Inspirational music is a new category. 5-6 years ago it basically did not exist. When Watchfire Music first began we googled the words “inspirational music” and up came 4 pages of references. At about 10 references per Google page that’s about 40 in total.
Today, I just googled the term and up came over 65,000,000 references. That’s an incredible growth over this short time. For the past year this blog, Sparks From The Fire, has stood at #1 or #2 on page one of Google just about every time I’ve googled it. That’s about once a month. Watchfire Music is nearly always found among the first 3 pages.
It’s taken a lot of work and dedication by a talented staff here at Watchfire Music to keep us up on the top of those rankings. It’s also taken a lot of writing on my part to stay high on the charts, so to speak. I must say, I’ve enjoyed it. Writing this blog has given me a great time to think deeply about life and the meanings of inspiration almost daily.
I sometimes wonder if I’m not writing a new kind of autobiography – like a diary of a lifetime of thoughts and stories. It certainly has been an autobiography of the last 4-5 years. This particular post is actually the 350th that I’ve written these past several years.
Some bloggers write short, terse 1 paragraph posts. I read several a day and they’re very popular. Mine are more often 3 pages. I ask myself why. I know that nobody has time to read any more and figure that one look at one of my long posts can be daunting to most people. I try to write short, but I guess that’s just not me.
I could never be a commercial writer as a composer either. Writing 30-60 second commercial songs was always an area that did not interest me. I guess I just like to stretch out and try to go a little deeper.
Call it style; call it a reflection of my deranged mind. Whatever…
At any rate, I’ve enjoyed the ride. It’s been a chance to think things out and talk to all who might be interested and create a dialogue of thought on the topic of all things inspirational.
Thanks for listening.