addition you will make to our totals.

Blues Element
Blues Element  (over 3 years ago)

Over all, we have 3 times as many RN "fans" as we do "unique listeners". Tsk Tsk.
I guess I will no longer be bothering to listen to all the bands who fan us, especially those who work in certain genres.. it's pretty easy to guess who might not be among our group of unique listeners.

Steve Kraemer
Steve Kraemer  (over 3 years ago)

I know what you mean. I would rather have a lot less fans and more people who actually listened to my music.
I love just surfing for new artists and listening to new music. Half way through Blues.G! I hit play all. By Smoke and Mirrors I hit the fan button.

Thanks for the cool tunes!

Cat8Crow  (over 3 years ago)

Agree! Well said. ( :

WINE DOWN  (over 2 years ago)

Hey, I know this a year old rant but I couldn't agree more. We've been getting hit with tons of fan requests from bands just looking to bump their numbers but not listening to the music. I've spent too many hours listening to a lot of really mediocre music, only to find a few gems--like you guys!! Anyway, we're just happy to be recording new original music this week and hope to post it soon. CHEERS

A Steep Learning Curve

Hello new friends and fans. As a social networking newcomer I am a bit overwhelmed at the moment between setting up this page and the Facebook page. We hope to have a chance to visit your pages and hear your tunes etc. very soon. In the meantime, thanks for finding us!