“There are so many blogs about classic rock out there. Why did you create this blog?”
I’ve run into a lot of people saying “Can’t do that, it’s been done before.” That sentence isn’t in my vocabulary. “Everything’s been done before” – it’s a cop out.
My thought process is if it’s been done before, how can I make it better? And that’s why I made The Diversity of Classic Rock. I strive to make it the most comprehensive guide to classic rock you can find and my goal is for readers to learn something new when they read my blog, which is why I pack every blog post full of facts and research everything as carefully and thoroughly as possible.
What if The Beatles said “everything’s been done before” and decided to not bother with music? Classic rock as we know it wouldn’t exist.
The Beatles were far from being the first rock band, but did they take rock music to the next level, always innovating and doing something different? Yes.
What about other rock bands that came after The Beatles? What if they decided to give up because “it’s been done before”? Again, classic rock as we know it wouldn’t exist. So many musicians shaped classic rock as we know it.
The story of my blog:
Classic rock is seen as not very diverse. People assume that classic rock is just a few bands: Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Queen, and Pink Floyd. When really it’s beyond that. Even within these bands there’s a diversity in their discographies – more than meets the eye. When you listen to the deep cuts – that’s when you find the true diversity in their influences. You gotta open your mind to a bunch of other bands to truly see the diversity of classic rock. Each band and musician I talk about on this blog has shaped classic rock and oldies (60s and 70s music) in a way. They’re all important. If we stop talking about music from the 60s and 70s it will be forgotten. The 60s and 70s were a very important period in history and pop culture.
Classic rock is diverse in influences and is diverse in the walks of life musicians come from. Classic rock fans are also a diverse group.
I want this blog to reflect that and change your idea of what classic rock really is.
I encourage curiosity and I want this blog to be a judgement-free zone. New fans and long time fans are all welcome here. All ages are welcome. Everyone starts somewhere, no one is born with all the classic rock knowledge, and we can all learn from each other.
In my experience, the reason I don’t get interested in a thing (could be music, movies, TV shows, video games, etc) earlier is because of pretentious fans who ridicule someone who is just starting to learn about a thing. It can be overwhelming and stressful to figure out where to begin when learning about classic rock.
Ask any questions about classic rock in the comments section. There is no such thing as a stupid question. Asking the easier/more obvious questions can lead you to ask more difficult/less obvious questions, and that’s how you learn.
My other promise on this blog is to always keep it real. I pride myself on being an honest and genuine person.
When it comes to the music side of my blog, I will tell you what I think of a band or an album. I don’t like everything from the 60s and 70s, but I do like a lot of the music of the time period. If you’re a musician, feel free to email me if you want to collaborate: reviews, interviews, etc. I’ll check out your music and let you know what I think. I won’t collaborate with any musicians I don’t truly believe in.
When it comes to my travel or food blogs, I’ll tell you the good, the bad, and the ugly. If I didn’t enjoy a meal or an attraction, I will tell you why I didn’t enjoy it, whether it was a bit overpriced or the quality was not good or it didn’t live up to its promises or the staff were rude.
Any opinions on restaurants or activities I talk about are my own honest opinions. I was not paid to talk about how great these places are, although it would be awesome if I were paid to. I’m not that big of a blogger (yet). I can dream, right?
If I am being paid to promote something, offered something for free in exchange for a review, or get affiliate links, I will always let you know in clear language at the top of each blog post. Too many bloggers and “influencers” are shady and will not disclose sponsorships, PR (free stuff sent to bloggers in exchange for a review), or affiliate links. I will always be honest with my readers.
Of course, I will never promote something I do not believe in. Those skinny teas or hair growth vitamins? No thank you. Save your money.
One of my favourite pieces of travel advice is to talk to your friends who have travelled to where you want to go and ask their opinions and listen. I don’t want you to waste your money on attractions and restaurants that aren’t worth it.
When it comes to my Instagram, you can always count on me showing off original content. Pretty much everything I post is original. I pride myself on my travel photography and outfit posts. Like The Diversity of Classic Rock, I want my Instagram to always be a thoughtful, creative, beautiful, and inspiring space. I want you to feel good whenever you read this blog or check out my social media.