Now seems like the perfect time to catch everyone up on the story behind One Fan at a Time. One Fan at a Time has been and still is the work of one immensely passionate Philly music enthusiast who decided to use their written voice to share all the great music they found in the Philadelphia, PA area. It all began years ago when posting show reviews on Myspace was deemed unacceptable for music that deserved a global audience. So, www.onefanatatime.com was created with the intent of continuing to write about the artists from the Philly area with impressive blog-worthy music.
Unexpectedly the push for a greater audience came with a price—an inundation of artists all wanting to be featured on the blog in some way. The overwhelming influx of attention eventually lead to the decline in blog content and an overall lack of passion to write. Sadly, our favorite artists, the ones who we so desperately wanted/needed to write about where being forgotten. Plus, there were on going periods of bloggers’ block to battle with. It got harder and harder to write about an artist that we’ve seen countless times, whose music we admire, without it sounding just like every other post. We even thought about quitting blogging forever until the tweeted “noooooo!” from the best band ever really made us think twice. Then we took an indefinite hiatus with the plan to return someday better than ever.
It’s 2014 and we feel like we’ve been hibernating for long enough. We’re ready to test the waters again but having learned the hard way what really makes this blog tick. So, this time we’re going to approach this blog like we did in the beginning—writing about the great music we find in the Philly area so the music of our favorite artists never goes unheard. We’ll try to add new segments and series so long as they fit our rediscovered focus.
Thank you to those who have expressed their interest in this blog—it is greatly appreciated.