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Welcome to Music, Musings, and Me, the sister blog of Reading, Writing, and Me and a companion to my YouTube Channel. You've found my music blog where I talk about the music I'm obsessed with and the pop culture moments that come out of the music world. First and foremost, though, I want to use this platform to create a time capsule of my musical taste and experiences. I've created a page dedicated to my concert experiences and recording the memories of those nights when they're still vivid as ever. Concerts are my favorite things in the world, so I love the idea of being able to look back at them. I'd actually written about a couple I'd seen on my book blog, but they didn't feel like they really had a home there. I'm so excited to get to share the songs I'm loving at the moment with all of you. I also put out articles on current music news, award show coverage, and explanations that easily break down some of the more mysterious parts of the industry. Hopefully, it'll also help you connect to some songs you haven't heard before, or it'll give you a place to enjoy it with someone who loves it just as much as you do. 
For almost a year now, I've been sharing my thoughts on the latest songs and music videos in real time. These articles have gotten picked up by update accounts and even noticed by some of the artists I look up to most. Here's the Tweet Fletcher sent me after reading my article on her latest music video:

If you want more music content including reactions to new albums and old, playlists, monthly favorites, college vlogs and more, check out my YouTube Channel. Click here to visit the home page and subscribe!

Story of Music, Musings, and Me
Now that you have a better idea about what my goals are for the blog, I want to talk briefly about who I am and why I'm doing this. I've been a book blogger for nearly four years now and published nearly five hundred posts in that time. While I feel very much a part of that community now, I started the blog because when I started reading YA, I finally found books that spoke to me. I wanted to talk about them nonstop and share my excitement with people, but there wasn't anyone in my life who really shared those interests. So I typed some words into a blank template and hit publish. For a while, I was still just talking to myself, but it felt better. I liked getting to write about things I loved. Then, slowly but surely, I got more and more readers and followers. People commented and tweeted out my posts, I got to have conversations with authors I idolized. I'm still in shock at some of the opportunities that came from it. Now, I'm slowly approaching having had 100,000 people read my posts. I've grown up so much on that platform, and I've found I really love blogging. If you're also a reader, you can find the blog here.
So, on a whim, I pulled up a second blog page and started typing. I wanted to remember the magical night I had seeing Julia Michaels as vividly in six months as I did in that moment. I also wanted to be able to share that experience with people who listened to my podcast episode about her. I sat with the unpublished article in the empty blog shell for a while before hitting publish, but it made me realize two things: I started my first blog not for anything I have now but because I was frustrated no one loved the things I loved as much as I did and that the podcast and the blog didn't have to be separate or be about different topics to work. Everything could be part of its own huge dialogue. And even though I doubted myself heavily and questioned my qualifications endlessly, I realized I wasn't qualified to start my first blog or my podcast, but I'm here now. Also, every time I thought about writing a music blog, it made me happy. And isn't that what it's all about?
So that was a long and overly detailed, probably, account of what this blog is to me and how it came about, but I it's an important story for me, and I thought it was worth sharing. The more I've sat with it, the more excited I am to have my platform and share my prospective as a music lover and a teenage girl- two things that history shows work incredibly well together.

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