Yes. Guilty as charged. It has been quite a while since our last post.
One of the most difficult aspects of starting your own magazine is the wait. Sometimes, you are simply waiting for some important detail, piece of information or financial option to come through.
In the case of Aspot, we are waiting for all three.
This can be really frustrating, especially when you believe that the momentum of hard work is what will get your magazine produced. Yet, a friend reminded me recently that once you have begun to put things in motion, don’t get thwarted when things don’t seem to be flowing. Instead, imagine that even when you feel disconnected from the creative process, the tasks you set into motion are continuously moving.
Today I thought to myself: Self. What can I do in the meantime that would at least make me feel that I am using my energy in a productive way towards the betterment of the magazine.
My Self answered. Enter YOU TUBE.
So lately, I’ve been checking out You Tube a lot. I play this game on You Tube I like to call Spin the Video. I began by putting something in the search bar like “Jazz Vocalists” Then I click on suggested videos until it brings me something I like, letting one video lead me to a list of others.
Usually, I strike gold. But why would I do this.
Well, let me remind you that A-Spot Mag is dedicated to highlight unknown and emerging artists. You see the connection?
So instead of twiddling my thumbs with impatience, I’m going to blog about some emerging artists on You Tube. In fact, a section of the magazine may very well be dedicated to finding talent on You Tube.
At the moment, it would seem that You Tube is still the most popular video-sharing website in existence. In the past year, I have found some amazing performances on the site that I would love to share with you.
I hope you all enjoy it.
Candice Elizabeth Ashby
Chief Editor of A-Spot Magazine