I really don’t know what I’m talking about.

Posted by Kevin Lorance on 01/26/2008

Blogs are so trendy these days. I suppose they did originate as a means for people to communicate, unedited, about whatever topic they saw fit, regardless as to whether they were an expert, a novice, or a perceived expert (by themselves or by others).

As is typical when you put uncensored communication out there, advertisers and marketers or people who perceive themselves as advertisers and marketers, will find a commercial application.

So what began as free expression is now a way for one to make money by positioning themselves and their web sites as experts, drawing traffic to the site and making sales; but they’re also making money from advertisements positioned within them. Sounds to me like they’re making money coming and going.

Enough of blogs though. I’ve studied them a little bit, but just enough to be dangerous. So when it comes to blogs, I really don’t know what I’m talking about.

This brings me to the real subject matter at hand, country music.

I grew up in Nashville, Music City, USA; so I’ve been very aware of the country music industry all my life. I’ve been backstage at the Grand Ole Opry, met a few stars, etc; but I actually was only converted to being a fan within the past 10 years. But now I do love and appreciate country music. To me it’s the “salt of the earth”.

Anyhow, since I’ve invested a lot more than a smart person would have into launching this web site, CountryHound.com, I suppose that entitles me to having a blog on it, even though I really don’t know what I’m talking about when it comes to a lot of things regarding country music. We will also have more serious blogs on our site, from people who do know what they’re talking about.

So I’m going to be offering a lot of opinion about current events in country music, and I would encourage you to pay very close attention to them and to respond, even though I really don’t know what I’m talking about.

Why would you do that? I’m the one being honest with you that I don’t know what I’m talking about. A lot of times you might not either, but don’t let that stop you from providing feedback. In the end there could be a lot of good coming from this free exchange of ideas and opinion.

One thing though, if you put an opinion out there, especially on this blog, do not be upset if someone disagrees with you, just try to see their side for a minute, and maybe that will at least somewhat alter your previously held opinion.

After all, in the end, there’s a whole lot of us who could say, “I really don’t know what I’m talking about”.