Q: How can I make sure I see all of the great reviews and articles on Geoff Wilbur’s Music Blog?
A: If you’re interested in reading the blog regularly, it’s probably worth subscribing. If you want to receive each blog post by e-mail, the easiest way is to go to the Geoff Wilbur’s Music Blog subscription page and follow the directions.
Though e-mail subscription is the best way, there are many ways to keep up with Geoff Wilbur’s Music Blog, here’s a full list:
- E-Mail Subscription: As I mentioned, we have a subscription page. Once you’ve signed up, WordPress allows you the option to limit the frequency of e-mails:
- No more than once a day: My plan is to generally, with few exceptions allow no more than one blog post per day (perhaps if multiple writers get out to catch live gigs on the same day, as I like to get those posted quickly when possible), so I promise we won’t clog your inbox. Therefore, the no more than once per day option probably isn’t necessary to use. (You’ll probably rather get new posts as they’re created, since I already promise no more than one per day.)
- No more than once a week: But as I said, once you’ve subscribed, there’s an option that allows you to edit your subscription. There are three options. You can receive blog posts as they’re created, you can opt to receive no more than one e-mail per day (not necessary, as there won’t be more than one per day, though the option is here for you in case that ever changes), or you can receive no more than one e-mail per week.
- Yahoo! Groups mailing list: I’ve also set up a Yahoo! Groups mailing list you can join.
- I’ll send an e-mail via the mailing list once a month: You can sign up to get a monthly e-mail summary from the Yahoo! Groups mailing list. I’ll prepare and send this e-mail manually, so the day it’s sent each month may vary.
- Facebook: You’ll probably like to “like” our page on Facebook. I post to Facebook every time there’s a new blog post. I also post additional information about some of the artists we write about on our Facebook page, so in addition to finding out when new posts go online, you’ll see posts about upcoming big shows by some of the artists we cover, plus Facebook posts about some of their other career events. As you probably know, Facebook doesn’t show you all of the messages from the pages you “like,” so while you may like to see our Facebook messages, you probably also want to subscribe to the blog via e-mail so you don’t miss anything.
- Pinterest: If you want to see old posts, you can see the last 20 along the right-hand side of the screen if you’re on a PC (at the end of the post if you’re on a smartphone). Alternately, I’ve created a Pinterest board for Geoff Wilbur’s Music Blog. Here, you’ll be able click on any of the blog posts, with a brief piece of descriptive text and a photo linking to each post. I’m actually quite fond of the Pinterest page. I think it serves as kind of a “table of contents”; to me, it’s the easiest way to find old posts of interests. And it has pictures, which is nice.
- Twitter: We all know messages disappear on Twitter feeds pretty quickly, but you can follow me there, too. On my twitter feed, I don’t just tweet about music, but I do always tweet when a new blog post goes live.