One year ago today, the first entry to TheGuitarBuzz was posted.
It was titled: “Here’s To The Guitar Hero“.
I told myself on that day that if I was still writing posts for the blog one year later that the blog would be a success.
I wondered if I could come up with enough interesting guitar-related articles to keep it going.
I also wondered if anyone would find the site, read what I had to say, enjoy the content, visit it on a regular basis, tell others, etc…
Today, after 118 blog posts, several site re-designs, dozens of complimentary emails and a few thousand unique monthly visitors… TheGuitarBuzz has an audience.
Thanks to all of you. I promise to keep it going.
On that note, I have a couple of “Life Moments” to share with you. After all, the definition of a BLOG is a Web-Log of what is going on in my life… so here goes.
A few days ago I had the joyous experience of giving my 13 year-old daughter her first guitar for Christmas. I looked into her eyes and told her that I finally understood what it meant to say “it’s more blessed to give than to receive”. She does not live with me and I was concerned that learning would be a challenge, so I put together a book for her with basic guitar chords and a few lead sheets of her favorite songs. We spent about 30min together and I showed her how to apply the fingering illustrated on the chord charts. When she called me to say that after 4 days she could play all of the chords to her favorite Taylor Swift song, I broke down in tears.
I reminded her that I picked up my first guitar at age 48… and that she had a 35 year head start on me.
I will be taking a few days away from the blog while I fly the family across the country to be with my mom (age 77) who started chemotherapy treatment a few days ago. She’s beat cancer two times in the last 12 years… knowing her, she will do it again! Keep her in your prayers.
I’ll be back soon.